Jan 14, 2013

Australia adds new colour to temperature maps as heat soars

Australia
by
Damian Carrington
,
the Guardian
Australian Bureau of Metereology temperature map - with a new colour for 52-54C. Image: BOM
Australian Bureau of Metereology temperature map - with a new colour for 52-54C. Image: BOM

Forecast temperatures were so extreme and unprecedented - over 52C - that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology had to add a new color to the top of its temperature scale, a suitably incandescent purple. It is a sign of things to come. Global warming is turning the volume of extreme weather up