AFTER temperatures in the high 30s for much of last week the mercury plummeted in Gympie yesterday as overcast skies and rain kept maximums down.
Gympie attained a maximum temperature of 22.7 degrees about 9.30 in the morning and the temperature remained below that figure for the rest of the day.
The 22.7 low followed a minimum of 18.8 degrees reached about 2.30am.
Rain fell steadily throughout the day, 15mm falling between 9am and 3pm, Rainbow Beach recorded 10mm in the same period and Toolara 14mm.
Yesterday's rain proved a welcome relief from the continuing dry of the past few weeks.
Bureau of Meteorology forecasters yesterday afternoon forecast similar weather patterns to continue today with rain periods and the possibility of thunder throughout the day with the minimum expected to be similar to Monday and the maximum perhaps a couple of degrees higher throughout the day.
Similar weather patterns are expected for the rest of the week, the maximum climbing through the week, but not reaching near the extremes of last week.