In the UK, there are travel warnings for today (Monday, December 23) with millions of travellers expected to be hit by travel delays courtesy of gale-force winds and heavy rains with the Met Office issuing a severe weather warning. 

The south-west of England and part of Scotland will be particularly hit, with road delays expected – and 26 rail operators have warned of cut services. 

In Australia, it’s been an epic heatwave with temperatures of up to 40-degrees in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and western Sydney – there was also fears of a Christmas cyclone in the Northern Territory, but those worries have abated, although it’s rained at Uluru. 

The good news is that the extreme conditions are expected to ease off in most areas, but backyard cricket and optimal beach bumming will be interrupted by showers too.

See below for the forecasts for your city or what those dearest but not nearest to you will be dealing with – brag and plot your revenge were appropriate.


Sydney Partly cloudy with a possible shower or two Min 19 Max 25

Brisbane A morning shower or two in the south but clearing into the evening, with light winds. 

Adelaide Temperatures soaring again after easing for a couple days. Min 17 Max 34

Perth Partly cloudy but mostly very Perthy. Min 16 Max 30

Melbourne Min 13 Max 31 Sunny with light north to northeasterly winds and afternoon bayside seabreezes 

Boxing Day Test Day two looks is clear with a max of 24 before scattered showers expected for days three and four

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Auckland Morning Rain easing to a few showers Min 16 Max 22

Tauranga Morning rain then fine spells Min 14 Max 24

Wellington Fine spells and a few afternoon showers Min 13 Max 22

Christchurch Showers and southwesterly winds in the morning Min 11 Max 22

Queenstown A few showers clearing later Min 8 Max 17 

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London and the South East Wet and windy with severe coastal gales developing Min 5 Max 8

Plymouth Lighter winds with sunshine and showers Min 7 Max 10

Manchester Lighter winds with sunshine and showers Min 3 Max 8

Glasgow Sunny spells and wintry showers Min 2 Max 8 

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