Sydney 40C September – Hottest Every Spring Day for Sydney?
It’s going to hit 40C in Sydney City on Saturday September 23 2017, the BOM of NSW just announced.
In NSW, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said the mercury hit 40C at Wilcannia airport about 1:00pm, in what is a new September record for New South Wales.
BOM said the last record of 39.6C was set in 2004.
The weather bureau earlier said it expected expected the mercury in Bourke to reach 40C.
In Sydney, the temperature is expected to hit 37 degrees Celsius in Richmond and Penrith, while the CBD is forecast to reach 33C.
BoM duty forecaster Mohammed Nabi said strong winds would push the heat from the middle of Australia across NSW.
“The set-up we’ve got is a large high pressure in the Tasman Sea and a cold front approaching from the south-west,” he said.
“That is going to turn all the winds north-westerly over much of New South Wales.
“We don’t have much cloud over the central part of the continent. Those north-westerly winds are coming from the middle part of the continent which is hot and dry.
“The winds will be strong enough to push the heat all the way through much of the state.”