Temperatures will approach the 40 Celsius mark across parts of the Central Coast this weekend and Monday with only a slight chance of cooling showers late in Sunday.
Saturday’s forecast is 33 C while Sunday’s official forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology BOM is for 39.
Residents and visitors are advised to take care in the unusually warm conditions that will likely challenge services across the region in this high holiday period.
Central Coast Local Health District recommends the drinking of plenty of water, wear loose fitting clothing and to stay out of the heat at peak times.
The BOM advises sun protection from 8:30 am to 5:10 pm, as the UV Index is predicted to reach 14 [Extreme].
The local NSW Police Local Area Commands are reminding people to NEVER leave your children or animals in a vehicle, even for a minute and to look for elderly or disabled neighbours for signs of distress.
The NSW RFW inform that as of Friday afternoon there are no total fire bans for NSW however still important to be vigilant and prepared. Updates can be found online and the RFS Fires Near Me app and service.
Update: The RFS has issued a TOTAL FIRE ban in the Greater Sydney area that includes the Central Coast.
The RSPCA are urging pet owners to not leave dogs unattended in cars and to take extra precautions to help ensure animals have constant access to water and shade.
Source: BOM official Central Coast forecast Friday 5pm. Central Coast Local Health District website, RSPCA NSW alert, Brisbane Water Local Area Command alert,