Christmas Day forecast of 37C set to send droves of Geraldton locals to the beach

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Life’s a beach for Eli, Naomi, middle, and Maya Lavon who are ready for Santa.
Camera IconLife’s a beach for Eli, Naomi, middle, and Maya Lavon who are ready for Santa. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian, Peter Sweeney

Only one thing is better than a day at the beach for the Lavon siblings of Beachlands — a trip to the beach after a visit from Santa Claus.

And that’s exactly what Eli, 9, Maya, 6, and Naomi Lavon, 2, have on the list for Christmas Day.

It is in No.2 spot behind wishes for a computer for Eli, a music box for Maya and a Minnie Mouse set for Naomi.

“There will most likely be a beach visit for us,” the trio’s dad, Israeli-born Dror Lavon, said.

And it’s tipped to be an ideal day to visit the beach on Christmas Day, with the sweltering weather to continue after Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s maximums of 40.8C and 43C. The Bureau of Meteorology said the temperature was expected to reach 37C on Christmas Day in Geraldton, and on Boxing Day and Sunday it would be 33C and 34C respectively, with winds up to 40km/h.

Twins Jai, left, and Nathan Corbett keep cool in the ice room at Barnacles on Tuesday.
Camera IconTwins Jai, left, and Nathan Corbett keep cool in the ice room at Barnacles on Tuesday. Credit: Peter Sweeney/The Geraldton Guardian, Peter Sweeney

Twins Nathan and Jai Corbett don’t have to visit the beach to keep cool, rather walking a few metres and opening the “ice room”.

The 22-year-olds work at Barnacles on Fisherman’s Wharf and on Tuesday, when the temperature hit almost 41C, they headed for cooler conditions away from the cooker. “I think Geraldton’s the hottest place in WA today . . . but you wouldn’t know it in here. It’s so cool,” Nathan said.

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