Heatwave to hit for three days starting TOMORROW as Aussies prepare for a scorching weekend in the sun - so what's the weather like in your town?
A scorching heat wave will sweep across swathes of Australia over the next three days, bringing unseasonably hot temperatures and dry conditions.
Parts of New South Wales, the Northern Territory and Far North Queensland, will suffer through a severe heat wave over the weekend with the mercury set to soar into the 40s in some regions.
In northern New South Wales, Moree will reach 38C on Saturday and continue to climb, hitting 40C on Monday, while Bourke sits at highs of 41C across all three days.
Narrabri will sizzle through 38C on Saturday and 39C on Sunday and Monday.
Even major cities such as Melbourne will hit 34C, while Sydney will top 30C on Friday.
A severe heatwave warning is also in place for the Carpentaria and Northern Peninsula Area in Queensland, with temperatures in the high 30s over the weekend.
In the Northern Territory, Jabiru, in Kakadu National Park, will remain at highs of 40C with lows of 27C over the next four days.
Meanwhile, a lower intensity heatwave will hit other parts of the Northern Territory, northern and south west Queensland, Northern New South Wales and areas in northern South Austraila.
In the Northern Territory, the long run of hot weather will stretch from the north to Top Springs, with minimums in the high 20s to the high 30s.
The north western corner of New South Wales will experience similar conditions, with temperatures in the 30s to 40s for the majority of the region until Monday.
Southwest Queensland cities Roma, Longreach, Mount Isa and Charleville will sweat in 36 to 39 degree heat, while Birdsville boils at 42C over the weekend.
The heatwave will also hit Momba in South Australia and Oak Valley further west, with tops in the 40s.
A heat spell steaming across southeast parts of the country saw temperatures reach into the 30s and 40s across South Australia, Victoria and into north western New South Wales on Thursday, with Melbourne hitting 34C.
Heatwaves occur when minimum and maximum temperatures are unusually hot over a three day period, through out both the day and at night, with severe and extreme heatwaves claiming more lives than any other natural hazard in Australia.
While most people can withstand low intensity heatwaves, severe conditions pose a risk for vulnerable groups such as the elderly or those with medical conditions.
The blistering heat is just a taste of more to come, with experts warning of a hot summer as a marine heatwave drives up air temperatures.
Meteorologist Ben Noll said the Tasman sea is 1.6C hotter than normal for this time of year, at 18 to 21 degrees indicating next month will be warmer than usual.
'Now that we’ve come into November, you can see the ocean temperatures have maintained that warmth,' he told Stuff.
'It’s fair to say if the warm ocean temperatures persist as we go into summer, chances are we’re in for a pretty warm summer here on land as well.'
Sydneysiders can expect a hot Friday with a maximum of 30C, before the mercury dips over the weekend to warm highs of 24 and 25C.
The harbour city will see cloud cover on Saturday with a possible showers on Sunday afternoon, with more rain leading into early next week.
Brisbane will enjoy warm weather from Friday through to Monday with top temperatures sitting around 30 and lows basking in the high teens.
The sunny streak will be broken on Tuesday, with a possible storm predicted for the afternoon or evening.
Melbourne will be partly cloudy throughout the weekend with moderate temperatures ranging from 13 degree to 25 on Saturday.
Sunday will see a low of 17 and a high of 26, with showers developing and carrying into Monday and Tuesday morning.
Perth residents will need sunscreen on hand over coming days as the mercury soars into the 30s.
Temperatures will top 27 on Saturday and 28 on Sunday, continuing to rise to a scorching 32 and 33 degrees on Monday and Tuesday respectively.
Those in Adelaide are in for a cloudy but hot weekend with highs in the low 30s.
Monday will see the maximum drop to the low 20s, with clouds remaining until Tuesday brings some sunshine and a top of 25.
Minimums will hover from the low teens in Hobart over the weekend, only climbing to 20 on Saturday and 21 Sunday.
Showers will sweep over the city on Sunday and Monday, before clearing on Tuesday.
A warm weekend is in store for Canberra, with temperatures reaching 29 degrees both days.
There will be a slight reprieve from the heat on Sunday, with showers forecast for the afternoon that will continue into Monday and Tuesday.
Darwin will sizzle through scorching heat this week as the mercury bounces from 26 to 35 degrees from Friday until Monday.
The boiling temperatures will be matched with sporadic downpours as the northern city enters the start of wet season.