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Escape the heat

Friday, 10th February, 2017

Four-week old Naria Rae Denton escaped yesterday’s scorching heat by taking a dip in the pool with her mum Sharne. Four-week old Naria Rae Denton escaped yesterday’s scorching heat by taking a dip in the pool with her mum Sharne.

By Daniel Stringer

Broken Hill is still in the midst of a heat wave and there is a good chance that records will be broken. 

Following two days of 40C-plus temperatures we won’t be getting any relief today or tomorrow because temperatures are expected to exceed 44 degrees. 

The hot start to February has put Broken Hill on track to record its hottest February on record, with the previous highest average being 35.8 degrees in 2004. 

Only 10 days into the month and the city has only recorded two days below that average. The current average temperature is 37.8. This figure is also significantly above the February average for Broken Hill, which is 32.2 degrees.

With tomorrow’s temperature forecast to reach 44 degrees, there is also a chance the hottest February day on record will be broken. The previous record of 44.5 was also set during the heatwave of 2004. 

The good news for those who have been struggling with the sweltering conditions is that there is relief in sight. A a cool change is forecast to arrive on Sunday.

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