Things are about to go Mad Max in Australia — except the studded-leather mutants will be fighting over water, not gas. The continent is suffering an unprecedented heat wave, punctuated by out-of-control wildfires. Earlier this week, International Space Station engineer Chris Hadfield, captured images of the southern continent's fires from space. Meanwhile, Australian weather forecasters actually added new colors to their forecast charts — purple and pink — to capture how hot it was going to be this week. Here you can see a time-lapse of how hot the continent will get over the next few days.

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