41-degree days in Cessnock this week

SCORCHER: Heatwave conditions are predicted for Cessnock this week.
SCORCHER: Heatwave conditions are predicted for Cessnock this week.

A total fire ban and severe fire danger warning has been issued for the Greater Hunter for Wednesday as heatwave conditions are set to continue.

The mercury reached 38 degrees in Cessnock on Monday and Tuesday, and a top of 41 degrees is predicted for Wednesday.

Thursday will be relatively cooler at 29 degrees, but the temperature will soar back up to 41 on Friday and 38 on Saturday.