A weekend heat wave is sweeping through four states in southeastern Australia with temperatures above 30 degrees
No relief in sight as the weekend heat wave roasts four states with temperatures above 30 degrees and Sydney is poised to break a 165-year weather record
- The heat wave will continue in southeastern Australia this weekend
- Maximum temps nine to 15 degrees above average
- Sydney could break a 165-year record this weekend
A heat wave will spread across the country this weekend, causing sweltering conditions in four states.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the heat will extend from Western Australia, across South Australia and into NSW and Victoria.
“The front is dragging down hot, dry and windy conditions, raising temperatures,” a spokesman for the Bureau explained.
Swimmers cool off on Sydney’s Bronte Beach and weather forecasters predict heat to continue in South East Australia this weekend
Maximum temperatures on Saturday will be between 9 and 15 degrees above the average in the four states
Maximum temperatures on Saturday will be between 9 and 15 degrees above the average in the four states.
NSW will see a spike in temperatures on Sunday with temperatures reaching 32C in Sydney’s CBD and 39C in Penrith.
Broken Hill and Bourke will see temperatures of 41C on Saturday and Sunday, while the highest temperatures will be in nearby Tibooburra where it will reach 42C.
“Some locations in NSW on Sunday could exceed their maximum temperature record for the month of March, particularly on and west of the mountain ranges,” the BOM spokesperson said.
Sydney could break a 165-year record if Saturday and Sunday exceed 30 degrees. Four days in a row above 30C is the first time in over 165 years that the feat has taken place in the fall.
Meanwhile, Melbourne hits 37C on Saturday.
Brisbane sees 33C on Saturday and 32C on Sunday, but high humidity makes the ‘apparent’ temperature a few degrees warmer.
Perth will see warm, sunny days all weekend, moderated by a southeasterly breeze.
Adelaide will be sunny and 28C on Saturday and partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain on Sunday.
There are warnings that wildfires could become “out of control” this weekend.
Bushfires burning at Wooroloo in Western Australia amid some blazes burning across the country could grow out of control due to dry conditions
“The hot, dry and windy weather is worrying inland areas of NSW and Victoria, with many fires going on,” the spokesman said.
“Extreme fire risk is forecast for eastern parts of South Australia and western and central Victoria on Saturday.”
A cold change is expected to bring some relief to parts of NSW and Victoria from Monday, although there is no chance of rain at all.
Warm conditions are expected to continue in the interior of NSW, Victoria and WA for the next week.