December 24, 2012

Warm and possibly stormy Christmas

Gold Coasters will have a mostly fine Christmas day of 30 degrees with just the chance of a late shower or thunderstorm according to the official forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology as at 4:10pm.

Most of the south-east region is forecast to remain dry for Tuesday 25 December 2012.

It looks like the majority of the severe storm activity will remain in northern NSW, south-west and north Queensland on Christmas day based on the storm forecast mapping from the Brisbane Storm Chasers Homepage.

BSCH Thunderstorm Forecast for 4pm Tuesday 25 December 2012
Temperatures for the south-east Queensland district will be warm, but not as severe as a few weeks ago with temperatures ranging from 30 degrees Celsius around the coasts, 31 for Brisbane city and 34 out west at Ipswich and surrounds.

BOM Temperature Forecast Map at 5pm Tuesday 25 December 2012

So it should be a good day for all Christmas activities on the Gold Coast (except maybe for building snow-people!) with good conditions all round. Don't forget to slip, slop, slap if you're in the sun as the UV index will be Extreme (13).