6 Feb 2011

Sydney heatwave breaks records

9:59 pm on 6 February 2011

A heatwave in Sydney reached its peak on Saturday with temperatures topping 41 degrees, before a cool southerly change on Sunday.

At midnight on Saturday the temperature was 33.6 degrees, with an overnight low of 26.4C, which is one degree higher than the last record in 1973.

The heatwave has been the longest spell of 30C days in more than 100 years of records reports the ABC.

Paramedics have attended 164 heat related incidents since Monday.