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.