Classic winds spare Coast from brutal heatwave
The weather bureau predicts the Coast will be spared from the high 30Cs and even 40C temperatures that have authorities on high alert.
Regional towns like Esk, Warwick, Miles, Texas and St George are all expected to top out at temperatures of more than 40C.
Forecaster Rosa Hoff said "classic sea breezes" would spare the region from the heat for much of this week.
However, she said conditions would be hotter towards Nambour and Maleny with maximums of 34C and 33C predicted for Wednesday.
"Along the immediate coastal strip, we aren't expecting the heatwave, should be capped at 29C maximums thanks to those classic sea breezes," Ms Hoff said.
"Temperatures should peak on Tuesday about 32C."
Ms Hoff said temperatures would drop briefly on Wednesday evening with a southerly change coming through before reverting back to warmer weather later in the week.
She said there was a 40 per cent chance of light showers on Thursday and a slight chance of storms on Friday.
"There's potential for Friday but it's a bit too far out to call at this stage."