Hail hits the Highlands in the new year

It was wet start to the new year, but the weather is set to warm up by the end of the week. 

Tuesday, January 2 was a day of rain hail and shine. What began as a warm morning with tops of 26 degrees in Bowral quickly turned to a thunderstorm. 

There were reports of hail in Hill Top, Mittagong, Bowral, East Bowral and Wingello, while heavy rain was also reported in Moss Vale.

The Bureau of Meterology forecast a top of 21 degrees in Bowral on Wednesday. 

The Bureau said the next few days are set to warm up before reaching a scorching 36 degrees on Sunday and then dropping back to 29 degrees on Monday. 

There will be a high (70%) chance of showers on Sunday, most likely later in the day with light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning.

NSW Ambulance have reminded residents to keep cool ahead of the warm weather. 

They have advised people to stay out of the direct sun - this is particularly important for the elderly and very young, drink plenty of water and if outdoors, carry a water bottle and wear clothing that protects you from the sun and use sunscreen.


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