Sydney weather: Cold mornings ahead as wind chill bites

by admin on July 13th, 2018

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More windy weather is expected for Sydney on Monday. Photo: Ben Rushton Dangerous surf conditions are forecast this week. Photo: Kate Geraghty
Nanjing Night Net

Sydney has shivered through another chilly Sunday following the warmth of Friday’s near-record July temperatures.

The maximum for the city reached 14 degrees just before 3pm, but the apparent or “feels like” temperature hovered at 9 degrees.

“Some high cloud that hung around this morning spoilt the temperature a little bit,” Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Jake Phillips said.

Monday will be a bit warmer, with a forecast top of 17 degrees but with fresh westerly winds up to 40km/h.

“That will make it feel colder because of the wind chill factor,” Mr Phillips said. “It will feel like 10 or 11 degrees tomorrow so you’ll still need to rug up unless you can find a nice spot out of the wind.”

For the rest of the week, the Bureau predicts fine, sunny days with “coolish mornings and maybe a little bit of frost in the outer suburbs”.

Despite no more rain forecast for the rest of July, Mr Phillips said Sydney would still exceed the long-term average rainfall for July.

“We’ve actually done all right. So far we’ve had just under 105mm of rain for the month. We had decent rain of more than 15mm four times this month,” he said.

The long-term average rainfall for July is 97mm.

For those tough enough to brave the ocean at this time of year, the Bureau is warning of “dangerous surf conditions” for the coast.

And after heavy rain washed away much of the snow base on Friday, the alpine ski resorts received some welcome snow showers over the weekend, with more forecast this week.

“There’s a little bit of optimism for them, with no more rain on the horizon for the Snowy Mountains. By next weekend they’ll probably have it back on track,” he said.

On Friday, Sydney airport recorded its hottest-ever July temperature when the mercury soared to 27 degrees. The official Sydney temperature, recorded at Observatory Hill, just failed to crack the previous July record of 25.9 degrees.

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