Sydney's weather to shine this long weekendMax Gonzalez, Wednesday October 2, 2013 - 18:12 EST
The eyes of the world will be on Sydney this weekend and the weather will combine with the spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge, to make this city the envy among global cities.
The Labour Day long weekend can't get any busier or attractive to your average Aussie bloke as there will be plenty of footy action and even floating warships to play with. Even two of the world's biggest artist will be performing in Sydney this weekend.
A cooler change overnight will bring some showers and gusty SSW winds tomorrow as a fleet of 16 tall ships from around the world sail into the Harbour. It will be cooler tomorrow, but it will warm up for the weekend.
After some early fog, sunny skies and thousands of military enthusiasts will greet more than 40 warships as they arrive in Port Jackson on Friday.
A day later, more sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-20s will be the delight of history buffs as the International Fleet re-enacts the original entry of the Australian fleet into the Habour 100 years ago. The weather gods have certainly noticed that the parade will be watched closely by HRH Prince Charles. Light winds and clear skies will then welcome the dazzling fireworks and light show to follow the parade close to 8 pm.
On Sunday, a few clouds may roll in but temperatures will continue in the upper 20s, perfect to hold a barbie or even head to the beach. There is also a chance of touring the warships and tall ships if you fancy it. Light winds and dry conditions will prevail as NRL's grand final gets under way with the Roosters taking on the Eagles at ANZ Stadium. An extravagant pre-game show from Ricky Martin will rival the so called "biggest boy band" on the planet as One Direction takes centre stage at the All Phones Arena just across the road. They, however, will be under a roof and won't get to enjoy one of Sydney's glorious spring nights.
Monday will see the end of the long weekend celebrations and even though temperatures will continue in the upper-20s, isolated coastal showers and windier conditions might be just right to sleep it off before heading back to work (and school) on Tuesday.
© Weatherzone 2013
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