The hottest November night has been reported in Sydney, as daytime temperatures of 40C are predicted.
As per the details, the city recorded a minimum overnight temperature of 25.4C.
It is the first weekend of bushfire activity since the end of last year, which experienced the most severe bushfire season on record.
According to the international news agency, Sydney’s record temperature was recorded at Observatory Hill in the Central Business District. By 04:30, the temperature had risen back up to 30C, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The previous record at Observatory Hill was 24.8C in 1967.
The New South Wales (NSW) Fire Service has issued a total fire ban for most of the eastern and north-eastern parts of the state.
On the contrary, firefighters are struggling to control dozens of wildfires in the state. There are currently 45 bush and grass fires burning in Australia.
Temperatures over the weekend have increased in other areas of the country, including South Australia and Victoria.
The New South Wales Health Department has asked people to keep maintaining social distancing measures to stop the potential spread of coronavirus.
The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a five or six-day heatwave in parts of northern NSW and south-east Queensland.
The Rural Fire Service (RFS) has warned of a “very high to severe fire danger forecast” in eastern and north-eastern parts of New South Wales.
RFS Deputy Commissioner Peter McKechnie urged people to have fire plans ready.
“This is the first time since the devastating season last year we’ve seen widespread elevated fire danger,” he said.