WORLD Australia has its hottest day on record, more to come

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Australia has its hottest day on record, more to come

AFP

13:32, December 18, 2019

Australia experienced its hottest day on record on Tuesday with the bureau of metrology registering an average maximum of 40.9 degrees Celsius (105.6 Fahrenheit) nationwide.

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The temperatures beat the previous record of 40.3 degrees Celsius in January 2013, the bureau said Wednesday.

The new record is expected to be short-lived as a heatwave spreads across the country, worsening conditions for bushfires already raging along the country's east coast.

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