Australia: Hobart to break November heat record


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Parts of southern Tasmania registered their highest November temperature in a decade today, while Hobart is one day away from a new November heat record. 

A near-stationary high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is causing a prolonged spell of unusually warm days in Tasmania this week, resulting in severe heatwave conditions across much of the state.

Maximum temperatures climbed up to 14 degrees above average today, with Strahan Airport reaching a top of 32 degrees.

West of Hobart, today was the warmest November day in a decade at Hartz Mountains National Park (29C) and and Bushy Park (33C).

Hobart's 31.5 degrees on Wednesday afternoon was 13 above average for this time of year and the city's warmest November day in two years. 

After another hot day, Hobart remains on track to register its first six day spell of November days above 25 degrees on record. 

This feat is forecast to be achieved tomorrow and it may even be extended to nine days by Sunday.

- By Ben Domensino, Weatherzone.com.au