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Hot and humid weather, possible storms predicted for Christmas


The roofs might be a little slippery for the reindeer, as Santa lands his sleigh this year.

The forecast is in and Christmas Day is set to be hot and humid, with possible showers and storms across Queensland from Christmas Eve.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts thunderstorms will hit the south east and coastal parts of the state from Friday night.

Meteorologist Peter Claassen says it could make things a little tricky for Santa.

"Unfortunately as Santa comes in on Christmas Eve there will be quite a few showers and the odd storm around, but I certainly don't think that he's any stranger to seeing this activity around Queensland on Christmas.

"I'm sure he'll be able to navigate it just fine and deliver the presents successfully for Christmas."

Mr Claassen says a band of showers and thunderstorms, sitting over the Gulf of Carpentaria, north-western, and southern parts of the state on Tuesday, was expected to track towards the east coast throughout the week.

He says we can expect the wet weather and humidity to ramp up from Christmas Eve, with a few showers and thunderstorms lingering on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and into next week as well.

In Ipswich, the Bureau is predicting a max temp of 29°C on Christmas Day, with the medium chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm.