Claire and Carly Cantwell, with parents Merrida and Neil, are shaded against sun with their new sunnies.
Claire and Carly Cantwell, with parents Merrida and Neil, are shaded against sun with their new sunnies. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Bright skies, warm days here to stay

FEARS of a wet Christmas were washed away last week and it looks like bright skies and warm days are here to stay, for a few days at least.

Kids will today put to good use all the paddling pools, water slides and water guns Santa left under their trees on Sunday morning with a warm, sunny day ahead.

Carly Cantwell, 3, and her 21-month-old sister Claire yesterday slapped on their chic new shades to avoid the strength of yesterday's bright summer day.

And they're likely to need them again today.

Temperatures are not expected to fall below 18 degrees today, with a toasty 29 the predicted maximum.

The temperatures are on the money as far as averages go, with the December average at 29.1 degrees.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Gordon Banks said most of the week was expected to be similar to yesterday's "beautiful" weather.

However, this afternoon there is the possibility of a wet change, with a chance of isolated showers or even a thunderstorm, which is likely to be short-lived.

"(The rain) is not looking particularly significant at this stage but if you find yourself under a thunderstorm you could get some significant rain out of it," he said.

"It will be fine for Wednesday and Thursday, with the chance of things becoming a little more unsettled on Friday," he said.


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