Australia: Prepare for Five Days from Hell

January 24, 2019

Australia will swelter through what could be the hottest January on record with a 40°C heatwave set to sweep across the country. ‘This next hot spell will take us through to the end of month so I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the hottest January ever,‘ meteorologist Rob Sharpe told.

Soaring temperatures can be expected in South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria beginning on Tuesday, interrupting the cooler weather that the eastern seaboard had last weekend.

The hot spell about to engulf much of south east Australia is set to be even more blistering with meteorologists having upped their temperature forecasts. Adelaide is now set to hit 44C on Thursday and with parts of Sydney sweltering through a high of 43C on the weekend.

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