The South of Australia is hit by a heat wave with record temperatures home. In some regions, the Thermometer climbed on Thursday at about 49 degrees Celsius. To the North of Adelaide 49.5 degrees were measured, it was expected that in the course of a day, the 50-degree mark is cracked. In Adelaide itself, the temperatures rose to 47.7 degrees - a new record; the old one had since 1939.
heat records have been broken in more than 13 cities in the South of the country. According to information from the health authorities in the state of South Australia had to be treated within 24 hours because of the heat, more than 40 people medically. The authorities called on the population to take care of the needy and the elderly. At the same time, they warned, hundreds of because of the heat of trees falling bats to handle.
thousands of people searched in the sea or in shopping centres cooling. In a Hotel, the bartender gave free beer to guests. In the Adelaide Zoo Panda bears, and wallabies with ice cream and turtles were cooled with cold water.
Devastating consequences for the animal world
Part of the public transport had to be curtailed because buses could not travel. The fire service districts in readiness due to increased risk of forest fires in more than 13. Also, the state of Victoria and the centre of the country, squeaked under extreme heat. In Central Australia, more than 50 had to be slaughtered wild horses; a total of 90 animals were found dead or dying in a dried-up water hole found.
the Devastating impact of the ongoing heat and drought even in the animal world, as media reported. Around 40 dead wild horses were holes accordingly, in the dried-up water near the remote settlement of Santa Teresa, about 80 kilometres southwest of Alice Springs in the center of the country, found. Ranger would have had to shoot 55 more wild horses, which had suffered from the lack of water.
In the Northwest of Australia, are according to media reports, in the past month, more than 2500 wild camels have been shot, the fences had broken through to a private grass land to get to water.
last week, local media reported that the heat made even the Asphalt melt. Road workers had injected, therefore, the water on the Asphalt, in order to prevent this stay in the car gluing tires. (Tsp, dpa, AFP)