If you’ve ever asked yourself if we get tired of covering record-breaking heatwaves, the answer is yes. Yes we do. Not because they aren’t important – sweaty, uncomfortable, but still important – it’s because their increasing frequency and intensity are too important to ignore.
— BOM Australia (@BOM_au) December 18, 2015
New South Wales’ heatwave is expected to worsen too, as S.A’s hot air dumps itself over the western patch of the state. The ABC reported today that 32 bushfires were burning throughout the state, adding to the number of fires also being fought in Tasmania and Victoria.
The latter state has been warned to check Country Fire Authority alerts; South Australia can keep on top of current fires through the Country Fire Service; NSW residents can stay up to date via the Rural Fire Service and Tassie can check via their state’s Fire Service.