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By Sarah Ward
January 05, 2019

Sydney Kicked Off 2019 With a Record-Tying Hot Spell

It's set to hit 38 degrees in the city today.
By Sarah Ward
January 05, 2019

Feeling warm, Sydney? There's a very good reason for that. Seeing in 2019 with a spate of toasty weather, the city has been sweating through an extended run of warm temperatures — the kind that the city hasn't experienced in 70 years.

With the mercury already hitting 36 degrees by 10.40am on Saturday, January 5 — on its way to a 28-degree maximum, too — Sydney has now sweltered through a nine-day span of temps over 28 degrees. As reported by Weatherzone reports, the hot spell matches a record that's stood since way back in February 1949.

The historic feat sees 2019 continue 2018's weather trend — that is, continuing to be both newsworthy and unpredictable. The city endured devastating drought and had more than its fair share of heatwaves, including the second hottest day ever in January, a casual 40-degree day in Marchan unusually warm day in early September and a scorcher in November. And then there's the huge downpour in early October, Western Sydney getting 70mm of rain in just own night, plus a heap of wet weather and storms to close out the year.

In good news, the Bureau of Meteorology has forecast an afternoon change, predicting a high chance of showers for this afternoon and evening. And Sunday, January 6 will bring some much, much milder (and incredibly welcome) weather, hitting a maximum of just 23 degrees.

Until the temperature dips, you'd best make friends with your fan or air-con, or head to your nearest pool or beach.

Via Weatherzone.

By Sarah Ward and Lauren Vadnjal.

Published on January 05, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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