The warmest place to be in the morning this week will shock
THE warmest place to be on the cold mornings being experienced this week may surprise you.
At 6am this morning, the temperature gauge read 8.5C at Sunshine Coast Airport, but the Bureau of Meteorology says it would have felt a brisker 5.5C.
For those who think bed was the best option for those conditions, there's a not-so hardy group that would beg to differ.
Early-risers who head to the beach to surf or for a swim know better.
The run down the sand may prove too chilly a challenge for some.
But for those who do, the rewards for the effort have been more than worth the moment.
The reason's simple.
At 6am, the water temperature of 23.5C not only felt positively warm, it was.
Vince Hayes, who makes hand boards for body surfers, has been swimming at Coolum Beach for 40 years and rates late autumn weather as the best of the year.
"The water's clear," Vince said. "It's a beautiful temperature and there's plenty of wildlife."
The BOM forecast was for south-westerlies this morning that kicked up to 15-20 km/h but eased into this afternoon with a 23C temperature maximum.
Expect the same tomorrow with mostly sunny skies and light winds throughout.
The overnight temperature will climb to 13C into Thursday, ahead of a 24C maximum on a day with partly cloudy skies and light winds.
Friday will also hit a 23C peak on a partly cloudy day with just the slight chance of rain and light winds early, becoming south, south-easterly at 15-20 km/h and then fading.
Saturday should return mostly sunny conditions with just the slight chance of a shower and light winds.
The daytime maximum is expected to climb slightly to 24C on Sunday on what the BOM has predicted to be a partly cloudy day with light winds and the chance of a shower.