Australia: Weather watchers look to red-hot outback town to predict temperatures

Sydney Morning Herald: IT'S perhaps no accident the tiny outback town of Meekatharra is an early warning site for the Bureau of Meteorology's weather watchers as they plot what's ahead for Australia's great summer of heat. Believed to mean "place of little water" in the local indigenous language, Meekatharra has been a place of little relief when it comes to scorching temperatures. On Tuesday, the town in the mid-west region of Western Australia hit 47.1 degrees, smashing its previous maximum temperature by 1.4 degrees......

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