Cool reprieve is coming

Catching waves at Jetty Beach in Coffs Harbour yesterday were Greg Swan and his son, Tye. Temperatures are predicted to ease from today.
Catching waves at Jetty Beach in Coffs Harbour yesterday were Greg Swan and his son, Tye. Temperatures are predicted to ease from today. Trevor Veale

COFFS Coast residents will be relieved to know the forecast is for some cooler weather in the week ahead.

After a swelteringly hot and humid few days, which saw the mercury rising into the high thirties and falling only marginally at night, the Bureau of Meteorology has predicted cloudy weather with showers and possible thunderstorms from today.

Overnight temperatures are predicted to fall to the low twenties with daytime temperatures hovering around a comfortable 27 or 28 degrees.

Winds will be coming from the south-east rather than the hot north-easterlies that blew at the weekend.

Yesterday, however, the beach was still the best place to be.

It was also Rip Current Awareness Day, in memory of the day almost 75 years ago at Bondi when an unexpected series of large waves, caused by a rip, saw five people drown and 250 others needing to be rescued.

Lifesavers continue to repeat their “swim between the flags” message to bathers.

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