Residents in the Harbour City have been robbed of winter. Yesterday, the city reached 24 degrees, the 11th day this month that the city has broken the 20 degree mark.
With a current mean maximum temperature of 19.4 degrees for daytime temperature, July 2013 will definitely be one for the record books. And in Sydney’s case, this “book” (housed at Observatory Hill) contains 153 years worth of data.
With the current temperature forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, July will become the hottest July Sydney has seen when it comes to daytime temperatures.
Not only has it been warm, but also dry as the rain gauge has only picked up 27.0 mm in 9 days worth of rain, so far the driest July in 11 years.
With such clear skies, warm temperatures, lack of rain and a sea surface temperature of 18 degrees our beaches have been booming with residents enjoying the great outdoors that the city has to offer.
Although there will be some showers rolling in from tonight until early Thursday, temperatures will continue to linger above 17 degrees for the remainder of the week with mostly sunny skies. Good things don’t last long and unfortunately for Sydneysiders, this July has gone in a blink of an eye. Let’s hope that at least some had the fortune to enjoy what it had to offer.
– Written by Weatherzone, SYDNEY