Warm weekend ahead for SydneyBen Domensino, Friday April 12, 2013 - 12:13 EST
Sydney can look forward to a warm and sunny weekend, the warmest for
April in eight years for some suburbs.
A high pressure ridge will bring mostly sunny skies across the Sydney
Basin this weekend, allowing the sun to do what it does best and heat.
Penrith is forecast to reach a top of 28 degrees each day, which has
not happened during April since 2005. Sea breezes will restrict
heating slightly in eastern suburbs, although if the city reaches its
forecast top of 26 degrees each day, this will be the warmest April
weekend in two years.
The pool-worthy weekend comes at the end of a warm week and sunny
week. Bankstown has climbed above average each day since Sunday 7th
and Penrith reached 28 degrees for the first time this month on
Thursday 11th. The sun has also shone for longer than usual, with the
city bathing in more than 20 hours of sunshine during the past two
days, more than double the long term average for this time of year.
Unfortunately, the warm and sunny weekend will not spill into the
working week, with, cloud, showers and a cooler air mass on the way.
By Tuesday it will be wet, with cloud only allowing the temperature to
reach around 23 degrees in the city and the west.
© Weatherzone 2013
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