Perfect start tipped for holiday break
THE Sunshine Coast was shaping up for a perfect start to the school holiday break this weekend with just a hint of rain to start next week.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a strong southerly wind change late Thursday evening with winds from 20-30km/h persisting into Friday.
But forecaster Adam Blazak said by Saturday light winds and sunny days would kick start what should be a great weekend.
It was cooler overnight into Wednesday with Sunshine Coast Airport dropping to 9.7C around 5.30am with Gympie down to a cooler 7.3C.
Expect a sunny day with light winds becoming northerly at 15-20km/h by early this afternoon and a temperature maximum of 26C.
It would be a warmer 15C overnight into Thursday ahead of a summery 29C maximum with the slight chance of a late shower.
Mr Blazak said north westerly winds from 15-20km/h would give way to a strong south to south easterly change through the night.
He said cloud cover on Friday would come with only a slight chance of a shower and, with the BOM forecasting winds from 20-30km/h, a drop in maximum temperatures back to 22C at the airport.
Saturday's maximum of 23C would warm to 25C for Sunday with both days featuring sunny skies and light winds.
"It should be a beautiful weekend," Mr Blazak said.
There was the chance of some increased shower activity into early next week, but he said with models in disagreement people should keep an eye on BOM forecasts over the coming days.
Temperatures would warm to 26C on Monday with south easterlies at 20-30 kmh before dropping back to 23C Tuesday with winds first from the south at 15-25km/h before turning south east at 15-20km/h.