Heatwave in Australia, emergency services on alert
Sydney: Emergency and fire services in Australia have been put on high alert as temperatures are predicted to go over 40 degrees Celsius in large parts of the country, Xinhua reported on Thursday.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, a severe heatwave has already settled over the northern parts of South Australia state and the south of Northern Territory. And the temperature is forecast to reach 46 degrees in Tarcoola town in South Australia`s north-west on Friday and 47 degrees on Monday.
Since Friday, Adelaide city has been witnessing temperatures of 41-42 degrees Celsius. The temperatures are expected to soar up to the 40s in Victoria`s north on Thursday and are expected to stay that high until early next week.
As a cold wave grips much of the northern hemisphere, the hot, northerly winds are also spreading further into western Queensland and New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Temperatures will remain above 40 degrees Celsius for the next six or seven days in many other inland parts of Australia.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Entire Indian force can't defend Kashmir from terrorists: Farooq Abdullah
- Woman cop transferred within 24 hours of spat with Haryana minister Anil Vij
- It's a reality, Muslim youths from South India more attracted to ISIS: Kiren Rijiju
- Sheena Bora murder: Why did Indrani send servant to Kolkata to get illegal drugs?
- PM Narendra Modi meets journalists at Diwali Milan