The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast extreme heat across NSW and Queensland this week.
Temperatures are expected to reach 38°C in Sydney today and 34°C tomorrow. It will be the hottest Sydney day in over two years.
The NSW Rural Fire Service has declared high or extreme fire risks in some areas of the state, including in Greater Sydney and parts of the Central West. Total fire bans are also in place for some areas, including the Greater Hunter and Central Ranges regions.
In Brisbane, it’s expected to surpass 30°C every day until Thursday. Warm temperatures are also forecast for other parts of Queensland, including Rockhampton and Cairns.