Very warm and windy in NSWWillemien Phelan, Tuesday October 16, 2012 - 13:13 EDT
Warm northwesterly winds are pushing the temperatures up across NSW making snow but a distant memory.
Sydney's western suburbs will reach a top in the low thirties this Tuesday afternoon. The warm winds transporting the heat from the interior will have a tussle with the easterly sea breeze. This will keep the eastern suburbs mild for a good part of the day.
Elsewhere in New South Wales temperatures are set to soar into the mid-to-high thirties in the state's far west. In the northwest corner of the state, residents of Tibooburra can expect a top of 35 degrees only six days after the mercury failed to reach 17 degrees.
Today's northerly winds are expected to increase in the afternoon. A warning for damaging wind was issued on Tuesday morning for the Snowy Mountains. Wind gusts of 96km/h were recorded at the mountain station of Bombala around lunchtime.
Although on Wednesday a cool change will move across the state the heat won't go far. Cloud-free skies over the country's interior continue to heat the air mass which is ready to be transported to the coast.
© Weatherzone 2012
More breaking news
The Southwest Land Division is starting spring as winter ended, wet, helping grain crops recover after a drier-than-normal winter The Southwest Land Division dried out during August then picked up reasonable rain at the end of the month and is about to get spring off to a wet start, giving grain farmers some hope.
Broadacre crop growers in the Mallee region of South Australia and Victoria could be able to minimise losses from severe frost if they get more decent rain.
The latest bushfire outlook has warned of a heightened risk of fires across South Australia this summer.