Winter returns with a bite, freezes Sunshine Coast
WINTER has returned with a bite as overnight temperatures plunged down into single figures on the Sunshine Coast.
In the hinterland Maleny with 3C proved the coldest while on the coast Sunshine Coast Airport with 7.1C at 6.37am and an apparent temperature of 4.3C compared with a slightly warmer 8.7C (7C apparent) at Tewantin at 5.46am.
Nambour on 6.4C with an apparent of 5.4C at 6.52am also felt the chill while to the north Gympie at the same time was 2.2C with an apparent temperature of just 0.7C.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster David Crock said any frost would have occurred further west towards Kingaroy.
He said while Noosa and Rainbow Beach may receive showers on Thursday or Friday, no significant falls were expected before Sunday and into next Monday when totals to 20mm generally may be generated by an upper level trough similar to the one that dumped over 100mm last Sunday evening.
Winds will remain light for the balance of Tuesday, heading to a 22C maximum on a sunny day.
It will be a warmer 11C overnight into Wednesday ahead of another 22C maximum with sunny skies and light winds becoming southeasterly at 15-20km/h in the evening.
There's a 60 per cent chance of some rain on the northern Sunshine Coast on Thursday with falls from 1-3mm on a partly cloudy-day with light winds early becoming southeasterly at 15-20km/h through the morning and then fading through the afternoon. The temperature will peak at 21C coming off an overnight low of 12C.
It would be a warmer 13C into a partly-cloudy Friday with a medium chance of a shower in the morning or afternoon with light winds throughout and a maximum of 20C.
There is a low chance of a shower expected for a partly-cloudy Saturday with the chance of a shower and light winds. Expect an overnight low of 11C ahead of a 20C peak.
The BOM expected Sunday's temperature would not climb above 19C after an overnight low of 11C on a partly-cloudy day with a chance of rain later in the day. Winds will be light and then develop from the south at 15-20km/h during the day.
A wet Monday will dawn with a 60 per cent chance of rain and falls from 2-20mm. Light winds early will become south, southeasterly at 25-35km/h on a day when the temperature is not expected to climb above 18C.