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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

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