Much-needed rain forecast for Tweed later this month
IT'S a good time to make sure your lawnmower's in working order, with a hot, wet change expected for this month.
A nearly cloudless new years day was no huge surprise, after our driest December in 41 years.
However, the beautiful beach weather could be coming to an end, with some showers expected from this weekend.
A spokesman for the weather bureau said rest of the summer could be taking a turn to hot and wet.
"The Tweed region should expect some showers, which could continue throughout most of next week," he said.
"Tuesday and Wednesday look to be the wettest days at this stage."
While he couldn't yet predict the possibility of late January floods, the spokesperson said next week's rainfall could be maxed out at a fairly mild 15mm.
Temperatures are expected to reach a top of 32 in the Tweed today, 28 on Sunday and 29 on Monday.
It'll cool off a little on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a top of 26.