COOLING off will be the main priority in the coming days as Orange’s warm start to 2017 is forecast to continue.
Orange Aquatic Centre and Lake Canobolas look certain to be well patronised, with weatherzone.com.au predicting a string of plus-30-degrees days in the next week.
The mercury is set to rise to 32 degrees on Monday, while Tuesday and Wednesday (30 degrees) won’t be far behind in terms of heat.
Thursday’s 28 degrees will be slightly milder before a predicted top of 33 on Friday should have residents reaching for their air conditioning controls.
There’s good news for those struggling to sleep in the night-time swelter, with the week’s minimum temperatures floating in the mid-teens.
While it won’t fill the gauges there’s also the prospect of some cooling rain, with a 60 per cent chance of one-to-five millimetres falling on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
So far this year the city has recorded just 2mm of rain.