Storms could offer the city little rain, but some relief from high temperatures

Wagga residents could be in for a wet Monday afternoon, as the Bureau of Meterology predicts showers and possible thunderstorms.

At noon, the temperature was 34.1 degrees, as the mercury hovered close to the day’s predicted top of 36 degrees, cooler than the top of 44.1 degrees the city sweltered through on Sunday, and the maximum of 40.6 recorded on Saturday.

Monday afternoon and evening may bring showers, but the Bureau is predicting rainfall of less than five millimetres.

The showers are predicted to continue in Tuesday, when the temperature is expected to reach 33 degrees.

By Friday, the mercury is expected to rise to a top of 39 degrees, with showers moving in during the afternoon.

While the predicted rainfall is just a few millimetres, the showers are expected to hang around into Saturday, bringing the likely top temperature back to 28 degrees.

Just three patients suffering heat stroke symptoms were treated at Wagga’s hospital over the weekend, despite temperatures above 40 degrees on both days.

A further “two or three” people were treated for sunburn, a spokeswoman for the Wagga Rural Referral Hospital told The Daily Advertiser.