VERY hot weather is predicted for Friday in Parkes with festivalgoers urged to keep hydrated.
A top of 43 degrees is predicted which is well above the long-term maximum for January of 33.8 degrees.
With many thousands of Parkes Elvis Festival fans now in town, people are urged to keep hydrated and find some shade.
There are free water fountains and cool, misting fans in Cooke Park, while one local hotel is donating $1 from every schooner sold this week to bushfire relief efforts.
There is also a very high fire danger in Parkes due to the predicted hot, dry and windy conditions.
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