Here’s Your Weather Forecast for Christmas and Boxing Day Across Australia [Update]

Here’s Your Weather Forecast for Christmas and Boxing Day Across Australia [Update]
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I must inform you that Christmas Day is less than two weeks away. No matter how you’re choosing to spend the day this year, it’s always a necessity to know the weather if you’re trying to plan.

Christmas Day and Boxing Day have traditionally been bloody hot summer’s days in Australia, sometimes with rain to cool it down in the evening. So how does 2020 stack up? According to WeatherZone and AccuWeather here’s your forecast across all the major cities for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Sydney

Christmas Eve:

  • Temperature: 20-26 °C
  • Weather: Mostly sunny
  • Chance of rain: 25%
  • Wind: East/North East

Christmas Day:

  • Temperature: 19-27 °C
  • Weather: Mostly cloudy, showers.
  • Chance of rain: 41%
  • Wind: South East

Boxing Day:

  • Temperature: 19-25 °C
  • Weather: Morning rain, mostly cloudy
  • Chance of rain: 56%
  • Wind: South/South East

Brisbane

Christmas Eve:

  • Temperature: 22-26 °C
  • Weather: Cloudy, showers in the morning
  • Chance of rain: 66%
  • Wind: South East

Christmas Day:

  • Temperature: 22-30 °C
  • Weather: Mostly cloudy, showers.
  • Chance of rain: 25%
  • Wind: South East

Boxing Day:

  • Temperature: 20-27 °C
  • Weather: Thunderstorms.
  • Chance of rain: 71%
  • Wind: East

Melbourne

Christmas Eve:

  • Temperature: 15-26°C
  • Weather: Mostly sunny
  • Chance of rain: 0%
  • Wind: South

Christmas Day:

  • Temperature: 15-27 °C
  • Weather: Partly clouds. Clearing showers.
  • Chance of rain: 20%
  • Wind: South West

Boxing Day:

  • Temperature: 15-24 °C
  • Weather: Sunny, patches of clouds.
  • Chance of rain: 2%
  • Wind: West/North West

Darwin

Christmas Eve:

  • Temperature: 25-29 °C
  • Weather: Cloudy, possible storm.
  • Chance of rain: 59%
  • Wind: West/South West

Christmas Day:

  • Temperature: 25-33 °C
  • Weather: Mostly cloudy. Showers, the chance of a storm.
  • Chance of rain: 25%
  • Wind: North West

Boxing Day:

  • Temperature: 24-33 °C
  • Weather: Rain and thunderstorms.
  • Chance of rain: 78%
  • Wind: West/South West

Adelaide

Christmas Eve:

  • Temperature: 17-26 °C
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Chance of rain: 0%
  • Wind: South/South West

Christmas Day:

  • Temperature: 16-32 °C
  • Weather: Mostly sunny.
  • Chance of rain: 20%
  • Wind: South East/South West

Boxing Day:

  • Temperature: 18-25 °C
  • Weather: Mostly sunny.
  • Chance of rain: 0%
  • Wind: West/South West

Hobart

Christmas Eve:

  • Temperature: 11-21°C
  • Weather: Cloudy
  • Chance of rain: 3%
  • Wind: West/South West

Christmas Day:

  • Temperature: 13-24 °C
  • Weather: Mostly cloudy, clearing drizzle.
  • Chance of rain: 25%
  • Wind: North West, tending fresh South East

Boxing Day:

  • Temperature: 12-20 °C
  • Weather: Mostly cloudy, rain in the afternoon.
  • Chance of rain: 55%
  • Wind: East/North East

Canberra

Christmas Eve:

  • Temperature: 12-25°C
  • Weather: Mostly sunny.
  • Chance of rain: 2%
  • Wind: North/North East

Christmas Day:

  • Temperature: 12-29 °C
  • Weather: Mostly cloudy.
  • Rain: 25%
  • Wind: South East/East

Boxing Day:

  • Temperature: 12-24 °C
  • Weather: Sun, partly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
  • Chance of rain: 60%
  • Wind: North/North East

Perth

Christmas Eve:

  • Temperature: 17-32°C
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Chance of rain: 0%
  • Wind: South

Christmas Day:

  • Temperature: 16-29 °C
  • Weather: Mostly sunny.
  • Rain: 5%
  • Wind: South East/South West

Boxing Day:

  • Temperature: 16-28 °C
  • Weather: Partly sunny, thunderstorms in the afternoon.
  • Chance of rain: 40%
  • Wind: East/South East

Some hot days are on the radar for Adelaide, Darwin and Brisbane, but nothing like the god-awful 40-degree records that have been sweeping the nation recently. Also, relatively low chances of rain across the country which means there’s the option to take your gathering outside, where it’s safe to do so. Although there are some showers and storms on the horizon for many parts of the country on Boxing Day.

Don’t forget each state and territory’s Christmas gathering restrictions and to practice social distancing where possible. The nice weather is likely to encourage plenty of travel, whether by road or air, so make sure to plan ahead and wear a mask where you can.

All-round it looks like Australia should have pretty decent Christmas Day weather. Although bear in mind this is the weather and it will probably change in the lead up to the big day.

This article has been updated since its original publication.

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