Santa to swelter on his big day
CHRISTMAS, what's that? Six-month-old Tyler-Rose Skinner and six-week-old Natahlia Abell have no idea what the festive season is all about.
The babies, along with many other newborns, will get their first visit from Claus this weekend and, according to their parents, there will be plenty of presents under the tree for the new arrivals of 2005.
Christmas day looks set to test the thermometers as the Bureau of Meteorology predicts more hot and fine weather. A bureau spokesperson said the region could expect above average temperatures during the day and night.
The spokesperson said temperatures were expected to be in the mid to high 30s which is about two to five degrees above average.
The UV index is likely to be in the extreme range so caution is urged if you are planning to go the beach or spend any time out in the sun.
Remember to slip, slop, slap with the shirt, sunscreen and a hat.
The hot conditions are a result of a weak high in the Coral Sea moving into the southern parts of the Coral Sea turning the winds warm to hot north north-westerlies.
The spokesperson said these conditions would be assisted by a trough entering the western parts of the state early in the weekend.
The region is also under a high to very high fire danger warning.
The spokesperson said any weather such as storms or showers would be in the north of the state.
Out on the water, boaties can expect north-west to northerly winds about 10 to 15 knots, with inshore breezes reaching 15 to 20 knots.