Some urban parts of Australia are on track to reach temperatures of 50 degrees or higher this summer.
Western Sydney is one region which can be ten degrees hotter than nearby rural areas during heat waves.
Residents of Sydney’s CBD enjoy the benefits of cool sea breezes when the temperatures climb.
However, those living in the city’s west are afforded no such relief and residents are often forced to frequent shopping centres to cool off during the hotter days.
The risk of potentially deadly heat is prompting councils into action.
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