At 5am when I woke the temp was 29 degrees, and it progressively climbed all the way up until the high mark at 3pm. At tat stage, humidity was 85% (100% is rain) and everything inside non-airconditioned houses was hot to touch.

Birdsville, 800kms to the west recorded 47 degrees at midday and most western towns are looking at 30 degree minimums tonight.

My 740iL informed me at 3pm its ambient temp readout was 43 - beat that, Aussie840!