Sydney weather: cold snap brings rain and temperature drops for the end of winter

Sydney wet weather in August this year. Photo by Edwina Pickles. Photo: Edwina PicklesSydney can expect wet conditions this week as we enter the final weeks of winter.
Nanjing Night Net

Rain is expected to fall all week, after last week’s first glimpse of spring was felt with sunshine and balmy weather in the mid 20s.

But, heavy rain this week will remind us that winter is still very much here.

The rain is expected to start on Monday, with up to five millimetres forecast to drop in the late afternoon with more of the same on Tuesday. This is expected to increase throughout the week, with Wednesday forecast to be the wettest day with up to 35 millimetres expected, combined with strong winds.

The wet weather is expected to ease on Thursday and Friday with a max of five millimetres of rain expected on both days, in time for the weekend which is forecast to be rain-free.

With the wet weather will come colder nights, as temperatures dip to overnight minimums below 10 degrees near the coast and five degrees in the west.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Mohammed Nabi said maximum day temperatures would remain near average for this time of year between 17 and 19 degrees.

He said another cold front was expected early next week. “It won’t be as strong as Wednesday’s cold front,” he said.

The expected front will signal the official end of winter, but Mr Nabi said cooler days were still expected in Sydney until October.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.