Australia experienced its hottest day on Tuesday, the Met Department said.
A heatwave in the country is shattering many longstanding records.
The average maximum temperature across the country hit 40.9 degrees Celsius (105.62 degrees Fahrenheit) on Tuesday, breaking a six-year record, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said in a tweet.
Temperatures in many other regions across Australia were in the 40s, including in South Australia's Ceduna, Queensland's Birdsville, and the Northern Territory's Lajamanu.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.