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Good news: Sydney's Christmas Day weather forecast is in

It's predicted that you're in for a good time

Written by
Alice Ellis

The Sydney weather forecast is in for Christmas Day – and predictions show you’re in for plenty of pool time, sunscreen reapplications and perhaps even mild dehydration if you don’t chase your champagne with plenty of H₂O. According to the BOM, on Sunday it’s expected to reach a warm but pretty comfortable high of 26°C in Sydney's city. It will be warmer in Sydney's west, where highs are predicted to sit somewhere between 28°C and 31°C, depending on where you’re at. 

Better yet, the odds of it staying dry on Chrissy are in our favour. There’s a 75 per cent chance it won’t rain on December 25, even though it’s predicted to be partly cloudy. 

We should be enjoying a nice-weather sandwich to Christmas Day, with warm weather predicted for Christmas Eve and Boxing Day too: 25°C to 26°C temperatures and mostly sunny conditions.

Our advice: remember to slip, slop, slap while you eat, drink and unwrap.

Need somewhere to cool down over Christmas? Here's a guide to Sydney's best beaches.

Don't have air-con? How about spending Christmas at a yum cha restaurant? Here's a list of yum cha restaurants open on December 25.

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