A code red was issued in South Australia on Friday as temperatures hit 42 degrees Celsius in New South Wales, Australia. (File photo: Reuters)
The Associated Press, Perth
A code red was issued in South Australia on Friday as temperatures hit 42 degrees Celsius (108 Fahrenheit) in the state’s capital, while firefighters battling wildfires in New South Wales established containment lines in cooler conditions ahead of an expected heatwave this weekend.
Authorities are bracing for conditions to deteriorate with Sydney forecast to hit 31 degree Celsius (88 degree Fahrenheit) on Sunday before reaching 35 degree Celsius (95 degree Fahrenheit) on Tuesday. The city’s western suburbs could reach 41 degree Celsius (106 degree Fahrenheit) on Sunday.