NSW has sweltered through the night amid the state’s first heatwave of the season, with no respite to arrive until the end of the day.
Parts of Sydney – including the CBD – broke the 40-degree barrier on Saturday while swathes of western NSW, South Australia and northern Victoria baked through even higher temperatures approaching 45C.
While temperatures are set to cool in South Australia and Victoria on Sunday, NSW’s eastern and northeastern regions will sweat through another day.
Central Sydney is likely to hit 40C as northwesterly winds hold back the sea breeze, while Penrith will reach 42C.
Temperatures in the Hunter are forecast to hit 43C, while much of northeast NSW will break the 40-degree barrier.
A gusty southerly will not arrive until later on Sunday afternoon, bringing cooler…