Brisbane has enjoyed its hottest day so far this February after a fairly stagnant month to date.
The city climbed to a top of 33 degrees today for the first time since late January. This heat was amplified by light winds and elevated humidity when a sea breeze developed this afternoon, making 32 degrees feel more like 34.
Persistent onshore winds so far this month have caused little variation in Brisbane's daytime maximum temperatures, ranging from 27 to 30 degrees on 90 percent of the days. However as an offshore flow developed over the city today, inland heat was drawn towards the coast causing the mercury to rise three degrees above average.
Unfortunately for those that enjoy the heat, tomorrow will see winds turn onshore once again. As has been the case for most of the past month, daytime maximum temperatures will remain around 26-28 degrees until at least the end of the working week.
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