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LIFE Sydney Gets Hotter

Sydney Gets Hotter

10 01 2018 Wednesday
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The people of Sydney are facing the record highest temperature. It was on last Sunday 7 Jan; the temperature went up to 47.3 degrees, which is the highest in the last 80 years. A place called Penrith in Sydney, Australia reached this temperature which was also the highest temperature on Earth in the past 24 hours of Sunday.

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High humidity along with the heat made the day extremely unpleasant for the people. It was also reported that many elderly people needed medical attention after suffering from sun strokes. Jacob Cronje, a senior meteorologist with Weather zone said that it was unlikely for the temperature to rise again in the next few weeks. However, the temperature would cross the 40-degree mark for the next 2-3 days. It is also expected that there will be some rainfall and thunderstorms in the next 24-48 hours, as per reports. There is also been a total fire ban in effect in across Australia.

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Did you know that the highest recorded temperature 56.7°C (134°F)? It was recorded in 1913 at Death Valley in California, USA.

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