NSW residents will be greeted by heavy showers and sluggish temperatures as they emerge from nearly four months of hard lockdown on Monday.
But the bleak outlook on the weather for so-called “freedom day” is unlikely to dampen spirits, with the reopening of hospitality areas, retail and gyms offering a variety of indoor options. entertainment for the first time in 15 weeks.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, a cold facade approaching from the south will move across Sydney on Sunday afternoon, with heavy showers in the evening and continuing into Monday.
Up to 25 millimeters of rain is expected on Sunday, with an additional eight millimeters possible on Monday.
Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Hugh McDowell said Sunday morning was likely to dry before heavy rain intensified in the afternoon, possibly accompanied by severe storms.
“On Monday things were clear, but not noticeable,” he said. “It’s still raining on Monday.”
Mr. McDowell said southeast winds will maintain cool temperatures, with a maximum of 18 degrees expected.
Conditions are expected to be mild throughout the day with rain in the afternoon.