Monday, November 25, 2019
Posted 25th November
Australia is battling through its ‘most significant‘ heatwave for 80 years that has seen temperatures soar above 40c for six consecutive days across the country.
Roads melted, animals dropped dead and fires raged as temperature records tumbled across New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.
Hundreds of Australians have flocked to Bondi Beach in Sydney to cool off from the extreme summer temperatures.
The latest mind-boggling figure was reported in the town of Noona, in New South Wales, which reported an overnight minimum temperature of 35.9c on Thursday – a new record for the whole of Australia.
Roads melted across Australia as temperatures soared into the 100s for the fifth consecutive day amid a record-breaking heatwave that has broken records
On Wednesday alone, New South Wales broke 14 all-time heat records and eight January records, including in the town of Griffith which suffered through 46.4c heat.
Menindee, in the far west of the state, was due to hit 45c on Friday having broken its all-time record with a temperature of 47.8c earlier in the week. It hasn‘t seen a daytime high below 45c since Monday.
Broken Hill airport, Whitecliff, Wilcannia, and Albury all saw their hottest days since records began on Wednesday.
Meanwhile Marble Bar, in Western Australia, recorded the highest temperature of the last seven days with a blistering 49.1c on Sunday, marking a January record. Tarcoola, in South Australia, also hit 49c.
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