Unprecedented heat waves in Australia and Latin America

In January and February 2019, temperature records have been set in Australia, Chile and Argentina, sparking wildfires and exacerbating droughts.

In Australia, the heat was so intense it caused bats to fall from trees and snakes to seek refuge in people’s toilets, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the Capital Weather Gang.

Overall, it was the hottest January in Australia ever recorded, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology reported. The heatwaves there were “unprecedented in their scale and duration,” the bureau said.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/02/08/heat-wave-scorches-southern-hemisphere-record-shattering-temps/2812647002/

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