Four seasons in a day! Aussies flock to beach as Sydney hits 25C… as the south is lashed with hail

Australia’s temperamental weather has continued on with Sydneysiders experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures.

The weekend kicked off with a sunny and incredibly warm 25C in Sydney, seven degrees higher than the average temperature for August. 

Senior Forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Philip Landvogt said the average temperature in Sydney for August was 17.9C.

A Weatherzone forecaster told Daily Mail Australia the above average temperatures would likely continue over the coming months and into October, for most of south-eastern Australia.

Sydneysiders were encouraged to make the most of Saturday’s warmer weather before temperatures dropped again on Sunday.  

‘A strong frontal system will be impacting the south-east of the country ahead of a cold front which will cross New South Wales on Sunday,’ the forecaster said.  

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said Sydney residents would wake to crisp temperatures on Sunday. 

‘A cold change moving through tonight means a cooler start tomorrow for City2Surf. Expecting around 9C at race start, with light W’ly winds strengthening and tending SW’ly during the morning,’ BOM said on Twitter. 

BOM also said that the cold front could bring possible snow flurries to the central tablelands. 

The temperature is expected to drop by almost ten degrees with a maximum of 18C forecast for Sydney on Sunday.

There are strong wind warnings for Byron Coast, Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast, Illawarra Coast and Batemans Coast.

Winds in Sydney will reach 35 km/h during the morning on Sunday when they turn southwesterly.  

Despite Saturday’s sunshine on the east-coast, Melbourne was hit with sporadic weather.

Melbourne residents shared their confusion on social media as they were forced to endure volatile conditions.

Twitter users posted images of the hail that braced their backyards while the skies appeared to be clear and sunny. 

‘Yesterday it was 19 degrees and spring-like. Today started out sunny & not too cold. But then…’ wrote one user.

‘Melbourne’s weather is a troll. Blue skies to hail in a second,’ tweeted another. 

The unfortunate weather in Melbourne is expected to continue on Sunday with a maximum temperature of 14C, local early frost and a 50 per cent chance of rain. 

It will be partly cloudy and westerly winds will fluctuate between 25 and 35 km/h. 

BOM has warned of severe winds in Victoria in East Gippsland Coast, West Coast, Central Coast and Central Gippsland Coast. 

A gust of 115 km/h was recorded at 10.43pm on Friday evening at Mt Buller, around 200 kilometres North East of Melbourne.  

In the Northern Territory, BOM has issued a fire warning for Darwin and Adelaide River, Northern Fire Protection Area and Daly South as temperatures continue to soar.


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