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Maisie, a 6-year-old Shih Tzu, owned by Stacey Bonfield, shakes herself dry after a dip in the Murray River at Noreuil Park, Albury. Picture: TARA GOONAN
Maisie, a 6-year-old Shih Tzu, owned by Stacey Bonfield, shakes herself dry after a dip in the Murray River at Noreuil Park, Albury. Picture: TARA GOONAN
Table Top Grace Showers, 3,  and her aunty Katrina Kell, of Milawa, swimming in the Murray River at Noreuil Park.

Table Top Grace Showers, 3, and her aunty Katrina Kell, of Milawa, swimming in the Murray River at Noreuil Park.

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THE Border’s heatwave appears to be over.

After reaching 31 degrees yesterday, today’s top is expected to be 27 — less than 30 degrees for the first time in almost three weeks.

There have been only 11 days this year below 30, while 12 have topped 40 degrees.

The Bureau of Meteorology’s Rod Dickson said the temperature would top 30 on Monday and Tuesday before a big drop on Wednesday.

He said a “significant cold front on Wednesday would drop the top temperature to the mid-20s on Thursday and Friday.

He said there would be some warm weather next month, but nothing like the Border has had this year.

“We won’t see the temperature intensity and duration we’ve had,” he said.

Mr Dickson said the Border could expect its first decent rain for the month early today with up to 25 millimetres.

Benalla and Wangaratta could also expect similar falls.

“The rain will be heavier in NSW — we’re just getting the edge of it,” Mr Dickson said.

He said showers were likely and there could be some snow on Wednesday and Thursday.

Jensen Ault-Connell, 1, boy in light blue unidentified, Grace Showers, 3, Eva Ault-Connell 5, Elka Ault-Connell, 3, play in the mud following showers at Noreuil.

Jensen Ault-Connell, 1, boy in light blue unidentified, Grace Showers, 3, Eva Ault-Connell 5, Elka Ault-Connell, 3, play in the mud following showers at Noreuil.

 Elka Ault-Connell, 3, Grace Showers, 3, Thomas Showers, 16 months, and Jensen Ault-Connell, 1, play in the mud following showers at Noreuil Park.

Elka Ault-Connell, 3, Grace Showers, 3, Thomas Showers, 16 months, and Jensen Ault-Connell, 1, play in the mud following showers at Noreuil Park.