Wild storms deliver everything but what we need most
PUT the umbrellas away and unchain the dog, the Bureau of Meteorology says that's it as far as storm and tempest goes for the next week.
Rainfall totals of 39mm on the lower half of the Sunshine Coast and from 15-35mm around Noosa were hit and miss with others recording no more than single-figure falls.
BOM forecaster Kimba Wong said the wild storms were caused by a surface trough combining with south-easterly change moving up the coast.
She said they were at their most impressive in the Glass House Mountains and around Caloundra, generating 4-6cm hail which smashed windscreens of vehicles on the Bruce Highway.
But it didn't deliver the much-needed widespread rainfall and was largely scattered along the coast.
The best example of that was the 35mm Maroochydore received compared with just 8mm in Coolum.
Ms Wong said dry conditions could be expected over the coming days with temperatures set to hit 30C by Wednesday as the region awaited the already late start to the rainy season.
Smoke haze conditions will improve as east, north-east winds push through.
Ms Wong said a sudden warming of polar region air was largely responsible for the dry westerly winds that have created fire-affected areas.
The surf situation will remain dire with a week of north-easterly conditions to come.
It should reach a 26C peak today with south-easterlies early at 20-30km/h becoming east, north-east through the day and into the evening.
Expect temperatures to climb to 28C tomorrow on a mostly-sunny Tuesday with light winds early becoming north-easterly at 15-20km/h in the early afternoon and then northerly in the evening.
The temperature gauge will then climb to 30C Wednesday on a sunny day with light winds early becoming north-easterly at 15-25km/h through the day before fading.
Expect a cooler 27C on a mostly-sunny Thursday with light winds to climb to 15-20km/h from the north-east and then fade.
It will then be mostly sunny through to Sunday with temperatures from 27C to 29C and winds which will be light early, increasing through the day from the north-east.