Cooler conditions a welcome relief from scorching heat

We’re getting some relief from the heat today, after a scorching day around the coast yesterday.

A southerly change has pushed through overnight, cooling off the late 30s temps that were reached in parts.

It should also blow away the humidity which was sitting at a balmy 90 percent yesterday.


Today will be cloudy and windy, and we may see a couple showers.

Even though the top temperature expected is around 29 degrees, it’ll be a lot better than 37.

A new east-southeasterly ground swell is keeping the beaches fresh this morning, though it’s expected to shift around to the southeast throughout the day.

The Weather Bureau has issued a strong wind for Gold Coast waters for today and tomorrow.

“A surface trough lies over the eastern Queensland while a strong southerly change is moving northwards along the southeast coast.

“A firm ridge will develop along the Queensland east coast late in the week and into the weekend, in the wake of the change.

“Easterly swell will be maintained over southern waters over the next couple of days,” the Bureau said in a statement.

So enjoy the wind, at least it’s not scorching heat.