Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Mostly sunny Christmas Day for Sydney

Press Release, Thursday December 11, 2008 - 15:20 EDT

Sydney can look forward to a partly cloudy and warm Christmas Day according to weatherzone.com.au with a maximum temperature of around 26 degrees.

"The forecast will be updated daily on our website but at this stage we are expecting a fairly average day for December with a likely temperature range of 16 to 26 for the city, but perhaps a little warmer in western suburbs," weatherzone.com.au meteorologist Thomas Saunders said.

"It should be quite a bit warmer than last year when Sydney reached only 20 degrees on Christmas Day, five below average," said Saunders.

Sydney's hottest Christmas Day on record was in 1868 when the city sweltered to 39 degrees. The coldest was 18 degrees in 1962.


- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2008

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Spring starting damp in WA

18:11 EST

The Southwest Land Division is starting spring as winter ended, wet, helping grain crops recover after a drier-than-normal winter The Southwest Land Division dried out during August then picked up reasonable rain at the end of the month and is about to get spring off to a wet start, giving grain farmers some hope.

Rains fall across Mallee over weekend but farmers want more

16:36 EST

Broadacre crop growers in the Mallee region of South Australia and Victoria could be able to minimise losses from severe frost if they get more decent rain.

South Australia warned of another severe bushfire season

15:08 EST

The latest bushfire outlook has warned of a heightened risk of fires across South Australia this summer.