The bureau is forecasting hot – perhaps not heatwave weather – here today with a change arriving later – possibly with a thunderstorm.
Kiama is expecting around 30 degrees maximum with winds from the north.
Away from the coast, much higher figures are expected. They must be supplied with ample water and shade.
It is essential for everyone to take in liquids at regular intervals – also to ensure your pets are not distressed in the heat.
For those planning a swim, be aware of the dangers and swim in patrolled areas where possible.
The drownings this season are at a record – 24 – all at unpatrolled sites.