HOWZAT: Hail the size of cricket balls pounded properties at Nymboida at the weekend.
HOWZAT: Hail the size of cricket balls pounded properties at Nymboida at the weekend. Contributed

Storms leave after big hail

THE skies look a little clearer for the rest of the week after parts of the Valley were hit by hail the size of cricket balls at the weekend.

Weatherzone meteorologist James Casey said large hail fell Saturday and Sunday.

Mr Casey said isolated showers meant some parts of Grafton were hit with more than 10mm of rain while others got less than a millimetre.

He said a severe weather warning was issued yesterday afternoon with heavy rainfall expected in a short time but storms were clearing.

(Yesterday) is going to be the last of these storms," he said. "It will clear up after (yesterday) as a high pressure ridge is going to push the trough further west.

"Way further out west there is a chance of hail."

Mr Casey said there could be a small amount of rain today.

"And the temperature high will be around 26 degrees," he said.

"Then Wednesday will be mostly sunny and 27, heading in the weekend there will be very warm air masses coming over."

The hottest day this month was December 5 when the mercury tipped 32.4 degrees.

But that record is set to be broken this weekend with predictions well into the 30s.

So far this month, Grafton has received 40.9mm of rain, a third of the long-term average of 120.5mm.

Yamba's hottest day this month was also on December 5 with a top of 32.1 degrees but the average was much lower at 25 degrees.

Forecast

Grafton

Today: High - 25

Tomorrow: High - 27

Thursday: High - 28

Friday: High - 31

Saturday: High - 34

Sunday: High - 35

Yamba

Today: High - 26

Tomorrow: High - 25

Thursday: High - 25

Friday: High - 27

Saturday: High - 29

Sunday: High - 29



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