EXTREME HEAT: Temperatures will soar on Christmas Day
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CHRISTMAS DAY: What to expect here, there and everywhere

IT'S good news for the south east of Queensland, as Christmas Day is shaping up to be a cracker.

Hot, sunny weather is widespread right across the region and Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Aditi Sharan says Queenslanders shouldn't be worried about anything but enjoying their Christmas Day.

"There is the chance of showers and storms in the south east of Queensland,” she said.

"But they mostly later happen in the later afternoon and evening and shouldn't affect plans during the day.

"Any showers that do happen will be isolated so it will be luck of the draw as to who gets any rain, if at all.”

Warwick will see a hot Christmas Day.

"Temperatures will reach 36 on Monday,” Miss Sharan said.

"It won't be windy but there will be a north-easterly breeze, which explains the warm temperatures.

"Warwick will see a 70percent chance of showers and storms in the later afternoon, but it will all depend on where you are and where the showers actually fall.”

Boxing Day will see a wind change, shifting to a south-easterly, which will see temperatures drop into the mid to high 20s before climbing again through the week.

For those travelling to spend Christmas Day elsewhere, here is a look at the weather in major centre around the state and country.

  • Toowoomba: 19-33 with a shower or two and possible storm later
  • Brisbane: 21-33 Mostly sunny with a shower or two and possible storm later
  • Townsville: 25-33 Mostly sunny
  • Gold Coast: 28 degrees with a medium chance of showers and thunderstorms
  • Sunshine Coast: 32 degrees, slight chance of showers and thunderstorms later
  • Sydney: 19-22, possible shower or two
  • Melbourne: 13-22, partly cloudy with a minimal chance of showers
  • Adelaide: 13-29, mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers
  • Perth: 20-32, fine and sunny
  • Darwin: 26-34, shower or two with a possible storm
  • Hobart: 10-20, partly cloudy
  • Canberra: 13-24, shower or two


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