This weekend's weather will be mixed bag for Sydney, with sunshine one
day and wind and rain the next.
After a cloudy Friday, Saturday will be the pick of the days this
weekend. Mostly sunny skies will allow the mercury to reach the high
twenties near the coast and low thirties in the west. It will be a
great day to get down to the beach or have a BBQ, although those
planning a day near the coast should be wary of dangerous surf
conditions as waves reach around 5-6 feet.
It is likely to remain quite warm into Saturday evening, before a
strong and gusty southerly change blows through late in the evening or
early on Sunday morning.
Conditions will be much cooler and windier on Sunday, with even a few
light showers about the coast. It will not be a completely cloudy day,
particularly in western suburbs where the sun should be out quite
The wind will be most noticeable near the coast, averaging 40-50km/h
with gusts possibly up to 70km/h. A cooler air mass behind the change
will see the mercury only reach the low-to-mid twenties on Sunday,
with wind chill making it feel a few degrees cooler than it actually
is at times. This will definitely be the day to stay inside.
Looking further ahead, the working week will start off with similar
conditions to Sunday, although winds should ease. Looking into the
middle of next week, skies are expected to become clearer and it
should gradually get warmer from Tuesday.
© Weatherzone 2013
18:04 EDT The weather bureau has urged residents in Queensland's Gulf to remain on cyclone alert as ex-Tropical Cyclone Gillian moves overland.