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Beer garden or bar? Your Freedom Day forecast for Sydney

Anthony Sharwood, Friday October 8, 2021 - 16:30 EDT

When you walk into your local watering hole on Monday October 11 as many Covid restrictions ease in NSW, double vaxxed and doubly keen to have your first *frothy one from the tap in over three months, will you kick back in the beer garden or sit inside?

Sadly, it looks like Sydney is in for a cool one one on Monday with a top of 18°C and showers, and rain might stick around for a few days, so beer gardens might be out of play for a few days yet.

  • Sydney's average maximum in October is 22.2°C but the reality is that spring is a season of fluctuating temperatures, with plenty of days in the mid to high twenties, but a fair share in the high teens too.
  • That's exactly what'll happen this weekend into Monday, with tops of 26°C and 25°C on the weekend, before late rain on Sunday dampens an otherwise lovely weekend weather-wise and cools things down significantly.

Image: If you'd envisaged sunlight scenes like this with friends you haven't seen for ages, you may have to wait a few days. Source: Pixabay.

Sunday's southeasterly change will be the second such event within a few days. Temperatures exceeded 30°C across the city on Thursday before dropping 10 degrees within a short period around 5 pm as the southerly roared through town.

But while Thursday's cool change was a dry one, Sydney can expect around 10 mm of rain on Sunday, with further showers through much of the working week.

But do you know what? At least you'll be free to sit in a wet beer garden if you so desire, and really, that's a pretty good start. 

*Weatherzone would like to acknowledge wine drinkers and those who don't partake in alcohol. We just used the image of beer because it's late on Friday afternoon here, as in, basically, beer o'clock!

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