Mar 20, 2016

Record temperatures for March a warning of what's to come, say experts

Sydney NSW
Melbourne VIC
Australia
by
Caitlin Guilfoyle
,
The Sydney Morning Herald
Feeling the heat: The first four days of March were at least four degrees hotter than average. Photo: Leigh Henningham
Feeling the heat: The first four days of March were at least four degrees hotter than average. Photo: Leigh Henningham

This summer has also witnessed a record 39 straight days above 26C in Sydney and the hottest ever March Melbourne night of 27.7C. Climate Council chief executive Amanda McKenzie says Australia is now experiencing the consequences of climate change, moving past the time for mere concern. Average global temperatures could be four to six degrees warmer by the end of the century if nothing is done, Ms McKenzie said