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Weekend weather heatwave roasts four states in south-east Australia with temperatures in high 30s

A heatwave is set to spread itself across the country this weekend, causing sweltering conditions across four states.

The heat will extend from Western Australia, across South Australia and into NSW and Victoria, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Maximum temperatures are set to be between 9 to 15 degrees above average in the four states on Saturday.

NSW is set to see temperatures peak on Sunday with temperatures to peak at 32C in Sydney’s CBD and 39C in Penrith.

Broken Hill and Bourke will see temperatures of 41C on Saturday and Sunday, while the hottest temperatures will be in nearby Tibooburra where it will reach 42C.

“Some locations in NSW on Sunday could exceed their maximum temperature record for the month of March, especially on and west of the ranges,” the BOM spokesperson said.

Sydney could break a 165 year record if Saturday and Sunday pass 30 degrees. Four days in a row above 30C be the first time the feat has taken place in autumn in more than 165 years. 

Meanwhile Melbourne will reach 37C on Saturday.

Source of data and images: dailymail

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