NSW weather: Hot weekend on the way for region | Weather radar

Image: BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY

Image: BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY

IT may be warm today, but it's set to get even hotter across the weekend.

The mercury is predicted to rise to as high as 36 degrees in one location, with most towns in the region to see temperatures of at least 30 degrees.

The hot weekend follows two consecutive days of total fire bans for the Central Ranges, with firefighters on high alert due to conditions and the ongoing drought.

While Saturday will be warm, Sunday is expected to be the hottest day.

Predicted maximum temperatures for the region this Sunday:

  • Bathurst 31 degrees
  • Cootamundra 33 degrees
  • Cowra 34 degrees
  • Dubbo 35 degrees
  • Forbes 35 degrees
  • Lithgow 28 degrees
  • Mudgee 34 degrees
  • Nyngan 35 degrees
  • Oberon 32 degrees
  • Orange 29 degrees
  • Parkes 33 degrees
  • Wellington 36 degrees
  • Young 33 degrees

NSW Rural Fire Service crews in the region have asked people to download a copy of the Bushfire Survival Plan.

Keep up to date with fires in your region at Fires Near Me.

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This story Mercury's rising with a hot weekend on the way first appeared on Daily Liberal.