“What we’ve acquired in the meanwhile is a high-pressure system coming in from the Tasman Sea which may be very sluggish and huge,” he mentioned.
“The warmth is coming to Sydney from central elements of the nation, which is getting dragged down by high-pressure methods and coming into Sydney from the north-west of the state.”
Based on hourly predictions, temperatures will nonetheless be sitting within the mid to excessive 20s as hundreds collect across the Sydney Harbour for town’s famend fireworks.
“There aren’t any important showers round on Monday both so New Yr’s Eve shall be a reasonably heat one,” he mentioned.
We may also begin to really feel the primary kick of the heatwave sooner than initially anticipated, with the Christmas Day forecast warming to 36 levels for the west and 29 levels for town.
“Think about you opened up an oven and the warmth is slowly popping out into the kitchen; that’s what it would really feel like tomorrow,” he mentioned.
The Bureau initially mentioned they have been not sure when the heatwave would let up however are actually predicting a wind change on Tuesday that ought to deliver cooler circumstances.
“At this stage, a change could also be on the playing cards for the primary day of the 12 months because the heatwave steadily strikes to the north-east of the state,” he mentioned.
“Whereas it would nonetheless be very heat, Tuesday must be a number of levels cooler because the heatwave begins to erode.”
Sarah is a journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald.