Just time to chill out before winter really falls
THE falling leaves of red and gold mean we’ll soon be hearing old winter’s song, or so the old jazz standard goes.
And, if it feels like winter is already here, meteorologists warn there’s a reason.
Weather forecaster Dennis Luke said NSW has been experiencing slightly cooler temperatures than usual.
“Autumn has been slightly cooler than average, and it has dragged along into May,” Mr Luke said. “It’s not completely uncommon, but it is unusual and some- thing I haven’t seen for quite a number of years.”
Mr Luke said autumn was unusually cooler and wetter this year, which gives us an indication of what we can expect for winter.
“This time last year we were seeing temperatures three to four degrees higher in Sydney. We are not going to have above-average temperatures this year. I’m also expecting more of a wetter month for the next four weeks in Sydney,” Mr Luke said.
For those headed outdoors on Mother’s Day, Mr Luke said to prepare for some wet weather. FULL WEATHER DETAILS: PAGE 86
The Gamble children, Mitch, Ben and Sophie, won’t let a little chill stop them playing among autumn leaves. Pictures: Aidan Williams