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
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.
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.