Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Fitzroy Crossing sweats through Australia's hottest October

Friday November 1, 2013 - 15:05 EDT

Fitzroy Crossing has broken the record for Australia's hottest October.

The record was set in 2002 when the Kimberley community averaged a maximum of 41.9 degrees for every day in October.

This October the average has been 42 degrees.

The pool manager at the Fitzroy Aquatic Centre, Aaron Jacobs, says there are more than 90 people a day using the swimming pool to try to escape the heat.

"Oh it's relentless, you don't really get too much of a chance to cool off," he said.

"I mean your minimums get down to say 26, so you know six o'clock in the morning you walk out and it's still quite warm."


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

South Australia weather: Wind gusts of 83kph slam Port Augusta, lightning topples trees

16:04 EST

Wind gusts of 83 kilometres per hour have slammed Port Augusta at the top of the Eyre Peninsula, as South Australia battens down for severe weather.

Flooding to last weeks in western NSW

14:55 EST

Major flooding will continue to affect parts of central western New South Wales well into October as inundated catchments struggle to cope with record-breaking rainfall.

NSW weather: Receding river allows some flood-affected Forbes residents to return home

14:50 EST

Residents who have had to evacuate their homes at Forbes in the New South Wales central-west may be able to return if flood levels continue to recede.