Sydney's chilling winds are spoiling outdoor activities.
Glorious morning sunshine may have invited Sydneysiders head outside this Saturday. And if that involves drinking a coffee in a sheltered sunny spot, it will certainly be pleasant. For other activities it is a good idea to bring some extra layers of clothing, a beanie and maybe even a windbreaker jacket to keep out the chilling wind.
Fresh westerly winds are keeping the skies clear with that wonderful winter sunshine. But the winds are also bringing a wind chill, making it feel a few degrees colder. At 10am this morning it was 12 degrees in the city, but the wind chill made it feel more like 9 degrees. With the sunshine today the top temperature could touch 18 degrees, which is one degree above average the July average. But with that chilling wind it will feel like a snappy winters day, worthy of a hot chocolate.
The fresh winds of 35km/h are being caused by a combination of a large high pressure system over WA and a low pressure system in the Tasman sea. Between these two systems a cold southwesterly wind is blowing.
Sunday morning will be similarly sunny and windy but a further drop in temperature and some afternoon cloud will make it a colder day than Saturday.
© Weatherzone 2012
13:39 EST With 28mm already recorded in the rain gauge this month, Alice Springs is having its wettest May since 2004.