Hottest day in Australia
Australia recorded hottest day with the national average temperature reaching a high of 40.9C (105.6F) on Tuesday.
The previous record was of 40.3C set on 7 January 2013.
The country is facing bushfires and drought crisis. Australia is greatly affected by global warming and the result is dangerous. Forecasters had predicted the most intense heat would come later in the week, meaning the record could be broken again.