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Sun-soaked Easter Sunday for much of Australia

Rob Sharpe, Sunday April 16, 2017 - 11:17 EST

Now that the sun has risen on Easter Sunday, celebrations are in full swing, with only a few showers in the north and west dampening the mood.

As many Australian's rejoiced in church this morning the sun was streaming through the stained-glass windows in all capital cities except Melbourne and parts of Hobart and Adelaide. Meanwhile, thousands of children enjoyed hunting for eggs aplenty in parks and gardens without fear of rain.

For those enjoying lunch-time family get-togethers there will only be some showers and storms across southern central parts of Western Australia and a few showers in southwestern Tasmania, the northeastern Top End and parts of northern WA.

Elsewhere the weather is near perfect. Temperatures are generally a bit warm for this time of year nation-wide, with Melbourne and Perth facing the greatest risk of being slightly below average.

- Weatherzone

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