Temperatures top 104 as heatwave hits eastern Australia

Temperatures topped 40 degrees in parts of Australia on Saturday as a heatwave hit the country's east.In the late morning, temperatures reached 42 degrees through the inland in the states of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria as well as in South Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).In New South Wales, parts of the city of Sydney passed 40 degrees in the afternoon and temperatures were expected to stay sweltering until late Sunday afternoon.It marks the first wave of extreme heat of the season in the east as Australia heads into summer.Total fire bans were in place in p...

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