I thought you might like to know that Victoria, one of the most populous states in Australia has been having an unprecedented heatwave. Temperatures yesterday hit 48 degrees celsius (118+ in farenheit). 25 confirmed deaths with more expected Six people found dead in one car trying to escape. 100 homes destroyed so far and several townships gone. Melbourne (population 3 million+) hit 46.4C (115.5F). That is a new record for Melbourne.
There have been several days where it has topped 44, 45 recently in both Melbourne and Adelaide. And some places here are expected to hit 47.