On the southern Australian island of Tasmania recorded the hottest day in the history of weather observations, that is, since 1880. In the capital city of Hobart air warmed up to +41,8 ° C, which had never before happened in the island. Previous temperature record to +40,8 ° C was set in January 1976.
So hot surprises all around, as in the history of Tasmania records above +40 ° C met only 3-4 times. The current heat associated with the heat wave that swept the south of the island and the mainland of Australia. High temperatures during the day and night, immediately led to the emergence of several fires, and cluster fires.
Available land deals Epping forest plantations have led to the destruction of several buildings on the island. Tasmania. All roads leading to the peninsula of Tasmania, are blocked. In the combustion zone has got about a thousand people, all of them were rescued and evacuated from the peninsula by boat. To fight the fire caused hundreds of firefighters. In Daneli, located to the east of Hobart, has burned about 30% of the buildings, including a police station, a bakery and a school. During another fire killed one person.
Warning of danger announced in an area where there was a big forest fire near Bicheno, in 180 km north-east of Hobart. At risk are the capital of the southern state of Adelaide, where the air is heated to +45 ° C. Melbourne is also very hot, up to +40 ° C. Sydney residents are lucky a little bit more, because there the temperature does not rise above +30 ° C.