Heat is on: Top of 37 forecast for the Bathurst region this weekend

THE mercury is set to climb into the high 30s as Bathurst enjoys its first weekend for 2018.

The latest forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting a top of 36 degrees Celsius in Bathurst on Saturday, followed by a top of 37 and a possible late storm on Sunday.

Before that, Bathurst can expect warm, sunny conditions all week with top temperatures ranging from 28 to 33 from Tuesday to Friday. No rain is likely.