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Penrith reaches highest temperature ever recorded for Sydney basin
Penrith reached the highest temperature ever recorded for the Sydney basin on Saturday, with the mercury peaking at 48.9 degrees at 3.02pm.
The previous record for Sydney was 47.8 degrees, set in Richmond in 1939.
"It's the hottest known temperature for the Sydney basin for any month," duty forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology Jake Phillips said.
Canberra also achieved a temperature record on Saturday, with a maximum of 44 degrees at the airport.
The previous record for that site was from 1968.
Mr Phillips said the new records would stand for at least the rest of the week, with a cool change to bring temperatures down to 25 degrees in Sydney and 29 degrees in the city's west on Sunday.
 

stanleyg

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The smoky southerly dropped temps closer to the coast of Sydney last night.
The fires have certainly had an impact on our weather.
All that smoke and lack of breeze yesterday turned the Sydney basin into a "death valley" USA copy.
Not nice to be stuck in it but fascinating how lower land (basins) can trap hotter air and increase temperature in a localised area.
 
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The smoky southerly dropped temps closer to the coast of Sydney last night.
The fires have certainly had an impact on our weather.
All that smoke and lack of breeze yesterday turned the Sydney basin into a "death valley" USA copy.
Not nice to be stuck in it but fascinating how lower land (basins) can trap hotter air and increase temperature in a localised area.
It didn't seem to be especially smokey around the Kingsford area.
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stanleyg

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It didn't seem to be especially smokey around the Kingsford area.
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when the southerly sprang up it was blowing the smoke in through the windows and prior to that you could see a strong haze over Renown reserve.
The previous week we were getting burnt leaves floating into the back yard and the fires were a long way away so those embers certainly do travel.
Just because you are nowhere near the fire front don't be complacent
 

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Nice overnight drizzle that started about 9pm and went through to about 5am.
a lot more steady light rain would do wonders
 
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