With just six weeks until summer, we’ve already had a taste of what’s to come later this year with sweltering weather in recent weeks.
However, this weekend, Sydney is expected to get a reprieve from the hot weather and cop a serious drenching, with a rain bomb set to sweep the east coast bringing the heaviest rainfall in seven months.
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting there will be 100mm of rain along the coast just this weekend, the best drenching since March, as both NSW and Queensland are set to get another feel for winter.
The forecast is no doubt music to the ears of farmers in NSW and Queensland who have been battling ferocious fires due to the blistering heat.
“While the bushfire risk for our northern communities is not gone, weather over next few days is much better for residents & fire crews,” a BOM spokesperson said.
Cooler conditions today in northeastern NSW, with southeasterly winds blowing across the region. While the weather is more settled than yesterday, still watch for advice from @NSWRFS about the #nswfires and check MetEye for forecasts near you https://t.co/UfYPhf3MG5 pic.twitter.com/IjCPQQU37e
— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) October 8, 2019
But a dramatic change is imminent with temperatures dropping and the brisk, humid winds easing up to allow the heavy rainfall to drop as early as Friday.
The low pressure system will then push along the NSW and Queensland border before easing up and moving out to sea by Saturday.
Regions in Northern NSW are expected to drop more than ten degrees by Thursday with high temperatures of just 24C in Grafton – a far cry from the highs of 38C on Tuesday.
SYDNEY’S FIVE DAY WEATHER FORECAST:
Thursday: Min 12, Max 19, Showers
Friday: Min 13, Max 18, Showers
Saturday: Min 13, Max 17, Showers
Sunday: Min 12, Max 19, Showers
Monday: Min 11, Max 21, Cloudy