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Clear skies bring freezing nights and mornings on the Gold Coast with lows of 5C expected later this week

Kiran Barry (left), 12, enjoys surfing while a young surfer gets some lesson on a bright

Kiran Barry (left), 12, enjoys surfing while a young surfer gets some lesson on a bright and sunny day in Burleigh beach, Gold Coast. Picture: Regi Varghese

THE Gold Coast is enjoying mild sunny days, but temperatures are set to drop to all-time lows towards the end of the week.

For the next four days overnight lows will be a cool 10C on average, but come Friday night the mercury is predicted to drop to 5C overnight and again on Saturday night.

The temperature dropped to 8C overnight last night and although it was a crisp start it has warmed to a sunny 20C.

Gold Coasters made the most of the sunshine over the weekend — and — with even sunnier weather is forecast for the ­second week of the school ­holidays.

Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke said this week could shape up to be the sunniest the Gold Coast has seen in a while.

“There will be very little cloud for the whole week and it will probably go down as the sunniest week we’ve had in a few months,” he said.

“Winds will be westerly for most of the week and they will be quite dry, which is the main reason for the lack of cloud.”

The clear skies are responsible for the expected cooler temps, with Mr Dutschke saying most days would only reach a top of 20C with chilly mornings.

“Each day will reach close to 20C and the middle of the week should be the warmest, with Wednesday expected to reach 23C,” he said.

“We’ve just had a front pass through and the air behind it is a bit cooler so Monday and Tuesday will be cold, with Coolangatta reaching about 5C.

“There’s another front coming through early Thursday which will make Friday and Saturday morning colder again.