Christmas Day weather forecast 2016: A tale of two Christmases in Australia

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Tourists wearing Santa hats and Australian flag-inspired bikinis walk along Sydney's Bondi Beach as they celebrate Christmas Day, December 25, 2015. Reuters/Jason Reed

Christmas Day weather forecast 2016 has been recently released by the Bureau of Meteorology and according to that, Australia is likely to witness a tale of two Christmases this year. 

Melbourne, Sydney, Perth Adelaide and Hobart will remain warm and sunny with temperatures ranging from 20C to 30C. Brisbane, Canberra and Darwin, on the other hand, will observe a soggier weather with temperatures ranging from 25C to 31C.

Senior forecaster Rod Dickson has asked people to “keep an eye on the forecast over the next few days, but it does look like it will be a warm Christmas.”

Christmas day weather forecast 2016

  • Victoria

Victoria is likley to witness a hot Christmas this year with temperature being around 30C. However, a hotter weather is predicted for Victoria’s northwest at around 40C. “We are forecasting 40 degrees across parts of the Mallee, 39 degrees in Mildura and Swan Hill, and up to 40 degrees in Hopetoun in the north-west,” said Dickson.

  • Melbourne

Melbourne will witness a sunny Christmas day with predicted temperature as 30C.

  • Canberra

The capital might see the hottest Christmas in past 13 years as according to the Bureau of Meteorology, the weather forecast is 32C, which Canberra last witnessed in 2003. There are chances of rain as well as thunderstorm as the day progresses.

  • Perth

Perth weather forecast for Christmas is 35C. The temperature might soar to 40C on Wednesday and it is predicted to be around 36C on Christmas Eve. 31C and 30C temperature is expected in holiday spots of Busselton and Esperance respectively. It will be a sunny Christmas Day in Perth.

  • Darwin

The weather for Darwin is predicted to be around 32C. There are chances of showers as well as thunderstorms later in the day.

  • Hobart

Hobart will witness a sunny Christmas with 25C temperatures.

  • Sydney

The weather forecast for Sydney suggests that the city will observe a 28C temperature. It will be a sunny day in Sydney.

  • Brisbane

There are chances of rain in Brisbane. The temperature will be around 28C in the city.

  • Adelaide

It will also be a sunny day in Adelaide with forecast prediction of 37C.

In the wake of Christmas Day weather forecast 2016, Families and Children Minister Jenny Mikakos has once again warned people to not leave their children and pets in hot vehicles as the number of cases pertaining to the cases have increased in the recent past.

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