Sydney swelters in hottest day since 1939 as mercury hits 47.3C

Sydney has sweltered through its hottest day in almost 80 years with the mercury in Penrith hitting 47.3C.

Much of Sydney reached its peak temperature about 3pm on Sunday, with the city’s west bearing the brunt of the heat. Richmond reached 46.3C just after 2.30pm while the temperature in Bankstown exceeded 45C.

Sydney swelters in hottest .A severe fire danger rating was issued for the greater Sydney region on Sunday, while much of the rest of the state has a “very high” rating.

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Sydney swelters in hottest

During the final Ashes Test in Sydney, the England cricket team were struggling against Australia as they battled the stifling heat.

Players participating in the Sydney international tennis tournament were forced off the court at 10:00 local time on Sunday (23:00 GMT Saturday) by the event’s organisers after temperatures courtside exceeded 40C.

 

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