WINTER officially starts tomorrow and forecasters are predicting a warmer but also wetter than average season.
Temperatures are expected to be above average especially at night due to warmer sea-surface temperatures in the Indian Ocean.
For the next week, the Bureau of Meteorology has posted a severe weather warning, with up to 150mm of rain a possibility for the Far North Coast as well as strong winds and rough seas.
Flooding is a possibility between Sunday and Tuesday.
However, things could be worse.
One hundred and one years ago today The Northern Star reported that following a cold westerly wind, it snowed in Lismore.
It only lasted a couple of minutes, but two witnesses swore it happened.
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