Sydney is basking in its sunniest weekend since April and warmest weekend since May, according to weatherzone.com.au.
Apart from a bit of high cloud on Sunday, skies have been almost totally cloud-free, gracing the city with about 20 hours of sunshine in total, making it the sunniest weekend since March.
It was also the city's warmest weekend in four months, reaching at least 20 degrees on both days, more than three degrees above average. There was a weekend in early May when both days had maximum temperatures of 21 degrees, but that weekend wasn't as sunny as this.
The unseasonably warm sunshine has enticed the population to get outside and soak it up. Sporting events, parks, even beaches have been more crowded than any other weekend this winter.
"Looking ahead, there are few sunny days to come this week. However, chilly winds in the wake of a cold front will make Monday and Tuesday feel noticeably cooler than the weekend," Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke said.
This chilly spell will only be brief.
"Wednesday is looking just as warm as the weekend just gone. The unseasonably warm air we experienced on the weekend will be drawn to the coast again with help from northwesterly winds," Dutschke said.
Unfortunately for most, that burst of warmth won't last long either.
"Another front will bring a colder change, brisk winds and showers from Thursday afternoon."
"Brisk showery winds are likely to continue on Friday and last through the weekend, not ideal for next Sunday's "City2Surf" participants and spectators," Dutschke said.
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