Wagga residents wave goodbye to winter this week

Spring has sprung: Wagga's Zac Snowden, 5, takes time out from his busy schedule to splash in the water at Victory Memorial Gardens. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Spring has sprung: Wagga's Zac Snowden, 5, takes time out from his busy schedule to splash in the water at Victory Memorial Gardens. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

The dawning of summer’s sun has inspired Wagga residents to escape the hibernating confines of their homes this week. 

Adults and children alike swapped scarves and gloves for hats and thongs as above-average spring temperatures warmed the city. 

Wagga’s weather expert Nigel Smedley said the mercury spike would initially be short-lived.

Tuesday’s 23-degree and Wednesday’s 18-degree days are predicted to drop to a wintery 14 degrees on Thursday.

The Bureau of Meteorology technical officer said residents could generally expect a warmer-than-usual September and October, with an average 50mm rainfall predicted. 

Mr Smedley said spring’s steamy outlook followed the third warmest and ninth driest winter on record across NSW.