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May 28, 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

Flood resilience

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

NSW Upper House wants to hear about the floods

The NSW Upper House is inviting members of the community to speak at about their experiences in the February and March floods.

Comment – National Party encumbrance a problem for Liberals in NSW too

There is no shortage of NSW Liberal MPs out in the media warning they could be next to fall in the push from independent candidates that saw a massive shake up of politics in Australia last weekend. 

Who gets a voice?

After my tirade (Echo 4 May), against proposed changes to the Code of Meeting Practice at Byron Shire Council,...

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...

Kevin Hogan returns for Page

Though the coalition government he represents is now in opposition, National Party candidate for Page, Kevin Hogan, has been returned to his seat and yesterday he released a statement to all media.

Friday March 9

Patchy early fog. Sunny day. Winds south to southwesterly averaging 10 to 20 km/h tending southeasterly during the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

Fire Danger – Far North Coast: High. UV Alert from 9:20 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 (Extreme).

Tweed Heads 29ºC

Byron Bay 27ºC

Lismore 30ºC

Ballina 28ºC


Saturday March 10

Mostly sunny morning. The chance of showers during the afternoon. Winds southerly and light tending south to southeasterly up to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Sunday March 11

Partly cloudy. The chance of light showers from the morning. Winds south to southwesterly averaging 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southeasterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 17 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Monday March 12

Partly cloudy. The chance of light showers. Winds south to southeasterly averaging 10 to 20 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Weather Situation

Complex low pressure system off the NSW south coast is expected to move slowly south during Friday as a high pressure system in the Bight extends a ridge across NSW. This high will move slowly east over the next few days and direct a relatively dry and stable airmass over NSW.


Information from Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

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