SUMMER WEATHER: Brisbane visitors Harvey, Scott and Juliet Taylor enjoying the surf on a hot day at Bargara.
SUMMER WEATHER: Brisbane visitors Harvey, Scott and Juliet Taylor enjoying the surf on a hot day at Bargara. Mike Knott BUN160117BEACH4

Temperatures set to skyrocket today

IT could be the last weekend you'll be complaining about scorching temperatures with with a cool change expected from Tuesday next week.

The relief will come after thunderstorms roll through late Sunday afternoon, bringing with it the chance of flash flooding and strong winds.

But before the change comes, today's temperatures are expected to climb to as much as 37 degrees in some areas.

Weatherzone forecaster Brett Dutschke said conditions were particularly humid giving us a sense of temperatures four degrees higher than what is suggested.

"On the whole we are looking warm and humid," he said.

"It's going to feel much as three or four degrees warmer then the temperature might suggest."

Beerburrum will hit 35 degrees today, with Nambour topping a toasty 34 degrees.

To the north, Gympie residents can expect temperatures of 37 degrees across the weekend.

Maroochydore won't have any relief either with temperatures tipped to hit 33 degrees.

Mr Dutschke said the hot, dry spell will form into thunderstorms, expected late Sunday afternoon.

"Once we get to tomorrow afternoon we will see cloud increasing and late afternoon thunderstorms will become a chance on the Coast," he said.

He said while the more intense storms will be further south, the Coast should be expecting about 20 millimetres of rain.

"There is also the threat of getting some pretty strong winds," he said.

"The risk will stay with the Coast through to Monday morning.

"The chance will reduce later on Monday."