It's going to hit 40C in some parts of the Northern Rivers.
It's going to hit 40C in some parts of the Northern Rivers.

Windy night to be followed by scorching hot day

GUSTS of up to 70km/h, lightning and a little bit of rain made for a dramatic night on the Northern Rivers.

In Lismore, around midnight, the wind peaked at 52km/h, with gusts of 69km/h, and the temperature was still a very warm 27C.

Ballina and Cape Byron also recorded wind gusts of 59km/h overnight.

A storm went around Lismore, but Casino and Evans Head did receive some rain, with 6mm and 9mm respectively.

Thankfully, the wind has died down this morning, but there is still a strong wind warning for the Byron Coast.

It's also going to be very hot today -- at 6.30am it was already 24C in Lismore and we can expected temperatures to hit 40C in some parts of the region.

These are the forecast temperatures for our major towns:

  • Lismore: 38C
  • Ballina: 34C
  • Casino: 40C
  • Byron Bay: 31C
  • Evans Head: 35C
  • Kyogle: 40C.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, there is a chance of a storm this afternoon, "possible severe". We're keeping our fingers crossed.



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