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Nearly 50 grade: New heat records in Australia

Down Under sweating more: According to a first extreme heat wave shortly after Christmas, the heat is now back on the Land. The temperatures reached locally, again just under 50 degrees.

Currently summer in Australia, heat is nothing special. But what Down Under is experiencing, is extraordinary: Currently, the Southeast of the continent is suffering especially under an extreme heat wave - it is the second time this season.

The last four days were among the ten hottest since records began, said the weather Agency. The temperatures reached in many places, almost 50 degrees Celsius.

The state of South Australia was broken on Tuesday, several heat records, said meteorologist Philip Perkins to the AFP news Agency. Thus, the Region was on the day "probably one of the warmest in the world, if not the warmest".

when will cracked the 50 degrees?

The highest temperature was measured in the town of Tarcoola, with 49 degrees centigrade - a record. Similar to hot, it was 48.9 degrees Celsius in the city of Port Augusta. In the desert town of Coober Pedy, where some of the residents live below the earth, in order to escape the inhospitable conditions, reached the Thermometer of 47.4 degrees Celsius. The authorities advise not to stay Outdoors, to drink a lot of sports out there in sight.

in view of the heat wave and the accompanying drought, the authorities had reported in the past few days already, in the East of the country up to a Million fish have died. In view of the persistently high temperatures is expected with further fish to die. In the state of New South Wales, the authorities intend to runners in some Water, ventilation devices, in order to ensure the fish right in the oxygen content.

bat attacks due to heat

Due to the continuing heat there are increasing reports of bats attacking people. Authorities warned of further Bite and scratch attacks of the stressed animals, as the broadcaster ABC reported Monday. In just the past two weeks there have been North of the metropolis of Sydney of seven attacks of bats. This is more than ever before in such a short period of time. In two animals the rabies pathogen similar to the Australian bat had been-Lyssavirus detected. It can be for people with life-threatening.

The unusually hot weather with temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius would be a burden for the bats. Confused some of the animals from the trees fell and caught in power lines. People had been attacked while trying to help. To save bats in Need yourself, should you prefer to call experts, wrote the Sender.

shortly after Christmas, there was an extreme heat wave. She had caused Bush fires.

Up to 49 degrees in the heat wave in Australia

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