2022 is coming in hot with temperatures set to rise across most parts of NSW.
Across the Mid North Coast, the region looks like it will be mostly spared the onslaught of a heatwave that could see temperatures nudging 40 degrees in some parts of the state.
In Port Macquarie, temperatures will hover between a comfortable 26 and 28 degrees - and up to 29 degrees in Wauchope - with overnight minimums of 17.
In Kempsey, it will be glorious New Year's Day beach weather if you are near the coast with 28-29 degrees expected.
In Foster and Taree, temperatures are expected to stay steady around 27 and 28 degrees.
Inland areas including Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Tamworth and Narrabri can expect the mercury to soar between 35 and 39 degrees.
Heatwave bursts aren't unusual for this time of year, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).
According to a post on the BoM Facebook the recent heatwave affecting Western Australia is moving east, bringing hot days and warm nights, especially to the southern parts of NSW and further south into Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT.
The Bureau expects the warm weather to remain for several days, including muggy conditions at night as temperatures stay uncomfortably high.
Forecasts of a wet La Nina summer remain: the rain is expected to return in weeks to come.
BoM is reminding residents that warm temperatures also increase fire risk, and post a challenge to some, particularly vulnerable and elderly citizens.
They recommend making sure you and your pets are staying cool and hydrated in the heat.
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