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When will the heat dissipate in Sydney?

Scott Morris, Sunday September 12, 2021 - 11:35 EST

For people living in and around Sydney, this weekend has been feeling a lot like summer, so, the question on a lot of minds is; when is the summer feeling going to end.

 

sydharboursunnyImage: Clear skies bringing a warm and sunny Sunday in Sydney (https://webcamsydney.com/) 

 

Well, the answer is, it's not too far away. At around 5pm, the northwesterly winds that had been filtering heat into the area will begin to swing around to a colder southwesterly direction. Temperatures across the Sydney basin should steadily decline. For those concerned about the sweltering overnight temperatures, despite the almost 30oC maximum forecast for today, the minimum should drop down to 11oC, bang on the average for around this time of year. 

 

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Image: Surface winds on ACCESS-C model showing southerly winds approaching Sydney at 6pm EST Sunday 

 

The following days after the change are a perfect representation of what Sydneysiders have been used to for the past couple of months. A top of 19 and 17 on Monday and Tuesday with both days being marked by clouds and showers which should make it feel a fair bit colder. We should even see some snow in alpine areas down to about 800m over the next few days - a good indicator of the cold weather to come. 

 

However, if you are a fan of the sunny and warm weather Sydney is experiencing this weekend, don't fret too much because it looks like we might see similar conditions resurface towards the start of the next week, although not as hot. 

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