Hot and humid – Armidale and Guyra are unseasonably warmer than usual this week. And there’s no relief as the region heats up for Christmas.
Guyra hit 30 degrees for the first time since February on Sunday while Armidale has continued to sizzle around 32 since last Thursday.
It’s a significant spike in the mercury to the city’s average December temperature, which usually sits around 25 degrees.
Wet weather is predicted for the city for the remainder of the week and the chance of a thunderstorm on Saturday and Sunday won’t provide relief from the heat.
The humidity is predicted to hit 80 per cent in Armidale on Thursday and Friday with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting around 50mm of rain over the two days.
As the weather heats up, NSW Police are reminding the public that not only is it an offence for children or pets to be left unattended in a vehicle, even with the air conditioning on, but it can be deadly.
Anyone who finds a child or pet located in a vehicle should call Triple Zero (000).
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