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A infografia mostra um mapa que identifica a gravidade da onda de calor e a localização dos pontos quentes.


Austrália iguala dia mais quente no registo

By Jordi Bou

January 13, 2022 - A Austrália igualou o seu dia mais quente no registo quando a cidade litoral Ocidental de Onslow viu o mercúrio subir aos 50,7°C.

The previous hottest day in Australian history was in Jan 2, 1960, when temperatures in Oodnadatta Airport in South Australia also hit 50.7.

In Roebourne and Mardie, temperatures hit 50.5 degrees about midday, both tied with the the second-hottest day in Australian records.

The record-breaking heat comes just days after a report from the EU's satellite system confirmed that the past seven years have been the hottest on record.

Heatwaves are becoming more likely and more extreme because of human-induced climate change.

PUBLISHED: 13/01/2022; STORY: Graphic News