Australia has undergone the hottest heatwave since World War II and temperatures are rising to 48C next week

The weather maps of Australia have turned black in places where the country has been in the grip of the most extreme heat since the Second World War.

Fiery conditions have plagued the east coast since Tuesday, with temperatures in New South Wales exceeding 41C during most of the week.

In a grim visual reminder of its severity, a weather map showed much of the east of the country as black and purple – indicating rising temperatures.

In a grim visual reminder of its gravity, a weather map showed much of the east of the country as black and purple - meaning rising temperatures

In a grim visual reminder of its gravity, a weather map showed much of the east of the country as black and purple – meaning rising temperatures

Fiery conditions have plagued the east coast since Tuesday, with temperatures in New South Wales exceeding 41C during most of the week

Fiery conditions have plagued the east coast since Tuesday, with temperatures in New South Wales exceeding 41C during most of the week

Fiery conditions have plagued the east coast since Tuesday, with temperatures in New South Wales exceeding 41C during most of the week

While Sydneysiders may feel some moderate delay during the weekend, the scorcher will return by Monday and reach his peak days later.

Port Augusta in South Australia will once again be one of the hottest places on earth with the coastal town that will reach a steaming 46C on Thursday.

Sydney temperatures will fluctuate around 30C all week, while the Melbourne peak is forecasted at 34C on Thursday.

Adelaidians are planning to bake with a maximum of 40C, while residents of Perth should see postponement thanks to consistent weather in the mid to high years & # 39; 20.

Thousands of people came through the week to the picturesque beaches of the country to escape the scorching heat.

The warm weather turned out to be too much for the Okley Highway near Wauchope, a town in the middle of the north coast of the NSW region, where the bitumen was shown that melted under the sizzling sun.

Motorists were warned Thursday for the deteriorating surface (photo), when an online posted image showed that the tar was beginning to melt

Motorists were warned Thursday for the deteriorating surface (photo), when an online posted image showed that the tar was beginning to melt

Motorists were warned Thursday for the deteriorating surface (photo), when an online posted image showed that the tar was beginning to melt

Walcha Council, which covers the most south-eastern corner of the New England region, told The Macleay Argus that they would use a water cart to cool the road

Walcha Council, which covers the most south-eastern corner of the New England region, told The Macleay Argus that they would use a water cart to cool the road

Walcha Council, which covers the most south-eastern corner of the New England region, told The Macleay Argus that they would use a water cart to cool the road

Walcha Council, which covers the most southeastern corner of the New England region, told The Macleay Argus that they would use a water cart to cool down the road.

In a report from Roads and Maritime Service it was acknowledged that water in the drought-stricken NSW was scarce, but needed bitumen to ensure the safety of motorists and to keep the road open & # 39 ;.

Playgrounds also became dangerous, with the metal equipment too hot for children to play on.

Mother Nicky Tongapijit told ABC News that she could not risk her children on the burning slides and other equipment.

Sydney swept through temperatures of more than 40 ° C for the first time in 80 years for the next five years

Sydney swept through temperatures of more than 40 ° C for the first time in 80 years for the next five years

Sydney swept through temperatures of more than 40 ° C for the first time in 80 years for the next five years

Sydney will reach a top of 33C on Friday and Adelaide will sweat through 32C

Sydney will reach a top of 33C on Friday and Adelaide will sweat through 32C

Sydney will reach a top of 33C on Friday and Adelaide will sweat through 32C

& # 39; It is very warm, [the slide] is going to burn their wanderer, & # 39; she said.

I just want more roofs for them to play under. & # 39;

Sydney had a temperature of more than 40 ° C for five days for the first time in eight years.

The last time Australia experienced a heat wave like this week was in 1939.

& # 39; If we look at average maximum temperatures in New South Wales, this is probably the most important warming event since 1939, & # 39; told a spokesperson for Bureau of Meteorology to Daily Mail Australia.

A total of 27 cities in NSW and ACT suffered from the burning temperatures on Thursday

A total of 27 cities in NSW and ACT suffered from the burning temperatures on Thursday

A total of 27 cities in NSW and ACT suffered from the burning temperatures on Thursday

  Office of Meteorology predictor Diana Eadie said: & # 39; Extreme to extreme heat wave temperatures are expected to persist throughout most of the country & # 39;

  Office of Meteorology predictor Diana Eadie said: & # 39; Extreme to extreme heat wave temperatures are expected to persist throughout most of the country & # 39;

Office of Meteorology predictor Diana Eadie said: & # 39; Extreme to extreme heat wave temperatures are expected to persist throughout most of the country & # 39;

& # 39; … we are only talking about NSW (not Australia), and these are average temperatures on average over the state – some areas do not suffer much from the heat. & # 39;

By noon on Wednesday, the mercury had flown above 45 ° C over a large part of the central west of NSW and at 15.00 hours Wilcannia, Mulurulu, Ivanhoe and Hay reached 47 degrees.

