Australia Sees Worst Heat Wave In 80 Years

(CNN)An extreme heat wave that is breaking records across Australia is expected to peak in many parts of the country Friday, with temperatures forecast to stay above 40 C degrees Celsius (104 F) for the sixth day in a row. The six days from January 12 to 17 are all within Australia's ten hottest days on record, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said. Marble Bar in northwestern Australia hit the highest temperature during the heat wave at a sweltering 49.1 C (120 F) on Sunday -- a January record for the area.

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