Bondi beach could be the place to be today as Sydney sweats in 35C heat. Picture: Toby Zerna
Bondi beach could be the place to be today as Sydney sweats in 35C heat. Picture: Toby Zerna

Sydney to swelter in early summer blast

TODAY's unseasonably hot weather in Sydney will come to a cool end tomorrow as a powerful front wafts across the state.

Yesterday's top temperatures of 33 degrees drew out sun seekers to hot spots Maroubra, Bondi and Manly beaches and as temperatures rose, so, too, did tempers among motorists battling for more half an hour to find car parking spots around the city's beaches.

The same is expected today with the mercury due to peak to 35 degrees in the city and Bondi while Richmond and Penrith will experience a top of 36 degrees

Swimmers dive off a rock shelf at North Bondi. Picture: Toby Zerna
Swimmers dive off a rock shelf at North Bondi. Picture: Toby Zerna

Although there is a slight chance of shower in the city as a cold front moves South of the state, thunderstorms will be largely centred in the southern half.

Tuesday will see a marked drop in temperature of 14 degrees forecast in line with typical Autumnal weather triggered by a cold front drifting through the state towards the South West.

Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be much the same, sunny and partly cloudy, with temperatures of 23 degrees.

Emma Dick, 22, Tiarrn Raymond, 22, and Bec Wheeler, 24, cool off at North Steyne. Picture: by Troy Snook/News Corp Australia)
Emma Dick, 22, Tiarrn Raymond, 22, and Bec Wheeler, 24, cool off at North Steyne. Picture: by Troy Snook/News Corp Australia)

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Jordan Notara said the cool change was above average for this time of year.

"There will be a drop in temperature by Tuesday with the cold front moving across the state and out over the waters and past Sydney."

The hot conditions have prompted fire bans in several regions across the state and the fire danger warning raised to 'Severe' in the NSW Hunter.

 

 

 

 

TOP TEMPS

Sydney-35

Penrith-36

Liverpool-35

Terrey Hills-33

Richmond-36

Parramatta-35

Campbelltown-34

Bondi-35

 

 

A busy Bondi beach as temperatures in the city soar over 30 degrees. Picture: Toby Zerna
A busy Bondi beach as temperatures in the city soar over 30 degrees. Picture: Toby Zerna

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