The Hunter's Record-Breaking Summer Heat

More extreme heat is on the way

The Hunter's Record-Breaking Summer Heat

The Hunter has broken the record for the number of summer days with above-40 degree heat.

The mercury is expected to reach 41 degrees in the Hunter Valley on Monday, the seventh day this summer we've climbed above 40 degrees.

And sadly there's not much relief in sight.

Temperatures areĀ forecast hit the low 40's again on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.

That will make it ten 40-degree summer days.

The previous record was five days in the summer of 2012/2013 and 2003/2004.