There has been no rain today on Mainland Australia for the first time in history.

The unusual reading had the Bureau of Meteorology teams scratching their heads.

“The team can’t comprehensively identify a day in our records where there hasn’t been rain somewhere on continental Australia,” a bureau spokesman said.

Australia takes weather from all directions, which makes it a very rare occurrence for rain-bearing clouds to not hit the mainland.

There is still some chance for rain to fall, as the 24 hour period falls from 9 AM 11 November until 9 AM 12 November for BOM.

The hottest place in Australia today was Marble Bar in the WA Pilbara was the hottest place at 44.4 degrees just before noon.