RESIDENTS and tourists on the Gold Coast will get an early taste of summer this weekend, with temperatures tipped to soar above 30 degrees across the city tomorrow.
The Bureau of Meteorology says the summer-like weather will be brought on by a ridge of high-pressure which is tracking east across southern Queensland from central Australia.
According to the bureau’s state forecast, this will result in fine and dry conditions for much of the state over the weekend.
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Surfers Paradise is set to reach a sunny top of 28 degrees today, before peaking at a steamy 31 degrees tomorrow.
If the mercury manages to reach 30 degrees at the Southport Spit (Gold Coast Seaway), it will officially make it the hottest Gold Coast day in over six months.
The last time residents along the coast endured a day at or above 30 degrees was back in March.
It will be even warmer inland, with Nerang and Coomera going for 34 degrees on Saturday.
A cooler change is expected to keep maximum temperatures below 25 degrees in Surfers on Sunday before the heat is turned up for a second time next week.
The mercury is again forecast to soar into the low 30s on the Gold Coast on Tuesday ahead of a forecast cold front.
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