‘It’ll feel wintry’: One more ‘nice warm day’ before Sydney feels the cold

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‘It’ll feel wintry’: One more ‘nice warm day’ before Sydney feels the cold

By Sarah McPhee

Temperatures are forecast to hit 30 degrees across Sydney on Friday before a cold front brings single-digit minimums and potential snowfall to the alps.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a top of 31 degrees in Penrith, 30 in the city, Liverpool, Richmond and Parramatta.

Swimmers sunbake at Icebergs in Bondi.

Swimmers sunbake at Icebergs in Bondi.Credit:Janie Barrett

“[Friday] will be a nice warm day,” Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Helen Reid said. “I think any other days close to that level of warmth will be considered a bonus now that we’re well and truly into autumn.”

The Snowy Mountains, including Thredbo and Perisher, could see snow showers above 1600 metres on Saturday night and above 1400 metres on Sunday, with a slim chance of as low as 1000 metres.

The minimum temperatures forecast for Thredbo Top Station and Perisher Valley are -1 to -4 degrees on Sunday through to Tuesday.

It wouldn’t be the first snow of the season, falling on the mountain peaks a few weeks ago, but rather one of the more noticeable events, Ms Reid said.

The forecast has one more day of warm weather before it starts getting cold.

The forecast has one more day of warm weather before it starts getting cold. Credit: Janie Barrett

“There is potential for snow and it would be lovely to have it all coincide to bring us lots, but it doesn’t quite look like it’s lining up nicely. At this stage, it’s looking like Victoria will be getting just a nice little amount of snow.”

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She said the cold front is almost a double system moving from the state’s southwest and west on Friday before working its way across NSW this weekend.

“There’s going to be a drop in temperature on Saturday and then there will be an even cooler air mass moving through on Sunday,” Ms Reid said. “That’ll help the area be cool enough for snow.”

The Snowy Mountains and Central Tablelands could see frost on Monday morning and it will be chilly around Lithgow and Goulburn, dropping as low as 1 or 2 degrees.

Richmond could dip to 8 degrees on Monday, 9 degrees in Parramatta and Penrith, 11 in the city and 13 at Bondi.

“It’ll feel wintry,” Ms Reid said. “In comparison to the wonderful weather we have been having, it will be in contrast to Friday, definitely.”

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