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4.45pm:Temperatures hit the mid 30s across the Illawarra onWednesday, surpassing forecast maximums and delivering a taste of what’s to come.
After a warm start to the day, themercury climbedto a high of36.4degrees in Albion Park at 4.25pm.
Coastal temperatures weren’t far behind, with a top of36.1degrees recordedat the Bellambi Point weather station just minutes earlier.
A gusty southerly change is expected to movethrough the region on Wednesday evening, cooling Thursday temperatures to 29degrees on the coast and 32 inland.
Friday will be a hot and sunny 38 degrees in Wollongong and a degree warmer at Albion Park.
The above-average temperaturesarebeing caused bydry and increasingly hot air from central Australia being drawn into NSW.
University of Wollongong students beat the heat with a dip in the ocean off City Beach on Wednesday. Picture: Adam McLean
2.30pm:Temperatures have surpassed 35 degrees across the Illawarra early Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the mercury climbed to 35.8degrees in Albion Park at 2.25pm.
On the coast, the temperature hit 35.3at the Bellambi Point weather station about 2.15pm.
10.45am:Illawarra, are you starting to feel the heat?
The mercury isrising across the region on Wednesday morning –a sign of what’s to come overthe next few days.
By 10.30am, temperatures havealready reached 31.3 degrees inAlbion Park and 29.5 degreesat Bellambi Pointon the coast.
The temperatures are nudging Wednesday’s forecast maximums of 34 and 32 degrees, respectively.
The Bureau of Meteorology says Wollongong can expect a sunny Wednesday.
Light winds will become west to northwesterly in the late morning.
Afternoon north-easterly seabreezes are possible before a gusty southerly change.
The changewill keep a lid on Thursday’s temperatures, with29 degrees the expected top in Wollongong.
Friday will be a hot and sunny 38 degrees on the coast and 39 inland.
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