Australia: Records will keep tumbling with blistering heatwaves here to stay

Environment Health: THE heatwave that has scorched the nation since Christmas is a taste of things to come, with this week's records set to tumble again and again in the coming years, climate scientists said. The hottest average maximum temperature ever recorded across Australia - 40.33 degrees, set on Monday - might stand for only 24 hours and be eclipsed when all of Tuesday's readings come in. The previous record had stood since December 21, 1972. ''The current heatwave - in terms of its duration, its intensity......

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