Summer comes early: Why it's about to get hot, hot, hot
IT'S going to be hotter on Friday than first thought with temperatures set to hit between 28 and 29 degrees in the hinterland and 27 degrees on the coast.
According to Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Dean Narramore they are historic highs up to eight degrees above the July average temperature of 21 degrees and there is more to come.
A cooler change expected on Saturday is now not due to Sunday meaning the weekend will open to light winds and a hot day literally bringing an Aussie Christmas to July.
The hot weather is due to a large high pressure system in northern and central Australia and a trough across northern NSW creating long-fetch west north westerly conditions that are brining warm air in over southern Queensland.
South westerly winds Sunday will drop temperatures back towards normal for this time of the year.
Sunshine Coast Daily weekend surf forecaster Mike Perry says conditions will be perfect for the beach this weekend with just one problem - it's going to be a struggle to find a surf.
Think flat and then flatter.
It will be better here than on the Gold Coast though where predicted north westerlies will be considerably stronger.
Mike thinks the cooler south westerly change won't ramp up until later in the day Sunday making for another perfect beach day albeit without a wave in sight.