Air-cons will be cranked to the max while pools and beaches will be packed today, as the mercury soars across the Hunter.
Wallsend, Maitland and Singleton are forecast to reach 41 degrees today, while it'll climb into the low 30's along the coast.
The fire danger rating is 'very high'.
This heatwave is set to continue into next week, with high temps for at least the next seven days.
Wallsend and Maitland are expected to hit 43 degrees on Wednesday, while Bulahdelah is forecast to reach 45 degrees.