IF you had trouble sleeping overnight you're not alone.
The Sunshine Coast has endured its hottest night in 11 years, with temperatures failing to fall below 26 degrees.
High humidity meant it felt even hotter, making for a pretty uncomfortable night for many.
It looks like the heatwave will continue well into today, however chances of a storm late this afternoon may mean a cool change is on the way.
At 6am the temperature on the Coast was 27 degrees with 88 percent humidity.
Forecaster Chris Joseph from the Bureau of Meteorology told Brisbane Times that Brisbane recorded 26.5C on Sunday night. "That's the warmest since 2004, and it also felt much warmer," he said. "The apparent temperature was around 34 degrees with that almost 90 per cent humidity."
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Moffat Beach resident Christine Case got out early to claim her spot on the popular beach to make the most of the heat yesterday.
Daughters Jasmyne, 14, and Amelita, 10, enjoyed a morning of body boarding and rest under the shade of their marquee as the beach quickly became packed.
The mercury rose to 33 degrees across the Sunshine Coast with humidity about 71%, making for a sticky day.
The Bureau of Meteorology predicts an 80% chance of showers today and a likely thunderstorm this afternoon with a high of 32 degrees.
Forecaster Julian De Morton said there had been weak surface troughs and a "large amount of heating" due to light westerly winds.
"Normally you'd expect to see a bit of a sea breeze keeping temperatures down but over the last few days the westerly winds have been winning out, especially inland," he said.
"We're in a situation at the moment where there are reasonably stable conditions in the mid-to-high levels of the atmosphere and it is very moist on the surface but very dry conditions around about 5000 feet and as a result, this is preventing showers and storms from forming."
Although it is expected to cool slightly in the coming days, temperatures will build to a maximum of 35 on Friday to kick-start the Australia Day long weekend.
Avoid heat exhaustion
- Drink water before you become thirsty
- Avoid using ice or ice-cold water as it can cause cramps
- Dress in loose-fitting single layered cotton clothing
- Avoid being outside between 10am and 3pm
- Organise someone to ring and check on the wellbeing of seniors
- Eat small, regular meals and minimise hot food
Source: Queensland Health