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Australia endures hottest day on record

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 18, 2019 12:31

Australia endures hottest day on record

Australia has experienced its hottest day on record with the national average temperature reaching a high of 40.9C. The Bureau of Meteorology said “extensive” heat tipped the mercury past the previous record of 40.3C set on 7 January 2013.

Taking the average of maximum temperatures across the country is the most accurate measure of a heat wave.

The record comes as the nation battles a severe drought and bushfire crisis.

Forecasters had predicted the most intense heat would come later in the week, meaning the record could be broken again.

 

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 18, 2019 12:31

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