So Hot They Needed A New Color
Here we are, warming up as we head through the week... but it’s so hot in Australia that they had to add new colors to the weather map!
The color added: deep purple! And it stands for 129.2 F
It’s a brand new shad that the Australian bureau of meterology was forced to add to it’s heat index because it’s soooo hot down under.
Their previous record high was 50.7°C (123°F), recorded in 1960 at Oodnadatta Airport in the southern part of Australia — very close to where the new shades of hot are showed up yesterday.
To give you an idea of just how uncomfortable this Australian heatwave really is, consider that at just past midnight, it's 95°F in Sydney. Doubly scary are the giant fire risks that come with the heat — risks so severe Australian officials are taking no chances and labeling the warning "catastrophic." "A 'catastrophic' warning carries the risk of significant loss of life and the destruction of many homes, according to the NSW Rural Fire Service," reports CNN.