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Record breaking heat for Sydney this Easter

Graeme Brittain, Sunday April 1, 2018 - 12:18 AEST

The average daytime maximum temperature this Easter long weekend is likely to be the highest on record for the Harbour City.

A feed of warm air is being maintained over some eastern parts of New South Wales, owing to a dominant high pressure ridge extending over the Tasman Sea.

Good Friday saw the mercury climb to 29.3 degrees at Sydney Observatory Hill, followed by a slightly milder 25.6 degrees on Saturday. Today the temperature is expected to reach around 29 degrees, with Easter Monday looking to top it off with a sizzling high of 31 degrees.

Given the temperatures forecast for today and tomorrow, Sydney would break the previous record (set in 1906) by almost 1 degree with an average maximum temperature of 28.7 degrees.

Looking ahead into next week, temperatures will continue to be above average, with the thermometer peaking in the mid-to-high-20's each day.

- Weatherzone

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