Friday 20th July 2007, Sunshine.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology the minimum average temperature for the Sunshine Coast for June is 9-10 degrees, and for July is 7-8 degrees, and over the past couple of years we have been visiting this has rung true. This year though, things have been a bit different, the overnight temperatures for the past 6 or so weeks has been a constant 5-8 degrees below the average, making it rather cool. We have in fact had the heater running constantly of an evening for that duration. The last week has recorded several lowest temperatures for the area on record, with Thursday evening recording 0.6 degrees at the airport, and this morning recording 0 degrees, yes I said Zero. People have even recorded having a frost right on the coast for the first time in 50 years or so.
This cold snap has made us and many others wonder why we came up here, with the common statement being “we may as well have stayed at home