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'Much more pleasant sleeping conditions' ahead as Sydney breaks hot streak with thunderstorms

'Much more pleasant sleeping conditions' ahead as Sydney breaks hot streak with thunderstorms

Temperatures dropped almost a degree a minute at Sydney Airport.

  • by Patrick Begley, Nick Bonyhady & Ben Grubb

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National records melt in 'prolonged spell of heat' with more to come
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National records melt in 'prolonged spell of heat' with more to come

A huge swathe of Australia baked in mid-40 degree heat on Friday, with more records likely to be broken.

  • by Peter Hannam
Risk of 'possibly giant hailstones' over parts of Sydney's outskirts
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Risk of 'possibly giant hailstones' over parts of Sydney's outskirts

The summer of storms continues for NSW with large swathes of the state - including the western Sydney metro region - facing another bout of thundery weather.

  • by Peter Hannam
Why it's hot on the beach but cold in the surf this summer
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Why it's hot on the beach but cold in the surf this summer

If you've wondered why the Sydney seawater is so cold you need to consult the work of Swedish oceanographer Vagn Walfrid Ekman.

  • by Murray Cook
Beware 'icecream headaches': Why Sydney's coastal waters are so cool
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Beware 'icecream headaches': Why Sydney's coastal waters are so cool

Bathers hoping to cool off in recent days might have got more than they'd bargained for, with inshore water temperatures well below average.

  • by Peter Hannam
Hot start to 2019 after Australia ends its third-warmest year
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Hot start to 2019 after Australia ends its third-warmest year

The searing end to 2018 for much of Australia will likely make it the third-hottest on record for maximum temperatures with little early relief in sight in the new year.

  • by Peter Hannam
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Storm risk in Sydney's suburbs but coast is clear for year-end fireworks
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Storm risk in Sydney's suburbs but coast is clear for year-end fireworks

The one accessory you won't need for tonight's fireworks near the city will be an umbrella - but you might in the suburbs.

  • by Peter Hannam
Sydney set to swelter again on Sunday
Sydney

Sydney set to swelter again on Sunday

Thousands have flocked to the beach as Sydney swelters through another 30-plus degree day.

  • by Ben Weir
Sydney bakes as heatwave sets in, with no end in sight beyond New Year's Eve
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Sydney bakes as heatwave sets in, with no end in sight beyond New Year's Eve

Roads are melting, beaches are full to bursting and air conditioners are getting a serious workout with no end in sight until 2019.

  • by Jenny Noyes
Thermometer to nudge 41C as Sydney heatwave picks up
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Thermometer to nudge 41C as Sydney heatwave picks up

Sydney Airport recorded 28 degrees about 9am Friday morning, with parts of regional NSW sizzling through record-breaking heat.

  • by Sarah Keoghan
Sydney to swelter through another day

Sydney to swelter through another day

Sydney is set for another scorcher with temperatures in parts of the city to exceed 40 degrees on Friday.

  • by Ben Weir