Hundreds take refuge in pool after hot wave
MT DRUITT pool was inundated with hundreds of visitors as temperatures soared over 40C on Friday.
A spokesman for Mt Druitt pool said it had been one of the centre’s busiest days. “It has been very busy here so far and we are still expecting more people to come later in the day,” he said on Friday.
The Sleep family, of Rooty Hill, said Mt Druitt pool was the perfect place to cool down.
“It was too hot to be at school, or anywhere else,” Tamara, 12, said.
A Bureau of Meteorology spokesman said the mercury hit almost 42C on Friday.
“Western Sydney recorded temperatures over 40C, it was 41.9C in Penrith at 2.30pm on Friday, however temperatures started to cool about 9pm,” he said.
The spokesman said the record temperature was noted in November last year at 44.9C. This week will continue to be hot but we won’t see the temperatures hit a sweltering 40C for a while.
“Temperatures will be hitting the 30Cs this week but it will cool down towards the end of the week for the weekend,” the spokesman said.
Riley, 11, T Tamara, 12, and E Emeliali SlSleep, 9, at Mt Druitt pool.