The Border is set to reach maximum temperatures in the mid 30s this week as summer arrives.
In Albury-Wodonga, the latest seven-day forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology shows a gradual rise from 26 degrees Celsius to 38 on Friday and 40 degrees on Saturday.
Conditions will be mostly sunny with minimal chance of rain, which comes after an average rainfall in spring this year.
The unseasonably hot weather the Border experienced in November resulted in a maximum temperature of 40.3 and minimum of 14.1. Well above the average of 26.1 during the day and 11.7 at night.
With the increased in temperatures, NSW Health reminds residents to be conscious about the associated health issues.
“Heat waves or long periods of extreme heat can have serious impacts on people's health,” the department said.
“Planning ahead and being prepared for extreme heat is important.”
In the North East, temperatures at Bright and Falls Creek are also forecast to rise, reaching a maximum of 37 and 21 degrees later in the week.
Meanwhile, Rutherglen and Wangaratta are set to be a scorching 40 and 39, respectively.
This year is set to be the fourth warmest year on record based on the latest provisional report by the World Meteorological Organization.
In the report, Statement on the State of the Climate released on November 29, it shows that the 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years and the top four in the past four years.
“We are not on track to meet climate change targets and rein in temperature increases,” WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas said.
More about NSW Health’s advice may be found at its website.
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