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Mild evening for the NRL

Drew Casper-Richardson, Saturday September 28, 2013 - 12:25 EST

It will be a pleasant evening for those heading into Allianz Stadium to watch the second Preliminary Final between the Sydney Roosters and the Newcastle Knights.

Gusts have reached 60-80km/h around most of the City so far on Saturday. Winds will ease late in the afternoon and through the evening with westerly winds gusting to 20-30km/h for kick off at 7:45pm. Those in the stands will have plenty of protection from the winds though.

After a hot day it will cool to around 22 degrees for the start of the match, dropping to 20 degrees by the time the final whistle is blown. It will remain dry through out the game, making for very pleasant conditions.

The Roosters will be looking to put an end to the surging Knights who knocked out the reigning premiers, Melbourne Storm, last week. Tonight's winner will advance to the Grand Final to face the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles who overcame a 14-0 deficit to defeat the South Sydney Rabbitohs and enter their fourth Grand Final in seven years.

The Grand Final kicks off on Sunday October 6th at 7:15pm. Early indications are that it will be a hot, dry day and may even still be in the high-twenties at ANZ Stadium come kick off.

- Weatherzone

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