If you happen to be feeling the current chill in the Irish air and longing for warmer days ahead you may be forgiven for thinking about summer early after our friends in Australia experienced one of the hottest days of the year on Sunday.
Just as the much talked about ‘Aussie flu’ is spreading across the country, it seems our long distant friends have been left with a extremely hot temperature of a different kind.
In sweltering conditions those living in Sydney experienced a day they will never forget on Sunday as temperatures maxed out above 45c.
The massive heatwave which has swept across the country and left many people stuck in doors has seemingly gotten worse as 3,000 homes in Melbourne and Adelaide were without power.
In what has been described as one of Australia’s hottest summer’s people have been advised to remain indoors for their own safety.
The unusually high temperatures which reached a staggering 47.3c in the Sydney suburb of Penrith, on Sunday has also seen a number wildfire’s breakout causing damage to homes in many regions.
Meanwhile emergencey services have been further stretched after a 10km stretch of road between Sydney and Melbourne began to melt leaving travel almost impossible.
The weather conditions in the southern hemisphere makes for a stark contrast as residents on the East coast of the US were subjected to extreme weather conditions with temperatures dropping to a staggering -35c over the weekend.
In what has become one of the worst winter’s in US history, the recent bomb cyclone to hit the country seen cars being frozen to the ground whilst snowfall was recorded in the state of Florida for the first time in 30 years.
The extremely cold weather has led to forecasters stateside to issue warnings of their own with some states experiencing temperatures of -10c during the day.
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