January 19, 2021

Australia heatwave: All-time temperature record broken again

A highly sensitive situation has been proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia, in the midst of fears a record-breaking heatwave will worsen the state’s bushfire emergency.

The country persevered through its most sweltering ever day on Tuesday, however that record was crushed again on Wednesday – which saw a normal limit of 41.9C (107.4F).

Tuesday’s 40.9C had obscured the past record of 40.3C, set in 2013.

Experts in New South Wales (NSW) are at present quarreling over 100 flames, in an emergency that has kept going months.

Head Gladys Berejiklian reported a seven-day highly sensitive situation because of conjectures of declining conditions.

“The greatest worry throughout the following barely any days is the unconventionality, with extraordinary breeze conditions [and] amazingly hot temperatures,” she told columnists on Thursday.

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Portions of NSW, of which Sydney is the capital, hit temperatures in the mid 40s on Thursday. Increasingly extreme warmth was figure for the remainder of the week.

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