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South Australia swelters through hottest early October day in 70 years; fire danger alerts issued

19:00 EDT

Adelaide has recorded one of its hottest October days in 70 years, with the temperature reaching 35.6 degrees Celsius, as Country Fire Service (CFS) crews battle blazes across the state.

Communities must use past experiences to prepare for drought, physically and mentally: SA farmer

18:56 EDT

Communities can learn from the past to better prepare for drought, a farmer from south-east South Australia says.

Canberra experiences earliest 30C day, Tuggeranong has hottest October day since records began

18:49 EDT

Today is the earliest October day to surpass 30 degrees Celsius in Canberra since records began in 1939.