Mercury soars to 117 degrees in Sydney as brutal heatwave sweeps country

January 8, 2018
Samaa Web Desk

SYDNEY: Temperatures across Australia soared to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit due to a brutal heatwave across the country.

According to a foreign news agency, mercury reached 117 degrees Fahrenheit in the New South Wales region on Sunday which made it the hottest weather in Sydney for the past 78 years.

The police of Victoria state warned drivers that a six-mile freeway was melting.

Sydney Morning Herald stated that fire warnings and bans were issued the capital city while responding to the threats which has caused wildfires. Air quality warnings have also been given by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage for excessive ozone levels.

People in Sydney were left without electricity due to a mystery power outage as well. A representative for a local electricity provider stated that the power outage took place due to an increase in power use.