Sydney’s unusually warm May weather to encroach into winter

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«The east coast of Australia has been warmer than normal for several months, but it’s warmed up in the past week or so off the NSW coast because of a lot of sunshine,» Mr Dutschke said.

«We haven’t had a string of overcast days, so that sunshine has kept the surface of the water nice and warm.»

Sydney has only had one day this month below the long-term May average maximum of 19.5, while the rest of the month has hovered close to 3 degrees above.

Maximum temperatures as high as 26 degrees — up to 6 degrees above average — are forecast for the week ahead.

Mr Dutschke said this meant water temperatures off the NSW coast would remain a couple of degrees warmer for at least another week, and could potentially inch slightly higher.

Sea temperatures are up to three degrees warmer than average off the NSW coast in the week of May 19, 2019.

Sea temperatures are up to three degrees warmer than average off the NSW coast in the week of May 19, 2019. Credit:Weatherzone

«It might even last well into June,» he said. «There are signs of a cold front coming that [could] cool things down a bit, but it will probably stay warmer than average for much of winter, depending on how many low-pressure systems we get off the coast.

«That’s largely based on how long it has been warmer than average over past months — we’ve only had brief cold spells.»

May’s warm weather has put Sydney on track for its fifth month of above-average maximum temperatures this year.

Источник: Theage.com.au

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