Publication Date March 12, 2019

Blistering heat shatters records across Australia

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It may be autumn, but Mother Nature hasn't received the memo as temperature records continue to fall across Australia.

The far-reaching heat wave has been felt in parts of four Australian states in recent days and resulted in numerous temperature records being set.


Alice Springs recorded a high temperature of 42.7C (108.9 F) on Monday, the highest temperature ever recorded during the month of March.

Gatton and Warwick, in Queensland, also set new March high temperature records on Monday. Brisbane reached 37.7 C (99.9 F), marking the highest March temperature in more than a decade.