Winter returns: Cool change hits the coast

SUMMER WEATHER: Lilia Carvalhais and Sonia Henriques at Moffat Beach were in the mood for some warm weather.
SUMMER WEATHER: Lilia Carvalhais and Sonia Henriques at Moffat Beach were in the mood for some warm weather. John McCutcheon

TEMPERATURES have returned to near normal after the weekend's summer-like conditions.

This morning the mercury dropped to 5.3C in Maroochydore but it felt like 3C. 

In Nambour temperatures dropped to 6.9C with the apparent temperature at 5.3C but in Tewantin things were a little warmer, with a minimum of 8.5C, and an apparent temperature of 7.3C.

It will be back to minimums of between 9-11 degrees through the working week with maximums of 22-23 degrees, just above the July average of 21 degrees.

The return to normal comes after a weekend of sunny skies and temperatures which pushed through 30 degrees in some places.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Bryan James said winds from the south west would be in the order of 15-20 knots and variable through today and Tuesday but drop away for the remainder of the week.

He warns a strip of cloud band from the west, north west was expected to show itself on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The bureau expects the only bump in swell will be from a southerly swell which was not likely to create much wave moment on our beaches.

Nearly all surf forecasts concur with the BOM assessment declaring conditions as either flat or well below a metre for most of the week with no real increase expected through to the end of the month.

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