Sandstorms in Australia

In the New Year holidays in Australia established an unusual heat. January 7, 2013 in the country was an absolute record - the maximum temperature of the day was sredneavstraliyskaya +40.33 degrees. Because of the heat in Australia formed "fire tornado" and incredible sandstorms, who took over the tsunami. January 8th day in Sydney was almost 43 degrees. Many fled to the beaches. (Photo by Marianna Massey | Getty Images): 9,989,275

Especially hot and stifling weather in recent days has been registered in the south-east of the country, where the most populous state of New South Wales and Victoria. (Photo Daniel Munoz | Reuters): 46,930,694

43 in Sydney for the last 150 years there have been only twice. Once - January 8, 2013. In the photo: Sydney Opera House. (Photo by Marianna Massey | Getty Images): 16,428,627

Sydney, January 5, 2013. (Photo by Marianna Massey | Getty Images): 13,551,592

The fountain in the center of Sydney, January 8, 2013. By the way, our police is not recommended to climb into the fountain in the summer. The fact is that at night there to wash the homeless. (Photo by Rick Rycroft | AP): 81,645,556

Australian authorities in those days had to introduce new colors in the scale of the threat of forest fires - purple, showing the areas where the temperature reaches 54 degrees, and pink - above 54 degrees. In these areas the risk of fire is close to 100%. The most serious situation was in the states of South Wales and Tasmania, January 4, 2013. (Photo by John Grosvenor | Reuters): 40,379,716

These days, the flames from the fire destroyed more than a hundred homes and farms, January 8, 2013. (Photo by NSW Rural Fire Service, James Morris | AP): 98,780,136

Blasted area in South Wales, Jan. 10, 2013. (Photo by Greg Wood | AFP | Getty Images): 46,405,591

Thousands of residents were left without their homes on January 5, 2013. (Photo by Chris Kidd | Reuters): 88,705,105

Firefighter helicopter State of South Wales on 11 January 2013. (Photo by Greg Wood | AFP | Getty Images): 46,765,576

According to preliminary data, the fire destroyed more than 130,000 hectares of forest and bush (characteristic of the Australian landscape open space with free-standing trees, grass-covered). (Photo: Manan Vatsyayana | AFP | Getty Images): 83,013,948

From 14 to 27 January will be held this year's first Grand Slam - Australian Open 2013 tennis. In this heat the athletes will be very hard. In the photo: the third seeded Andy Murray during a training session on January 11, 2013. (Photo: Andy Wong | AP): 26,131,908

As pointed out by Yahoo News, the country could have beaten the absolute temperature record at 50.7 degrees, which was established in 1960. However, this has not yet occurred. (Photo by Marianna Massey | Getty Images): 29,424,177

These frames are spread all over the world. Family at the last minute was saved from the fiery tornado, jumping into the water. They had to spend three hours of sea, clinging to a wooden dock, while the upstairs was a real hell. Read more about this unusual phenomenon of nature, see the article "Fire Tornado":

No less apocalyptic look and agricultural lands, which were raging wildfires. State South Wales, January 11, 2013. (Photo by Greg Wood | AFP | Getty Images): 43,158,101

State South Wales, Jan. 10, 2013. (Photo by Greg Wood | AFP | Getty Images): 87,044,198

We made a tsunami. A huge wall of dust and sand saw residents of Onslow on the west coast of Australia on January 9, 2013. (Photo: Reuters | Brett Martin | 1,902,839

Ucheny quickly found an explanation for this incredible phenomenon: the whole thing in an unprecedented heat, because of which the soil is dry and in its upper layer was divided into micro-particles that the wind picked up. (Photo by Reuters | Brett Martin | 31,258,304

Tapir is cooled in the Taronga Zoo - famous and oldest zoo in Sydney. (Photo by Marianna Massey | Getty Images): 96,046,436

Meanwhile, the unprecedented heat in Australia began to retreat. (Photo by David Gray | Reuters): 43,188,722



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