The Sunshine Coast's weather continues to be perfect day after day after day.
The Sunshine Coast's weather continues to be perfect day after day after day. John McCutcheon

Coast's summer heatwave antidote

THERE'S another seven days of 31C summer maximum temperatures to come with light winds and cooling afternoon sea breezes.

Perfect one day, perfect the next and the day after that and so on through to next Thursday at least.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Michael Gray said a high pressure system in the Tasman Sea appeared to be staying put, in the process blocking any systems moving in from the south.

And with no monsoon bursts coming from the north the heat at Australia's heart continues to build with nothing to move it on.

Birdsville's six consecutive days of 45C plus temperatures have equalled the record set in 2004 and 2013, also at the picnic race town, with forecasters predicting it to be repeatedly broken over the next few days and beyond.

Mr Gray said there was a slight possibility of rain in the north late next week, but that's uncertain.

If the high pressure system stays put temperatures across Queensland will be maintained.

Mt Isa has a run of low 40Cs days ahead, Ipswich will be stuck in the mid 30s while Tewantin and Nambour remain spot on the seasonal average and Maroochydore just a degree above.

You literally wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

Kingaroy is at four above average and even Brisbane two degrees higher than normal.

The rest of Friday will deliver the Sunshine Coast east, north-easterlies at 15-20km/h, a 31C maximum temperature and a partly-cloudy day.

The winds will be east, north-east at 15-20km/h from early Saturday morning before swinging east, south-east on Sunday at 15-25km/h.

The clearing cloud Saturday won't last with Sunday again partly cloudy but with just the slightest chance of a shower.

Monday will see south easterlies at 15-20km/h followed by easterlies to 25km/h through the morning and then east, south easterlies into the afternoon.

Tuesday will see the wind swing back straight easterly at 15-20km/h before north easterlies kick in on Wednesday and Thursday.

The conditions are way less than ideal for surfers who have endured a prolonged summer of onshore winds with only the very early risers benefiting from overnight off-shore conditions.

However they have been essential to relieving the Sunshine Coast from the furnace.


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