HEAT WAVE. SYDNEY SWELTERS. 10 Jan 1929. The maximum being 111 degrees at Bourke. = 43.8 Celsius

HEAT WAVE. (1929, January 10). The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW : 1894 – 1939), p. 2. Retrieved January 11, 2022, from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/127756391?searchTerm=extreme%20heat%20in%20sydney#

The heat experienced in Sydney on Wednesday has been exceeded in intensity only on four previous occasions since meteorological records were made about 70 years ago.
The maximum temperature recorded is 108.5 degrees on January 13, 1896. The highest reading yesterday was 106.7 a cool change would probably pass over Sydney during to-day.
Aggravated by an intensely hot north-westerly wind, Sydney experienced the hottest day since February 8, 1926, when the highest temperature recorded at the observatory was 107.8
It is seldom that the mercury rises above 100 degrees in Sydney, but the records at the Meteorological Bureau show that on January 6, 1863, the temperature rose to 107.5, and a similar record was noted on December 31, 1904.
The State Meteorologist (Mr. Mares) said that yesterday’s north- westerly wind was the hottest experienced since records were taken in Sydney.
The average humidity was low, in striking contrast with that experienced on Monday last, when sultry weather was rather on the extreme side.
In inland and coastal districts high temperatures were registered, the maximum being 111 degrees at Bourke, 108 at Wollongong, 105 at Dubbo and Forbes, 103 at, Wilcannia, and 101 at Moruya Heads and Jervis Bay.
A temperature of 103 degrees, shown on the thermometer at Nobby’s at 2 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon, was the highest officially recorded for Newcastle for several years. Nobby’s is well known as the coolest place in the Newcastle district. Private thermometers showed the heat in the city as high as 107 degrees in the shade.