Australia has been hit with the hottest heatwave ever recorded

Australia has been hit with the hottest heatwave ever recorded

We wouldn't be able. Many people we know and love live in Australia - but living in this heat would be our worst nightmare. Temperature records across South Australia have just been broken as the city of Adelaide has experienced its hottest day on record. The Bureau of Meteorology reported temperatures of 49.1C north of Adelaide, while inside the city there were temperatures of 46.6C. That means that a record which has stood from 1939 has now been beaten.



ADELAIDE RECORD. West Terrace has just cracked 46.2C at 1:42pm, after 130 years of records, beating its previous record of 46.1 on 12 January 1939


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is now the hottest capital in Australia, having just reached 46.6C at 3:35pm, beating the previous record in of 46.4 @BOM_Vic More records: Whyalla 48.5 (prev. record 48.0), Leigh Creek 46.9 (prev. 46.3), and Port Augusta 49.1 (prev. 48.9)



Adelaide isn't the only location that has broken records though, as more than 13 towns across South Australia have broken their own heat records in the last two weeks. Port Augusta has recorded a max temperature of 49.1C, while Whyalla has gone up to 48.5C. The Bureau has said that it has been hotter and drier than average which has been partially to do with climate change. There are fears forest fires might start due to the conditions, however, 13 towns have emergency services on alert if anything does happen.