In Marble Bar, a town known for being the hottest place in Australia, residents celebrated the New Year in temperatures reaching 50 degrees.
Australia – Extreme temperatures spoil the party. In Marble Bar, a town known for being the hottest place in Australia, residents celebrated the New Year with temperatures approaching 50 degrees. stuffy. The entire country is also affected by an intense heatwave this weekend on December 30-31.
The temperature in the remote towns of Marble Bar and Roebourne in Western Australia exceeded 49 degrees this weekend. As you can see in the tweets below. These extreme temperatures are unfortunately expected to continue for at least six days, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
As mentioned WatchmanThese readings coincide with the centenary of the record heatwave that made Marble Bar famous during the summer of 1923-24, when the region recorded its longest string of days above 37.8°C.
The British newspaper also interviewed Marble Bar residents to find out how they celebrated the New Year in the shadow of the Dodger. Most said they spent the day trying to stay calm and take care of their pets. Many people also left the city to celebrate the New Year.
“ “There will definitely be no fireworks.”The city bartender regrets it. “Half the country has a fire ban. We'll probably watch fireworks on TV.”. If the manager is hoping customers will still come out to celebrate January 1, many Australians will prefer to stay home, like this resident who announced that guardian : “I stay at home, I go to the pool and I stay with my ice pack.”.
The situation in Marble Bar is by no means isolated. This year, the Australian summer, which began in December, is under the influence of this phenomenon El NinoCausing high temperatures and extreme weather conditions ranging from forest fires to tropical cyclones and prolonged droughts. “ From January to March, maximum and minimum temperatures are at least 2.5 times more likely to be unusually high in most parts of Australia.“, explains the country's meteorological office.
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