Christmas holiday forecast

Most of the country, apart from the northern tropics and eastern New South Wales, should enjoy dry weather on Christmas Day.
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The Weather Channel senior meteorologist Tom Saunders said the hot weather should ease before Christmas Day.

“In the lead up to Christmas, a northerly airstream will draw hot air south from Australia’s interior, lifting maximum temperatures on Sunday to around 40˚C through most of South Australia, northern Victoria and western New South Wales,” he said.

“Thankfully the blast of hot desert air will be short lived as relief quickly arrives in the form of a cool south-westerly change.

“The wind change will cause 24 temperature drops of around 10˚C for most regions – starting with Adelaide on Sunday night, Melbourne/Hobart Monday morning, Canberra late Monday then Sydney early on Christmas Day.”

The trough responsible for the cool change will also trigger showers and thunderstorms on Christmas Day across much of eastern New South Wales and the southern inland of Queensland.

“Sydney and Darwin should be the only capitals to see significant rain but a brief shower is possible in Brisbane, Melbourne and Hobart,” Mr Saunders said.

“The wettest part of Australia should be the northern ranges of New South Wales where thunderstorms may drop over 50mm of rain.

“Perth will be the hottest capital with a maximum near 40˚C, with Morawa likely to be the hottest town with a forecast maximum of 43˚C.”

“Boxing Day will remain dry over the southern states but the trough will trigger showers and thunderstorms across north-east New South Wales and south-east Queensland,” says Saunders.

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