Riverina residents have bunkered down for a sweltering weekend of record breaking temperatures.
Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) meteorologist Hugh McDowell said a strong north-westerly wind carried hot air from central Australia to NSW.
"That's given record breaking temperatures for November for some parts of NSW," Mr McDowell said.
On Saturday, November 28, Griffith, Narrandera and Yanco experienced their highest ever recorded maximum temperatures for the month.
The BOM recorded a temperature of 43.2 degrees Celsius at Griffith airport at 1.16pm, beating the previous record of 43 on November 26, 1997.
A reading of 43.4 degrees Celsius was taken at Narrandera airport at 12.35pm, where the former record was 43 on November 20, 2009.
Yanco recorded a maximum of 43.3 degrees Celsius at 1.31pm.
This was a significant difference from the previous November peak of 42 degrees, recorded on November 30, 2004.
The mercury peaked at 40.3 degrees Celsius in Wagga on Saturday, just shy of the monthly record of 40.6 set on November 14, 2004.
Wagga reached its highest ever recorded maximum temperature on February 1, 2020 - a stifling 43.8 degrees.
Mr McDowell said the Riverina community should anticipate more hot days over the next few months.
"The climate outlook is for a wetter than average summer but in regards to temperatures it remains too early to be seen," he said.
"There will be more hot days over the summer, but as for record [temperatures] we'll have to wait and see."
Mr McDowell said there was a direct link between climate change and increased temperatures Australia-wide.
"And, with climate change, we're likely to see more high temperatures and more high temperatures more frequently," he said.