'Unchanged' weather pattern to feature for seven days

Groundhog day: weatherzone says the Port Macquarie-Hastings area will see some very similar weather patterns over the next week. Photo: Peter Daniels
Groundhog day: weatherzone says the Port Macquarie-Hastings area will see some very similar weather patterns over the next week. Photo: Peter Daniels

The weather pattern for the next few days will be a bit like groundhog day: the chance of rain and a maximum temperature of 25 to 26 degrees.

Meteorologist with weatherzone Tom Hough said a high pressure ridge sitting off the eastern seaboard is reponsible for the unchanged weather forecast.

He said that ridge is bringing on-shore winds that are predominately south to south-westerly in nature.

"The next week or so - through to Monday or Tuesday - is looking relatively unchanged," he said.

"Temperature-wise, we are looking at 25 to 26 degrees each day which is hovering around the March average maximum temperature of 26 degrees.

"It could get a touch warmer at the end of the week, but generally, it will be very consistent."

Mr Hough said that consisitency included the slight chance of a shower each day.

"We may be seeing somewhere between 1 and 5 millimetres of rain," he added.

We may be seeing somewhere between 1 and 5 millimetres of rain.

Tom Hough

The minimum temperatures will also be consistent, sitting around the 18 to 19 degree mark, which is just above the March average minimum temperature of 17 degrees.

Out to sea, conditions are also consistent with 1-2 metre swells for the next few days before abating to .5-1 metres by Saturday afternoon and into Sunday.

The remainder of March looks set to feature slightly higher than average rainfall with maximum temperatures around the average. Minimum temperatures will be slightly higher than the average.

Port Macquarie experienced a couple of major rain events with 22.4mm of rain falling on Monday March 5 and 32.2mm falling the following day.

Wauchope's rainfall over the same two day period was 22.4mm and 32mm respectively. For the Camden Haven, the rainfall figures were 9mm and 8.6mm respectively.

Michael Ward from SES in Port Macquarie said recent strong winds and rain had resulted in a few call outs for emergency services on March 4 -5.

Localised damage was contained to a small number of trees down and roof damage but no injuries.

"We had a few call outs in Port Macquarie on Sunday and Monday but nothing too significant and everything was ok in the end."

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