Fresher days in Bundy's outlook

IT SEEMS the clouds may hold a sliver lining to sizzling temperatures in the region.

Despite the past few days being uncomfortably hot and many residents taking refuge at local beaches, David Bernard from the Bureau of Meteorology is expecting showers and thunderstorms for late this afternoon and evening.

It is expected that Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Maryborough will be areas most likely to receive rain.

"Yesterday and today have been the hottest days for this week, hitting around the 34 - 35 degree mark," he said.

"Today has been a very warm day with moderate to fresh NE to NW winds near the coast and light to moderate SW winds inland."

Today's temperature has given the region a high to very high fire danger warning, and a high UV alert from 7.50am to 4.10pm has been issued as the UV index is predicted to reach an extreme rating of 15.

He said residents can expect the rest of the week to be noticeably cooler, with the chance of isolated showers on Friday to cool things down.

"Four-day forecasts can be a little hard to predict, but at this stage it looks like there will be moderate temperatures and a few scattered showers for the weekend ahead."

Tomorrow's temperature is expected to reach a max of 32 degrees, while Friday should only reach a maximum of 29.

Yesterday's temperature reached 35 degrees, although a North-East sea breeze cooled things down.

Today is expected to be hottest between noon and 1pm.

>> Bundaberg's weather forecast

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