Canberra: There is a possibility of severe heat in Australia next week. The Meteorological Department here said on Saturday that there could be record breaking heat next week, as mercury is expected to heat up in the west of the country.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said, "There is a possibility of severe heat conditions in parts of Western Australia next week. It will also affect most parts of South Australia. 40 degrees in Adelaide on December 17 and 19 and the next day 41 ° C temperature will be seen. "
Temperatures in Melbourne, Victoria state are forecast to reach 41 degrees on 20 December. New South Wales and the southern parts of the Northern Territory are also expected to receive more heat.
On the outskirts of the city of Odnadatta in South Australia, a temperature of 50.7 degrees was recorded on January 2, 1960, the hottest day in the country.
Heavy heat warnings have also been issued in Western Australia and parts of Queensland.
BOM meteorologist Diana Addi said, "There will be potentially record breaking heat in many areas of southern Australia next week."