THE Sunshine Coast has woken up to its first storm of the season.
THE Sunshine Coast has woken up to its first storm of the season.

Thunderstorms, strong winds and lots of rain for Coast

THE Sunshine Coast has woken up to its first storm of the season.

Heavy showers and gusty thunderstorms danced throughout the Coast last night and will continue for most of the morning.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts the rain will ease throughout the day and become sunny in some areas, with the chance of isolated showers and gusty thunderstorms continuing in the afternoon.

Several weather warnings have been issued due to the moderate to fresh and gusty north to north-westerly winds, which were expected to reach 25 to 30 knots.

A very high fire danger has been issued, which is expected to increase to a severe warning during the afternoon.

There is also a coastal waters warning, with swells increasing to three metres.