Cloudy Christmas

Sydneysiders may need to bring a brolly to their Christmas dinner, with clouds and some rain expected across the city late on Christmas Day after a warmer weekend.

North-westerly winds will build heat in central and western Sydney throughout the week, with a scorcher in the high 30s expected on Christmas Eve.


Rain and storms could be on the radar for Sydney this Christmas Day.

But relief will arrive around the same time as Santa, with temperatures dropping early on Christmas morning.

Craig McIntosh, a meteorologist at Weatherzone, said Sydney itself will have a top of 34 degrees on Christmas eve.

In the west, a lack of cooling sea breeze will see Penrith crack 40 degrees, while Liverpool and Richmond are forecast to reach 39 degrees.

When the cool change hits, Sydney will have a cloudy Christmas, with a maximum of 24 degrees in the city, 21 at Bondi and 28 at Penrith.