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A taste of spring for Sydney

The same low that will dump rain on New Zealand for the next few days, dumped a whole lot of cold on Sydney on Friday.

Temperatures plummeted nearly 7 degrees in just under an hour on Friday as a cold front swept through the city.  A cold southerly flow behind the front only reinforced that big cool down, leaving Sydney to start the weekend on a winter-like note with gusty winds and highs not even making it to 20.

A ridge of high pressure is expected to build in over the next few days.  That will help to warm things up.  In fact, by Wednesday, highs in the mid 20’s are possible.  Of course, with that shot of warmer air will come the chance for a few showers.  But it looks like highs in the teens won’t be returning until at least the end of the upcoming weekend.  And since spring is right around the corner, that probably won’t last very long.

By Analyst Howard Joseph


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