Today is the last day of the heatwave for the Gold Coast – as a cool change rolls through this afternoon.
It’ll mean some much-needed cooler temperatures for the whole of the southeast, after a number of days around the 30 degree mark.
Today, the Gold Coast is forecast to reach tops of 31 degrees, before dropping to a top of 26 tomorrow.
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It follows several days of warm conditions, which James Thompson from the Bureau told myGC is a bit unusual for this time of year.
“The sea breezes at this time of the year usually keep temperatures below 30 degrees, but Coolangatta on Sunday got to 30 degrees and other places inland were getting above 30 degrees.
“So pretty warm days, and overnight as well.
“There hasn’t been much respite, which is why we call these conditions ‘heatwave conditions’,” Mr Thompson said.
We’re expecting a southerly change to roll through either this afternoon or evening, cooling everything down again for the next few days.
Temperatures will hang in the early to mid 20s for the rest of the week, with the weekend bringing much-needed rain for the region as well.
Across Saturday and Sunday, the Bureau is forecasting that we’ll see around 70 millimetres of rain.