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August 15, 2022

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The Northern Rivers can expect a significant drop in temperatures over the next five days as a cold front sweeps across south-eastern Australia.

The Bureau of Meteorology’s Dr Adam Morgan said the south-east should prepare for an ‘extremely cold and wet second half of the week,’ with day-time temperatures expected to be eight to 14 degrees below the average for this time of year.

While Northern NSW should dodge the worst of this change, average day-time temperatures are predicted to drop to 16 degrees by early next week.

‘There’s a cold front coming from the bite.. which will move east.. rain will be a main feature, causing some flash flooding…’ Dr Morgan said.

Southern areas are expected to receive the most rain in this state, with the North Coast largely spared fro the deluge.

The Northern Rivers will see average day-time temperatures fall five degrees late in the week or on Saturday to around 19, and then fall a further three degrees on Monday or Tuesday.

Significant rainfall is expected across the region by the middle of next week.


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