Australia, which lies in the southern hemisphere, is technically on its last month of summer but the blazing-hot temps in the city of Perth signal otherwise.
In fact, the Western Australian capital “may well be the hottest place on earth right now,” News.com.au reported today with temperatures shooting past 45 degrees Celsius, or 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
The city has now seen three consecutive days of triple-degree weather and could obliterate a February 50-year-old weather record if it hits 40 degrees Celsius or above tomorrow,Abc.net.au reported.
“Perth’s longest run of 40 degree days or more consecutively is four, and that was recorded back in 1933, if we get five we’ve broken that record and we’ve moved into uncharted territory basically,” Bureau of Meteorology spokesman Neil Bennett told the publication.
“The trough is showing no signs of movement whatsoever, it’s sitting there because the high pressure system that is going to help move it away is also stationary in bight.”