The last few days have been quite mild across NSW, with most centres recording above average temperatures, giving residents their first taste of spring. However, the coming days are likely to present a mixed bag of weather as a series of fronts push across the region.
The first of these fronts is moving through today, bringing colder and windier conditions than seen on the weekend. These winds are quite brisk, particularly in the Blue Mountains. At 9am in Katoomba the wind chill was making 4 degrees feel more like -3 degrees. In the Alps, snow is expected to fall as low as 800 metres.
The cold will only be short lived however, as temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to increase. Wednesday is likely to be the warmest of these two days, with more spring-like conditions expected again.
A stronger front is expected to sweep across the state on Thursday, dropping temperatures well below average. The system is also likely to be accompanied by showers and snow, with snow forecast to as low as 700 metres, and could reach as far north as the Northern Tablelands. This could bring a few flurries around Guyra.
Friday is looking similarly cold and windy, but showers will be confined mostly to the coast. A high will move over the region on the weekend, stabilising temperatures, making it much easier to choose what to wear.
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17:01 EST Sydney's offshore Sea Surface Temperatures (SST's) have remained above 21 degrees for the last four days.