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Sydneysiders won’t be needing to bring out their knitwear anytime soon, with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting an unusually long summer for the east coast.
Temperatures in Sydney have topped 27C for most of March this year, and after a brief cool-down at the beginning of this week, the mercury climbed back up to 36C on Thursday.
The bureau expects the hot weather to continue into the weekend when the maximum temperature is expected to reach 30C on Friday March 17, 29C on Saturday and 32C on Sunday.
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Senior meteorologist Dean Narramore said if the heat gets to 30C on Saturday, the city will break a 165-year record for the hottest consecutive days in autumn.
“It will be the first time in autumn since records began at Sydney Observation Hill that we’ve had four days in a row above 30C,” he said.
The hot weather was a result of a cold front in the country’s south that had dragged hot continental air from western and central parts of Australia to the southeast coast with north northeasterly winds, Narramore explained.
“These cold fronts drag that heat down. That’s causing this burst of heat and this run of hot weather across parts of NSW,” he said.
Western Sydney will be a few degrees warmer than the rest of Sydney with a maximum of 33C expected on Saturday and 37C forecast for Sunday.
Inland regional communities such as Bathurst and Dubbo may also experience their hottest March day on record, when temperatures will reach the high 30Cs on Sunday.
A cool change was expected to provide relief late Sunday night for Sydney and on Monday for inland NSW, with the chance of thunderstorms, according to BOM.
But if you were thinking of then storing your summer linens away, Narramore said there were early signs the heat could return later next week when winds turn north northwesterly.
NSW experiencing hot autumn with Sydney on edge of breaking heat record
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