Sydney bathed in its warmest day this winter as the temperature nudged the mid 20s, more typical of spring, according to weatherzone.com.au.
By lunchtime yesterday it had warmed above 22 degrees in all suburbs and had reached 24 in the city and 25 at Mascot and Richmond, five above the August average.
“Plenty of sunshine, gusty northwesterly winds and warm air over the interior have been the formula for Sydney’s spring-like day,” Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke said.
“It’s not unusual for mid 20s in August. In some years August has delivered us several days this warm, last August we had at least five,” Dutschke said.
“This wind is taking the edge on what is otherwise a very pleasant day. [Friday] will be even windier.”
“A cooler westerly change on Friday may bring gusts of 70 to 80 km/h.”
The cooler change on Friday will send Sydney back into more winter-like weather with a top of about 17 degrees under mostly clear skies. And the wind will make it feel a degree or two colder.
“Easing wind over the weekend will make it feel a little more comfortable as the sunny days continue.”