24. January 2022

Mostly clear weather forecast for Christmas outdoor parties


Sydneysiders can put their moist weather Christmas contingency plans away and rejoice outdoors in a COVID-safe approach for most of Saturday, with temperatures within the 20s forecast and solely a slight likelihood of rain.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Jiwon Park mentioned it will be a muggy and heat Christmas day with a small likelihood of showers within the afternoon earlier than a southerly change brings extra rain and cooler temperatures on Boxing Day.

The Bureau is describing Saturday as partly cloudy with a 20 per cent likelihood of showers, though the outer western suburbs might see thunderstorms within the afternoon or night.

A limited but enthusiastic crowd gathers at Bronte Beach to celebrate a mostly clear Christmas day last year.

A restricted however enthusiastic crowd gathers at Bronte Beach to rejoice a largely clear Christmas day final 12 months.Credit:James Alcock

Temperatures ought to stay within the 20s, with a predicted minimal of 21 levels and most of 30.

But you may must pin down your outdoor desk fabric, with north-east winds blowing at about 15 to 25 kilometres per hour in the course of the day earlier than turning into lighter within the late night.

Weatherzone can be forecasting a largely clear day for Sydney, with temperatures nearing 30 levels about 3pm and a lesser likelihood of rain.

Mr Park mentioned there was an inland trough of low strain inland in addition to a sluggish excessive strain system within the state’s south.

“It’s been bringing quite active showers and thunderstorms in the northern half of the state over the past few days, but this is now being pushed to north, near the Queensland border as the next cold front approaches from the south,” he mentioned.

“Ahead of these changes there will be warm northerly winds which will bring warm and muggy conditions ahead of the changes on Christmas Day.”

There will probably be temperature aid and wetter circumstances on Boxing Day, together with an opportunity of thunderstorms, which might have an effect on the Sydney to Hobart yacht race because the southerly change arrives on Sunday morning.

For these celebrating Christmas throughout the state, there will probably be an opportunity of rain alongside a lot of the shoreline on Christmas.

Byron Bay will probably be largely cloudy, with a really excessive likelihood of showers within the morning and afternoon in addition to a attainable thunderstorm. The Mid North Coast together with Coffs Harbour will even have a excessive likelihood of showers and attainable storm.

Further south, the Illawarra will probably be barely cloudy with an opportunity of rain. Those who’ve travelled to the South Coast, together with cities round Batemans Bay, ought to expertise a largely sunny morning earlier than a medium likelihood of showers and potential thunderstorm within the afternoon and night.

The state’s west will probably be handled with sunshine for a lot of the day and heat weather, with temperatures largely within the 30s.


NSW residents have been inspired to spend their Christmas celebrations outdoors the place attainable to mitigate COVID-19 unfold because the state grapples with rising Omicron case numbers.

“Anything you can do over the next few days, if you’re having people around to your house, try and do it out on the balcony or backyard, or if you can’t do that, open all the windows,” NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard mentioned on Thursday.

“What we do know is Omicron is not terribly successful when it’s out in the fresh air. It tends to get us when we’re inside in closed environments.”

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