Hot Christmas forecast for BrisbanePress Release, Thursday December 11, 2008 - 15:31 EDT
Brisbane can expect a hot Christmas Day according to weatherzone.com.au with a possible late shower and a high of around 31 degrees.
"The forecast will be updated daily on our website but at this stage we are expecting a hot day in Brisbane with a likely temperature range of 21 to 31 degrees, two above average. It should be partly cloudy with the chance of afternoon or evening showers," weatherzone.com.au meteorologist Thomas Saunders said.
"It looks like being a little warmer than last year's Christmas when the temperature reached 28," said Saunders.
Brisbane's hottest Christmas Day on record was in 1972 when the mercury hit 39 degrees. The coldest was 24 degrees in 1909.
© Weatherzone 2008
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