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It’s a superb picture postcard morning. After light Westerlies since dawn, the wind has turned SE but still light at this stage. A few fluffy white clouds have appeared (technical term). It’s about 25° across most of Sydney.

I think that the Badgerys Creek thermometer is playing up. Its showing 29° when other stations in Sydney’s West are showing 24-26°. It’s been doing this for a couple of weeks.
 

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Finally, some actual November-like heat (15° / 28° C on Fri)

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It’s now Peak Jacaranda. Here’s a beautiful jacaranda in a quiet Chatswood street against a blue sky on a perfect late Spring day.



The cool, wet pattern has ended for now. We even have two brief bursts of heat in the coming week. Unlike this time last year, fire danger hopefully won’t be a big problem, although it hasn’t gone away.

The models are hinting at a return of cool and wet the week after next.
 

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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.
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.

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It’s now sunny after a fairly cloudy morning and warming up quickly. The NE’er continued on the coast all night and seemed well established earlier but I think N-NW’ers are pushing towards the coast. It’s already 33° at Olympic Park, Bankstown and Penrith.
 
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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.
Weird sea breeze at Bellambi.
Meanwhile it's warm and westerly just a km inland.
 
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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
 

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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

Looks like the westerly has won obs hill as well. Was wondering how it would reach the 36C in the city as the sea breeze has been blowing all day.
 

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The flags on the Sydney Harbour Bridge are now showing a stiff NW-er. The temperature at OH just jumped nearly 5° to 35.5°. Sydney Airport has fallen just short of 40°.

We had more days this hot this time last year but there are a few big differences: no smoke, the sky’s the right colour, it’s more humid and there’s no fire ban.

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I think for some time the wind obs have come from a different spot to the temps. I believe the wind is taken from down on the harbour somewhere so these sorts of things aren't unheard of (though it's more common for the sea breeze to look like it has come in but not immediately drop the temp)
 
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The real change passed through Ulladulla at around 6:20 PM, so it’s about 5 hours away. What’s moving through Sydney now is one of those “sneaky Southerlies”, a small low bringing a wind change.

P.S. Storms are moving SE-wards down the Hunter Valley.

EDIT: typo, clarification.
 
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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.
 

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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.
I left Wollongong to a warm drizzle.
Sweated through neutral bay, leichardt, newtown and paddington.

Driving home met a mizzle of cold air around maddens.
 

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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.
 
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It’s a perfect beach day to day, might be a bit windy. A bit of high cloud has moved in. Temps are up to 25-27° across the metro area. Even OH has reached 26.5°. On days like this with an early sea breeze the new site was often up to 2° warmer than the old one, occasionally more.

NAEFS is showing a distinct warm signal over all of NSW for Nov 26 to Dec 3: https://weather.gc.ca/ensemble/naefs/semaine2_combinee_e.html

La Nina remains on hold but I have a feeling that it will come storming back in the next few weeks.
 

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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.
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?
That AWS is always a National temp topper...
 
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