Robbie Donato and Hailey-Marie McFadden of Byron Bay take full advantage of the warm winter weather at The Wreck car park in Byron Bay to sneak in a skate before work.
Robbie Donato and Hailey-Marie McFadden of Byron Bay take full advantage of the warm winter weather at The Wreck car park in Byron Bay to sneak in a skate before work. Jay Cronan

Hailey skates while sun shines

BYRON Bay skateboarder Hailey-Marie McFadden wasn’t going to waste a day of sunshine, as she was out and about soaking up some rays yesterday morning.

The 22-year-old surfing enthusiast was determined to stay out in the sun for as long as possible.

“I start work in the afternoons, so I try and get out during the day as much as I can,” Ms McFadden said.

“There aren’t any waves today, but it was a good chance to take the skateboard out.

“I hope the sun stays out so I can come back and hang around for the rest of the week.”

She will have to make the most of the warm weather today and tomorrow.

Chief Meteorologist at the weather channel Dick Whitaker predicts afternoon showers as part of an easterly change for Ballina, Byron Bay and Lismore.

“You can expect sunny days and cool nights to continue,” Mr Whitaker said.

“Afternoon showers will start on Thursday and go right through to Sunday.

“The best days to get outdoors will definitely be Wednesday and Thursday.

“The south-east winds will bring light to moderate rain.

“But it won’t be miserable; I think it will be a few afternoon showers at most.”

And no matter what happens, cold winter nights are expected to continue.

“It doesn’t really worry me because I work night,” Ms McFadden said.

“I’ll just make sure I keep all the heaters turned on.”



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