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Mercury set to rise later this week

ANY reprieve in hot conditions is likely to be short-lived with temperatures throughout the Clarence Valley again expected to tip 35 degrees later this week.

Grafton recorded its hottest February day since 2004 last Tuesday, February 16, when it reached 39.5 degrees and hot weather above 35 degrees continued through until Saturday. The past three days saw temperatures dip back to comparatively mild temperatures in the low 30s. However, temperatures are expected to reach 35 once again this Thursday and Friday according to the Bureau of Meterology. Yamba residents can expect the mercury to tip 30 degrees on Friday. The coastal town experienced four days above 30 late last week. The upcoming hot spell is predicted to be followed by cooler temperatures and showers throughout the region for the weekend.

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