Photo: Australians saved from record heat
In Australia the last two weeks worth of extreme heat above 45 degrees Celsius. People and animals looking for ways on how to survive severe weather conditions.
In Adelaide on Thursday was recorded a temperature of 47.7 degrees Celsius — a record-breaking heat wave in the history of meteorological observations. Many residents are trying to somehow cool off at the beach.
A resident of Adelaide Andrew Corell said that this Wallaby came on his land. The animal was looking for shadow, and now Corell else and watering it every hour of the watering can.
The heat has been hard on many animals, they can die from overheating or lack of moisture.
In Tasmania, firefighters had to battle more than 50 wildfires caused by dry weather and strong winds.
In several towns the inhabitants had to leave their homes because of the threat of fires. Some of the fires occurred in areas accessible only from the air.
Some tennis matches of the Australian Open in Melbourne has been suspended, while some of the audience took the opportunity to cool off in the fountain.
Animals in Adelaide zoo offer frozen treats to protect them from overheating.
Other animals, including the Panda, have to take regular baths.
Well, if the opportunity to take a bath, have to resort to more prosaic means.
Sydney residents are also saved on the beach, although heat waves are relatively greatly affected the largest Australian city.
This January in Australia was recorded at least five of the ten hottest days in the history of meteorological observations.