Yep I have definitely noticed this too. Others from Wollongong have pointed out that nothing has changed around it, so it's probably a systematic error to do with the platinum resistance thermometer (PRT).I think there is something fishy going on at Bellambi (pardon the pun). I have noticed it as warm as Obs Hill and Sydney Airport on some days. It's consistently 1-2C warmer than Kiama, a difference that is usually negligible or even slightly cooler at Bellambi.
A new high res doppler radar at Hillston now on the BoM site.
That's a huge record margin for data since 1871!Bourke has reached 31.5°, smashing its July record by over 2° (old and new sites - data since 1871).
Cloud over Sydney has largely cleared, with temps now around 22° at many sites. The forecast of 24° now looks likely.
Tomorrow looks like being the warm one for the coast from the Illawarra northwards, assuming cloud stays away. The North Coast should get the hottest temps. Some early season heat thresholds may be broken but no August records; the August 2009 heatwave (for the North Coast) and the August 1995 heatwave (for central and southern NSW) have set pretty high bars.
August 1995 was quite exceptional. The first half of the month was cool, following on from a cold July. It suddenly flipped into a very warm pattern mid-month, with 8/16 days passing 25°. Not only that, it was Sydney’s only ever rainless month, before or since.Sometimes when I'm talking to some older people I know about memorable weather events they frequently mention August 1995, about how strangely out-of season that was. Two weeks of high 20's and low 30's in late winter. Then September went very cold again. Fascinating how the weather works.
Pretty quiet there. You should have seen the Blue Mile when I went swimming this morning, you wouldn't even know COVID was a thing. I've only seen it busier in the summer school holidays when it's like 35+ degrees.
Yeah I was completely shocked. Another worrying thing was the amount of people waiting outside the coffee shops near the beach. One in particular must've had about 20-25 people waiting there. And we wonder why case numbers aren't going down.I can't like this post.
I know people want to get out and about, but geez.
And, I'm not talking about you. I'm talking about the Bondi types.
Good to see you went and had a swim.