Jan 14, 2014 - 12:04pm
2013 was Australia’s hottest year on record, with the hottest summer and the hottest January and the hottest September on record, according to the Bureau. Not a single part of Australia saw below-average temperatures.
Over the last half-century, hot days and nights have become significantly more common. There are now fewer cold days and nights. Heat waves are becoming more frequent and more intense in Australia, with new maximum temperature records set and re-set every year.
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