Yesterday was the breaking point for Darwin as the maximum exceeded 34 degrees for the fourth day in a row, breaking the previous July record of three days.
The heat has been building over the past week in persistent easterly winds and sunny skies.
Since Sunday, Darwin has been sweating through above average daytime and overnight temperatures. On Monday, the minimum only fell to 27 degrees, which was seven above average and their highest July minimum in 68 years of records.
The maximum temperature is expected to exceed 34 degrees over the next few days, which will smash the 1998 record of just three days above 34 degrees.
This extreme streak of hot days and warm nights is leading Darwin towards its hottest July on record.
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