Early heatwave across the outback


Grace Lowe and Nathaniel O’Connor chilling out in the pool throughout the heatwave conditions this week. Photo TWH


Residents across the outback are being urged to monitor weather reports and health advice as another early heatwave moves through NSW and Queensland.

The Bureau of Meteorology expects temperatures to soar above 40 degrees again this weekend following a heatwave that culminated in a record 47.6-degree November day on Tuesday of this week.

Bourke recorded some high temperatures over the weekend – with 43.1 on Friday, 43.9 on Saturday, and 42.9 on Sunday and Monday.

Brewarrina was even warmer – with 43.4 on Saturday and 44.1 on Sunday.

But on the hottest day this week, Bourke reached a scorching 47.6 degrees, eclipsing the previous record of 46.3 set at the Bourke Airport weather station on 31 December 2005.

As the weather heats up, motorists are also reminded it is an offence for children or pets to be left unattended in a vehicle, and that it can be deadly.

Everyone needs to take care in hot weather, but some people are at higher risk, especially if they are older, live alone or are socially isolated.


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Baloo and Sonny in their puppy pool. Photo TWH



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