Australia is sweltering through an unprecedented heatwave – with forecasters warning temperatures could exceed an all-time high of 50.7C
Temperatures of about 40C are expected all weekend in Perth, and the heat is expected to travel eastwards towards Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra between Tuesday and Friday.
Weather warnings have been issued for parts of Western Australia and Queensland – with the hot, dry conditions fuelling bushfires that have destroyed more than 400 homes since November.
Meteorologist Diana Eadie told ABC News in Australia: “It is not out of the realms of possibility that we could break our highest-ever recorded temperature of 50.7C at Oodnadatta, which is in South Australia.”
We the Euro Weekly News spoke to resident David Ferguson who used to reside in Marbella Spain he said ” I used to think Spain was hot but this really is unbearable – it’s just a matter of staying indoors under the A/C and watching the TV as you really can’t do anything else”
” My pick up I can’t use as the tyres simply melted to my drive way 2 days ago, it’s no point replacing them until the heat is over” David said
“Schools shut – so kids are home so all we can do is sleep and watch TV- going outside is very dangerous right now and only a fool would do so” David continued
” Spain was warm at times but this is just crazy it’s hard to breathe unless you by the AC”