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Southern states swelter as power supply struggles

18:30 EDT

The power supply in Victoria and South Australia is being put to the test as five of the states and territories face an extreme heatwave, with temperatures in some areas already hitting 40 degrees Celsius.

Melbourne hits 42C as Victorians warned to take 'heat kills' warnings seriously

18:22 EDT

Melburnians — and the world's best tennis players — have battled through temperatures of about 42 degrees Celsius, as energy authorities curtailed some industrial users' power consumption and firefighters across Victoria stood on high alert.

SA heatwave will not affect power supply, Treasurer says, as TDU amateur cyclists ignore warnings

17:55 EDT

The South Australian Government is not expecting to use the state's new backup diesel power generators despite temperatures well into the mid-40s forcing a tight power supply balance.