Heatwave: Sydney shatters 150 year old record

February 5, 2011 SYDNEY – “Sydney’s heatwave has shattered a 150-year-old record, but the big sweat isn’t over yet. In dozens of suburbs on Saturday the temperature soared into the mid to high 30s for the sixth day running and over much of NSW. As thousands flocked to beaches and the harbour foreshores to cool off, the mercury climbed above the 38-degree mark while Observatory Hill recorded a peak of 41.5 degrees. Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) senior forecaster Neale Fraser said that Saturday was officially the sixth successive day that the Sydney area had sweltered in 30-plus temperatures. Since records were first kept in 1858, Sydney had never experienced such consistently high temperatures. “We’ve had runs of hot weather for three or four days but you get a southerly change that keeps it below 30 then it warms up again,” Mr Fraser told AAP. The previous record was five straight days. Richmond, in Sydney’s northwest, broke its own record with seven days straight of 35-plus degree heat. “And chances are they’ll break that again tomorrow (Sunday),” he said. Mr Fraser said the greater Sydney area might also break the record again on Sunday.”  –SMH
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