Sydney suburb recorded as the hottest place on Earth yesterday as bushfires continue
The bushfires continue to rage across Australia causing death and destruction.
The Australian bushfires which have taken the lives of 17 people and millions of animals as well as causing untold destruction to land and homes, now pose even more storm threats from the amount of heat they are generating.
Fire tornados and dry lightning have caused the temperature to rise significantly in areas in Sydney.
Yesterday, January 4, some of Australia's highest temperatures ever were recorded with highs of 48.9C in Penrith, 45C in Sydney and 44C in Canberra.
Penrith is a suburb of Sydney and yesterday it was noted as the hottest place on Earth. The Met Office confirmed the recording to Sky News.
Currently, Victoria has 14 fires rated at emergency or evacuate warning levels, while New South Wales has 11 rated emergency and more than 150 other fires are burning across both states.
A fundraiser in New South Wales reached $20 million in less than 48 hours this weekend as the country battles the ongoing crisis.
Celebrities such as Pink and Nicole Kidman have pledged money to help this heartbreaking series of events with the Oscar-winner donating €500,000.
You too can donate to the bushfire relief via the link here giving whatever you can to help the first responders and people who are currently seeking shelter.