March 1, 2013. Having just completed in Australia summer has become the hottest in the history of measurements.
The average temperature in the country for the season was 28,6 ° C. In Sydney this summer set a new heat record: +46 ° C.
In the first half of January, the heat was strong over most of the continent. In several states, the strongest fires raged.
Australian Centre for Climate Research, warned that periods of extreme heat on the continent may become more frequent if the continued pollution of the atmosphere gases that contribute to the "greenhouse effect."