Hot Hot Heat Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Official Australian Weather Map Gets New Colors To Depict Extreme Heat -- Popsci.com
The Bureau of Meteorology recently added pink and purple areas to its maps to make room for higher temperatures. On the map issued for next Monday, Central Australia gets the dubious distinction of being the first region shown in purple, meaning temperatures are likely to rise above 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit).
This last Monday was the country's hottest day on record nationwide, with average maximum temperatures around the country of 40.33 degrees, and officials expect more to come. The new pink code is reserved for temperatures from 52 to 54 degrees Celsius, more than 125 degrees Fahreinheit.
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My Comment: Yup .... it is definitely summer in Australia right now.