Bundaberg residents sweat through high humidity

September 21, 2022 7:11 am in by

Locals kids cool off with a rope swing into the Nepean River near Penrith, west of Sydney, Saturday, December 18, 2021. Sydney is set to peak above 30C on Saturday, as a heatwave moves across the country. (AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi) NO ARCHIVING

If you’ve been complaining about the heat, you’re not alone.

Foggy mornings earlier this week have seen the humidity level rise to almost 100 per cent, fuelling afternoon thunderstorms.

Meteorologist Helen Reid says we’ll get some relief from Wednesday but adds we’re not out of the woods just yet.

“We’re just looking at it being about 80 per cent humidity. That will change each day as the day progresses. It does fluctuate during the course of the day but there is a lot more moisture in the atmosphere than what we’ve seen in the previous months of the slightly drier season,” she says.

It could produce more storms.

“Really into Thursday and then lingering into Friday as well. There is a possibility there might be a couple of storms on Thursday that will need to have a warning issued for them,” Ms Reid says.

However, Ms Reid says the morning fog should be behind us for now.

“Still got a bit of moisture around not as much and then as we head further into week we’re expecting it to be more of a showery thunderstorm situation rather than a still, quiet one ready for fog to form,” she says.

The humidity is expected to ease into the weekend, but it may not feel much cooler with temperatures set to increase about 2 degrees.

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