South easterly front dials notch down on humid weather
RESIDENTS on the Fraser Coast may have felt uncomfortable when lying in bed on Sunday night, even with the windows open and fan on full-blast.
While the overnight temperature dropped down to a mild 21 degrees Celsius, the Dew Point hovered at about the 21 degree mark throughout the night.
The Dew Point has reached about 19 degrees during the day in the past week.
Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Mark Trenorden said the Fraser Coast air was saturated with moisture.
"It's pretty humid," he said.
Maryborough experienced 22mm of rain overnight (recorded through to 9am Monday morning), with about 17mm recorded for Hervey Bay.
While the showers are expected to continue throughout the week, they will become isolated by about Thursday.
The "sticky" weather has been dialled down a notch thanks to a south easterly change now in play, bringing with it a strong wind warning for the Fraser Coast, easing Thursday.
The warning has also been issued to other areas south of the Tropic of Capricorn, including the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay.
"The outlook for Wednesday is 20-30 knots in Hervey bay...(it will be) windy on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday," Mr Trenorden said.
A drop in temperature will also be experienced thanks to the south easterly change.
While maximum temperatures reached about 31 degrees Celsius on the Fraser Coast on Sunday, top temperatures expected for both Hervey Bay and Maryborough on Monday are 27 degrees Celsius.
These will increase "gradually" throughout the week, Mr Trenorden said.
He said temperatures across the Fraser Coast would rise from Wednesday onwards, with temperatures of 29 and 30 degrees Celsius expected by Friday and on the weekend