Storm before a perfect, sunny Christmas Day
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
CHEERS: Outdoor Christmas celebrations are a go with a perfectly sunny day predicted.