Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Mild and dry evening for the NRL Grand Final

Drew Casper-Richardson, Saturday October 5, 2013 - 10:09 EST

Those heading to Olympic Park to watch the NRL Grand Final will be treated to ideal spectator conditions with a dry and mild evening forecast.

Minor premiers, the Sydney Roosters, will be taking on the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles on Sunday night to try and take home their first premiership in over a decade. The Sea Eagles on the other hand, will be looking to stamp their authority as the most successful club of the modern era by winning their third premiership in the last six seasons.

Grand Final day itself will be a warm one throughout the Sydney Basin. Temperatures will reach the high twenties along the coast and low thirties in the western suburbs. There will be a bit of cloud around as well, however it will remain dry. Very warm north westerly winds will be gusty at times, reaching around 40km/h during the late afternoon and early evening.

Come kick off time at 7:15pm it will still be reasonably warm at ANZ Stadium with temperatures of around 26-27 degrees. The gusty afternoon winds will have eased as well with winds reaching 30km/h. The temperature will drop throughout the game and by the time the final whistle is blown and it's time to celebrate (or commiserate) it will have cooled to 22-23 degrees. Likewise, winds will continue to ease during the match and will tend westerly ahead an approaching cold front.

The good news is that the cold front isn't expected to move through until after the match has wrapped up. It will also be a generally dry change with isolated showers not coming until the small hours of Monday morning. Those heading straight home after the match should avoid getting wet while those kicking on to celebrate (or drown some sorrows) might get caught in a light shower or two when heading home.

Monday will be a much cooler day with tops in the low twenties along with the odd shower.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Tasmania's snowy cold snap revives fortunes of Ben Lomond ski field

14:11 EST

Tasmania's cold snap is providing a remarkable turnaround for the prospects of the Ben Lomond ski field east of Launceston.

City crowd kick their heels up in drought-stricken Queensland fundraising effort

13:50 EST

Chartering flights to outback races and getting city folk to enjoy some bush hospitality is one innovative approach to fundraising being adopted by a community group in parched western Queensland.

More drought concessional loans on the way: Federal Government drought co-ordinator

13:15 EST

A new drought co-ordinator says the next round of drought concessional loans are 'on the cusp' of reopening and funding boosts will be announced for a list of service providers.