LAST month was Tamworth's hottest set of October days on record.
Top temperatures in Tamworth last month set a blistering new benchmark 3.6 degrees higher than the long-term average.
Weatherzone confirmed this October had the hottest highs in 63 years of available Tamworth records.
There were only five days last month which didn't exceed the long term average high of 25.4 degrees.
This was compounded by 11 days where temperatures exceeded 30 degrees, including an absolute stinker on October 7, where the mercury climbed to 37.9.
The night time lows were relatively cooler through last month.
But the Weatherzone data also revealed last Saturday gave Tamworth one of its hottest-ever October nights with the temperature failing to push below 21.3.
The record comes in the middle of a sizzling spring in Tamworth and the rest of the country.
September's top temperatures were also 3.4 degrees hotter than usual in Tamworth.
But the record-breaking run was not just confined to Tamworth.
Australia has just registered 36 consecutive warmer-than-usual months for the first time on record, according the Weatherzone data.
Australia's mean maximum temperature during October 2019 was 2.91 degrees above the long-term average, making it the country's second warmest October in 110 years of records.
The last cooler-than-usual month in Australia, based on both mean and maximum temperatures, was October 2016.
Despite the record breaking heat, night time temperatures were relatively cooler through October in Tamworth.
Combining minimum and maximum temperatures for October, 2019 had the fourth-warmest average temperature after 1980, 2015 and 1965.
There mightn't be much relief in sight for Tamworth with the hot spell tipped to continue to at least mid-summer.
There's a good chance warmer than average temperatures could persist for the next few months, well into summer.Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutchske
Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutchske said Tamworth had "very noticeably warm" days in October.
He said it was a trend which could continue for a few months.
"There's a good chance warmer than average temperatures could persist for the next few months, well into summer," he said.
Tamworth only received about 55 per cent of its average rainfall in October.
Mr Dutchske said the drier than average run was predicted to run until mid-summer.
"At mid-summer, there are signs that could turn," he said.
"At least in terms of rainfall gaining to average or above average.
"The dry breaks are becoming shorter and there's increasing potential for an increased amount of north-west cloud bands."
Temperatures are tipped to climb to 32 degrees in Tamworth on Thursday before a cool change is expected on the weekend.
While there was some welcome rainfall across the state last weekend, inflows into the city's main supply, Chaffey Dam, weren't forthcoming. Water NSW listed Chaffey at 17.6 per cent capacity on Tuesday.