19.9 C
Byron Shire
May 29, 2022


Latest News

Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

Other News

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

Byron new bioenergy gas electricity plant

1. The community were somewhat misled by Byron Shire Council. 2. The information from Council was a video… a...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 25 May, 2022

The Jezabels The Jezabels are on a national tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their multi-award winning Gold Album Prisoner. For the first time, the...

Recalcitrant dogs

I could be a lot richer collecting $1 from all those who have told me to ‘get f****ed’ with...

Engineering ‘solutions’ won’t get us out of this mess

Engineering works have been proposed to mitigate the extreme flooding experienced in Lismore in February and March 2022.

Flood resilience

A big thank you to Sonia Laverty and the Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) for providing Monday’s meeting on flood...

Monday March 5

Cloudy. Areas of rain. Isolated thunderstorms in the south this afternoon and evening. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30. Fire danger – Far North Coast: low-moderate. UV Alert from 9.20am to 4.40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 (Extreme).

Tweed Heads 28ºC

Byron Bay 26ºC

Lismore 27ºC

Ballina 27ºC


Tuesday March 6

Cloudy. Areas of rain. Winds south to southeasterly averaging 15 to 25 km/h increasing to up to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 20s.

Wednesday March 7

Cloudy. Isolated showers contracting to the south during the afternoon. Winds along the coastal fringe, southerly averaging 20 to 30 km/h, reaching 40 km/h at times. Elsewhere, southerly averaging 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Thursday March 8

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers during the morning. Winds southwesterly averaging 10 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the Bight will push a south to southwesterly change over most of NSW today while a low pressure trough in the northeast of the state gradually moves further northeastwards. The high will strengthen further on Tuesday and move eastwards. On Thursday a trough is expected to develop in in the easterlies off the NSW coast, with a low possibly developing off the coast.

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