DISCUSSION: While much of the Northern Hemisphere is deep into the Fall (or Autumn) transition towards the early beginnings of Winter, the Southern Hemisphere is entering the heart of Summer-time weather. That being said, as seen in the image above (courtesy of the Higgins Storm Chasing group), there are incredibly hot temperatures forecast for many parts of eastern Australia later on today on that side of the world. With air temperatures expected to soar into the middle/upper 90's°F (30 to 35°C) in many places, it is imperative to remain conscious about the health of both yourself and others (i.e., family, friends, and even pets thereof) to be sure that people are staying safe from these dangerously hot temperatures. It is important to state that although the air temperatures are expected to reach the middle/upper 90's, the commonly-discussed scaled value known as the heat index is projected to reach values near or possibly just above 100°F (near 37°C). Therefore, the bottom line is to make preparations which will allow you to remain cool and safe from this intense heat across eastern Australia!
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz