Sydney Has Just Shivered Through Its Coldest Morning of 2021 So Far
And its coldest morning since September 2020, too.
Feeling a little chilly, Sydneysiders? There's a reason for that. We're only halfway through autumn, but a significant drop in temperature has been making the city shiver today, Monday, April 12 — with this morning marking not only Sydney's coldest of 2021 so far, but also its frostiest since September 2020.
At 6.30am this morning, the mercury sat at 9.7 degrees. The minimum temps so far in April have hovered between 13.5–19.2 degrees, so it's quite a bit colder than usual. And, the Bureau of Meteorology reports that the apparent temperature went down to four degrees at 7am this morning, so it felt even chillier still.
While the mercury will hit the 21-degree maximum mark today — and continue to sit between 11–29 degrees right through until Sunday, April 18 — today's frostier sensation comes as a result of a cold front over the weekend. As a result, BOM advises that temperatures across the state are expected to be around five degrees lower than the April average today.
To put the colder temperatures in context, Sydney's mean April minimum is 14.8 degrees. Typically, the mercury doesn't start dropping much further until May, which sports a 11.6-degree average minimum temperature — and in June, naturally, where the minimum hovers around 9.3 degrees
Obviously, we're at the point of the year when saying "winter is coming" is warranted — but rest assured that it has been genuinely colder than normal to start today.
For more information about Sydney's weather forecasts and recent temperatures, head to the Bureau of Meteorology's website.
Published on April 12, 2021 by Sarah Ward