Hume Highway cut by bushfire, temperature records tumble as east coast swelters
"Wilcania airport has reached 40.5C, Whitecliffe has reached 40.3C, Delta has reached 40.2C and Bourke 40 degrees," he said.
Hot and dry conditions also affected Queensland, where Birdsville reached a top of 41.6C, while in Victoria, Mildura is expected to record its hottest September day on record, reaching 37.7C.
New Victorian state record for September - 37.7C (99.9F) at Mildura and a few hours to go... http://www.bom.gov.au/places/vic/
Record high temps for Sept forecast for Saturday, 41C Wanaaring, 40C Bourke and 36C Dubbo #NSWweather Watch temps at http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/observations/nswall.shtml …