Canberra’s unsettled weather is tipped to continue into Christmas Day.
The weather bureau warns that showers over the city cannot be ruled out for the holiday, and areas of the South Coast may see a Christmas Day thunderstorm amid breezy conditions.
It comes after the Christmas Eve storm, which dropped almost 8mm of rain and caused about 40 calls for help the ACT SES. One of those calls came after lightning struck a tree, blowing it apart and sending a giant shard through the roof of a nearby home, narrowly missing the homeowner.
The Bureau of Meteorology said Christmas Day could involve stormy activity early with the threat of showers persisting into the late afternoon.
Canberrans heading to the coast on Boxing Day can expect cool conditions there too. A top of just 20 degrees has been predicted for Batemans Bay on Wednesday.
Isolated showers have been forecast for the south coast during the morning, with south to south/east winds up to 20 km/h, turning east to northeasterly during the afternoon.
Thursday at the Bay will be mostly sunny with a top of 23 degrees.
Conditions on the coast will remain cool until at least Saturday, with maximum temperatures in the low twenties.