Looming weather event has only occurred four times before

By Peter Hannam
Updated June 28 2018 - 1:33pm, first published February 9 2017 - 12:00am
Even coastal areas are going to face scorching temperatures over the coming days. Photo: Jessica Hromas
Even coastal areas are going to face scorching temperatures over the coming days. Photo: Jessica Hromas

THE most extensive heatwave of the summer is building over inland Australia, setting up Sydney and much of the state for record-tilting heat over the coming weekend.

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