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Wild weather to hit Sydney after record string of warm winter days

Sydney is set to experience wild weather and a return to wintry temperatures as a cold front brings to an end a record string of warm days.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued severe weather warnings for coastal areas of Sydney and parts of NSW.

Crowds enjoyed two weeks of warm winter weather at Manly.

Crowds enjoyed two weeks of warm winter weather at Manly. Credit:James Alcock

Forecaster Sam Campbell said the cold front from the west will move through Sydney on Tuesday morning.

“We’re also expecting a low-pressure system to form off the coast to the east of about Wollongong,” he said.

“It’s likely to bring some strong winds and increased rainfall around the coast and hazardous conditions as well.”

This low is expected to move slowly east during the mid week, with conditions easing as it tracks into the Tasman Sea.

Mr Campbell said there was a chance of thunderstorms and heavy rain, between 45 and 90 millimetres, on Tuesday morning as well as gusts of wind reaching more than 90 kilometres an hour.

Sydney’s temperatures are expected to dip as low as 14 degrees on Tuesday and stay below 20 degrees into the early part of the weekend.

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