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Forecast fine for weekend fun

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts festival-goers at both the Jacaranda Children’s Party and Yamba’s Surfing the Coldstream Festival can expect fine weather across the region this weekend.
The Bureau of Meteorology predicts festival-goers at both the Jacaranda Children’s Party and Yamba’s Surfing the Coldstream Festival can expect fine weather across the region this weekend. Lynne Mowbray

AS the Clarence Valley gets set to celebrate, forecasters say festival-goers can expect fine weather across the region this weekend.

With both the Jacaranda Children's Party and Yamba's Surfing the Coldstream Festival scheduled for Saturday, event organisers will breathe a sigh of relief as the east coast low moves offshore.

Bureau of Meteorology spokesman Grant Conway said while a couple of light showers are possible late Saturday and early Sunday, the Clarence Valley is likely to escape the wild weather that earlier this week brought snow to the highlands and damaging winds and flash flooding to Sydney.

"I don't see anything significant on the way for the region," he said.

Meanwhile the Bureau has released its outlook for tropical cyclones for 2014-15, tipping average to below-average tropical cyclone activity over the period.

Bureau climate prediction manager Dr Andrew Watkins said about 11 tropical cyclones form in the oceans surrounding northern Australia during an average November to April cyclone season.

"History shows that about half of all cyclones that form over Australian waters have some impact on coastal regions, which means that even during an average or below-average season we would expect to see a number of impacts for communities in northern Australia," he said.

For current warnings and other details, including tips on preparing for a cyclone, visit http://www.bom.gov.au.

Topics:  bureau of meteorology, surfing the coldstream festival, weather forecast




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