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Power generators switched on for first time as SA, Victoria suffer through heatwave

18:56 EDT

Temporary diesel power generators owned by the South Australian Government have been switched on for the first time, as the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) deals with record-breaking heat conditions across SA and Victoria.

Adelaide now hottest capital city on record as temperatures soar throughout SA

18:05 EDT

Adelaide has hit a sweltering 46.6 degrees Celsius, surpassing the previous record set in Melbourne a decade ago to officially become the hottest capital in the country.

Victorian heatwave: Locals left to sweat it out as blackout hits two central towns

16:48 EDT

A power blackout has left two towns in central Victoria to sweat out a day of extreme heat without air-conditioning, refrigeration or even a public swimming pool.