Currently under the grip of heatwaves for the fourth consecutive day, several parts of Australia have witnessed record levels of temperature.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, nine places in New South Wales broke temperature records on Wednesday. Six of those places recorded highest ever. This included Whitecliff, where mercury touched 48.2C just before 3.30pm.
The Bureau has said that the heat wave is far from over.
Authorities have placed total fire bans across much of central NSW. People have been urged to stay indoors, keep themselves hydrated and limit physical activity during the extreme heat.
The past 4 days are in Australia’s top 10 warmest days on record—and the trend looks like continuing today. The nights have been warm too, which is what defines #heatwave conditions https://t.co/u6dbfmKPk6 Stay cool, check on loved ones & follow advice from health authorities pic.twitter.com/8Qisw9m4LM
— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) January 16, 2019