In Australia 50.7 degrees: hottest day in the last 60 years

The tweet from the Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Rome, 13 January 2022 – Australia matched his hottest day on record after one remote coastal town reported a temperature equal to 50.7 degrees centigrade. The BBC reports online stating that the temperature was recorded by the Bureau of Meteorology in the town of Onslow, in Western Australia, thus equaling the record set in 1962 in South Australia. And the grip of heat is not expected to subside in the next few days: Friday in fact, the mercury column is expected to mark a new record. Two other cities too, Mardie e Roebourne, reported temperatures above 50 ° C.

Just a month ago, the same region was hit by large numbers forest fires. Flames, near Margaret River, burned over 6,000 hectares of land, forcing the population to evacuate.

An alarming situation, which, according to Luke Huntington, of the Bureau of Meteorology, would be due to a accumulation of hot air in the region was caused by the lack of thunderstorms. “Citizens – he warned – must stay indoors with air conditioning. If they need to go out and stay outdoors, they must stay in the shade and be careful with liquids”. But, according to ABC News, Roeburn resident Mark Barratt said temperatures had gotten so high that the air conditioning in their office stopped working.

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