Weather Central Tablelands: Temperatures are expected to soar to 10 degrees above average

HOT DAYS: The heat is on with the mercury set to soar to 10 degrees above average in towns in this region. Photo: FILE
HOT DAYS: The heat is on with the mercury set to soar to 10 degrees above average in towns in this region. Photo: FILE

TEMPERATURES are set to soar during the next few days with some towns to reach at least 10 degrees above average.

A severe weather outlook released by the Bureau of Meteorology earlier this month predicted more heatwaves for the region and a higher chance of bushfires.

And, already the predictions for very hot weather are coming true with high temperatures expected from Wednesday until Friday.

During that time the hottest locations will be in Dubbo and Wellington with the mercury set to soar to 35 degrees.

This is way above Dubbo's long term October maximum of 25.1 degrees and also above Wellington's of 24.9.

Forbes' predicted top of 34 is also above its long term monthly top of 25.0 degrees.

Also set to have way above average temperatures is Cootamundra, Cowra, Grenfell, Mudgee, Nyngan, Parkes and Young which will each have a maximum of 33 degrees.

It will also be hot in Bathurst (top of 30), Oberon (top of 29), Lithgow (top of 28) and Orange will be the coolest place in the region with a maximum of 27 expected.

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This story The heat is on with the mercury set to soar first appeared on Lithgow Mercury.