Gold Coast set to swelter through scorching hot temps today

Air-conditioners and fans are expected to get a good workout today, with Gold Coasters set to swelter through heatwave weather conditions.

The mercury is tipped to soar to 35 degrees in Surfers Paradise on Friday, with a high of 37C forecast for Nerang, Coomera and Robina.

Meteorologist Jess Gardner told myGC the extreme heat could potentially cause a severe thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.


Already, there’s an 80 per cent chance of showers forecast for Friday night and a 90 per cent chance of showers, most likely from the late morning, on Saturday.

Ms Gardner said the scorching hot temperatures are the result of “a trough out to the west which is steadily moving eastwards and approaching us”.

“Ahead of that, on the eastern side of that, there’s some north-westerly winds that are really dragging down that warm and humid air from the north,” she told myGC.

Temperatures are expected to ease over the weekend as a southerly change sweeps through.

The Bureau of Meteorology says the Gold Coast can expect a “very pleasant few days over Christmas”, with temperatures in the mid to high 20s forecast.

On Christmas Day, a top of 27 degrees is predicted for the city – so pump up the pool floats!