Daytime temperatures approached 50C in some places and one town suffered 115 consecutive days with temperatures of 39C or more.
02 April 2019 | Sharon Marris | Sky News
“Australia has sweated through the hottest March on record, with temperatures 2.1C above average.
The country saw daytime temperatures approaching 50C (122F) and during the night some places sweltered in temperatures higher than 30C (86F).
Blair Trewin, a senior climatologist at Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology, said the records were “quite significant”.
“That’s a big margin to be breaking those sorts of records by,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“The December to March period is even more of a standout in that sense, given we had a record nationally in December, we had a record January, we had a record March, and February was also in the top few.