Blistering heat shatters records across Australia
By Eric Leister, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
3/12/2019, 12:45:30 PM
It may be autumn, but Mother Nature hasn't received the memo as temperature records continue to fall across Australia.
The far-reaching heat wave has been felt in parts of four Australian states in recent days and resulted in numerous temperature records being set.
The core of the heat is located from northern Western Australia into Northern Territories, northeast South Australia and Queensland.
Alice Springs recorded a high temperature of 42.7C (108.9 F) on Monday, the highest temperature ever recorded during the month of March.
Gatton and Warwick, in Queensland, also set new March high temperature records on Monday. Brisbane reached 37.7 C (99.9 F), marking the highest March temperature in more than a decade.
Intense heat will continue to grip the interior of Australia through at least Friday.
On the edge of the heat, locally severe thunderstorms will bubble up each afternoon in eastern Queensland. These storms can cause flash flooding, locally damaging winds and hail.
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