Weather: Australia swelters through another blistering day of heat in Sydney, Adelaide

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Australia has sweltered through another scorcher as Sydneysiders braved the 42C sun to flock to the beach ahead of a cooler day on Monday. 

Sydney, Adelaide and chunks of regional NSW sweltered through the hottest November night on record, with no respite likely until late Sunday afternoon. 

While temperatures are set to cool in South Australia and Victoria on Sunday afternoon, residents in NSW’s eastern and northeastern regions will sweat through another long day.

Central Sydney hit 40C as northwesterly winds hold back the sea breeze, while Penrith in the city’s west will reach 42C.

Weatherzone meteorologists forecast that Sydney will still be 40C at 3pm, before plummeting to 27C by 6pm and cooling down further to 22C by 9pm.

Beaches in Sydney’s eastern suburbs were relatively busy on Sunday afternoon, however they weren’t as packed as previous cooler days this spring (pictured, Bronte on Sunday)

Coogee (pictured on Sunday) and Bronte drew large crowds, but there was still plenty of space on the sand for beachgoers to socially distance

Coogee (pictured on Sunday) and Bronte drew large crowds, but there was still plenty of space on the sand for beachgoers to socially distance

Coogee (pictured on Sunday) and Bronte drew large crowds, but there was still plenty of space on the sand for beachgoers to socially distance

Sydney and chunks of regional NSW sweltered through the hottest November night on record, with no respite likely until late Sunday afternoon (pictured, Bronte baths on Sunday morning)

Sydney and chunks of regional NSW sweltered through the hottest November night on record, with no respite likely until late Sunday afternoon (pictured, Bronte baths on Sunday morning)

Sydney and chunks of regional NSW sweltered through the hottest November night on record, with no respite likely until late Sunday afternoon (pictured, Bronte baths on Sunday morning) 

Temperatures across the Hunter are forecast to hit 43C, while much of northeastern NSW will break the 40-degree barrier.

Beaches in Sydney’s eastern suburbs were relatively busy on Sunday afternoon, however they weren’t as packed as previous cooler days this spring. 

Coogee, Bondi and Bronte drew large crowds, but there was still plenty of space on the sand for beachgoers to socially distance. 

A gusty southerly will not arrive until later on Sunday afternoon from 3pm onwards, bringing cooler temperatures for Monday.

Sydneysiders will enjoy a brief respite from the sweltering weather on Monday, when temperatures are forecast to drop down to 23C in the east and 25 in the west, before rising to 27C on Tuesday.

‘In terms of the change coming through this afternoon, we’ll probably see it between 3pm and 5pm through the Sydney basin, and with that we’ll see temperatures drop fairly significantly,’ Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Helen Kirkup said. 

Sydney sweltered through the hottest November night on record on Saturday

Sydney sweltered through the hottest November night on record on Saturday

Sydney sweltered through the hottest November night on record on Saturday 

Sydneysiders will enjoy a brief respite from the sweltering weather on Monday, when temperatures are forecast to drop down to 23C in the east. Pictured: Bondi on Sunday

Sydneysiders will enjoy a brief respite from the sweltering weather on Monday, when temperatures are forecast to drop down to 23C in the east. Pictured: Bondi on Sunday

Sydneysiders will enjoy a brief respite from the sweltering weather on Monday, when temperatures are forecast to drop down to 23C in the east. Pictured: Bondi on Sunday

Central Sydney is likely to again hit 40C as northwesterly winds hold back the sea breeze, while Penrith in the city's west will reach 42C. Pictured: Bondi on Sunday

Central Sydney is likely to again hit 40C as northwesterly winds hold back the sea breeze, while Penrith in the city's west will reach 42C. Pictured: Bondi on Sunday

Central Sydney is likely to again hit 40C as northwesterly winds hold back the sea breeze, while Penrith in the city’s west will reach 42C. Pictured: Bondi on Sunday

Parts of Sydney – including the CBD – also broke the 40-degree barrier on Saturday while swathes of western NSW, South Australia and northern Victoria baked through even higher temperatures approaching 45C.

