Weekend wind wreaks havoc on boats in the bay: Photos

BOATS broke from their moorings and ran aground during strong winds on Sunday.

Redland Bay Coast Guard and local water police had a busy weekend identifying and notifying owners whose boats were in danger.

A strong wind warning was in place for Moreton Bay on Sunday.

The weather bureau station at Point Lookout recorded winds up to 56km/h, while the Alexandra Hills station saw 48km/h gusts.

Further north, Cape Moreton Lighthouse was buffeted by winds of up to 74km/h.

The wind accompanied the first rain of 2020, with Alexandra Hills receiving a welcome 16 millimetres. Point Lookout got about eight millimetres.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Rosa Hoff said the best falls were recorded around Maroochydore and Noosa.

Rainbow Beach reportedly received 90 millimetres.

It came after the Redlands saw its warmest day of the month so far on Saturday, with temperatures reaching 30.7 degrees.

Ms Hoff said temperatures would be lower than normal for the rest of the week, thanks to the easterly winds blowing cooler, moist air from over the ocean.

Those winds have also brought clouds in with them.

"They can trap the warmth in at night," she said.

Ms Hoff said those temperatures might seem higher because the days had been, for the most part, cooler.

The bureau is also forecasting a 70 per cent chance of rain for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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