It’s been years since Sydneysiders could confidently don a bathing suit on a sunny Christmas day.
But this year people will be able to put on their sunscreen and pull out their bucket hats as the weather finally brings Sydney the summer we’ve been waiting for.
Temperatures will peak at 28 degrees on Christmas Day in the CBD, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, with light winds and possible afternoon thunderstorms.
Weatherzone meteorologist Andrew Schmidt said it would be a dry and warm day for Sydney for the remainder of Christmas Eve and into Christmas Day.
“Today we still look mostly sunny and dry, but in the afternoon there is a low risk of storms, more in the western suburbs,” said Schmidt.
“Tomorrow we will see some cloud in the morning and looks like a dry Christmas Day with a possible shower or storm in the west [in the afternoon].
“So it’s looking like a nice day, peaking at 28 degrees.”
The warm forecast comes as a relief to Sydneysiders and those living along Australia’s east coast who have spent the past year soaked through a third consecutive La Nina weather event and the Indian Ocean negative dipole.
https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/put-on-the-sunscreen-and-bucket-hat-it-s-going-to-be-a-sunny-christmas-20221224-p5c8nm.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_environment Put on sunscreen and a bucket hat, it’s going to be a sunny Christmas