Melbourne to swelter, parts of state set to smash 80-year heat record

Melbourne to swelter, parts of state set to smash 80-year heat record

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Melbourne is warming up to what’s tipped to be its hottest October day in four years, with parts of the state predicted to smash 80 years of heat records.

The CBD is expected to reach 35 degrees late on Thursday, peaking at knock-off about 5pm, in what would make it the warmest October day since 2015.

“There’s no sea breeze, no wind change today. It’ll be a late maximum,” Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Richard Carlyon said.

While temperatures in the 30s is not rare for late October, Mr Carlyon noted Thursday is still sitting 14 to 15 degrees above the long-term average.