Temperatures to ease through the weekend with the chance of thunderstorms and rain across the Manning Valley this weekend.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, forecast for the rest of Friday (January 10) are mostly sunny skies with a slight chance of rain. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day with temperatures to reach a top of 36 degrees. There is a strong wind warning for the Macquarie Coast, fire danger is listed at very high and sun protection is recommended until 4.50pm with the UV index predicted to reach 12 [extreme].
Temperatures should start to ease on Saturday (January 11) with the possibility of a storm. Cloudy skies with a medium chance of showers most likely in the afternoon and evening and the chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Temperatures are expected to reach a top of 28 degrees with a low of 22 degrees. There is a strong wind warning for the Macquarie Coast. Sun protection is recommended from 8.40 am to 4.50 pm with the UV index predicted to reach 13 [extreme].
A morning shower is predicted for Sunday (January 12) with temperatures to continue to ease. Cloudy skies, with a medium chance of rain and the chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Temperatures are expected to reach a top of 24 degrees with a low of 18 degrees. Sun protection is recommended from 8.40am to 5pm with the UV index predicted to reach 13 [extreme].