Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

July warmth wafts across NSW

Ben Domensino, Thursday July 5, 2018 - 17:59 EST

Parts of NSW just had their warmest July day in more than half a century.

A stream of air flowing over NSW from central Australia caused temperatures to climb five to nine degrees above average across most of the state on Thursday.

Gunnedah (24.8C) had its warmest July day in 60 years, while Goulburn (19.7C) and Wagga Wagga (20.1C) registered their highest July temperatures in 43 and 42 years, respectively.

Tamworth (23.4C), Trangie (23.4C) and Dubbo (22.9C) all had their warmest July day in more than two decades.

Further east, Sydney registered its warmest day on record for the first week of July, reaching a top of 25.3 degrees in the city shortly before 3pm. This beat the previous record of 24.1 degrees from the first week of July in 2004.

The warm air will linger over northern, central and eastern NSW into Friday, although a cooler southwesterly change will flush the heat out of the state by the weekend.

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Darwin's dry season soaking

12:53 EST

Darwin received its heaviest rain in six months as a rare September shower passed over the city in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Late-season chill grips southeastern Australia

09:24 EST

It feels like spring hasn't started in parts of southeastern Australia, with some places registering their lowest September temperatures in years during the last couple of mornings.

Supplement feed shortage puts a strain on farmers already struggling with drought

09:09 EST

It's the last thing drought-declared Queensland graziers need, but dry conditions are now affecting the production of a wide range of feed supplements given to animals when grass and hay run low.