Hope you enjoyed the dry - it's about to start raining again

THE start of spring has seen warm and dry weather in the Northern Rivers, but don't get used to it just yet.

The forecast for the next few months indicates we're in for another wet summer.

While NSW experienced the second-hottest winter on record, the Mid North Coast is expected to be just 0.2 degrees above average in the month of September - nothing extreme, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).

Instead, current weather patterns indicate an increased chance of rainfall between September and November.

BOM climatologist Felicity Gamble said the Mid North Coast had a 65-70% chance of exceeding normal rainfall over spring, but there was no clear trend emerging for why we might experience wet conditions.

However, North Coast Rural Fire Service operational services co-ordinator Inspector Matthew Inwood advised residents in the Northern Rivers and the Mid North Coast to remain on fire watch even in the face of rain.

He said there is still potential for fires as we have experienced a hot dry period without substantial rainfall over the past few weeks.

Temperatures are expected to stay in the high 20s for the rest of the week.



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