Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Showers finally clearing from Sydney

Rob Sharpe, Tuesday April 9, 2013 - 15:05 EST

Showers have been in the Sydney basin for eight days straight, but sunny skies will take over tomorrow.

Sydney has had its wettest start to April in 23 years, likely reaching its average of 126mm before Wednesday morning.

Early this morning Little Bay gained a whopping 52mm from showers and storms focussed on the southeastern suburbs. During the late morning another thunderstorm came onshore near Avalon and brought 10mm to the north shore suburb of Wahroonga. During the afternoon another storm impacted Penrith and eastern parts of the Blue Mountains. Further north, water spouts were observed within a thunderstorm near the coast, just south of Newcastle.

Later today, showers and storms will remain a possibility in the western suburbs before clearing tonight.

Wednesday should begin with some fog patches in the west and the chance of showers, mostly near the coast. The cloud will clear quickly leaving a stunning sunny afternoon. It may be the first completely dry day in more than a week.

On Thursday the sun will shine all day and help the mercury reach a top of 27 degrees in the city and 29 degrees in Penrith.

Friday and Saturday will also be mostly sunny with only the chance of showers on Sunday. Throughout these days the temperature should reach or exceed 25 degrees on each day in the city. Many people will enjoy the chance to get out and about in the dry and mostly sunny weather.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Cheeky fox suspected to be making regular contribution to WA farmer's BOM rain gauge

18:43 EST

A West Australian farmer who collects rainfall data for the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) suspects his precipitation is not just falling from the sky, with a fox making regular contributions to his rain gauge.

Outbak soaking to spread east

17:57 EST

A month's worth of rain has fallen in Western Australia's Interior during the past two days.

China landslide: Hopes fade for 93 missing after disaster

15:27 EST

Rescue workers in China have pulled bodies out of piles of rock and mud as they searched for 93 people missing a day after a landslide buried a mountain village, with some residents giving up hope of finding survivors.