Hot temperatures to ease across the weekend around the Gloucester region with the chance of rain.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, forecast for the rest of Friday (January 10) are partly cloudy skies and hot temperatures expecting to reach a top of 39 degrees. There's a slight chance of a shower and a thunderstorm in the afternoon, mostly on higher ground. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. The 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 ease on Saturday (January 11) with a cool change and the possibility of a storm. Partly cloudy skies with a medium chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening and the chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northwest to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Temperatures are predicted to reach a top of 29 degrees with a low of 22 degrees. Sun protection is recommended from 8.40 am to 4.50 pm with the UV index predicted to reach 13 [extreme].
Cooler temperatures to continue for Sunday (January 12) with a medium chance of showers and thunderstorm, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Temperatures to reach a top of 25 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].
If you're planning on heading to the Barrington Tops, you can expect similar conditions with cooler temperatures. Friday could see possible smoke haze with a top temperature of 29 degrees. Saturday is expected to reach a top of 24 degrees with a low of 19 degrees, while Sunday looks like it'll drop off to 25 degrees with a low of 15 degrees.