It’s going to be a classic Aussie summer for the Christmas weekend. Laura Sypkes, 11, and Ruby Muggerridge, 10, are keen for the warm weather. Picture: LUKE BOWDEN
It’s going to be a classic Aussie summer for the Christmas weekend. Laura Sypkes, 11, and Ruby Muggerridge, 10, are keen for the warm weather. Picture: LUKE BOWDEN

Aussie Christmas to be a scorcher

AUSTRALIA is beaming for a bright Christmas.

It's going to be a classic down under summer over the next few days, with hot and dry weather predicted for most capital cities across the country for the festive weekend.

Today will be hot and sunny for most of the nation, with every capital city except for Hobart forecasted to tip over the 30C mark.

Christmas Eve is set to be a scorcher tomorrow across the board, with Sydney forecast to reach a top of 35C, while western Sydney suburbs like Penrith and Richmond could soar to 41C.

The forecast for Christmas Day is fine and sunny in Cairns, where Eilidh Macleod and Dougie Macmillan will be basking in the sunshine. Picture: Brendan Radke
The forecast for Christmas Day is fine and sunny in Cairns, where Eilidh Macleod and Dougie Macmillan will be basking in the sunshine. Picture: Brendan Radke

Much of Queensland will also sweat through a hot Christmas Eve, with the mercury in Brisbane tipped to reach 32C, while Perth's temperature soars to 33C.

The same goes for Adelaide and Melbourne, both tipped to be mid 20s and sunny.

But Santa will bring a slight chill with him from the North Pole when he flies over Australia, with Christmas Day weather predicted to be fairly mild and pleasant, with some thunderstorms even predicted for certain cities.

There will be a slight chance of rain in Sydney, which only reach about 23C, while Brisbane could also be set for scattered showers, with the mercury predicted to hit 33C.

"It's going to be a beautiful day for many parts of the country, probably one of the most stable and quietest weather days we've seen for most, not all, parts of the country," Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Dean Narramore said.

Hannah Williams, however, isn't looking forward to the hot rainless Christmas Day that is being predicted.
Hannah Williams, however, isn't looking forward to the hot rainless Christmas Day that is being predicted.

Adelaide will be pleasant at 29C with light winds, and a hot one is slated for Perth at a top of 32C.

Darwin could be hit with a summer storm and will swelter through 32C heat, while Melbourne is a lot cooler with a top of 22C and sunny skies.

Hobart is likely to be dry with a top of 20C.

Canberra is expected to reach 25C, but like Sydney, skies will be cloudy and there'll be a few showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

Boxing Day will follow along the same pattern, with similar dry and hot weather forecasted for the major capital cities, with a cool change predicted to kick in on Thursday or Friday.

Christmas Eve forecast

Adelaide: Cloudy, 26C

Brisbane: Sunny, 33C

Canberra: cloudy, chance of rain, 35C

Darwin: Possible storms, 32C

Melbourne: Cloudy, 22C

Perth: Sunny, 33C

Sydney: Mostly sunny, 34C

Hobart: Cloudy, 17C

 

Christmas Day forecast

Adelaide: Sunny, 27C

Brisbane: Cloudy, 33C

Canberra: Sunny, 26C

Darwin: Possible storms, 34C

Melbourne: Sunny, 23C

Perth: Sunny, 33C

Sydney: Possible showers, cloudy, 23C

Hobart: Cloudy, 20C

 

Boxing Day forecast

Adelaide: Sunny, 33C

Brisbane: Cloudy, chance of showers, 28C

Canberra: Partly cloudy, 27C

Darwin: Possible storms, 33C

Melbourne: Sunny, 29C

Perth: Cloudy, 27C

Sydney: Cloudy, 24C

Hobart: Cloudy, 24C


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