Get ready to hit the beach on Friday
Get ready to hit the beach on Friday Iain Curry

Get ready for summer in July

IT'S mid-July, we've just come off a cold, wet weekend and are heading into a burst of weather which will see umbrellas and jumpers discarded in favour of swimwear.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Adam Blazac says by Friday maximum temperatures will hit 27 degrees, five degrees above normal for this time of the year.

An approaching surface trough pushing warmer north westerly air over south east Queensland from the Gulf and Central Queensland will see Wednesday morning minimums at 13 degrees with a maximum of 25.

Thursday will see temperatures continue to rise with a 14 degree minimum bookmarked against a 26 degree high before Friday sees the peak of the above normal conditions.

Make the most of it though.

Friday will be the hottest day of the week before a slightly colder weekend followed by a significant drop in temperatures next Monday and Tuesday.

Mr Brazac said the temperature fluctuations were a normal feature of our winters with frontal systems that push across southern Australia delivering warm conditions followed by a cool burst.

Such a system is responsible for the temperature fluctuations we are now experiencing.

Winds will be light and slightly cloudy through to Saturday which will feature mostly sunny conditions but with strong winds ranging from 20-30kph from the west and southwest.

Sunday is expected to be partly cloudy with light winds while Monday will see sunny conditions with light winds and temperatures ranging from 13 to 24 degrees.

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