PARTS of NSW registered their first 40 degrees Celsius of the year this week, although the heat was short-lived.
A mass of hot air swept across NSW this week as a low pressure trough drifted over south-eastern Australia.
This summery air produced the first heatwave of the year that featured days over 40deg in NSW.
On Tuesday, eight weather stations in the state’s north and west reached or exceeded 40deg, including Griffith, Tibooburra and White Cliffs.
Other stations reached the forties on Wednesday and a few more will join the list today.
This week’s heat has also helped elevate the fire risk in some parts of the state, with Very High fire danger ratings affecting multiple districts.
But while this brief spell of hot…