AUSTRALIA NEWS: A major fire hazard in Australia as temperatures hit records

The Sydney CBD exceeded 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) on Saturday while swathes in western New South Wales, South Australia and north Victoria burned at extremely high temperatures close to 45 degrees.

Parts of Australia, including Sydney, erupted on a hot November night marked by possible high temperatures on Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a firefighting law.

The Sydney CBD exceeded 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) on Saturday while swathes in western New South Wales, South Australia and north Victoria burned at extremely high temperatures close to 45 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to exceed 40 degrees on the second straight day on Sunday and the Bureau of Meteorology has reported that there will be five or six days of warmer parts of northern New South Wales and southeast of Queensland.

Rising heat temperatures have prompted the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to say the demand could exceed the supply of New South Wales on Sunday afternoon.

Australia has been facing a hot and long summer last season called “Black Summer” by Prime Minister Scott Morrison over a long-running fire that consumed nearly 12 million hectares (30 million hectares), killing 33 people and an estimated one million animals. -1.

The Rural Fire Service has issued a complete fire ban in many areas east and northeast of NSW on Sunday, saying there is a “very bad weather forecast for the worst” as hot, strong winds rehabilitate dry conditions.

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