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Severe fire danger for Australia as temperatures smash records – Aljazeera.com

Rural Fire Service forecasts ‘very high to severe fire danger’ in parts of New South Wales, issues total fire ban.

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Parts of Australia, including Sydney, sweltered through the hottest November night on record with temperatures likely to stay high on Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a total fire ban.
In Sydney, temperatures surpassed 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) on Saturday while swathes of western New South Wales, South Australia and northern Victoria baked through even higher temperatures nearing 45 degrees.
Temperatures are expected to cross 40 degrees for a second straight day on Sunday while the Bureau…

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