Cooler change on the way after day of record-breaking heat across SEQ

THE Gold Coast is in for another couple of days of warm weather but a cooler change will start pushing through from Wednesday.

After a day of record-breaking heat right across the south east, a weak southerly change is pushing through today to cool things down a touch.

It will still a warm day for the Gold Coast, with temperatures set to reach 30 degrees at Coolangatta and up to 33 for Nerang and Coomera.


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“We are seeing things drop a little bit today compared to yesterday,” Meteorologist Lauren Pattie told MyGC.

“It is still a little bit above average today but cooling back just a little bit so hopefully it will be a little bit more pleasant today.”

Yesterday, south east Queensland sweltered through one of its hottest March days on record, with Beaudesert just wets of the Gold Coast, reaching a top of 40.2 degrees.

That beat the previous record of 37.9 degrees to officially become the hottest March day in he area.

The previous record had only been set the day before.

On Thursday, the Bureau is predicting another partly cloudy day with top temperatures around 30 degrees.

There will be a medium (60%) chance of showers and we could see a thunderstorm develop in the afternoon and evening.

More wet weather is on the way for Friday, with up to 10mm of rain expected across the Gold Coast with the chance of a late thunderstorm once again.

Over the weekend, up to 20mm of rain could fall on Saturday while the showers will start to ease across Sunday.

Temperatures will be much more pleasant across the weekend reaching around 27 degrees, closer to the March average.