Strong wind warning, soaring temperatures
A strong wind warning has been iussued for the following areas: Byron Coast, Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast and Batemans Coast.
The winds are expected to pick up ahead of a front that will move through the region over the weekend bringing with it the promise of rain.
In the mean time temperatures are set to soar with Casino expected to hit a top of 36 degrees today, Lismore 32, Ballina 28 and Byron Bay 26.
It is likely to cool down once the front moves through with temps likely to drop to th emid to low 20s early next week.