A record 50.7 degrees Celsius was shown on Thursday by thermometers in Onslow, Western Australia, which is the highest result in 60 years.
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A similar value was recorded in 1962 in South Australia. Usually, at this time of the year, the temperature in Onslow is around 36.5 degrees Celsius. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology believes that the reason for such an extreme heat wave may be the absence of a storm.
BBC meteorologist Chris Fawkes said it could be even warmer on Friday, but it will cool down in the following days. The temperature record was set less than a month after fires that devastated over 6,000 people. hectares of bush around the Margaret River, also in Western Australia.
A recent report by the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites EUMETSAT revealed that the past seven years have been among the warmest on record. Heat waves are expected to occur more and more frequently and will be more and more burdensome, caused by human activity.
Since the beginning of the industrial era, the average temperature in the world has increased by about 1.2 degrees Celsius – reminds the BBC.