On Saturday night, Observatory Hill in central Sydney recorded a minimum 25.3C, shattering 1967’s November record of 24.8C.  

Saturday’s overnight minimum at Nobbys Head in Newcastle was 24.1C, breaking a 64-year record of 23.1C. 

Southeast and southern Queensland are also likely to experience elevated temperatures from Monday, with no respite until at least Thursday. 

The RFS has issued a total fire ban for most of eastern and northeastern NSW for Sunday, including Greater Sydney, the Illawarra, Hunter and north coast.

The RFS said it has been a 'challenging few days' for firefighters across NSW, with more than 100 blazes burning (pictured, Berrigan in the NSW Riverina)

The RFS said it has been a 'challenging few days' for firefighters across NSW, with more than 100 blazes burning (pictured, Berrigan in the NSW Riverina)

The RFS said it has been a ‘challenging few days’ for firefighters across NSW, with more than 100 blazes burning (pictured, Berrigan in the NSW Riverina) 

Firefighters were flown to a fire on the Queensland border, while grass and crop fires near Berrigan on the NSW Riverina (pictured) kept crews busy

Firefighters were flown to a fire on the Queensland border, while grass and crop fires near Berrigan on the NSW Riverina (pictured) kept crews busy

Firefighters were flown to a fire on the Queensland border, while grass and crop fires near Berrigan on the NSW Riverina (pictured) kept crews busy

The service tweeted that it has been a ‘challenging few days’ for firefighters across NSW, with more than 100 blazes burning from border to border in the past two days. 

‘Firefighters were flown to a fire on the Qld border, while grass and crop fires near Berrigan kept crews busy. Hot weather continues today,’ the RFS said.  

RFS Deputy Commissioner Peter McKechnie on Friday urged NSW residents to have fire plans ready and prepare their properties.

‘This is the first time since the devastating season last year we’ve seen widespread elevated fire danger,’ he said.

Last summer’s bushfires destroyed 2476 homes and claimed 26 lives.

WEATHER FORECAST IN YOUR CITY 

SYDNEY       

Sunday: Min 22. Max 42. Sunny.

Monday:  Min 19.Max 24. Cloudy.

Tuesday: Min 19. Max 30. Cloudy

Wednesday: Min 20. Max 25. Cloudy 

MELBOURNE

Sunday: Min 17. Max 22. Showers.

Monday: Min 13. Max 23. Cloudy.

Tuesday: Min 18. Max 29. Showers. 

Wednesday: Min 13. Max 19. Cloudy.

CANBERRA      

Sunday: Min 19. Max 33. Cloudy. 

Monday: Min 14. Max 30. Sunny.

Tuesday: Min 12. Max 35. Sunny. 

Wednesday: Min 11. Max 25. Sunny

DARWIN       

Sunday: Min 26. Max 34. Showers. 

Monday: Min 26. Max 35. Showers.

Tuesday: Min 26. Max 33. Showers. 

Wednesday: Min 26. Max 34. Showers

 BRISBANE     

Sunday: Min 19. Max 32. Sunny.

Monday: Min 21. Max 33. Sunny.

Tuesday: Min 23. Max 21. Cloudy. 

Wednesday: Min 23. Max 34. Sunny. 

ADELAIDE      

Sunday: Min 16. Max 27. Partly cloudy.

Monday: Min 14. Max 27. Partly cloudy.

Tuesday: Min 19. Max 28. Showers.

Wednesday: Min 11. Max 26. Cloudy

PERTH          

Sunday: Min 11. Max 24. Partly cloudy.

 Monday: Min 15. Max 25. Cloudy.

Tuesday: Min 9. Max 24. Sunny 

Wednesday: Min 13. Max 30. Sunny 

HOBART  

Sunday: Min 11. Max 21. Shower. 

Monday: Min 11. Max 23. Partly cloudy.

Tuesday: Min 13. Max 24. Showers.

Wednesday: Min 10. Max 18. Windy 

 Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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