By: Stephen McCoy
A fairly straight-forward forecast for the Bathurst 12 Hours this weekend: lots of sun and hot temperatures each day. An upper-level ridge will sit over the NSW region with an accompanying surface high pressure system present just off the coast. North to northwesterly winds will bring warmer temperatures to the region, while the ridge will keep the heat trapped nearer to the surface. Northeasterly winds during the morning on Friday will bring in a slight amount of moisture off the Pacific Ocean and could result in some fog, but will any amount will disappear after sunrise. Slight amounts of smoke/haze are possible for the remainder of Friday from bushfires to the south, however the conditions are unlikely to continue for the rest of the weekend. Light cloud cover is expected for Saturday and Sunday as a result of mid level winds from the east, and will increase towards Sunday evening, but overall conditions will remain mostly sunny.
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