As most of the U.S. freezes and the UK drowns in floods, a blistering heat wave in Australia is so bad 100,000 cooked bats have fallen out of the sky, dead.
Southern Queensland is being gripped by furnace-like temperatures, said the local RSPCA.
This has in turn caused mass deaths with at least 25 separate colonies wiped out since the weekend, including at Mt Ommaney, Redbank, Boonah, Palmwoods, Laidley and Gatton.
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Weather forecasters Down Under say some parts of the sparsely populated Pilbara region along the rugged northwest coast approached 50C (122F) on Thursday.The overall record high of 50.7C (123.3F) for the country was set in 1960 in Oodnadatta, South Australia state.