Weatherzone meteorologist Tristan Meyers gives his forecast for the Christmas and New Year period.
Sydney can expect a cool, comfortable and dry Christmas Day this year, with the mercury predicted to reach a top of 25 degrees.
“On the whole it looks like it’ll be dry for 90 per cent of the day, but there’s a chance of a morning shower, particularly on the coast,” said meteorologist Brett Dutschke from Weatherzone.
“It is looking a bit on the cool side, a little cooler than average, but the cloud that will be around in the morning should break up by the afternoon,” he said.
The news will come as a relief for anyone who remembers the past two Christmas Days, which were fairly wet with temperatures in the low 20s.
“This year Christmas will be dryer than the last few we’ve had,” Mr Dutschke said. “It will be dry enough to enjoy Christmas outside and if there is a shower it will only be brief.
“Overall it looks like it will be a comfortable day,” he said.
While Sydney and the northern parts of NSW can expect a cool Christmas, the fire risk for regions south-west of Sydney will rise throughout the day.
“It will be dryer to the south-west of Sydney where the fire danger will be on the rise throughout the day,” Mr Dutschke said.
“There will be a few showers in northern NSW as well as a few storms, but it won’t be anything particularly intense.”
There is a slight chance of rain forecast for Christmas Eve but temperatures should hover around a comfortable 24 degrees.
Showers are expected to return to Sydney for Boxing Day with a chance of a thunderstorm and a top of 27 degrees.