A sweltering heat wave is coming on Friday to south-east inland Australia and will see an increase in temperatures across the Shoalhaven.
In Nowra on Saturday the temperature is forecast to reach 38 with a low of only 26.
The weather around Ulladulla will be similar reaching tops of 36 and a low of 26 on Saturday.
In some areas of inland NSW temperatures are forecast to reach 15 to 18 degrees above the November average and is expected to break heat records.
Weather Update: Severe #heatwave conditions expected across much of inland southern and eastern Australia. Video current at 1.30 pm AEDT Wednesday 25 November 2020.— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) November 25, 2020
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As for the coming summer, the Bureau of Meteorology said Australia can expect a wetter than normal summer but bush and grass fires cannot be ruled out completely.
The Bureau's head of operational climate services Dr Andrew Watkins said that while the risk of bushfires isn't as high as last summer, fires will occur.
"There's a great chance of grass fires in some areas as recent rain and warm weather have led to vigorous vegetation growth. South eastern Australia is one of the most fire-prone regions in the world. Even short periods of hot and dry weather increase the risk of fire in summer," he said.