Sydney weather: Why it’s about to get warmer this week
Australia’s east coast will see a warmer week after a polar explosion ravages the country – but rain is on the way
- Parts of NSW will be warmer this week as a polar air blast begins to weaken
- Melbourne will be drenched in rain while parts of Vic will see heavy gusts
- Weather zone meteorologist said big swell will subside from Tuesday
Parts of Australia’s east coast will finally warm up this week after a miserable string of cold weather that left many choosing to stay indoors.
Sydney has a mostly sunny week with temperatures reaching 17C on Tuesday, 19C on Wednesday and 20C on Thursday.
Those in Brisbane can also breathe a sigh of relief with the mercury hovering in the low to mid-twenties for the next few days while the sun stays out all week.
A high-pressure system moving across NSW could be thanked for the warm weather, which will allow longer periods of sunshine on the east coast.
But for those south in Melbourne, heavy rain is on the way, with the Victorian capital drenched in windy conditions on Wednesday and Thursday.
Parts of Australia’s east coast will finally warm up this week after a miserable streak of cold weather that left many choosing to stay indoors (pictured in Bondi)
Parts of Victoria will be ravaged by rain and high winds for the next few days
Weather zone meteorologist Yoska Hernandez said that while a mass of polar air no longer made its way through the southeast, a cold mass of air formed inland NSW — but conditions will be warmer this week.
“If you compare this week to last week, it will be warmer,” she told the Daily Mail Australia.
“The blocking high-pressure system that caused the southwest wind has weakened.”
Ms Hernandez said a low pressure system would pass over Victoria and South Australia from Wednesday, bringing snow to the Alps.
Many Aussies chose to stay indoors for the past few weeks after winter got off to a frigid start
Sydney should also avoid most of the windy conditions seen in parts of Victoria
There is a small to moderate chance of thunderstorms for Victoria and southern NSW in the coming days, with the meteorologist saying it will bring strong gusts.
“From tonight to tomorrow, winds will increase in west and east Victoria with gusts of up to 95 km/h,” said Ms Hernandez.
Windy conditions will also be felt in southern NSW and Canberra for the next few days, but Sydney should be clear.
Parts of the east coast have been ravaged by huge swells in recent days, with one monster wave as high as 4.5 meters at Port Kembla, in Wollongong, NSW.
Bronte Beach and many other coastal beaches have been ravaged by huge swells this week
Ms Hernandez said the surf should already be abating and the swell is expected to stay around 2.5 meters in the coming days.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Sydney, the south coast and the Hunter and Illawarra regions for damaging surf conditions and high winds.
Shocking footage, shot in Bondi, shows a rogue wave hurtling down the beach toward the esplanade on Sunday evening among unsuspecting diners.
The wave scattered passers-by, and only the raised deck at North Bondi Fish saved guests from a frigid dip in the chilly night where apparent temperatures plummeted to a few digits.
Surfers and swimmers have been told to stay out of the water as huge waves break the shoreline, and fishermen are also warned to stay off the rocks for their own safety.
A bizarre wave smashed Sydney’s Bondi Beach on Sunday night, nearly engulfing diners as they dined at the swanky North Bondi Fish restaurant.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Perth faces a wet week with a high chance of rain every day.
Adelaide residents will also need to carry their umbrellas with rain en route as temperatures peak at 17C.
Hobart will have a cold minimum of just 5C on Wednesday with an 80 percent chance of rain.
Canberra will see a frosty morning on Wednesday with a forecast of at least 1C and a high of 12C.
Darwin will escape the cold as well as the wet with a sunny week ahead with temperatures reaching a high of 33C.
THREE DAY WEATHER FORECAST IN YOUR CITY
Tuesday: Min 5C, Max 16C (mostly sunny)
Wednesday: Min 5C, Max 18C (sunny)
Thursday: Min 9C, Max 20C (mostly sunny)
Tuesday: Min 9C, Max 21C (partly cloudy)
Wednesday: Min 12C, Max 23C (partly cloudy)
Thursday: Min 12C, Max 24C (mostly sunny)
Tuesday: Min 7C, Max 16C (partly cloudy)
Wednesday: Min 12C, Max 17C (showers)
Thursday: Min 11C, Max 17C (shower decreases)
Tuesday: Min -5C, Max 9C (mostly sunny)
Wednesday: Min 1C, Max 11C (partly cloudy)
Thursday: Min 4C, Max 13C (shower or two)
Tuesday: Min 5C, Max 12C (partly cloudy)
Wednesday: Min 9C, Max 13C (showers)
Thursday: Min 10C, Max 15C (showers)
Tuesday: Min 11C, Max 20C (showers)
Wednesday: Min 10C, Max 21C (showers increase)
Thursday: Min 11C, Max 22C (shower or two)
Tuesday: Min 3C, Max 11C (partly cloudy)
Wednesday: Min 5C, Max 12C (showers increasing)
Thursday: Min 6C, Max 15C (possible late shower)
Tuesday: Min 20C, Max 32C (mostly sunny)
Wednesday: Min 21C, Max 33C (mostly sunny)
Thursday: Min 22C, Max 33C (mostly sunny)