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Extreme weather : In Australia it was hotter than ever

The summer in Australia was the hottest since the beginning of weather records. The summer on the 5. The continent is between the beginning of December and the

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Extreme weather : In Australia it was hotter than ever

The summer in Australia was the hottest since the beginning of weather records. The summer on the 5. The continent is between the beginning of December and the end of February. In this period the average temperature was by 2.14 degrees Celsius above that of the comparable period of 1961 to 1990, as the national weather office announced on Friday. "For the country as a Whole, it is the warmest recorded summer for the average, the Maximum and the minimum temperatures."

The average temperature was on the continent for the first time above 30 degrees Celsius, said the weather service. In addition to the weather phenomena over the Pacific and the Indian ocean, the climate in change to the extreme values.

In the South of Australia, it was also extremely dry. The only exception: The tropical North-East of the Federal state of Queensland. There was at the end of January and early February, unusually heavy rains, devastating Floods were the result.

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In the southern hemisphere of the earth, the seasons are reversed to the North: is If in Germany it is Winter, in Australia summer. The capital Canberra is located about as far South from the Equator, such as Tunis to the North. The tropical tropic runs to the North of Brisbane. North of the tropical climate with a summer rainy seasons. (dpa, AFP)

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