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The world's 15 hottest sites on Tuesday were all in Australia

The world's 15 hottest sites on Tuesday were all in Australia

Australia was home to all 15 of the world's hottest temperatures on Tuesday, a feat it may well repeat on Wednesday and beyond as a huge swath of the nation bakes.

  • by Peter Hannam

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Foggy start to a stormy day, with more thunderstorms to come
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Foggy start to a stormy day, with more thunderstorms to come

Thunderstorms are forecast to sweep through Sydney over the next few days, continuing the wet weather that started on the weekend.

  • by Rachel Clun & Sarah Keoghan
'Bit of a panic' as roasting outback NSW town runs out of water
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'Bit of a panic' as roasting outback NSW town runs out of water

As if times weren't hard enough for the remote NSW town of Walgett, stuck in a rut of 40-odd degree days and with the nearby river so dry "you can ride a motorbike on it". 

  • by Peter Hannam
National records melt in 'prolonged spell of heat' with more to come
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National records melt in 'prolonged spell of heat' with more to come

A huge swathe of Australia baked in mid-40 degree heat on Friday, with more records likely to be broken.

  • by Peter Hannam
Risk of 'possibly giant hailstones' over parts of Sydney's outskirts
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Risk of 'possibly giant hailstones' over parts of Sydney's outskirts

The summer of storms continues for NSW with large swathes of the state - including the western Sydney metro region - facing another bout of thundery weather.

  • by Peter Hannam
Beware 'icecream headaches': Why Sydney's coastal waters are so cool
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Beware 'icecream headaches': Why Sydney's coastal waters are so cool

Bathers hoping to cool off in recent days might have got more than they'd bargained for, with inshore water temperatures well below average.

  • by Peter Hannam
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Hot start to 2019 after Australia ends its third-warmest year
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Hot start to 2019 after Australia ends its third-warmest year

The searing end to 2018 for much of Australia will likely make it the third-hottest on record for maximum temperatures with little early relief in sight in the new year.

  • by Peter Hannam
Storm risk in Sydney's suburbs but coast is clear for year-end fireworks
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Storm risk in Sydney's suburbs but coast is clear for year-end fireworks

The one accessory you won't need for tonight's fireworks near the city will be an umbrella - but you might in the suburbs.

  • by Peter Hannam
Sydney set to swelter again on Sunday
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Sydney set to swelter again on Sunday

Thousands have flocked to the beach as Sydney swelters through another 30-plus degree day.

  • by Ben Weir
Melbourne suburbs Essendon, Viewbank swelter through 40 degrees
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Melbourne suburbs Essendon, Viewbank swelter through 40 degrees

A cool southerly wind is currently pushing through the suburbs, with the temperatures expected to drop mildly into the mid-20s by 10pm.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
Sydney to swelter through another day
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Sydney to swelter through another day

Sydney is set for another scorcher with temperatures in parts of the city to exceed 40 degrees on Friday.

  • by Ben Weir