Get used to it, it's La Nina
IT WAS rashies, hats and lashings of sunscreen on as Maddison Thompson and her friends Cooper, Mason and Dakota Boardman hit the water park at Summerland House yesterday.
According to Maddie's mum Kat Thompson, the pool is the kid's favourite place to swim when temperatures soar as they have done over the last four days.
"The kids frolicked around the fountain for about two hours yesterday," she said.
There's an old joke about meteorology being the only job where you can be wrong everyday and not get fired.
But it's certainly true that Lismore and the North Coast have slowly baked with temperatures more than 30 degrees this past week.
It's due to hit 33 degrees today before showers move in on Saturday.
North Coasters have continued to sweat it out at night with temperatures staying well above average because of late cloud cover locking in the daytime heat.
The average daytime temperature for this time of year is 28 degrees.
The last time we had five consecutive days of temperatures above 30 degrees in November was 2009.
Tom Saunders, from the Weather Channel, said the current weather was typical of La Nina weather pattern with higher temperatures and above average rainfall.
"The high temperatures are caused by a hot northerly winds over the coast generated by a high pressure system sitting over the Tasman Sea," he said.
"This has also been the driest start to November with only 2mm of rain falling on the North Coast so far this month."
Showers are due over the next four days with temperatures still due to stay above average despite the rain.
Temperatures are due to hit 33 next Friday and 35 on Saturday, November 19.