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GAV’S WEATHER: HOT NIGHT ON THE WAY

Expect a warm night tonight, with a southerly change expected to reach the region tomorrow afternoon. It remains hot and sunny over Northern New South Wales, with the change to reach Newcastle around 2pm, only making it to the mid north coast by midnight. Across the inland it will be very hot, with isolated storms for the northern corner. Seabreezes will bring some comfort for those along the coast.

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TOTAL FIRE BAN AS TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO INCREASE

Temperatures across much of New South Wales are on the rise, with the mercury set to peak in some areas at more than 35 degrees. Newcastle’s Nobbys Head reached 30 degrees just after 10 o’clock. Further north, strong westerly winds were pushing the temperature towards 30 degrees at Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, and Ballina. A total fire ban is in place for the Greater Hunter Region. —— More than a dozen blazes are burning across the north of the state, including a fire burning at Stockrington west of Newcastle, which has so far burnt through around 15 hectares of land. It remains at advice level. ——- A watch and act warning also remains in place for an out of control bushfire at Lake Macquarie. The fire at Ryhope started at around 2 o’clock, and is burning in the vicinity of Cozzie …

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GAV’S WEATHER: HERE COMES THE HEAT

Hot and sunny over the entire broadcast region. A large slow moving high is sliding out over the Tasman and Coral Sea. This is going to allow the hot air from Central Australia to move our way in the coming days. Some of the hottest temperatures since last summer will now spill across the region. Hot and mostly sunny with strong NW winds and gusty NE seabreezes for coastal communities.

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GAV’S WEATHER: HOT AND DRY START TO NOVEMBER

The weekend saw overcast and wet conditions in south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales. East of the divide, it was cloudy and hot, and sunny inland over the north-west. A large, slow-moving high is sliding out over the Tasman and Coral Seas. This is going to allow the hot air from central Australia to drift our way in the coming days. Only Queensland will see rain, but it will clear from the Gold Coast from tomorrow. Temperatures are on the rise, making for a hot dry start to the first week of November.

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GAV’S WEATHER: HOT AND DRY START TO THE WEEKEND

A dry start to the weekend in on the way, with plenty of heat west of the range. Onshore seabreezes will keep the coast fractionally cooler, though expect the humidity to remain high. It’s an interesting chart at the moment, with a number of troughs making their way across the country, wrapping around a low in the west, and creating some desert rain. The weekend southerly is expected to reach Newcastle & the Central Coast on Sunday.

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SURF REPORT: SMALL START TO THE WEEKEND

A small to moderate swell will greet boardriders on Saturday, with onshore winds for most of the coast. There will be some small playful waves on offer, but don’t expect anything ground breaking. A southerly will arrive on Sunday, generating a large swell. The tip Monday will be heading for the southern protected point breaks.

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GAV’S WEATHER: HOT COUPLE OF DAYS

Clear over the eastern half of the country, apart from areas east of the Divide where a layer of cloud sits due to the onshore winds. It’s an interesting chart at the moment, with numerous troughs snaking their way across the country, wrapping around a deepening low in the west delivering some desert rain. Partly cloudy along the coast, hot and sunny inland. A hot couple of days is on the way.

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