Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Sydney's chill a taste of things to come

Ben McBurney, Monday June 17, 2013 - 16:13 EST

Sydneysiders were reminded winter has arrived this morning, as the city shivered through its coldest morning since September, with more to come.

A cold air mass combined with generally clear skies to cause the mercury to dip to 8.5 degrees early this morning. Those on their morning run or walk would have really noticed it, as the wind chill made it feel more like five degrees.

Some other surrounding suburbs also saw their coldest night since spring, with Bankstown dipping to 3.3 degrees, and Terrey Hills 5.9 degrees.

Sydney has done well to escape the nippy nights this year, with the city's minimum only just below average for June. In fact, it has been five years since nights have taken this long to become this cool this late in the year.

The following few nights should be a bit warmer due to increased cloud cover. However, the chilly nights look like returning from about Friday as skies become a bit clearer.

Similarly cold nights should persist into at least early next week.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

"Unusual" thunderstorm hits Perth's south, tearing off roofs, flooding homes

16:20 EDT

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services is attending dozens of call outs for storm damage in Perth's southern suburbs after a severe thunderstorm hit Rockingham.

Canberra cops a soaking

16:06 EDT

A low pressure trough has brought heavy rain and storms to Canberra and much of the ACT leading to flash flooding in some areas.

Canberra hit by heavy rain, flash flooding inundates homes

15:40 EDT

A deluge has brought parts of Canberra to a standstill and left some residents counting the cost as their homes flooded.