ORANGE has had its warmest winter on record with above average temperatures expected to continue through September.
It was a great opportunity for children at Hill Street Children’s Centre to get busy in the garden yesterday as temperatures reached 17.2 degrees, 6.2 above the long-term average maximum in August.
Weatherzone meteorologist Rob Sharpe said while daytime maximums were generally not above average this winter, it was different at night.
“Nights were the warmest on record and early morning temperatures were above average,” he said.
Mr Sharpe said there was an average temperature of 7 degrees in Orange during winter when combining the minimum and maximum temperatures.
Temperatures are predicted to get warmer tomorrow with a top of 21 degrees predicted.
“From Sunday temperatures are going to be getting at least 20 degrees for the rest of next week,” Mr Sharpe said.
Next week will stay warm with 22 degrees on Monday, 20 on Tuesday and will hover just above 20 through to next Thursday.
“It’s a really warm start to spring with quite a warm September on the way,” Mr Sharpe said.
“It’s looking to be one of the warmest springs on record.”