A goofy footer finds a right hand wall at Alexandra Headland this week. Sunshine Coast Daily surf forecaster Mike Perry of Surf Alert has predicted an increase in the dying easterly swell this weekend thanks to a burst from ex Tropical Cyclone Mona that's been hanging around Fiji.
A goofy footer finds a right hand wall at Alexandra Headland this week. Sunshine Coast Daily surf forecaster Mike Perry of Surf Alert has predicted an increase in the dying easterly swell this weekend thanks to a burst from ex Tropical Cyclone Mona that's been hanging around Fiji. John McCutcheon

Coolish change coming to ease humidity

FINALLY some relief is in sight from muggy conditions that saw humidity hit 93 per cent just after dawn this morning.

The long-awaited wind shift to the south east would kick in from Friday and reach up to 37km/h in Sunshine Coast waters on Saturday.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Chris Joseph said conditions were starting to change as ex-tropical Cyclone Penny began to drift away allowing a ridge to form along the Queensland coast.

The resultant return of south-easterly trade winds after weeks of east north-easterlies would make for a great weekend with the slight chance of a shower from Sunday onwards.

Sunshine Coast Daily surf forecaster Mike Perry of Surf Alert has predicted a re-invigorated easterly swell to make its presence felt across the weekend.

He's cautioned surfers to be careful of the conditions which had the capacity to produce strong rips and dumping waves.

Weekend temperatures of around 28-29 C would be pleasant because of the reduced humidity.

But Mr Joseph has cautioned it won't last with the high pressure ridge expected to begin to break down into the new working week seeing a return to north-easterly winds and an increase in temperatures.

Expect a temperature peak today of 28C on a partly cloudy day with a medium chance of patchy showers diminishing in the afternoon.

Friday would also be partly cloudy with a 29C temperature peak and east-south-easterly winds finally showing at 15-25km/h over land.

Saturday and Sunday would also hit 29C before with south easterly winds to 25km/h over land and up to 37km/h over coastal waters.

Temperatures would increase to 30C on Monday and Tuesday and climb further to 32C with winds expected to shift back to the north east.


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