A spot fire burns in Victoria, Australia. Photo: EPA

2,000 Australian firefighters race to contain bush fires in Victoria state as ‘gusty and erratic’ winds loom

  • Twenty-three schools have been closed due to fire risk as 19 scattered fires burned out of control in eastern Victoria on Monday
  • Authorities have warned that more fires could start during thunderstorms forecast over the next three days
Topic |   Australia

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A spot fire burns in Victoria, Australia. Photo: EPA
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Pedestrians are seen during the hot weather in Adelaide, where an Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning was effective from 28 February. Photo: EPA

Australia breaks weather records with hottest ever summer, 50 degree days and more heatwaves to come

  • In January alone, Adelaide broke its all-time heat record with a 46.6 degree day, Port Augusta broke its record with 48.9 degrees, and then broke it again with 49.5 degrees a week later
Topic |   Extreme weather

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Pedestrians are seen during the hot weather in Adelaide, where an Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning was effective from 28 February. Photo: EPA
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