Australia’s temperature recently reached 50.7 degrees, the highest on record in more than 60 years.
The BBC reported on the 13th (local time) that the temperature in Onslo, Western Australia, was comparable to the highest temperature recorded in history recorded in 1962.
According to local media, the average temperature in Onslow at this time of year was 36.5 degrees, which was about 15 degrees higher than the average temperature. It’s also only the third time in history that the highest temperature has exceeded 50 degrees Celsius since the Australian Bureau of Meteorology recorded temperatures.
Luke Huntington, an Australian Bureau of Meteorology official, said the cause of the increase was the accumulation of hot air due to the recent absence of rain. “If you’re going to be outdoors for a long time, you should avoid the sun as much as possible and hydrate enough,” he explains.
BBC weathercaster Chris Fawkes said temperatures could rise further in Onslow and the surrounding area, which could set new record highs.
Earlier on the 10th, the European Union (EU) Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) analyzed that the global average temperature was the highest on record for the past seven years. In particular, the concentration of carbon dioxide and methane gas in the earth’s atmosphere increased by 1.1 degrees compared to the pre-industrial era compared to the pre-industrial era.