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Sydney Forecast


Issued at: 15:55:32 EST on 2012 May 11

Today
City CentreClear.
ParramattaClear.
PenrithClear.7/22°C
Saturday
City CentreMostly sunny.12/20°C
ParramattaSunny.10/20°C
PenrithSunny.11/20°C
Sunday
City CentreSunny.10/19°C
ParramattaSunny.7/19°C
PenrithSunny.8/19°C
Monday
City CentrePartly cloudy.11/18°C
ParramattaMostly sunny.8/18°C
PenrithSunny.8/18°C
Tuesday
City CentrePartly cloudy.10/20°C
ParramattaPartly cloudy.7/20°C
PenrithPartly cloudy.7/20°C
Wednesday
City CentrePartly cloudy.12/20°C
ParramattaPartly cloudy.8/20°C
PenrithPartly cloudy.8/21°C
Thursday
City CentreMostly sunny.10/21°C
ParramattaMostly sunny.7/21°C
PenrithMostly sunny.7/22°C
Friday
City CentreMostly sunny.10/23°C
ParramattaMostly sunny.7/22°C
PenrithMostly sunny.7/22°C

Source: The Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Sydney weather
monthly average figures
month Jan Apr Jul Oct
°C max 26 22 16 22
°C min 18 14 8 13
sun hrs 7 6 6 7
rain mm 90 135 117 71
Note: For °F hover the underlined numbers with the mouse pointer.

Wind speed description
Description Speed
Light <19km/h
Moderate 20-30km/h
Fresh 31-39km/h
Strong 40-61km/h
Gale 62-87km/h
Storm 88-102km/h
Hurricane >103km/h
Note: Wind speed in knots is approximately half the km/h figure (1km/h = 0.54kts).
24 June
1856 - Queen Victoria makes Norfolk Island a separate settlement from Tasmania to be administered by the Governor of New South Wales.

1953 - British and Australian governments announced Britain was developing atomic weapons and they would be tested in Australia.

1978 - The first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade is held to mark International Gay Solidarity Day.
Australian slang
  • shag on a rock, stands out like a conspicuous
  • liquid laugh vomit
  • what-da-ya-know a phrase used to open a conversation
  • screamer party lover, person who gets drunk on very little alcohol
  • metho methylated spirits
  • swag rolled up bedding, sleeping bag
  • aspro prostitute
  • relo family relative
  • raw prawn, to come the to bullshit