Sydneysiders have been enjoying sunny days recently, but cloud and showers will take over from mid-week.
Dry westerly winds have resulted in clear skies over Sydney during the past few days. This has allowed daytime temperatures to warm above average, although brisk winds have made it feel a little cooler especially at night.
In the city the temperature dipped just below eight degrees this morning, which is not far from the July average but breezy winds have made it feel colder. Westerly winds were averaging around 20km/h this morning, making the temperature feel closer to five degrees.
Richmond and Camden both fell just below freezing this morning, which is around four degrees below normal, but winds are much lighter in the west.
A large high pressure system will move slowly east over the nation during the next few days. As a result, winds will tend to a southeasterly direction along the NSW coast, bringing in cloud cover and showers.
In Sydney, the cloud will increase during Wednesday afternoon with isolated showers expected to develop during the evening. The moist southeasterly winds will then persist for the remainder of the week, maintaining grey, damp and cool conditions.
Showers will only be scattered and will not amount to much. Only five to 15mm is expected on any day. They will, however, work to keep temperatures down. The city will struggle to reach the mid teens on each day until at least Saturday.
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11:39 EST Rain falls across the state in the last day have been welcome but variable; from Enngonia to Euabalong, Cumnock to Coonabarabran, Brewarrina to Bathurst - farmers were hopeful of a break in what's been a dry year so far.