BOM: “Winter is coming”
STRANGER things have happened but the arrival of winter has coincided with the release of the latest Game of Thrones season.
Mimicking a catch phrase from the television drama, a Bureau of Meteorology spokesman told the Observer: "winter is coming".
Today - 28 with 60% chance of showers.
Tomorrow - 28 with 50% chance of showers
Friday - 28 with 40% chance of showers and winds easing to 15 to 20km/h
The recent cool mornings and cooler days can be attributed to "normal happenings" as we finally say see you later to summer and hello to winter.
"It's been a warm April so far but we're transitioning into cooler months as we speak," the spokesman said.
"It's typical to happen at this time of year."
However the spokesman said although the El Nino weather pattern was weakening, it was not expected to push off until around the middle of the year.
As for the windy conditions in town, it should weaken moving into the weekend.
"There is a high pressure system over the Tasman Sea which has led to fairly high winds along the coast," the spokesman said. "It will peak [yesterday] and decrease over the next few days…but it will still be fresh. It is becoming cooler with each passing day."
For the coming days the maximum daily temperature should reach 28, with minimum overnight temperatures dropping to between 20 and 21.
Today will be partly cloudy with a medium chance of showers late in the morning and afternoon.
Winds are expected to hit 25 to 35km/h and will move east to south-easterly.
Tomorrow's weather conditions will more or less mirror today's, with the exception of a marginally less chance of showers.
Moving into the weekend we can expect the windy conditions to ease to between 15 to 20km/h.