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Offbeat Weather: It has been 50.7 ° C in Australia, a heat record

15:15  14 january  2022
15:15  14 january  2022 Source:   leparisien.fr

Djokovic back into swing in Australia, visa questions linger

  Djokovic back into swing in Australia, visa questions linger MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic held a practice session on Tuesday, a day after he left immigration detention, focusing on defending his Australian Open title even while he still faces the prospect of deportation because he’s not vaccinated against COVID-19. The top-ranked tennis star hit the show courts of Melbourne Park, where the tournament is held, within hours of winning a legal battle that allowed him to stay in the country. AtThe top-ranked tennis star hit the show courts of Melbourne Park, where the tournament is held, within hours of winning a legal battle that allowed him to stay in the country.

Le thermomètre atteint des records dans l'ouest de l'Australie. (illustration) LP/Frédéric Dugit © Frédéric Dugit the thermometer reaches records in western Australia. (Illustration) LP / Frédéric Dugit Australia undergoes again of temperature records. He did more than 50 ° C, Thursday, in the north-west of the state of Western Australia. This threshold was crossed in Onnlow and is a record for several reasons, as Etienne Kapikian explains, forecasser to Meteo France. With 50.7 ° C precisely, this locality equals the level reached in 1960 in Oodnadatta, in the state of South Australia. This is a record for all of Australia and therefore for the state of Western Australia. But this is also the highest temperature in the southern hemisphere and a world record for one month of January. Etienne Kapikian also notes that two other meteorological stations recorded more than 50 ° C on Thursday, while this period of the year corresponds to the summer in the southern hemisphere. This is Mardie and Roebourne, where he made 50.5 ° C in both cases. Argentina also concerned Australia is not the only country in the South of the Earth currently suffering from stifling heat that can become dangerous for humans. In South America, Argentina is particularly concerned. In a wide part of the country has been more than 40 ° C for several days. More than 42 ° C are expected this Friday in Buenos Aires, the capital, while some regions could experience temperatures above 45 ° C. With respect to these extreme heat waves, the Director of the Climate Council, Martin Rice, said the AFP that the Australian record is part of a long-term trend of global warming induced by the combustion of coal, oil and the gas. According to him, these extreme temperatures already have "deadly catastrophic consequences". "Heat waves kill silently, they cause more death than any other extreme weather event. »

Djokovic arrives in Dubai after deportation from Australia .
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Novak Djokovic arrived early Monday in Dubai after his deportation from Australia over its required COVID-19 vaccination ended the No. 1-ranked men's tennis player's hopes of defending his Australian Open title. The Emirates plane carrying Djokovic touched down after a 13 1/2-hour flight from Melbourne, where he had argued in court he should be allowed to stay in the country and compete in the tournament under a medical exemption due to a coronavirus infection last month. Dubai International Airport was quiet early Monday morning as flights from Australia and Asia began to arrive.

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