THE winter layers will be shelved for another year as spring bursts into Griffith in spectacular fashion this week.
Locals can expect sunshine for most of the week with a magnificent burst of warmth proving winter is well-and-truly over.
While Brisbane, Sydney Melbourne and Canberra recorded their warmest winters on record, Griffith also showed above-average temperatures though just barely, according to Bruce Copplestone from the Wagga Bureau of Meteorology.
Mr Copplestone said Griffith's rainfall over the past three months had been below average at 91.4mm, with winter usually recording an average of 103mm.
"June and July were about on average, it was just August that's been that little bit drier," Mr Copplestone said.
"The daily maximum temperatures were just a little bit above average for Griffith and so were the daily minimum temperatures."
The hottest winter day on record was 30 degrees in 2007 and last Wednesday's top of 25 was not far off.
The average daily temperature for June was 15.5 degrees, July was cooler at 14.5 and August was the warmest winter month with an average of 16.5.
In terms of rainfall, June and July's wettest days both recorded 22mm, while August's wettest days received just 3.8mm of rain.
This week's top of 29 on Wednesday will be above average, Mr Copplestone said.
"The beginning of spring is all mostly sunny in Griffith," he said.
"The mean temperature for September is only 19.9 so it's quite a bit above average."