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Heatwave smashes temperature records in Sydney, Australia

Record High Temperatures

Australia’s east has sweltered through a record-breaking heatwave expected to linger through today.

A number of regions saw their hottest ever November day with Smithville in New South Wales’ north-west breaking records with a maximum temperature of 46.9 degrees.

Sydney smashed the record for highest minimum Spring temperature only dropping to 26.3 overnight.

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Heatwave brings record high temperatures in San Francisco Bay Area, California #Heatwave #SanFranciscoBay #California #USA

Record High Temperatures

Temperatures will reach 110 degrees Fahrenheit (about 43.3 degrees Celsius) in interior locations and up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit in some parts of the Diablo Range, Central Valley and eastern Bay Area, according to the forecasts.

In Gilroy, the forecast for Sunday is 112 degrees Fahrenheit (about 44.4 degrees Celsius). A relatively balmy 102 degrees Fahrenheit (about 38.9 degrees Celsius) in San Jose will still break the record of 100 degrees Fahrenheit set in 1923. Oakland expects to hit 94 degrees Fahrenheit (about 34.4 degrees Celsius), and San Francisco 90 degrees Fahrenheit (about 32.2 degrees Celsius).

The NWS has also issued a “fire weather watch” for the East Bay and North Bay from Monday night through Wednesday morning, according to a report by the San Jose-based newspaper The Mercury News on Saturday.

It was the first such alert this summer in the Bay Area based on winds, the report said.

A more severe “red flag warning” was issued on Aug. 15 before the lightning storms that set off dozens of fires around Northern California.

Pacific Gas & Electric is considering shutting off power in some areas Tuesday and Wednesday to reduce the risk of fire caused by the utility equipment.

“If high temperatures, extreme dryness and record-high winds threaten the electric system, it may be necessary for us to turn off electricity in the interest of safety. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS),” the company said.

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#France Records It’s #Hottest Day Ever Of 45.9C (114.4F)

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The southern region of Gallargues-le-Montueux France has reached it’s highest record breaking temperature of 45.9C (114.4F).

The last record stood at 44.1C in August 2003.

Further north of France, the temperature is around 40C (104F).

Many parts of Europe are enduring a heatwave as well.

Due to the severe heat, Red Alert has been enforced in France, Spain, Italy and Switzerland.

RECORD BREAKING HEATWAVE HEADING FOR PARTS OF EUROPE

Extreme Heatwave Alert
Holidaymakers heading to southwestern Europe are being warned to take extra care as Record-Breaking temperatures exceeding 40C is heading for southwestern Europe.
 
Tourists in Spain, Portugal and southwest France are being urged to prepare for extreme heat by staying inside during the hottest parts of the day and keeping hydrated.
 
The extreme hot air is coming up from North Africa.
 
By Friday, southern parts of the UK will bask in 30C.