A cauldron of extreme heat developing in WA is heading straight for the east coast bushfire zone
A build-up of intense heat that will see temperatures in WA soar into the mid 40s this weekend will be dragged across the country next week, right into areas where bushfires are raging. A build-up of intense heat that will see temperatures in WA soar into the mid 40s this weekend will be dragged across the country next week, right into parts of New South Wales and Queensland devastated by bushfires this week.The NSW and Queensland bushfires have already burnt through more than a million hectares of land, killing four people and destroying more than 300 homes.
Rising temperatures can be charted back to the late 1950s, and the last five years were the five hottest on record .
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Ten towns across Western Australia have on Sunday broken their previous records for the hottest November day registered, the Bureau of Meteorology reports.
Norseman, in the state's Goldfields region, sweltered through 45.4 degrees, three degrees higher than the 42.4C it endured in 2007.
Salmon Gums, north of Esperance, followed with a top of 45.0 degrees, with Kalgoorlie (44.7), Mount Magnet (44.3) and Leinster (44.0) next on the list.
Laverton (43.4), Meekatharra (43.0), Newdegate (42.6), Lake Grace (41.8) and Jacup (41.1) reached moderately lower marks but were all still higher than the 40.4C registered on Perth on Saturday.
The capital's peak made for its hottest November day since records began in 1897.
The heatwave conditions have prompted total fire bans in most of the state, with several bushfire warnings issued throughout the day for a fire sparked near the Shire of Esperance town of Cascade.
Heat beat Hobart for 7th WBBL win in a row .
Amelia Kerr and Grace Harris have steered Brisbane to a seven-run victory over the Hurricanes in Hobart to consolidate the Heat on top of the WBBL ladder.Player of the match Amelia Kerr starred with bat and ball on Friday night to finish with 2-16 from four overs and 21 from 16 deliveries with the bat. Grace Harris top scored for the Heat with 43 from 27 balls including a couple of big sixes.