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Adelaide suffers biggest scorcher in 5 years

Tuesday January 27, 2009 - 19:14 EDT

Adelaide is having its hottest day in almost five years, with the city's maximum temperature hitting 43.2 degrees at 3:20pm.

The weather bureau says that is the hottest day in Adelaide since February 14, 2004 when the mercury reached 44.3 degrees.

The bureau is forecasting a maximum of 42 degrees in Adelaide tomorrow and 41 degrees on both Thursday and Friday.

Total fire bans have been declared across the state for tomorrow and the fire service says extremely dangerous fire conditions are expected in all 15 fire districts.

- ABC

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