The Weather in Sydney for the Next Week Is Set to be Unseasonably Warm So Get Your Togs Ready
It's set to hit 24 degrees. In July.
Anyone who's been outside in the last few days will have noticed that Sydney's been unseasonably warm. Yesterday hit 20 degrees and last night the low was just 12 — in the sun you don't even need a light jacket. Although this undeniably adds to our ever-present anxiety about global warming, it's hard to deny it: this winter has been delightful.
And you probably won't have to raid your house for your beanie anytime soon — well, not this week, anyway. Meteorologists have predicted that this next winter week could hit temperates more than seven degrees above the average maximum temp for July (which is 16.4, according to the Bureau of Meteorology).
The temp is expected to hit 20 degrees on Saturday, July 20 before rising to 22 degrees on Sunday, July 21. Next week, it's meant to peak at 24 (!) on Tuesday before dipping back down to 20 on Wednesday.
The highest temperature on record for July is 26.5 degrees (on July 30, 2017), so we could come pretty close.
This is a bit of contrast to the end autumn — when we were dealing with some frosty cold fronts and a whole heap of snow (even in the Blue Mountains) — although, it's not unexpected. Australia did swelter through its hottest summer on record and autumn was our third warmest ever.
If you've got the weekend off, make the most of it — visit a beach, do a seaside walk or catch a ferry to explore islands and national parks.
Top image: Bondi Beach by Paros Huckstepp
Published on July 18, 2019 by Lauren Vadnjal