Australia swelters under extreme heatwave as fire brigades on high alert

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Temperatures expected to reach into the mid-40s in some parts of Australia Much of Australia is in the grip of an extreme heatwave with temperatures expected to reach into the mid-40s and total fire bans in force in parts of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. In South Australia, 47C was forecast for Maree, a small town in the north of the state, and 46C in Renmark and Port Augusta. The state capital of Adelaide was expected to hit 38C on Saturday. Continue reading... ▶ Full story on
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