Welcome to the hottest town in Australia
Located 909 miles (1,492 km) from Perth and 930 miles (1,525 km) from Darwin, Marble Bar is Australia’s hottest town, due to its extended heatwaves that have historically hit around 120 °F (50 °C) over summer.
For weeks on end between October and April, the mercury will often hit 100 °F (38 °C before) 9 am and then quickly climb to 113 °F (45 °C) by lunch.
The town gained its reputation after enduring a stretch of 161 consecutive days, or almost 6 months, where the town’s daily temperature never dipped below 37.8°C (100°F) from 31 October 1923 to 7 April 1924. This feat secured its place as the longest ever heatwave in the Guinness Book of World Records.