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Weather extremes seen in Australia, US

Updated: 2014-01-04 07:22
By Agence France-Presse in Sydney and New York ( China Daily)

Australia experienced its hottest year on record in 2013, the Bureau of Meteorology said Friday, as snow, high winds and a glacial chill hit the northeastern United States.

Last year "was Australia's warmest year since records began in 1910," the bureau noted in its annual climate statement, released as inland areas of the country suffered scorching conditions.

"Mean temperatures across Australia have generally been well above average since September 2012," the report said.

Weather extremes seen in Australia, US