By CRAIG McTEAR
PAUL and Megan Poshoglian couldn't have wished for better yesterday. The Sydney couple marked their first visit to Sawtell with a lazy day on the beach, and they instantly fell in love with their surroundings. The magnificent weather on the Coffs Coast at the moment is providing ideal conditions for beachgoers who could be forgiven for thinking summer is already here. The great outdoors was definitely the place to be yesterday, with the mercury reaching 25.9 degrees in Coffs Harbour at 9.40am. The Poshoglians have been to our region before, but they had never quite made it to Sawtell. "It's a beautiful beach and a beautiful township," Megan said. When she visits next time, she's determined to break in the longboard she was given as a birthday present back in January. Paul and Megan have to go home today, and they won't be impressed with the Coffs Harbour forecast ? a mild to warm day, with a temperature range of 17 to 27. Isolated afternoon showers in the east are expected, but it will be an otherwise fine day, with moderate south to southeast winds. Isolated showers are forecast for tomorrow, although it will again be mild to warm, with east to southeast winds turning northeasterly, and a temperature range of 15 to 25. The hot weather has our firefighters a little jittery at the moment. The manager of the Rural Fire Service on the Mid North Coast, Warwick Roche, said the bushfire risk was moderate at the moment. But if the hot temperatures and drying winds continued, it wouldn't be long before a high to very high fire threat developed. "The conditions we've had over the last couple of days is drying the vegetation out very quickly," Mr Roche said. Property owners are reminded a permit is required before burning off during the bushfire danger period.