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Australia: Temperatures Continue to Soar

Posted by feww on January 14, 2014


Heatwave plaguing third of the continent

Widespread heatwave is predicted to extend from parts of Western Australia across the southern interior and on to  southeastern Australia. Severe heat is currently affecting parts of Western Australia, southern areas of South Australia and all of the southeast of Australia with extreme heatwave forecast for most of the state of Victoria, far southeast NSW and Tasmania, according to the Australiana Bureau of Meteorology  (BOM).

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Pilot Heatwave Forecast is a Bureau of Meteorology product that shows the location of heatwaves, severe heatwaves and extreme heatwaves for today [January 14, 2014]. It uses Numerical Weather Prediction model data, not the Official Forecast data. Source: BOM

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Weekly temperature map valid for the week ending Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Source: BOM

Hottest Year Since Records Began in 1910

Australia experienced its hottest year in 2013  since records began more than a 100 years ago, said BOM earlier this month. The continent recorded average temperatures of 1.2ºC above the long-term average of 21.8 degree Celsius, shattering the previous record set in 2005.

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