BATHURST is bracing for a heatwave this week with temperatures forecast to soar well into the 30s.
The above-average maximums will begin on Tuesday when the region can expect a top of 32 degrees Celsius, and it will continue rising from there.
On Wednesday the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a maximum of 34 degrees followed by 36 on Thursday, 35 on Friday and 33 on Saturday before falling back to 29 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
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The outlook is bleak for much-needed rain across the region with just the slightest chance of showers from Friday to Monday.
Even if they arrive, though, the bureau is not expecting them to bring much relief for the parched countryside.
November 1 was the hottest day so far this month with a top of 31.8
The long-term average November maximum for the Bathurst region is just 23.7 degrees Celsius.
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