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Australia equals hottest day on record at 50.7 degree Celsius

 

  • The temperature in Onslow, Western Australia, matched a record set in 1962 in South Australia. 
  • Onslow and the surrounding areas could see records broken again with temperatures set to rise slightly. 
  • It comes after Western Australia reported large bushfires last month.
  • One fire near Margaret River scorched through more than 6,000 hectares of land, forcing evacuations.
  • Two other towns, Mardie and Roebourne, reported temperatures of more than 50 degree Celsius.