(CNN)An extreme heatwave already breaking records across Australia is expected to peak in many parts of the country Friday, with temperatures forecast to stay above 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) for the sixth day in a row.
Roads melt in Australia’s record heatwave
The six days from January 12 to 17 are all within Australia’s ten hottest days on record, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said.
Marble Bar in northwestern Australia hit the highest temperature during the heatwave at a sweltering 49.1 C (120 F) on Sunday — a January record for the area. The town had seen more than 20 consecutive days of temperatures above 40 C (104 F).