Australia is struggling for two weeks with an exceptional heat wave. Temperatures occur at many places during the day well above 40 degrees and in different cities were hitterecords broken. So it was in Canberra for the first time on four consecutive days warmer than 40 degrees.Read also VIDEO. Animals to see in Australia by heat wave
According to the KNMI, the heat wave and the extremely high night-time temperatures the result of climate change. “Without human influences on the climate was the same record nearly been impossible,” writes Karin van der Wiel of the meteorological institute. The previous southern halfrondrecord dating back to 1982, when the - also in Australia - 35,5 degrees remained during the night.
Incidentally it is the new southern hemisphere record is still well below the world record. In June last year was in Quriyat in Oman is not cooler than 42,6 degrees. In Belgium, the nocturnal minimumtemperatuurrecord at 24,5 degrees, measured on July 4, 2015.
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