In Pictures: Exteme Summer Down Under

Published by Stickboy on January 25th, 2013

Exteme Summer Down Under Gallery

While those of us in the north are wrapping up against the cold days, Australia is experiencing a historic summer heat wave.

Many records have been broken as temperatures climbed as high as 43 degrees C (109.4F) in Sydney, and the city of Eucla, in Western Australia, recorded a temperature of 48.3 C (119F) on January 3.

Exteme Summer Down Under Gallery

The extreme conditions have triggered dust storms and raging wildfires, burning more than 750,000 acres, and destroying hundreds of homes. Collected here are images of Australia’s January heat wave, and people both coping with it and enjoying it.

Exteme Summer Down Under Gallery


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