Young swelters through above average heat for January

Noah Khodr, Aymen Chemeit (front), Adam Khodr and Abdullah El Sabsabi (back) cool off at Young Aquatic Centre on Wednesday. Photo: Peter Guthrie
Noah Khodr, Aymen Chemeit (front), Adam Khodr and Abdullah El Sabsabi (back) cool off at Young Aquatic Centre on Wednesday. Photo: Peter Guthrie

Young residents sweltered through a string of hot days this week as the mercury soared well above January's long term maximum average.

Tuesday's top reached 35C before dropping to an uncomfortable 15.6C overnight.

The temperature gauge on Wednesday maxed out at a sweaty 36.5C, the hottest day since December 1, more than four degrees above the month's average top of 32.1C.

Friday will again be a good day to keep cool and hydrated with weather experts predicting a top of 30C.

Relief is in sight this weekend with Saturday's maximum set to fall to 26C.

The mercury is expected to sneak back above 30C on Sunday and early next week.

No rain is on the radar, however storms could brew.

A storm on Tuesday night dropped about 0.4mm at the Bureau of Meteorology's station at Young Airport, however there were reports of higher totals across the local area.

The light show was impressive with hundreds of lightning strikes recorded across the area, sparking fires north of Young.

A fire burnt through 200 hectares west of Grenfell as a result of lightning, according to Mid-Lachlan Valley NSW Rural Fire Service.

"A number of fires have started including a fire west of Grenfell which has burnt over 200 hectares tonight," a spokesperson for the RFS said.

The fire was brought under control thanks to a swift response from crews.

  • Friday: Sunny a maximum of 30C and low of 14C
  • Saturday: Top of 26C with a low of 9C and mostly sunny