Australians have been suffering a mid-summer heatwave. Parts of Western Australia has been weltering in?
Australians have been suffering a mid-summer heatwave. Parts of Western Australia has been weltering in record temperatures which have reached fifty-two degrees centigrade (125 degrees fahrenheit). In Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory, residents have found a new way to keep cool.
SYNOPSIS: The decided to bring down the temperature in a local swimming pool with a little ice - sixteen tons (16,000 kilos) to be exact. It was a spur of the moment plan which snowballed when the organisers decided to turn it into a fund-raising event for charity. Darwiners took the opportunity to hold an impromptu party, though some had to be given gentle persuasion to take the plunge. David Molesworth of the ABC spoke to one of the organisers.