Griffith weather runs hot and cold

GRIFFITH is in for a scorcher tomorrow, with the mercury expected to hit 35 degrees seven degrees above average.

But don't think the balmy summer-like weather will be around for long temperatures are expected to drop back to a high of just 16 degrees on Monday.

It follows on from unusual weather in October, where maximum temperatures were above average and minimum temperatures, below.

Minimum temperatures across Griffith ranged from 0.6 to 24.8 degrees last month as spring showcased its usual bag of tricks to residents.

It was the first time minimum temperatures cracked the 24-degree mark in October, according to statistics collated by the Bureau of Meteorology from Griffith Airport since 1970.

The October 21 high-point was also the first time residents woke up to such balmy temperatures since February 26.

Residents could have been mistaken for thinking summer had arrived early, only to see minimum temperatures drop back to below five degrees in the next few days.

Two-thirds of October days recorded minimum temperatures in single-digit figures on par with the monthly average while there were only two days where the mercury did not dip below the 20 degree mark.

Only five days recorded maximum temperatures above 30 degrees, soaring to a high of 38.5.

The monthly maximum temperature average was 25.8 degrees two degrees above the October long-term average.

Minimum temperatures averaged 8.7 degrees, slightly below the long term average.

Bureau of Meteorology Wagga office technical officer Nigel Smedley put the above average temperatures down to high pressure systems moving across the region.

"There were a few high pressure systems which lead to fine and stable weather," Mr Smedley said.

"The cold fronts were pushed down further south."

November has got off to a warm start, hitting 34.5 degrees on Saturday.

Mr Smedley said the outlook for the next three months was for above average temperatures.

That starts with the expected high of 35 degrees tomorrow.

However, the mercury will quickly head backwards, with a forecast from 16 degrees on Monday.

Rainfall across Griffith in October was just 9.8mm, significantly lower than the 38.9mm average.

There is a 70 per cent chance of between three and 15mm on Monday.

"The three month rainfall outlook is for neither wetter or drier conditions," Mr Smedley said.

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