Well was there ever a winter?
Waterspouts, hailstorms, thunderstorms associated with gustfronts approaching from the west, unbelievable rainbows, torrential coastal rains, strong winds, a potential tornado in La Perousse... what else?
What an amazing winter it has been with insane and extremely exciting conditions apparent across much of Eastern NSW!!!!
Alongside all of this fascinating weather phenomena, temperatures have been well above average over the last week in NSW and that trend in conditions is expected to continue over the next few weeks... as September approaches and Springs is brought into full swing.
With regards to the latest analysis... a W- SW change is progged to arrive in Sydney this evening ... with increased cloud cover and the chance of a brief shower or two tomorrow morning. The front responsible for the change progressively moving across SE Australia is anchoring out of a 940 hPa Antarctic low. As the change moves into NE NSW during tomorrow, the chance of showers should significantly decrease for Eastern NSW during tomorrow afternoon... but snow showers should persist on the ST's with a dominate SW airstream continuing.
As that high north of the bight advances further east across the continent... we should see stable conditions redevelop across Eastern NSW once again come the weekend and the upcoming new week.
Wednesday is looking increasingly likely for an exceptionally warm one for winter once again... with most models (in particular EC) progging the high mentioned above to progressively move East into the Tasman and direct warm NE winds along the coast and adjacent ranges. Alongside these expected conditions, a strong cold front and associated trough should freshen and strengthen these N winds, assisting in those warm conditions progged for next week.
Current conditions here 17.8/ 6.2, 47% and 1016.3 ... most of Sydney today achieved a maximum temperature of around about 25 to 26 degreees...
around 8 above average and the warmest day since early May. Maximum here of a warm 23.2 deg.
Unfortunately lack of moisture will prevent storms from developing tonight with that SW change, but indefinately fingers crossed for tomorrow morning due to the potential for brief shower development.