Warming up for SydneyBen McBurney, Saturday October 13, 2012 - 13:59 EDT
After receiving a blast of winter cold that brought the heaviest snowfalls in years to the Blue Mountains, Sydney can look forward to warmer temperatures in the working week.
Today has seen a return to mostly clear skies to Sydney, after a wet and windy day yesterday. While the weekend will remain mild, with maximums hovering around 20 degrees, the working week will see temperatures begin to climb into the mid 20's.
On Monday the New South Wales capital is expected to climb to a maximum of 25 degrees, with western suburbs reaching into the high 20's. By Tuesday, the city should climb into the high 20's, with western suburbs creeping into the low 30's.
A cool change should bring a bit of a cooling from Wednesday, with the chance of some showers, although the mercury should still linger in the low 20's until Friday.
The usual pattern so far has been for the warmest days to occur during the middle of the working week this spring, before a cold front has brought temperatures down on the weekend. However, at this stage, this trend looks like finally coming to an end, with the warmth looking like lasting into the weekend.
© Weatherzone 2012
More breaking news
More than 12,000 insurance claims have already been lodged with damages at an estimated $31 million following the .
A category one cyclone has formed in the Gulf of Carpentaria but is due to weaken before heading towards the Northern Territory coast.
Emergency services are frustrated by people making bad decisions when faced with floodwater, as recent studies on flood deaths show young men and children are the most at-risk of dying.