Ideal Conditions Set For City2Surf

10 Aug 16

Hyde Park Bondi Beach

Australia is seeing no signs of rain this week as a large high-pressure system dominates most of the country. This is good news for Sydney as conditions are shaping up to be ideal for the 2016 Sun-Herald City2Surf, presented by Westpac. The largest fun run in the world, the course starts in Hyde Park before winding its way along 14km of Sydney coastline passing through the Eastern Suburbs and ending at world famous Bondi Beach.

The southern state has seen pretty average conditions of late with more than the average monthly rainfall delivered in just the first week of August. However this week Sydney weather will be fine with cooler than average mornings and warmer than average daytime temperatures. Runners taking part in the City2Surf couldn't ask for better conditions. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Wednesday may be the nicest day with a forecasted top of 23 degrees and a low of just 13 degrees, temperatures that are 4 to 5 degrees above average for this time of year.

With an average of just two hours of sunshine each day, the past week has been Sydney's gloomiest seven days in August since 1998 according to senior meteorologists from Weatherzone. However clearer skies this week will mean more sun for Sydney, bringing warmer and more stable conditions for the weekend, including the annual City2Surf fun run on Sunday. This is good news for the tens of thousands of runners that will take part in the charity fundraising event.

With temperatures forecast to range from 9 to 19 degrees on Sunday, the slightly cooler yet fine conditions will be welcomed by runners as they complete the 14km course. According to current predictions from the bureau, it should also be a nice breezy day with helpful winds blowing from the south-west earlier on in the day. Although there is the chance of a possible shower or two, these are not expected until later in the day. Runner should stay dry, except for their own perspiration and perhaps a cooling dip in the waters at Bondi after crossing the finish line.