Mar 8, 2016

Melbourne melts as autumnal heatwave pumps temperatures over 38°

Melbourne VIC
Australia
by
Chloe Booker, Alana Schetzer
,
The Sydney Morning Herald
Temperatures are forecast to go up - and stay up. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer
Temperatures are forecast to go up - and stay up. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer

Melburnians sweated through an autumn scorcher as the mercury soared above 38 degrees, making it the hottest March day in the city in eight years. 

It hit 38.9 degrees in the CBD, while Moorabbin, in Melbourne's south-east, has recorded its hottest March day on record with 40.8 degrees.