Summer clothes and a cool place out of the sun will be a high priority for the next week as the mercury is set to soar according to the Bureau of Meteorology forecast.
Residents across the Southern Tablelands and Southern Highlands can expect a top of a warm, but bearable, 29 today. There is also a possibility of thunderstorms into the afternoon and evening across both regions.
However, the mercury is expected to sneak up over the next few days reaching a forecast 34 in Goulburn on Sunday, November 29 and an even hotter 36 on Tuesday, December 1. Saturday and Sunday are also expected to be windy.
Meanwhile, those in the Southern Highlands can expect a forecast top of 34 on Saturday, November 28, followed by hot and windy conditions with a temperature high of 33 on Sunday, November 29. There is some temperature relief forecast for Monday, November 30 with an expected top of 24 before the heat returns for the first day of summer on Tuesday with a top of 34.
Conditions are expected to return to a comfortable 25 in Goulburn and 21 in the Southern Highlands on Wednesday, December 2.
The fire danger range for the area is Low-moderate on November 26 and 27, before being increased to High on November 28 and Very High on November 29.