The initial Christmas Day forecast for Australia has been released and it looks OK.

Melbourne will see a balmy 27 degrees, with barely any chance of rain, while Sydney will be a little bit cooler, and by a little bit, we mean 1 degree, sitting at 26 degrees.

Brisbane will be, as usual, in the low 30s with a top of, well, 30 degrees while Adelaide will be similar, with a top of 29 degrees.

Perth will be a nice 31 degrees.

Overall, the 5 capital cities have no chance of rain.

So, put another shrimp on the barbie.