Baby we're in for a scorcher
by DARREN COYNE
WE'RE headed for a steamy Christmas Day tomorrow say the weather experts, but that's not going to bother cool Tweed tot Cian Sadler. Yesterday, the seven-month-old son of Daily News photographer Craig Sadler and wife Alaesha, chilled out in his baby bath as he awaited his first Christmas, and no doubt lots of presents.
It was a good idea with the very high temperatures expected in the Tweed and South East Queensland, prompting warnings from authorities to take care of children, pets and elderly folk.
The Queensland Bureau of Meteorology is predicting temperatures of 34 degrees for Tweed Heads tomorrow, followed by 32 degrees on Boxing Day. Inland around Murwillumbah will be a couple of degrees hotter on both days.
The conditions will be so harsh the NSW Rural Fire Service has issued a state-wide total fire ban until midnight tonight.
The Queensland Health Department yesterday reminded people to enjoy Christmas but be sensible when out in the heat.
"Extra care is needed during these times to avoid heat stress. The elderly and young children, especially babies and toddlers, are most at risk," a department spokesman said.