Rain right through to end of school holidays

Clouds are building: The upcoming week will see the return of showers ... right through to next weekend.
Clouds are building: The upcoming week will see the return of showers ... right through to next weekend.

Soak up the sunshine folks: the rain is set to make an unwelcome return.

Onshore winds will bring a return to the weather pattern we experienced through the early days of April, with showers predicted most days this week.

Meteorologist with weatherzone Joel Pippard says the showers will start from Easter Monday.

“There is a little trough sitting just off the coast which will bring showers similar to earlier in the month,” he said.

“These showers will be happening every 12 to 18 hours with the heavier rainfall likely to be overnight. Although there will be showers through the daytime as well.

“It is very typical to what we have already experienced.”

Mr Pippard said said you can expect showers pretty much every night bringing less than five millimetres of rain. Although Wednesday afternoon should see some heavier falls with four to eight millimetres forecast.

Minimum temperatures will be around the 15 degree mark with maximums of 25 degrees.

With light winds a feature, the sea conditions will be a southeasterly swell of about one to one and a half metres.

Looking further ahead, next weekend looks like being a bit more showery for much of Saturday and Sunday with both days mostly cloudy with bits of sunshine between the showers.

Meanwhile the end of April includes a closing of the current surf life saving patrol season on Anzac Day.

Tips for keeping safe at the beach:

• Always swim between the red and yellow patrol flags, for your nearest patrolled beach check the BeachSafe app or website

• Read the safety signs for information about the beach and ask a lifesaver or lifeguard for safety information

• Always swim with someone else so you can look out for each other, and always supervise children around the water

• Never swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs

• If you need help in the water, stay calm and attract attention by raising your arm • In an emergency, dial Triple Zero Police

• For information about patrol times, weather, and beach locations visit the Beachsafe Website or Download the App