The east coast is set to receive a late blast of summer’s heat with temperatures to reach an impressive 36C today.
Beachgoers in Sydney will look to lap up the surprise heat, with the city’s east set to enjoy temperatures in the mid 30s.
And the spike in temperature looks set to sweep right across NSW’s north and along the coast as a warm front drifts in from central Australia.
“North west [NSW] and north of the southern parts will see elevated temperatures,” NSW Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Craig Ryan told Yahoo News Australia.
Mr Ryan said Sydney’s western suburbs will cop the brunt of the conditions, with temperatures set to peak at 34C.
And the state’s highest temperature on Monday looks set to be recorded in the northwest, with Bourke and Brewarrina predicted to reach 36C, while Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour will be in the high 20s.
A warm day today for Sydneysiders with maximum temperatures this afternoon set to reach the low 30's. Cooler southerly winds are expected on Tuesday and a shower or two as a front moves through. See the latest forecast at https://t.co/MnUZo2uDTv pic.twitter.com/kZxVObafcm
— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) April 7, 2019
“These temperatures are above average, but we’re not expecting them to be record breaking,” Mr Ryan said.
Temperatures are up to 5C higher than the average for this time of autumn.
He said elongated summer temperatures may be a cause of “frustration” to some, who may be “keen for some cooler weather.”
And for those not enjoying the surprise heat, there will be relief as soon as Tuesday for Sydney and central and southern NSW.
Sydney temperatures will drop to the mid 20s following the introduction of a cold front, while temperatures in the north will die down by Wednesday.
Queensland slightly cooler
While temperatures will be slightly cooler in Queensland, Brisbane will creep into the 30s today.
The Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast will reach slightly lower at 28C.
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Moving north along the coast, temperatures look set to remain around the high 20s, with possible showers predicted in Innisfail and surrounding areas.
The state’s high on Monday will be in the northwest with Camooweal topping 36C.
In Australia’s south, Adelaide and Melbourne will be far cooler, with a high of 22C.
And in the west, Perth will also enjoy sizzling temperatures, potentially reaching 31C while WA’s north will swelter in the mid 30s.
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