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3/13/2008

Adelaide breaks record as heat wave continues to swelter

Australia
Adelaide has today BROKEN THE RECORD FOR THE LONGEST HEAT WAVE EVER RECORDED IN AN AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL CITY.
The temperatures have hit 40 degrees sparking an explosive bushfire threat, and causing heat stress for the elderly. It is the 'Great Southern Scorcher' - for eleven days the temperature has topped 35 degrees, a new Australian record.

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