Hot, sunny, clear blue skies.
That’s not guaranteed, but it is the default weather for Christmas in Australia and its why Christmases here are so very different.
Update: today, December 23, the Bureau of Meteorology released their forecasts for Christmas Day weather around Australia’s major cities. Here it is…
Expect clouds with temperatures between 20° and 28°, storms likely in the afternoon, 70% chance of showers in the evening.
Partly cloudy with temperatures ranging from a 13° to 25°.
Humid and partly cloudy with temperatures ranging from 21° to 30° with a small chance of storms on the city outskirts and rain and storms expected north and inland for the rest of the State.
Western Australia can expect the best Christmas Day conditions with Perth expecting a warm 32°.
Mild with the city expecting a top of just 22° with a 30 per cent chance of showers later in the day and evening.
The southern Australian city be bracing for a top of just 20° with an 80 per cent chance of showers.
The nation’s capital can expect a top of 30° and a partly cloudy day with a 30 per cent chance of storms in the afternoon.
The city can expect a top of 33° with a 40 per chance of rain in the afternoon and evening.
So, my “Hot, sunny, clear blue skies.” prediction doesn’t appear to fit for all of Australia. Perth may well be on target for it, possibly Brisbane, and maybe one or two other places depending how it turns out elsewhere.
That said, if the last few days are anything to go by, I’ve still got my money on Brisbane being “Hot, sunny, clear blue skies.” We shall see.
You can read more over at news.com.au
The Christmas Box Gift Set
It’s time for me to wind down this website for another year, shut up shop and hang a digital ‘Closed’ sign up. Before I do that though, I’m going to try and quickly cover Christmases in Australia and what they are really like.
Last year I gave away The Bobinoz Christmas Box Gift Set which sounded really exciting, but it wasn’t at all. It was just 17 links to pages on my website all about Christmases in Australia. Oh, and I threw in a funny video.
So this year I’m going to give away those same old links and you can find them all on last years final post before Christmas, which was called Australian Christmases: The Bobinoz Christmas Box Gift Set.
And because Christmas is all about giving, I’m even going to give you another video, not quite as funny as last years but definitely explains what Christmas is really like here in Australia. Watch this video three times and I swear you’ll be humming and singing this song throughout the festive season.
Go on, give it a go…
Simple, but Christmas in Australia in a nutshell.
That’s it from me for this year, thanks for being a reader of my website and I hope you come back in 2015 for more stories about life in Australia.