Yesterday the mercury in Sydney reached the hottest of summer as the masses flocked to the coast for a great beach day.
The temperature in Sydney reached 36 degrees yesterday, a whopping 10 degrees above average. While these temperatures are not uncommon for this time of year it was the hottest day of our summer so far.
Northwesterly winds ahead of a trough prevented the seabreeze from pushing in until the afternoon, bringing the hottest day of 2015 so far. These westerly winds created temperatures along the coast to be as hot as western parts of Sydney, as the city and Penrith both recorded 36.
Relief came in the form of a weak seabreeze at 2pm which allowed the temperature to drop four degrees.
Today, southerly winds will build throughout the day with showers arriving late in the day in a sign of more to come. The start of the week will be a wet one with the risk of showers for every day of the week except Thursday as a moist low pressure trough lingers.