KEEPING COOL: Caitlin Skinner enjoys a dip at the Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre.
KEEPING COOL: Caitlin Skinner enjoys a dip at the Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre. Alistair Brightman

Hot week ahead on the Coast

THE hot weather is here to stay but if you think it's uncomfortable here, spare a thought for your southern friends and family.

While it's expected to stay above 30 degrees on the Fraser Coast this week, we won't be hit with a record-breaking heat wave like Sydney where some suburbs recorded 47.3 degrees at the weekend.

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Luckily, the mercury is expected to peak at 32 in Maryborough and 31 in Hervey Bay for the rest of the week.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, a steady breeze could make it feel even cooler.

"A weak ridge is bringing north to north easterly winds from the west which is keeping it a bit cooler," forecaster Annabelle Ford said.

"It's much cooler than some parts of Australia but far hotter than areas such as Melbourne and Adelaide."



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