BATHURST is a chance of having its hottest day in a year early next week.
But it will still be comparatively mild as a La Nina climate pattern continues to dominate.
A forecast 33 degrees on Monday would outdo the 31 degrees on January 2 that is the current clubhouse leader for hottest day of the summer.
IN OTHER NEWS AROUND BATHURST:
It would also be hotter than the 30.8 degrees recorded in March 2021 and the 30.2 degrees recorded in February 2021.
It would not, however, better the 35 degrees that was the hottest day of January 2021.
Around the region, Mudgee is forecast to get to 34 degrees on Monday and Dubbo and Wellington are both looking at 36.
A cool change and potential wet weather will follow for Bathurst on Tuesday.