Dale Rogers captured the sun shining over Bonville on Wednesday morning, Mach 24.
Dale Rogers captured the sun shining over Bonville on Wednesday morning, Mach 24.

Reports of a strange yellow thing in the sky

Coffs Coast residents have been reporting a strange yellow thing in the sky – the sun.

There are also reports of blue sky and mountains in the distance.

They’ve taken to social media to share their images and celebrate the return of sunshine after so many days of rain.

With the heat rising locals have also captured images of fog and sea mist.

Evol Coutman captured mist over Korora.
Evol Coutman captured mist over Korora.

The wind, which was contributing to hazardous seas, has also dropped off.

For Wednesday there’s only a slight (20 per cent) chance of a shower on the Coffs Coast with temperatures pushing up to 30 degrees.

Sunny conditions are predicted to continue until Sunday with temperatures in the high 20s.

Rain is predicted to return to the Coffs Coast on Monday with a 60 per cent chance of showers.

Signs of the rain popping up all over the Coffs Coast. Photo by Janine Watson
Signs of the rain popping up all over the Coffs Coast. Photo by Janine Watson

As the rain clears authorities are assessing damage to roads and other instraftructure.

Potholes have opened up and a major landslip is still impacting travel between Bellingen and Dorrigo.

Sea fog over Boambee Headland on the morning of March 24. Photo by Paul Mech
Sea fog over Boambee Headland on the morning of March 24. Photo by Paul Mech

To the north the Clarence region is experiencing major flooding on Wednesday.

The Clarence river reached the major flood level of 5.4m at the Prince St gauge overnight and by 6.30am was approaching the 6m mark – the magic number used by many graziers downriver to move cattle to higher ground.

The various gauging stations upriver continued to rise or remain steady overnight, and at 7.08am this morning the Bureau of Meteorology upgraded its predicted peak for the Clarence from 6.00m to 6.20m on Wednesday evening.

“Major flooding is occurring along the Clarence River at Grafton, moderate flooding is occurring at Ulmarra and minor flooding at Maclean,” the BOM reported.

“The Clarence River at Ulmarra may reach around 4.75 metres Wednesday evening with moderate flooding.

“The Clarence River at Maclean is likely to exceed the moderate flood level (2.20 m) Wednesday morning. The river level may reach around 2.35 metres Wednesday night.”

Originally published as Reports of a strange yellow thing in the sky