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Australia just had its hottest day on record

It’s official: Tuesday was ‘Australia’s hottest day on record’, SBS, 18 Dec 19, Preliminary results show Tuesday was Australia’s hottest day on record. Tuesday was the hottest day on record with an average across the country of 40.9 degrees Celsius, preliminary results show.

The Bureau of Meteorology said the average temperature beat the previous record of 40.3 degrees Celsius recorded on 7 January 2013.

Southern and central Australia sweltered as temperatures reached eight to 16 degrees above average.

Tuesday’s record could soon be eclipsed though – with temperatures expected to exceed 40 in parts of Australia until the end of the week.

Adelaide is facing a four-day heatwave, with an expected peak of 44 degrees Celsius on Friday.

Victoria is also predicted to record its hottest December day on Friday if northwest towns such as Mildura and Swan Hill reach a forecast 47 degrees Celsius. …..

December 19, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming

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