Australia Mercury climbs ahead of southeast heatwave

23:51  21 january  2021
23:51  21 january  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

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Temperatures were climbing on Sunday as Europe braced for a blistering heatwave with the mercury set to hit 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) as summer kicks in on the back of a wave of hot air from France has activated a heatwave plan to care for those most vulnerable to the intense heat .

Temperatures across southeast Australia are set to soar for at least the next four days, with some areas reaching 45 degrees.

a crowd of people at a beach: Temperatures across southeast Australia are set to soar for at least the next four days. © Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS Temperatures across southeast Australia are set to soar for at least the next four days.

Heat building over western NSW will push towards the coast over the weekend and early next week, forcing temperatures up to 16 degrees above average.

As a result, fire danger will be elevated on Sunday and Monday, with the RFS warning people should use the next few days to prepare.

"People need to take this seriously... this season we haven't had these heightened fire dangers but we have now got to be prepared," RFS NSW director Peter McKechnie told reporters on Thursday.

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Extreme heat caused parts of a NSW road to melt as scorching temperatures across large parts of Australia c As NSW sweats through the peak of a week-long heatwave , scorching conditions have continued to break records ahead of a cool change sweeping through the south this evening.

Death Valley in California certainly lived up to its name as temperatures climbed up to 50 degrees euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe

Bega, on the south coast, is expected to reach at least 39 degrees on Monday, and western Sydney will be in the same range on Sunday and Monday.

Other parts of southern NSW could experience temperatures up to 45 degrees on Sunday and Monday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

NSW has copped a lot of rain over the past few months, but fuels are still quite dry in the state's south and west, meteorologist Gabrielle Woodhouse says.

Victoria will also see temperatures building to a peak on Monday, with most major centres in the state's north surpassing 40 degrees. NSW-Victoria border towns could endure temperatures up to 44 degrees.

A cool change is due to hit the state's southwest on Monday but won't reach the northeast before early Tuesday morning.

Extreme heat wave hits southeast Australia

  Extreme heat wave hits southeast Australia The mercury will pass the 40C mark across large swathes of NSW, Victoria and the ACT as southeast Australia cops a weekend heatwave.Temperatures are set to soar for at least the next four days, with some areas reaching 45 degrees.

The mercury soared to 40 degrees Celsius in the metropolis today, as a new wave of heat took over the coastal city ahead of winters.

Animals at Symbio Wildlife Park are hosed down and splash about in paddling pools as Sydney temperatures soar.

Victorians could find themselves sweating through the night on Sunday and Monday as temperatures stay high even after the sun sets.

BOM meteorologist Jonathan How said conditions over the weekend in southeast Australia would be the warmest since January 2020.

He said relief would not arrive for at least four days.

"Summer is really back in full across southeast Australia ... 15 million Australians will experience the scorching heatwave conditions over the next few days," Mr How told the Nine Network on Friday.

The heatwave has lifesavers on high alert, with Surf Life Saving NSW CEO Steven Pearce saying this is "probably the weekend we've been looking out for".

The heat is likely to drive people to the beach and a large swell will pose some "real challenges" for lifesavers and life guards, Mr Pearce told reporters. More than 1000 people have required rescuing since Christmas Day.

A severe to extreme heatwave is already besetting southwest Western Australia and western South Australia. A low intensity heatwave is expected to persist in SA until next week.

Watch and Act warning issued for Booderee National Park bushfire .
The blaze has taken hold in Booderee National Park, south-west of Jervis Bay Airport, in the Shoalhaven region. The fire is burning in the south-easterly direction and driven by north-westerly winds. © 9News A fire has broken out in Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast. At this stage there is no threat to property. Video: NSW and ACT bracing for dangerously high heatwave (Sky News Australia) Your browser does not support this video However, people near Wreck Bay Village have been urged to follow their bushfire survival plan.

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