Perfect recipe for a great weekend

Out and about on school holidays at Alexandra Beacha are Jannet, Joel, 13, and Daniel, 11, McCullock.
Out and about on school holidays at Alexandra Beacha are Jannet, Joel, 13, and Daniel, 11, McCullock. Patrick Woods

HOLIDAY makers and locals can't get it better than this.

Sunny skies, crystal clear calm ocean conditions with just the hint of a swell and more to come.

What more could anyone want leading into the weekend and the last week of the September school holidays?

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Mark Trenorden sees only sunshine ahead of us except for a slight chance of a shower next Tuesday.

There will be a bit of a push in offshore, winds which will swing from the west to the south-west early, but which will drop out through the day.

Humpback whales on their southern migration encouraged by the calm seas are tracking close to the beach right along the coastline providing a spectacular bonus for locals and visitors alike.

Thursday was at its coldest at 6am when the day's 16.1 degree minimum was reached at Maroochydore. But by 10am it had pushed to 22.2 degrees and by noon was sitting at 23.9 degrees heading to a 26 degree maximum.

Mr Trenorden said with the rain trough having moved through and out to sea to be replaced by dryer south westerly winds temperatures inland would stay below average maximums inland but would not be affected on the Coast.

The Sunshine Coast's Friday maximum will be 25 degrees, Saturday 26 and Sunday 29 degrees as the wind swings to the north west bringing warm air in from western Queensland.

The morning winds will drop out into next week with Tuesday looming as a perfect day offshore on the water.

The surf will be under a metre on the beaches but with opportunities through the tide shifts depending on how the sand banks are shaped.

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