In Sydney, the 2008 winter was an exceptionally long winter with the first snow falling on the upper Blue Mountains in April and the last snow falling in October. In between these months icy cold windy days were experienced although the nights were not as cold.
After a late start to summer, late December saw the start of the hot weather; with late January and early February seeing some of the hottest days for many years.
During this time in Sydney’s western suburbs, temperatures of 40ºC days were normal and after 4 days of 45ºC the temperatures dropped, to more acceptable levels.
Throughout all of this unusual weather Sydney residents were still growing warm climate plants and in the majority of cases, quite successfully. Some of our Sydney readers are sharing their successes with you.