April 28, 2018 by admin
It was the driest and coldest winter in two years for Parramatta, according to Tom Saunders, Senior Meteorologist at The Weather Channel.
“August proved to be very dry, the driest in three years for Parramatta and Wollongong but the wettest in five years for Newcastle,” Mr Saunders said.
“It was also the driest winter since 2010 (to 9am today) for Newcastle 238.4mm, Parramatta 208.8mm and Wollongong 219.6mm.”
Temperatures for the capital were also above average this winter.
“Sydney once again enjoyed above average temperatures through winter with maximums at 18.4°C, more than one degree warmer than normal,” Mr Saunders said.
“Our minimum temperatures at 9.3°C were 0.6°C above average but were still the coldest in six years.”
Parramatta, Newcastle and Wollongong had similar conditions to Sydney with the coldest winter in two years.
“Parramatta’s average temperature of 12.4°C was slightly below the long term seasonal average, also the coolest in two years,” Mr Saunders said.
“The mild winter continues the warming trend observed over most of Australia during the past few decades.
“Looking ahead into spring, we are observing persistent warmer than normal sea surface temperatures across the Indian and tropical Pacific Oceans.
“For Sydney, there is no strong indication on whether rainfall will be above or below average during spring, but maximum temperatures are likely to be above normal
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