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In Photos: Australia Heat Wave

Slide 1 of 19: Photo by JOEL CARRETT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (10063828k) Beachgoers cool off at Bronte Beach in Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, 16 January 2019. Parts of NSW were already nudging 40 degrees Celsius before 9am as heatwave conditions sweep across the state. Hot weather in Sydney, Australia - 16 Jan 2019

An extreme heat wave has hit Australia causing temperatures to soar. Heatwave conditions are expected across the country this week with temperatures expected to reach the almost 100 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) in some areas.

(Pictured) Beachgoers cool off at Bronte Beach in Sydney, New South Wales (NSW) on Jan. 16. Parts of NSW are already nudging 40 degrees Celsius before 9 am as heatwave conditions sweep across the state.

© Joel Carrett/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock
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