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Sydney bakes on hottest day on record as bushfires rage

January 22, 2013

Full Article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21072347

The Australian city of Sydney is experiencing its hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching nearly 46C.

A temperature of 45.8C was recorded at Observatory Hill in the city at 14:55 local time (01:55 GMT).

Some areas in the wider Sydney region were even hotter, with the town of Penrith, to the west, registering a temperature of 46.5C.

In Victoria state, one man has been killed by a bushfire, one of dozens raging across southern Australia.

Full Article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21072347

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