There's been a sunny start to the day, but rain is moving up the coast.
There's been a sunny start to the day, but rain is moving up the coast. John McCutcheon

Coast set for week of wet weather

A COMPLEX combination of factors are at play which look set to deliver the Sunshine Coast an unsettled week of wet weather.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Lauren Pattie said there should be an increase in showers from later today, decreasing mid week and then increasing again towards the weekend.

Light to moderate falls were already occurring between the Gold Coast and Brisbane's bayside suburbs, but with most of the action occurring over water.

"There will be more in the gauge on Tuesday and then it will ease Wednesday as an upper trough moves into the Tasman," she said.

We could see a thunderstorm to the south this afternoon, but Ms Pattie said tomorrow the entire area could be susceptible.

There would be more rain Tuesday than was expected today, easing again Wednesday and then increasing again as another trough from the west moves east, and begins to impact the southern part of the state.

Beerburrum's overnight minimum temperature stayed stubbornly in the single digits, dropping to 8.3C at 6am.

Nambour fell to 11.5C at 6am, Sunshine Coast Airport 13C at 3am and Tewantin 14.2C at 6am.

Today was heading for a 23C high on a sunny day that would become increasingly cloudy.

There's a chance of a thunder storm this afternoon or this evening. Winds that were south-westerly early would becoming south, south-easterly at 15-20km/h.

Tuesday would carry a very high chance of rain with falls to 25mm on a day with a temperature range from 13-21C.

There was a chance of thunder storms in the morning and afternoon. South south-easterly winds from 15-25km/h were expected.

Wednesday should see a 12-21C temperature range and an 80 per cent chance of any rain with falls possible between 4-10mm. It would be partly cloudy throughout the day with southerly winds at 15-20km/h before dropping out.

Thursday's partly-cloudy conditions would ensure a 70 per cent chance of the region receiving at least some rain but showers, at best, would be light.

The temperature would range from 13C overnight increasing to 23C with winds light throughout.

Friday was also expected to be partly-cloudy with a slight chance of rain and light winds throughout. Expect the temperature to range from 14C to 25C.

The chance of rain was expected to persist into next weekend with both Saturday and Sunday partly cloudy. There's a chance of a thunder storm on Saturday.


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