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28.2c here today. Still feels like summer.


Tue May 17, 2016 8:03 am
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Today was a bit of a shock after all the warm weather. It was only 10c at midday, and eventually struggled to 15c.


Sat May 28, 2016 8:26 am
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A powerful ECL has developed which has caused flooding in Brisbane and is moving south. The entire NSW coastline is under a severe weather warning for the first time in 30 years.


Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:05 am
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Observatory Hill had 226.6mm of rain over the weekend but there were heavier falls. such as 379mm in the suburb of Ingleburn. A backyard swimming pool was washed into the sea at Collaroy.


Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:18 am
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Winter has arrived at last. The max yesterday was only 11.7c at Observatory Hill. I think it's been a while since it was that low.


Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:50 pm
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24.2c here today; it seems to have gone back to summer temporarily.


Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:36 am
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It reached 24c again yesterday at Observatory Hill and 25c at the airport. Friday is forecast to be 25c again; very unusual.


Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:03 am
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25.7c today at Observatory Hill was only 0.2c off the July record.
27c at the airport was a July record.


Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:52 am
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philinsydney wrote:
25.7c today at Observatory Hill was only 0.2c off the July record.
27c at the airport was a July record.

How has the rest of Sydney winter been?


Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:02 am
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June was very warm but July-August were closer to average.
All of winter was wet, but it was worse inland.
I went to Forbes a month ago in Central West NSW and everything was muddy and flooded - very depressing.
Spetember was windy- I was picking up fallen branches and twigs all the time.
Now I'm in Johannesburg and going on a 3 week tour of South Africa.


Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:34 pm
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On Tues night the minimum at Observatory Hill was 27.1c, which made it the second warmest night ever, and the warmest for December.
On either side, Tues had a max of 38c and Wed 37c.


Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:55 pm
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If the forecast is correct, we are in for a heatwave.
Penrith in the outer western suburbs is forecast to be 35c today, 36c tomorrow, then 38c, 41c, 43c, 40c and 35c for the next few days.


Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:51 pm
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"On Tues night the minimum at Observatory Hill was 27.1c, which made it the second warmest night ever, and the warmest for December."

WOW. That would be an incredibly warm night even for us in the mid-Atlantic, happening only once a year if that. (down in Florida, maybe not so much...but still higher than usual) In a case like this, in a climate like yours, one has to ask, where is the moisture coming from? Maybe your post from a few months back provides a partial clue. Are grasslands in interior NSW and Queensland that were well watered by the wet winter, and therefore grew more abundantly, now drying out and releasing more moisture than usual? Because the waters off the coast are not yet warm enough to generate such high dewpoints/night temps. This would be similar to the reason the upper midwest of the USA can have very high dewpoints even though bodies of warm water are far, far away and not "upwind" of the local jetstream pattern. The moisture is coming off corn/maize! (Which of course, can grow in the first place because the midwest is well rained upon in spring and early summer as gulf moisture and lingering polar air clash. But the corn otherwise amplifies humidity already present. Your different patterns of airflow down there, and lack of phyiscal connection to the south pole, means the middle of AU is drier, but much warmer in winter than NA)
But who knows. I found it fascinating that in my very brief time visit to NSW (as you know) there was both dry heat on the day I arrived and unmistakable mugginess on the day I left. Maybe the dry heat happens if the air is coming right out of the center of AU and the muggy heat comes down from Queensland. Or something. I wonder if something like the Texas "dry line" is sometimes identifiable in Australia, or not.


Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:57 pm
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It's very complex, for sure.
You might be interested to know that out at Camden in the far SW suburbs it got down to 18c, so it appeared to be a coastal phenomenon, yet Canberra and the Blue Mountains had unusually warm minimums as well.


Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:25 am
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The heat is on!
In the city it only reached about 30c, but out at Penrith in the outer western suburbs it reached 44.8c!


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