Brief summer heatwave in NSW
Wednesday January 13, 2021 – 13:15 EDT
NSW has registered its first 40ºC of the year this week, although the heatwave will be short-lived.
A mass of hot air is currently sweeping across NSW as a low pressure trough drifts over southeastern Australia. This summery air has produced the first heatwave of the year to feature days over 40ºC in NSW.
On Tuesday, eight weather stations in the state’s north and west reached or exceeded 40ºC, including Griffith, Tibooburra and White Cliffs. Other stations are going to reach the forties today and a few more will join the list on Thursday.
This week’s heat will be classified as a low-intensity to severe…