Lifeguard Jessica Clarey keeps a watch on bathers at Anzac Pool.
Lifeguard Jessica Clarey keeps a watch on bathers at Anzac Pool. Scottie Simmonds

Hot and sticky start to day

THE beaches and swimming pools were the places to be yesterday as Bundaberg residents took refuge from what started out as a hot, sticky day.

By the middle of the day the mercury climbed to 32.9 degrees before starting to fall back early in the afternoon.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Brett Harrison said the average for December was 30 degrees.

The highest so far this month before yesterday was 32.5 degrees, with most days below 31 degrees.

"It has been cooler than the average, with the average temperature so far this December about 29 degrees," Mr Harrison said yesterday.

But the real story yesterday was the humidity, which was at 70% for most of the morning before dropping back to 45% in the afternoon.

Mr Harrison said the humidity levels were expected to decrease from today for the rest of the week.

A more south-easterly airstream should also see temperatures drop from today and for the rest of the week.

Mr Harrison said today's top temperature should be 31 degrees, with 30 degrees expected tomorrow and on Friday.

Minimum temperatures are expected to be around the 18-20 degree mark.



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