Adelaide Set To Record Hottest Week In Ten Years

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The government has issued a “code red”.

South Australia’s hottest summer on record might be ending today, but the scorching temperatures are just ramping up.

Adelaide has exceeded 36 degrees each day since Sunday, and could see daily highs of 37-40 degrees between today and Saturday.

Between Friday evening and Saturday morning the mercury will only drop to 26 degrees.

The cause of the heat is a “blocking high” on the Tasman Sea and strong winds helping funnel desert heat down south.

The government has issues a “code red”, meaning extra services will be available to help people experiencing homelessness cope with the heat.

Unsurprisingly, total fire bans are in place.

Written By Cassie Crofts

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