Burst of hot air brings warmest Spring day in a decade for multiple states

Parts of Australia experienced the warmest Spring day in more than a decade as a mini-heatwave swept across the nation.

Hot air over northern Western Australia moved eastward, which caused temperatures to rise into the 30s.

The mercury soared to 39.8 degrees in the Western Australian town of Derby, north-east of Broome in the Kimberley region.

Parts of Australia sweltered yesterday as an early Spring burst of hot air caused the warmest temperatures in some parts, this early into the season, in more than a decade.

Parts of Australia sweltered yesterday as an early Spring burst of hot air caused the warmest temperatures in some parts, this early into the season, in more than a decade.

It was the warmest day this early into Spring in 19 years.

Many districts in South Australia and Victoria also saw the highest fire danger ratings in up to eight months due to the heat.

It was the hottest early-Spring day in multiple locations in Victoria, including Horsham (27.5C), Yarrawonga (25.3C), Avalon (25.8C) and Laverton (24.8C).

Temperatures in Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales soared into the 30s as the mini heatwave stretched across Australia.

Temperatures in Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales soared into the 30s as the mini heatwave stretched across Australia.

As the heat gets pushed across Australia ahead of a coming cold front, parts of New South Wales have today been forecast to experience similar seasonal highs.

As of 1.10pm, the Bureau of Meteorology recorded 30-degree temperatures in Holsworthy, Penrith and Richmond while the Sydney CBD had 25-degree conditions and Bankstown rose to 29.

Temperatures are expected to stay hit a maximum of 28 degrees before a cooler change comes later in the afternoon

The heat is being pushed eastward, with parts of New South Wales forecast to experience similar seasonal highs today.

The heat is being pushed eastward, with parts of New South Wales forecast to experience similar seasonal highs today.

Both Sydney and Tamworth have been predicted to record their warmest days this early into Spring in five years as temperatures in both NSW and Queensland climb up to eight degrees above average.

The forecast

The heat will return for Sydney at the weekend, with mostly sunny weather leading into a 29-degree Saturday. 

Brisbane can expect multiple sunny days to come and hot conditions of up to 28 degrees leading into the weekend.

The Kimberley town of Derby, north-east of Broome in WA, yesterday also recorded a sweltering 39.8 degrees as the heat passed over the state.

The Kimberley town of Derby, north-east of Broome in WA, yesterday also recorded a sweltering 39.8 degrees as the heat passed over the state.

Both Melbourne and Hobart are forecast for a slightly cooler, rainy end to the week.

With the cold front passing, Perth could have light showers today and tomorrow before the sun returns on the weekend to bring conditions of up to 22 degrees.

In Adelaide, sunny weather will push temperatures continue up to 25 by Friday before the passing cloud and rain hits at the weekend.

Sydney and Brisbane are also set to experience a weekend of warmer weather, while Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide could receive some cloud and rain.

Sydney and Brisbane are also set to experience a weekend of warmer weather, while Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide could receive some cloud and rain.

Despite moving towards the south-east, Darwin will miss most of the cooler conditions from the cold front.

Sunny, dry conditions have been forecast for the Northern Territory capital into next week, with maximum mercury levels of about 35.

With Weatherzone.

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