Severe storms, sizzling temps: Coast’s weekend of weather extremes
Severe thunderstorms are threatening today and across the weekend as the Sunshine Coast faces a scorching summer heatwave.
Temperatures are expected to exceed 35 degrees in parts and the Bureau of Meteorology is warning of thunderstorms from today.
Nambour will hit 35 tomorrow and 34 on Sunday, with Maroochydore and Caloundra to get to 33 on Sunday.
Noosa and Maleny will get to 33 tomorrow and 32 on Sunday.
There is the chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon about the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
Afternoon thunderstorms are predicted for all parts of the region across Saturday and Sunday.
Sunshine Coast police have joined other health services to warn residents and tourists to take extra care this weekend as temperatures rise 2-7 degrees above the January average.
“Health authorities say hot weather can bring on heat-related health issues requiring urgent medical attention,” Superintendent Darryl Johnson said.
“With young children and older people most commonly affected, now is a perfect opportunity to check on neighbours and encourage them to keep cool and stay out of the heat.
“Motorists are also being reminded not to leave children or pets in their cars as temperatures can become fatal.”