Heat wave on the way

NSW is set to swelter in the next few days as a pool of arid air over the central west of the state hits the coast courtesy of strengthening north-westerly winds.

Surf life savers have warned the public to take extra care as thousands are expected to flock to beaches and swimming holes to keep cool.

Temperatures are set to climb into the high 30s in most non-elevated parts of the state, threatening to break heat records in areas such as Sydney.

Tomorrow is set to see Lismore hit a high of 34 degrees Celsius, Ballina a high of 31, and Casino 34, combining with cloudy weather to create scorching conditions.

Wednesday will then see temperatures soar, with a forecasted high of 37 in Lismore, 34 in Ballina and 37 in Casino.

Temperatures are set to drop slightly before returning with a vengeance on Saturday where it is expected to continue through to mid next week.



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