COOLING OFF: Alex Bayntun, aged five, shows one way to keep cool in this hot weather.
COOLING OFF: Alex Bayntun, aged five, shows one way to keep cool in this hot weather. Robyne Cuerel

Clear conditions but showers could hit Christmas Eve

WHILE sunny conditions across the Fraser Coast are expected for the next few days, those with ideas on the perfect Christmas Day barbecue may want to plan for wet weather.

Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Kevin Hutchinson said stable weather conditions were predicted until Thursday, but showers could fall from Christmas Eve onwards.

The instability predicted from Thursday onwards could be caused from interplay between a high pressure system on the Tasman Sea, a ridge along the South East Coast, winds coming in from the ocean and the development of a trough in the area, Mr Hutchins said.

"(But) there won't be much around today, tomorrow or Wednesday," he said.

Mr Hutchins said daytime maximum temperatures for both Hervey Bay and Maryborough will reach about 30 degree Celsius, before cooling down to highs of about 28 degrees Celsius across the Fraser Coast on Christmas Day.

"It will be dropping down a degree for Thursday and Friday, before picking back up to around 30 degrees Celsius on Boxing Day," he said.

The Dew Point daily maximum reading is at 17 degrees, which is usual for this time of year, Mr Hutchins said.

Wind speeds of about 10 to 15 knots in an easterly direction are expected on Monday with speeds of about 15 to 20 knots for Tuesday onwards.

"It all looks relatively good," he said.



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