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Hot day

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:07 pm
by max Headroom
Sydney just had its second-hottest day on record, with temperatures in the western suburb of Penrith reaching 47.3C at 3pm yesterday.

The figure was confirmed by the Bureau of Meteorology and would have been the hottest temperature ever recorded in Sydney, except for the discovery of a data point from a now decommissioned weather station in another suburb, Richmond, which hit 47.8C in 1939.

Yesterday's high topped the previous modern high of 47C in Richmond last February, the ABC reports.

As the mercury in Penrith -- which is around 50km inland from the CBD -- hit an all-time high, temperatures in the city also climbed well above 40C before a cool sea breeze arrived around 1:30pm.