Storm be­fore a per­fect, sunny Christ­mas Day

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS -

CHRIST­MAS Day is pre­dicted to be per­fect weather con­di­tions on the Gran­ite Belt, but not with­out a storm first.

Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy fore­caster James Thomp­son said Stan­thorpe could ex­pect a mostly sunny day with a top of 26 de­grees.

“Christ­mas Eve and Box­ing Day will prob­a­bly be partly cloudy and mostly sunny con­di­tions.”

How­ever, be­fore the fes­tiv­i­ties be­gin, storms are pre­dicted for to­mor­row and Saturday with the chance of turn­ing se­vere.

“It’s go­ing to feel like a muggy day on Saturday.

“Given the hu­mid­ity around it could feel quite a bit warmer than the tem­per­a­tures,” he said.

Fri­day will be a hot one for Stan­thorpe with a max­i­mum of 35 de­grees, while Saturday will be slightly cooler at 29.

He said trop­i­cal weather trav­el­ling down from North Queens­land had caused heat and mois­ture to travel to South­ern Queens­land.

He said con­di­tions would ease up on Sun­day and ready the re­gion for the per­fectly sunny Christ­mas Day on Tues­day.

“The tem­per­a­ture goes down to 24 de­grees on Sun­day back to partly cloudy con­di­tions,” Mr Thomp­son said.

The UV in­dex is pre­dicted to be ex­treme through­out the Christ­mas sea­son with sun pro­tec­tion rec­om­mended from 7am–4pm ev­ery day.

Pre­dic­tions for New Year’s Eve are unavail­able.

It’s go­ing to feel like a muggy day on Saturday.

— James Thomp­son, BoM

PHOTO: COURTNEYK

CHEERS: Out­door Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions are a go with a per­fectly sunny day pre­dicted.

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