An extreme heat event is sweeping Australia bringing soaring temperatures, total fire bans, and potentially the hottest night in 148 years. Sydneysiders flocked to the beach on Tuesday while others took refuge in the office air conditioning after the mercury had reached 35 degrees in the city by 10am and soared to 37 throughout the day in the western suburbs. Temperatures peaked at 40.1 degrees in Hay, in south-west New South Wales, while residents in Melbourne and Adelaide also saw the heatwave push the mercury to 34 degrees. Those hoping for a brief reprieve from the sweltering conditions once the sun goes down will likely be disappointed, with forecasters warning temperatures are expected to stay around 26 degrees overnight. Sydneysiders flocked to the beach on Tuesday while others took refuge in the office air conditioning after the mercury had reached 35 degrees in the city by 10am Those hoping for a brief reprieve from the sweltering conditions once the sun goes down will likely be disappointed, with forecasters warning temperatures are expected to stay around 26 degrees overnight The Bureau of Meteorology said the soaring temperatures are predicted to be the hottest minimum temperature Sydney has seen since 1968… Read full this story
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