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A dolphin chases a fish at Duranbah Beach. Syami Woofy Raineman

Hot weather here to stay for the rest of the week

RELATIVELY hot and unseasonable conditions are forecast for todayand the rest of the week, in an early introduction to spring.

"It is pretty hot and pretty unseasonable," Weatherzone meteorologist Rob Sharpe said.

"But around Coolangatta hasn't gotten particularly warm compared to nearby areas.

"It was about 25C at 11.40am (yesterday) but now we're currently sitting at 23C."

Mr Sharpe explained just what exactly was making people sweat around town.

"People will be feeling the very dry winds," he said.

"But the cooler oceans are moderating the temperature somewhat.

"It does feel like the start of spring already."

This stunning sunrise was snapped by one of our dedicated readers.
This stunning sunrise was snapped by one of our dedicated readers. Judy Cartwight

If all goes according to forecasts, Tweed and Coolangatta residents can expect a beautiful sunny week, followed by cooler temperatures returning.

"It's going to be mostly fine and sunny, just a slight chance of a shower on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday," Mr Sharpe said.

"Mostly sunny conditions and fairly warm for this time of year.

"However, we will see some cooler temperatures return from next to send the temperature back down to the low 20's."

Mr Sharpe encouraged people to get out and about to enjoy the weather, while it lasts.

"Quite warm and dry for August," he said.

"People should get out and about and enjoy the great conditions this year."

Towns and cities further north and south of Tweed Heads and Coolangatta are experiencing even hotter conditions, with Brisbane set to break records for the highest temperature at this time of year.

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This sunset at Kirra Beach was snapped by one of our readers enjoying their stunning weekend. Skye Summers


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