Mixed bag of weather for Beaudesert, Logan and Redlands this Australia Day

Keep cool on Australia Day.

Keep cool on Australia Day.

AUSTRALIA Day weather is going to be a mixed bag for Queensland with rain, storms, heat and the usual sunshine likely to be part of the package.

Weather Bureau meteorologist Pieter Claassen said tomorrow would be mostly sunny and coastal regions may have morning showers.

"Brisbane to Gold Coast generally sunnier than today, with sunny breaks particularly in afternoon," he said.

"For Australia Day, there will be isolated showers and the odd thunderstorm around coastal areas - most likely in the morning - and adjacent inland areas - most likely in the afternoon."

Mr Claassen said the BOM also expected big easterly swells in south-east Queensland waters, with up to two metre swells south of Fraser Coast including Gold Coast waters. It may persist for the next few days.

Beaudesert temperatures will reach 33°C tomorrow with a slight chance of a shower, with overnight temperatures falling to between 16°C and 20°C.

Logan will see a few clouds with a slight chance of a shower. Temperatures will reach 31°C falling to between 16°C and 20°C overnight.

The Redlands will be partly clouding with a 30 per cent chance of a shower with temperatures at 29°C. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16°C and 20°C.

According to BOM reports there is increasing chance of a tropical cyclone forming in the Gulf of Carpentaria this week, with the official outlook giving a moderate chance of a cyclone forming on Wednesday as the monsoon trough intensifies over northern Australia.

Tips to stay hydrated during hot days

  • Drink 2 to 3 litres of water a day at regular intervals, even if you do not feel thirsty. If your fluid intake is limited on medical advice, ask your doctor how much you should drink during hot weather
  • Sports drinks do not replace water
  • Don't drink alcohol, soft drinks, tea or coffee-they worsen dehydration
  • Eat as you normally would but do try to eat cold foods, particularly salads and fruit
  • Avoid heavy protein foods (e.g. meat, dairy products) which raise body heat and increase fluid loss.