Who else sweltered over the weekend? We’re not alone.
There are predictions of a hot, muggy days hitting the NSW South Coast right through until Saturday, Sydney in particular.
While temperatures in the mid-30s are nothing new for an Aussie summer, string five of them together, with associated increases in humidity, and you have what the Bureau of Meteorology is calling a “severe” heatwave for the Sydney Basin.
“There is a high-pressure system forming over the Tasman sea, and at the same time there is an inland trough coming from Central Australia," he said. "The system is basically not allowing cold fronts to come through and the trough is directing the hot air mass,” Bureau duty forecaster Rob Taggart said.
Western Sydney temperatures are expected to peak in the low 40s later in the week.
Further south, Bega officially hit 35.4C on Saturday, 8.2 degrees above the monthly average. The mercury is predicted to remain around the 33-34C mark for the rest of the week before a cool change sees Sunday drop to a more comfortable 24C.
However, the humidity levels look to be sticking up around the 60-70 per cent mark all week as well.
Merimbula will benefit from easterly breezes to see this week only reaching peaks of 30-31C, with the chance of showers arriving on Friday and Saturday.
In Bombala, Wednesday is tipped to reach 38C, with 35-36 on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.