Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Sydney hits 47C as it sweats on hottest day since 1939

Sydney hits 47C as it sweats on hottest day since 1939

Sydney has experienced its hottest weather in nearly 80 years as temperatures hit a blistering 47.3°C (117F) in the Australian city on Sunday.

The Bureau of Meteorology mistakenly tweeted that today's temperature was the all-time record, before discovering the historical date.

Top tennis players were called off the courts Sunday at the Sydney International, a warm-up tournament for the Australian Open Grand Slam after thermometers recorded temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius.

More than 50 new fires were sparked on Sunday, with 21 blazes continuing to burn into Monday, according to the RFS, and a severe fire danger rating was issued for the Hunter region.

The heat took its toll on French star Kristina Mladenovic, who retired midway through her match citing heat stress.

Sydney was reportedly the hottest place on earth on Sunday with Penrith taking out the title of the hottest part of the city on Sunday, reaching 47.3C just after 2.30 pm.

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At first, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology thought it was the hottest day in Sydney's history, but later found a 47.8-degree day in 1939.

Journalist Jamie Pandaram also wrote on Twitter that the heat had prevented photographers from doing their work.

The state has implemented a total fire ban to prevent further bushfires, with 49 reported across the state on Saturday.

In September 2017, Australians were warned to prepare for a unsafe bushfire season after one of the driest winters on record.

Experts have warned that land and sea temperatures have been affected by climate change, leading to more extreme weather conditions.

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