WINTER?! What winter?
THE Gold Coast’s run of stunning summer-like winter weather is about to go next level, with temperatures tipped to crack 30 degrees next week.
The Coast has been blessed with faultless winter weather for at least the last six weeks, with typical chilly nights and icy mornings complimented by stunning sunny days.
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The mercury soared to an unseasonably high 27 degrees at the Seaway on Friday and surpassed Saturday’s forecast maximum of 25 degrees before midday, reaching 26 degrees by 10.30am before again maxing out at 27.
Friday and Saturday’s temperatures were the hottest recorded on the Gold Coast in more than four months.
Sunday was much cooler, however, reaching a top of just 24 degrees on the beach, but the heat is returning.
The bureau says our top temps will remain around 25 degrees in Surfers Paradise tomorrow (Monday) before rising again on Tuesday and reaching 28 by Thursday.
It’ll be even warmer for those living inland, with the mercury tipped to hit 30 at Nerang and Coomera on Wednesday, 31 on Thursday.
That’s a stark contrast when compared to last Wednesday’s maximum temperature of just 20 degrees.
The unseasonable heat, however, will begin to abate from Friday, with maximums dropping back to 20 degrees at Coolangatta, 21 in Surfers Paradise and 23 in the suburbs over the weekend.
NOTE: This forecast was correct at the time of publishing. Forecasts are subject to change. Please visit the Bureau of Meteorology’s website for up to date weather forecasts and warnings.