There are ways and ways of keeping cool.
There are ways and ways of keeping cool. Claudia Baxter

Update on hot conditions in Northern Rivers

UPDATE 2.30PM: As we head into the afternoon of the last day of the week, Northern Rivers residentswill be interested  to know the highest temperatures to date which are listed below.

Ballina - 31.5 degrees at 1.15pm

Byron Bay - 25.9 degrees at 12.10pm

Casino - 37.5 degrees at 1.50pm

Evans Head - 35.7 degrees at 1.03pm

Lismore - 35.3 degrees at 1.30pm

UV Alert from 8:20 am to 4:40 pm shows the  UV Index is predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

INITIAL: IT'S the third day of very high temperatures across the Northern Rivers and today is forecast to be the most extreme.

Thanks to a a slow-moving high pressure system over New Zealand which is extending a ridge towards southeast Queensland there has been plenty of dry and very hot air from central Australia into New South Wales, leading to heatwave conditions.

These hot conditions will generally peak today as the front moves into New South Wales, bringing this very hot airmass right to the coast.

A southerly change is expected later in the day which will bring the cool change we will all be hoping for.

There is also a very high fire danger for the Northern Rivers.

Forecast maximum temperatures

Ballina - 31 degrees

Byron Bay - 27 degrees becoming windy

Evans Head - 33 degrees

Lismore - 36 degrees

Courtesy: BOM



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