Welcome to the hottest town in Australia
Located in the north west of Australia, Marble Bar is officially the country’s hottest town, and one of the hottest places on Earth, due to its extended heatwaves that can hit around 50°C over summer.
For weeks on end between October and April, the mercury will often hit 40°C before 9am and then quickly climb to 45°C+ by lunch.
The town gained its reputation after officially recording the longest heatwave ever recorded on Earth. Anywhere can be hot for a day but the people of Marble Bar endured a heatwave for a length of time that is almost beyond comprehension. For a staggering 6 straight months from October 1923 – April 1924, the town’s daily temperatures never once dropped below 38°C.