Northern Territory Australia
The Northern Territory outback town of Tennant Creek has had its longest heatwave on record, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees for the 19th day in a row.
The Bureau of Meteorology says the mercury reached 41.2 degrees just after 3pm yesterday afternoon.
The bureau's climate services manager Sam Cleland says Tennant Creek has also had its second-longest summer dry period.
"They had 30 consecutive days without rain, which is close to their record. Back in January-February 1972 they actually went 31 days at that point."
NOTE: THE CLIMATE SKEPTICS INSIST GLOBAL WARMING IS A HOAX. IT'S SUMMER SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR, AND GW IS STILL ALIVE AND KICKING. YES, THE EXTREME WEATHER CONTINUES ON ITS QUEST, THERE APPEARS TO BE NO REST FOR THE WEARY