After experiencing cold and windy conditions with snowfalls in some places as recently as two days ago, New South Wales will be flung back into spring.
With a setup more like summer than winter, a trough will form ahead of a front, increasing temperatures and bringing the chance of showers and storms on Wednesday and Thursday.
Residents will notice the warmth most on Thursday as temperatures soar well above average for this time of year, with some centres expected to reach the mid to high twenties. Sydney is on target to achieve its warmest day since May, with the temperature nudging 25 degrees.
The warmth is also likely to be accompanied by showers and storms. Storms look most likely to occur on the ranges on Wednesday, before spreading to the coast on Thursday. Storms should be brief, but are likely to be intense, bringing the risk of strong wind gusts.
On Friday, showers and storms will move offshore as the front sweeps through the state. This will also bring a return to the wintery conditions, just in time for the weeekend. The good news for the people on the coast is that the weekend will at least be mostly sunny.
© Weatherzone 2012
17:01 EST Sydney's offshore Sea Surface Temperatures (SST's) have remained above 21 degrees for the last four days.