Well they say all record heatwaves must come to end eventually and so did ours, but only just.
After 16 consecutive days of above 40 degree maximums, the temperature fell to 39.6 degrees on Friday.
Little matter that it shot up to 40.8 on Saturday and then 41 yesterday.
It was the longest run of 40 plus days ever recorded at our Tindal weather station, beating a previous record run of 10 days.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a range of lesser maximums from 39's and 38's this week.
The real interest comes this week with thunderstorm activity.
The bureau's says there is a "chance" of storms all week.
We have seen many come close over the past three days, with some receiving small showers which barely wet the ground.
The average maximum temperature in Katherine this month is 40.6 degrees against the average of 37.4 degrees.
It may be helpful to know Rabbit Flat in the Tanami Desert won the mantle as Australia's hottest area earlier this year with 107 consecutive days above 39 degrees.
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