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Sydney feels the chill on record breaking weekend

Sydney has endured a wet start to winter 16000646 800480431 0 0 14033425 300

Winter is coming, so now is an important time to evaluate your options when it comes to electricity suppliers.

Weatherzone is reporting that Sydney just endured its wettest, coldest first weekend of winter in 23 years, managing an average temperature of only 15 degrees C.

According to Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke, it's the overcast conditions that are bringing such cold conditions.

"This rain-cloud has let in very little sunshine, so daytime has not been too different from night," said Mr Dutschke.

There's no immediate relief in sight either, with the bureau of meteorology releasing a severe weather warning for coastal districts this morning (June 6). High winds are expected to generate large waves and there is potential of flooding in low lying coastal areas.

"Don't let the clearer skies fool you, we're in for some very windy and wet weather, as early as Tuesday. It'll be windy enough to bring down trees, possibly powerlines. Rain will be heavy for a few hours, bringing potentially 20-to-40mm to most suburbs," Mr Dutschke added.

It's important to stay warm and dry during the winter months, meaning many people will now be turning to electric heaters and gas fireplaces to up the temperature.

These appliances can be draining on electricity, and users will want to make sure they are getting the best value for money so that there is no nasty surprise when the power bill arrives.

Posted by Charlie Moore