The country experiences slight relief during the weekend with a slight dip, but a second heat wave starts its way across the country on Monday.

Perth will be the first to experience rising temperatures before it gradually reaches its way to the east of the country.

Lucky gamblers managed to go to Bondi Beach to cool off during the sweaty weather

Lucky gamblers managed to go to Bondi Beach to cool off during the sweaty weather

Lucky gamblers managed to go to Bondi Beach to cool off during the sweaty weather

Fierce conditions had plagued the east coast of the country since Tuesday, with temperatures in New South Wales exceeding 41C during most of the week

Fierce conditions had plagued the east coast of the country since Tuesday, with temperatures in New South Wales exceeding 41C during most of the week

Fierce conditions had plagued the east coast of the country since Tuesday, with temperatures in New South Wales exceeding 41C during most of the week

Two women went to Bondi Beach during the intense weather of the past week, before a cool-off period hit the weekend

Two women went to Bondi Beach during the intense weather of the past week, before a cool-off period hit the weekend

Two women went to Bondi Beach during the intense weather of the past week, before a cool-off period hit the weekend

Head of climate monitoring at the Office, Dr. Karl Braganza, said that the lack of rain in 2017 and 2018 led to the drought conditions across Australia.

This drought is associated with historic droughts, such as the drought of the Federation, the drought in the Second World War and the drought in the sixties, & # 39; said Dr. Braganza against the ABC.

Office of Meteorology predictor Diana Eadie said the temperatures this week are eight to twelve degrees higher than average.

& # 39; We've already seen the maximum temperature records drop a few January and we're likely to see much more before this event is over.

& # 39; Humidity and & # 39; feels like & # 39; temperature will provide really distressing conditions. & # 39;

THE EXPECTATION OF AUSTRALIA: THE WEEK FORWARD in YOUR CITY

SYDNEY

SUNDAY: Min 21, Max 27, Partly Cloudy

MONDAY: Min. 22, Max. 28, Partly cloudy

TUESDAY: min. 22, maximum 31, mostly sunny

WEDNESDAY: Min. 23, Max. 30, Partly cloudy

THURSDAY: Min 21, Max 26, cloudy

CANBERRA

SUNDAY: minus 15, max. 33, partly cloudy

MONDAY: min. 16, max. 34, half cloudy

TUESDAY: min 19, max. 36, Half cloudy

WEDNESDAY: min. 19, max. 35, possible shower

THURSDAY: Min 16, Max 28, Partly Cloudy

PERTH

SUNDAY: min. 22, max. 40, very hot and sunny

MONDAY: min. 20, max. 33, sunny

TUESDAY: min. 19, max. 29, sunny

WEDNESDAY: min. 17, maximum 25, windy, cloudy

THURSDAY: Min 13, Max 24, Partly cloudy

BRISBANE

SUNDAY: Min 21, Max 33, Partly cloudy

MONDAY: min. 23, Max. 32, Partly cloudy

TUESDAY: Min 23, Max 32, Partly cloudy

WEDNESDAY: Min. 22, Max. 33, Partly cloudy

THURSDAY: Min 22, Max 34, Partly cloudy

MELBOURNE

SUNDAY: Min 17, Max 22, Partly Cloudy

MONDAY: min. 17, max. 29, half cloudy

TUESDAY: min 19, maximum 31, mostly sunny

WEDNESDAY: min 19, max. 28, Partly cloudy

THURSDAY: Min. 18, Max. 35, Sunny

ADELAIDE

SUNDAY: Min 16, Max 32, Partly Cloudy

MONDAY: min. 19, max. 36, mostly sunny

TUESDAY: Min 21, Max 38, Very hot and sunny

WEDNESDAY: Min. 23, Max. 39, Very hot and sunny

THURSDAY: Min. 24, Max. 42, Very hot and mostly sunny

HOBART

SUNDAY: min. 15, max. 27, sunny

MONDAY: min. 15, max. 28, sunny

TUESDAY: min. 15, max. 29, sunny

WEDNESDAY: min. 14, max. 20, shower or two openings

THURSDAY: Min. 15, Max. 29, Sunny

DARWIN

SUNDAY: Min 25, Max. 33, Shower or two, Possible storm

MONDAY: Min 25, Max. 33, Shower or two, Possible storm

TUESDAY: Min 25, Max. 33, Shower or two, Possible storm

WEDNESDAY: Min. 26, Max. 33, Showers or two, Storm

THURSDAY: Min 25, Max 31, Rain, Possible storm

Source: Bureau of Meterology

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