Thousands of homes lose power in Sydney amid heatwave

Ash Cant
·2-min read

Thousands of people lost power in Sydney today amid a brutal heatwave, which saw temperatures soar past 40 degrees.

Ausgrid customers in parts of Beverly Hills, Peakhurst, Penshurst, Mortdale, Riverwood, Narwee and Hurstville lost power at around 3pm on Tuesday, with electricity providers saying about 2400 are impacted.

However, according to Ausgrid’s outage map, it seems power in the area has now been restored.

Power outages have been observed across Sydney, as the city swelters through a heatwave. Source: AAP
Power outages have been observed across Sydney, as the city swelters through a heatwave. Source: AAP

It appears, as per Ausgrid’s outage map, the only areas in NSW impacted by a power outage now are St Ives, with about 70 people without power and 1700 customers in Aberglasslyn, Rutherford, Rosebrook, Melville, Hillsborough, Maitland Vale and Oakhampton.

At around 4.20pm, 100 people were left without power in Punchbowl, Greenacre and Wiley Park.

All of the outages have been reported and are under investigation, Ausgrid said.

Previous outages impacted Greenwich, Wollstonecraft, St Leonards and Artarmon and roughly 1200 people in Huntleys Cove, Hunters Hill, Gladesville, Henley and Huntleys Point on Tuesday.

NSW Bureau of Meteorology manager Agata Imielska said Tuesday was "a dangerously hot day" with Sydney temperatures reaching the high 30s while the mercury would get into the low 40s in the western suburbs and regions.

After the four-day heatwavea cool change would arrive later in the evening in Sydney when temperatures would drop by about eight degrees but she warned "you won't really notice those cool conditions until tomorrow".

With AAP

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