On Thursday, January 13, in the city of Onslow in Western Australia, the temperature reached a record high of +50.7 degrees Celsius. Local media say that the usual temperature in Onslow during this period is +36.5 degrees.
According to the BBC, the last time such a heat was recorded 60 years ago in South Australia.
Onslow is expected to set a new temperature record as temperatures are expected to rise on Friday.
In addition, the cities of Mardi and Roborn also reported temperatures above +50.