Australia Equals Hottest Day on Record at 50.7C

Australia has equalled its hottest day on record after a remote coastal town reported temperatures of 50.7C (123.26F). The temperature in Onslow, Western Australia, on Thursday matched a record set in 1962 in South Australia.Onslow and the surrounding areas could see records broken again with temperatures set to rise slightly on Friday.

California's Death Valley Could Break its Own Record for Hottest Temperature Ever Reported on Earth

California's Death Valley could soon break its own 1913 record for the hottest air temperature ever reported on Earth as an unrelenting heat wave grips the Southwest. From Wednesday to Saturday, Death Valley temperatures could come within 10 degrees or less of that all-time high of 134 degrees Fahrenheit, which was set during a five-day heat wave in July 1913, according to AccuWeather.