It does happen occasionally at coastal sites. I can recall a couple of seabreezy days in the last few years where the temperature at Sydney OH hovered in the mid to high 20s all day, with the maximum occurring in a spike into the 30s late in the evening or even after midnight when a NW’er broke through.Interesting night for Bellambi with the wind.
Roughly from 2am to 6am they had an offshore wind which pushed the temp up to near 26.
This could be yesterday's maximum to 9am this morning as the wind has swung back to onshore NE. You don't see that too often.
Weird sea breeze at Bellambi.Sydney's first 40 of the spring goes to Badgery's Creek. It was 40.6C at 1:41pm.
Penrith may go higher this afternoon but for the time being it has only been as high as 39.9C.
The sea breeze is putting up a strong fight on the coast.
I have been watching the westerly edging eastwards on the doppler. I didn't really believe it as usually it's the sea breeze winning out as the day goes on. But the Airport has just turned gusty westerly (50km/h) and the temperature has spiked a few degrees to 39.5C. So there's a chance this is replicated at Obs Hill
The wind observations come from Fort Denison [correction] nearly two kilometers to the East of Observatory Hill.The temp rise at OH is quite odd as on the Obs page, it shows it rising under an E or ENE wind regime.
Must have been brief pushes of the westerly through there.
I left Wollongong to a warm drizzle.It was cloudy until mid morning, cloudy after mid afternoon and sunny in between, allowing OH to spike to 25°, four degrees warmer than forecast. Penrith reached 28°.
We seem to have had a cool change around 3:00 PM. It’s now a chilly 16-17° across Sydney.
La Nina seems to be taking a break. After failing to reach 25° at OH in the first ten days of November, it's reached 25° on each of the seven days since. After 60 mm in the first six days of the month, there's been less than 5 mm in the last ten. There have been hit and miss storms about - the luck of the draw.
The rest of the month is looking warm and not particularly wet.
Don’t want to get all conspiracy theorist here but Marble Bar data at this time of year is likely to indicate a National-aggregate cooler land temp, surely?Not me. If I had known ....
I see Badgerys Creek thermo is now offline. That's been playing up for weeks. I wonder how long it will be before that is addressed.
Add that to a growing list of AWSs falling by the wayside. A couple of examples come to mind.
Bulman temps in the Northern Territory.
Marble Bar has been completely offline since October.