Australia: Get ready to sizzle! Temperatures are set to soar past 30C in nearly every capital city as searing heatwave sweeps across Australia - giving thousands of workers the right to walk off the job - - PressFrom - Australia
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Australia Get ready to sizzle! Temperatures are set to soar past 30C in nearly every capital city as searing heatwave sweeps across Australia - giving thousands of workers the right to walk off the job

19:41  21 october  2019
19:41  21 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A heatwave predicted to stretch across 1,000km of eastern Australia has prompted warnings for the public to avoid physical activity in the sun and stay Temperatures are expected to soar above 40 C in parts of central and southern Queensland and New South Wales over coming days, eclipsing the

Get ready to sweat! The average temperature across South Australia will sit at around 30 C , but Adelaide residents are expected to swelter in at least 36C heat until Sunday. And on Friday temperatures could soar to 40C, before dropping to a somewhat more tolerable 27 C in the evening.

Australians have been told to brace for a heatwave that is set to sweep across swathes of the country this week, sending temperatures soaring past 30C in most major cities.

Hot air is drifting down from the Top End to southern parts of Australia, causing the mercury to spike in the next few days - and potentially giving thousands of people the right to take time off work.

Sydney will bask in sunshine with temperatures in the high 20s throughout the week before peaking at 33C on Friday, with the city's west expected to reach 37C.

a close up of a map: Australians have been told to brace for a heatwave that is set to sweep across swathes of the country this week, sending temperatures soaring past 30C in most major cities© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Australians have been told to brace for a heatwave that is set to sweep across swathes of the country this week, sending temperatures soaring past 30C in most major cities

Adelaide is in for a scorching week, with the city forecast to reach 31C on Wednesday before hitting 36C on Thursday.

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Workers in parts of Sydney and Adelaide, as well as in swathes of the Northern Territory, will be within their rights to stop working when the mercury reaches 35C.

The nationwide Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union previously told its 100,000-plus members to avoid working when the mercury reaches 'dangerous' levels.

The CFMEU says workers across the country have the right to walk off the job when temperatures hit 35C.

Union: 'If the on-site temp hits 35C it's your right to stop work!'

The nationwide Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) urges its 100,000-plus members to avoid working in 'dangerous' heat and walk off the job.

'Once the temperature reaches 35C or a humidity level above 75 per cent, there will be an orderly cessation of work and preparations for safe completions of critical tasks currently underway,' a guide produced by the union reads.

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Temperatures recorded in other parts of the city and other towns throughout South Australia were even higher.[19]. Throughout the heat wave, thousands of people, many of them elderly, were confirmed to have been treated by ambulance officers and placed in hospitals for " Temperatures set to drop next week". Fairfax Media. Heatwaves – Get The Facts, Emergency Management Australia .

'In addition, rest breaks [are to be provided] as needed by an individual. Individuals should not be discouraged from taking needed rest breaks.'

a group of people on a boat: The nationwide Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union urges its members to avoid working in 'dangerous' heat and walk off the job (stock)© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The nationwide Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union urges its members to avoid working in 'dangerous' heat and walk off the job (stock)

An OHS Reps guide to working in the heat advises workers that employers are 'expected to prevent your workplace being uncomfortably hot'.

'35C to 40C is considered to be the 'limit of high temperature tolerance' for most people,' it reads.

Parts of Sydney, Adelaide and swathes of the Northern Territory are expected to exceed 35C during this week's heatwave.

While workers in Canberra and Melbourne will be unlikely to be able to walk off the job, they too will experience searing heat on Thursday with temperatures climbing to 31C and 33C respectively.

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The warm air is pushing down from Australia's hottest city, Darwin, which sweated through its second-highest temperature on record when the mercury hit 38.2C on Monday.

The hottest ever day recorded in Darwin was 38.9C on October 18, 1982.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued a weather warning for areas in Western Australia, with fears of bushfires being fanned by hot and dry winds.

BOM has warned of severe fire danger for the Kimberley inland, east Pilbara coast, east Pilbara inland and north interior regions of the state.

Fire weather warnings have also been issued in the Gregory and Darwin areas of the Northern Territory.

Sky News Weather chief meteorologist Tom Saunders said dust storms are expected to return to many parts of southern Australia amid the hot weather.

Adelaide's heatwave will come to an end on Friday, with a cool change and tops of just 19C.

Melburnians will also experience a slight cool change on Friday, as temperatures reach a comfortable 25C.

Darwin will consistently remain in the mid-30s throughout the week and will see a chance of showers or two over the weekend.

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An extreme heatwave is sweeping across Australia , sending temperatures soaring into the mid-40s. The hot and dry conditions brings an end to an Temperatures set to soar to 45C as 'extreme' heatwave sweeps across the country to end cool spell. Hot, dry conditions hitting Australia will bring

Temperatures in Sydney are expected to drop to the low-20s or high-teens early next week.

a close up of a map: Hot air is drifting down from the Top End to southern parts of Australia, causing the mercury to spike in the next few days© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hot air is drifting down from the Top End to southern parts of Australia, causing the mercury to spike in the next few days

AUSTRALIA'S WEATHER: A FOUR-DAY FORECAST

PERTH

Tues: Min 12, Max 26

Wed: Min 13, Max 23

Thur: Min 12, Max 22

Fri: Min 9, Max 25

MELBOURNE

Tue: Min 11, Max 22

Wed: Min 11, Max 28

Thur: Min 16, Max 33

Fri: Min 21, Max 25

CANBERRA

Tue: Min 6, Max 28

Wed: Min 8, Max 29

Thur: Min 7, Max 31

Fri: Min 11, Max 30

BRISBANE

Tue: Min 15, Max 25

Wed: Min 16, Max 29

Thur: Min 16, Max 29

Fri: Min 16, Max 29

ADELAIDE

Tue: Min 14, Max 29

Wed: Min 18, Max 31

Thur: Min 20, Max 36

Fri: Min 13, Max 19

HOBART

Tue: Min 7, Max 21

Wed: Min 9, Max 22

Thu: Min 10, Max 27

Fri: Min 16, Max 25

SYDNEY

Tue: Min 13, Max 24

Wed: Min 16, Max 26

Thur: Min 16, Max 27

Fri: Min 19, Max 33

DARWIN

Tue: Min 24, Max 35

Wed: Min 25, Max 34

Thur: Min 25, Max 35

Fri: Min 25, Max 33

Source: Bureau of Meteorology


What a scorcher! Parts of Australia are set to sweat through the hottest October day in 80 YEARS as heatwave sweeps across swathes of the country - but it won't last long .
A big high pressure system in the Tasman Sea and a trough across south Western Australia will see the mercury soar in the east of the country in the coming days. Records are expected to be broken on Thursday in Sale, in the Gippsland region of Victoria, when the mercury soars to 36C - the hottest October temperature since 1940. Areas of Tasmania, South Australia and Canberra are forecast to have temperatures as high as 31C to 34C on Friday before thunderstorms roll in on the weekend. Sydneysiders are expected to enjoy a warm 27C on Thursday and Friday, but are warned of bushfires which are still burning across the state.

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