Grafton feels the heat on warmest February day in a decade
WE THOUGHT it was unusually hot in Grafton yesterday; turns out it was our hottest February day in more than 10 years.
According to Weatherzone meteorologist Tristan Meyers, Grafton's top temperature was about 10 degrees over the average for this time of year, coming it at a balmy 39.5 degrees.
The hottest February day on record, and the last time the temperature exceeded yesterday's, was a 41.3 degree day on February 21, 2004.
Mr Meyers said it looked to be a one-off, with the temperature expected to linger in the high 20s and low 30s over the next few days and low pressure systems bringing showers across the region.
"This month Grafton has only had 6.6mm of rain, with the average being nearly 120mm, so it's been a bit dry but it looks like we could get more in the coming days," he said.
"There will probably be a few light showers shaping up this afternoon, but really Friday is when thunderstorm activity will come."
In Yamba, showers are forecast every day until Monday, with top temperatures of about 28 degrees every day.