Predictions on the news is that Melbourne, Victoria could reach in the 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) today….
CONCLURRY…. OUTBACK QUEENSLAND – THE HOTTEST EVER… 53.1 DEGREES CELSIUS. = 127.5 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT
Celsius is a temperature scale by 0 Celsius at the ice point =====and 100 Celsius at the boiling point of water at sea level.
Fahrenheit is a temperature scale that registers the freezing point of water as 32 degrees Farenheit ======and the boiling point as 212 degrees Farenheit at one atmosphere of pressure.
“Whilst it is probably that remote parts of the Australian desert have seen extreme temperatures that have gone unrecorded, the Outback Queensland of Cloncurry originally held the record for the highest know temperature in the shade…at 53.1 degrees Celsius that is 127.5 degrees Fahrenheit on January 1889….
Cloncurry is a small town in Northwest Queensland, Australia about 770 kilometers (approximately 478 miles) from Townsville Ion the Great Barrier Reef……..The Cloncurry record was later removed from Australia records because it was measured using unsuitable equipment (that is, not a Stevenson screen, which only became widespread in Australia usage after about 1910). According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the current heat record is held by Oodnadatta, South Australia, 50.7 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit, occurring on 2 January 1960.
The world heat record for consecutive days goes to Marble Bar in Western Australia, which recorded maximum temperatures equaling or over 37.8 degree Celsius on 161 consecutive days between 30 October 1929 and 7 April 1924″