Sydney to break 140-year-old record streak of days under 30C as storms set to hit every capital city
As other parts of the country swelter through summer, Sydney is on the verge of its longest streak of days below 30C in more than 140 years.
On Tuesday, Observatory Hill in the heart of Sydney’s CBD recorded a maximum temperature of 28.6C, marking the city’s 330th consecutive day below 30C.
The city has failed to top 30 degrees since February 21 last year, the longest period of sub-30 temperatures since the record of 339-days, which was set in 1883.
However, Sky News Australia Meteorologist Alison Osborne said Sydney’s lucky streak was about to end, meaning summer could become officially hot.
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“Sydney is on its second longest streak of below 30 degree days, so we haven’t had a 30 degree day since last summer,” she said.
“Wednesday is our next best chance of actually hitting 30 degrees.
“So basically if Wednesday does exceed 30 degrees, it will be the longest spell between 30 degree days in Sydney in 140 years.”
Ms Osbourne said other parts of the south-east were enduring scorching temperatures, but a cool change was expected to sweep through in…
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