The record-breaking heatwave which crippled elements of Victoria and South Australia is now hitting Sydney, with temperatures in some elements to soar into the 40s.
At Parramatta in Sydney’s west, Australia Day festivities are already getting underway with huge crowds beginning to really feel the warmth.
The mercury is anticipated to climb all through the morning till it hits a peak of 36 levels round 2pm.
Penrith right now will see temperatures as excessive as 38 levels, with the additional humidity making it really feel just like the mid-40s.
Authorities are on excessive alert after every week of record-breaking warmth throughout the state and blackouts in Victoria and South Australia.
Yesterday, Deniliquin in New South Wales’ Riverina area reached a peak of 48 levels – the most well liked temperature recorded in 113 years.
A cool change is anticipated to return this week nevertheless, bringing aid from the heatwave situations.
In the meantime, water-bombing helicopters have labored via the evening to battle an out-of-control bushfire burning in Victoria’s Gippsland area.
A watch and act message is at present in place for Butcher’s Ridge, the place firefighters are nonetheless attempting to regulate a blaze.
A bushfire burning north of Timbarra has now been downgraded to recommendation stage.
Greater than 800 properties stay with out energy within the Central Highlands of Victoria after yesterday’s scorching warmth.
Tens of 1000’s of properties had been left with out energy yesterday when the mercury rose larger than 40 levels.
The outages had been a results of an Australian power market operator ordering obligatory load shedding.
Power suppliers at the moment are working to get energy restored to all affected clients.
In Tasmania, two properties had been destroyed yesterday by a bushfire burning inside 10km of the group of Geeveston, south-west of Hobart.
Melbourne will see a excessive of 25 levels right now, whereas Brisbane will attain a prime of 33.
Perth will hit 32 and Adelaide 27. Hobart residents will take pleasure in a cooler 23 levels and a late bathe.
Canberra residents will swelter via 40 diploma climate and a potential thunderstorm.
Darwin will attain 31 levels and can also expertise a thunderstorm.