Kate Lalor, 11, of Kurnell, found a good way to get cool quickly in the waters at Red Rock.
Kate Lalor, 11, of Kurnell, found a good way to get cool quickly in the waters at Red Rock.

Heatwave grips Clarence

IF you’re planning to spend Australia Day outdoors tomorrow, prepare for a scorcher.

The Weather Channel forecasts it will reach 39 degrees in Grafton tomorrow and 31 in Yamba, continuing the heatwave that has been baking most of New South Wales.

Weather Channel presenter Magdalena Roze said temperatures were expected to continue hitting well above the average for this time of year, which in Grafton is set at 30.1 degrees.

The heatwave is being blamed on a very hot and dry north-westerly airstream spreading from the interior into western New South Wales, pushing up temperatures in central and northern NSW.

Ms Roze said temperatures are expected to rise again today.

Wednesday, however, should bring widespread storms, with temperatures expected to start falling on Thursday or Friday.



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