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Sunny weather forecast for Australia Day

No traditional barbecues will be washed out this Australia Day with clear skies and comfortable temperatures expected almost everywhere.

Perth has the most ideal weather with a top of 30C forecast with cloudless skies and absolutely no chance of rain and a refreshing 20km/h breeze.

Sydney is shaping up well too at 29C with partly cloudy skies expected, but there is a 20 per cent chance of rain in the far western suburbs.

Clear skies and comfortable temperatures are expected almost everywhere for Australia Day

No barbeques will be washed out in most cities as sunny conditions prevail, so keep the esky well-stocked in the heat

No barbeques will be washed out in most cities as sunny conditions prevail, so keep the esky well-stocked in the heat

There is the same small chance of rain in Melbourne but more likely just a little cloud cover making the city somewhat humid with a maximum of 29C.

Brisbane is a little more likely to get a few showers at 30 per cent but forecast weekend rain should hold off just long enough.

The outlook is exactly the same on the Gold Coast with thousands expected to flock to the beach and soak up 31C temperatures.

Adelaide revellers will want to make sure they have some shade and keep the esky well-stocked as Australia Day is in the middle of a serious heatwave.

The mercury will climb to 38C on Friday with extreme levels of UV blasting in from above without a cloud in the sky.

Blistering heat forced at least seven Adelaide councils to reschedule or dump their planned Australia Day celebrations as it will be the hottest capital city that day.

Sydney is shaping up well too at 29C with partly cloudy skies expected, though there is a 20 per cent chance of rain in the far western suburbs

Sydney is shaping up well too at 29C with partly cloudy skies expected, though there is a 20 per cent chance of rain in the far western suburbs

On the Gold Coast thousands are expected to flock to the beach and soak up 31C temperatures

On the Gold Coast thousands are expected to flock to the beach and soak up 31C temperatures

Perth has the most ideal weather with a top of 30C forecast with cloudless skies and absolutely no chance of rain and a refreshing 20km/h breeze.

Perth has the most ideal weather with a top of 30C forecast with cloudless skies and absolutely no chance of rain and a refreshing 20km/h breeze.

The weekend will be even hotter 42C on both Saturday and Sunday, including a ridiculous minimum of 27C on Saturday night.

Tasmania has its own, less extreme, heatwave as officials issued a public health warning for Hobart’s up to 36C scorcher of a weekend.

Australia Day itself will be a comfortable 27C before jumping to 33C the next day and 36C on Sunday with nasty humid rain making it even more unpleasant.

Acting public health director Scott McKeown said Australia Day revellers needed to make sure they were prepared for the heat.

‘There are a large number of outdoor public events being held this long weekend, so it is imperative people planning to attend these events stay hydrated and minimise their time in the sun,’ he said.

Adelaide revellers will want to make sure they have some shade and keep the esky well-stocked as Australia Day is in the middle of a serious heatwave.

Adelaide revellers will want to make sure they have some shade and keep the esky well-stocked as Australia Day is in the middle of a serious heatwave.

Cooling off at the beach will be a popular way to spend Australia Day with heat forecast across the nation

Cooling off at the beach will be a popular way to spend Australia Day with heat forecast across the nation

‘During very hot weather, it is easy to become dehydrated or for your body to overheat. If this happens, you may develop heat cramps, heat exhaustion or even heatstroke.’

The forecast isn’t good for the remaining capital cities, however, with a total washout expected in the tropic north thanks to the height of the wet season.

Darwin has pouring rain forecast all week and Australia Day is no exception with up to 80mm expected to bucket down on the top end on Friday.

A muggy 29C is forecast that day and it’s a similar story until thunderstorms develop early next week.

Canberra residents will also be disappointed when a full-blown thunderstorm rolls in by afternoon bringing huge humidity and 34C temperatures.

Tasmania has its own, less extreme, heatwave as officials issued a public health warning for Hobart's up to 36C scorcher of a weekend

Tasmania has its own, less extreme, heatwave as officials issued a public health warning for Hobart’s up to 36C scorcher of a weekend



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