Sydney can look forward to a mostly sunny weekend to get the washing done before next week's wet weather.
Sydneysiders felt a sudden drop in temperature yesterday around lunchtime as a cold front swept across the city. The front dropped the mercury from 25 degrees to 17 degrees in the space of an hour. The showers that followed disrupted the school-run around 3pm as 4mm fell in the city. This is the first significant rainfall of the month.
Glorious sunshine has returned to the city today with a high pressure system building in the wake of a cold front. The clear skies brought the familiar chilly morning, with the temperature dipping three below the September average to eight degrees in the city.
It was a cold morning across NSW with freezing temperatures inland. Shivering residents of Parkes, Goulburn, Trangie and Forbes all experienced temperatures dipping as low as 7 degrees below their average September minimum temperature. A stark reminder that spring is the up-and-down season.
For those who like to dry their washing in the sun it's best to get it all done this weekend. The luxury of leaving the washing on the line for the day like we did last couple of weeks is over.
The culprit of next week's wet weather will be an inland trough forming and deepening over inland NSW bringing widespread rain to the state. This rain will be welcomed by farmers and gardeners, who have been experiencing well below average rainfall over the past couple of months.
For Sydney, periods of showers will persist from Monday through to Wednesday and could be accompanied by a few thunderstorms. Rainfall totals are not expected to be excessive but we will see an extended run of cloudy days, something that we have not seen much of lately.
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17:25 EST With lots of talk about the cracker start to the grain growing season, there are plenty of farmers who've missed out on that precious rain.