Hedebølgeramte Australia with an average of 41,9 degrees turned the heat record with a whole degree.
Australia, which is currently hit by a heatwave, have for the second day in a row beaten the record for its hottest day ever.
It informs Australia's meteorological department.
the Record was beaten on Wednesday, where the maximum temperature was on average 41,9 degrees across the country. It is a whole degree higher than Tuesday's record, which sounded at 40,9 degrees.
the Record before then was 40,3 degrees. It was set in January 2013.
on Thursday there was also set the record for the highest temperature ever measured in december in Australia. It happened in western Australia, where, in the city of Eucla were measured 49,5 degrees.
The previous record for december was up a 49.5 degrees. It was put in Birdsville in central Australia in 1972.
the heat wave in Australia has contributed to the extensive drought, which has led to numerous large forest fires over the country.
The australian state of New South Wales on Thursday declared a state of emergency as a result of almost 100 forest fires in the state, and temperatures of over 40 degrees Thursday.
the state of Emergency will last for seven days. It informs the state's prime minister, Gladys Berejiklian.
the Authorities are concerned about a series of fires around the city of Sydney.
- The main concern in the course of the next few days is the unpredictability of extreme wind conditions and extremely high temperatures, says Berejiklian at a press conference on Thursday morning local time, according to news agency Reuters.
- We have a good feel for where the most vulnerable areas are, but as said: When you have so turbulent wind conditions, among other glows occur very unpredictable, says.
/ritzau/AFPUpdated Date: 19 December 2019, 14:00