Seven-year-old best friends Lexi White and Summer Kelly brave the wet weather at Mooloolaba. Photo Lachie Millard
Seven-year-old best friends Lexi White and Summer Kelly brave the wet weather at Mooloolaba. Photo Lachie Millard

Coast dampened by ‘Melbourne-like’ drizzle

THE Sunshine Coast will feel "more like Melbourne" for much of this week with "drizzly, grey" conditions expected to hang around.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the Coast barely registered on the rain gauges compared to the downpours in central and north Queensland.

As steady rain fell in Maroochydore this morning, BOM meteorologist Livio Regano said the falls seemed more wet than it actually was.

Only four gauges - Bellthorpe Rd (13mm), Rose Creek (10mm) and Judds Rd (21mm) - triggered rainfall totals of more than 10mm in the past 24 hours.

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"All of the main gauges on the Coast have recorded less than 10mm over the past 24 hours," Mr Regano said.

"Compared to what's happening in the state's north, there has been bugger all here.

"But the drizzle, grey and overcast is likely to be around for the rest of the week as an upper trough moves over.

"Temperatures will be in the high 20Cs and low 30Cs with the nights slightly warmer."

Mr Regano said this week would not be a good one for hanging out washing but that it was not unusual for this time of year.