January 4, 2012

Dire 'heatwave' unlikely for Gold Coast

Temps are only likely to increase 2-3 degrees around next Sunday and Monday, but nothing as hot like the 'heatwaves' in the high 30's and low 40's hitting the western and central parts of Queensland or other states.

The Bureau of Meteorology's forecast for the Gold Coast is only expected to reach a maximum of 32 on Monday, followed by a possible storm.

Fine, mostly sunny.
Min 20
Max 31
Shower or two, possible thunderstorm.
Min 21
Max 32
Shower or two, possible thunderstorm.
Min 21
Max 30

The summers I'm used to in Queensland are consistently in the low to mid 30's for most of summer with some day's reaching 36-38. Normally the only relief would be the obligatory afternoon summer storm that would almost be a daily occurance.

In the past few weeks, temperatures on the Gold Coast have been pretty mild (around 28-29) compared to the normal, and very little thunderstorm activity.

Not that that's a bad thing, it's been wonderful weather for spending time on the beaches, not using the air-conditioner as much, and night's that aren't sticky that prevent much needed sleep.

What are your thoughts?