Feb 9, 2017

Australia swelters - heatwave shuts down power

Adelaide SA 5000
Australia
by
Yahoo News
"Welcome to hell on Earth in Australia," was the title to popular post on Higgins Storm Chasing about the upcoming weather. Image: Storm Cast
"Welcome to hell on Earth in Australia," was the title to popular post on Higgins Storm Chasing about the upcoming weather. Image: Storm Cast

A severe heatwave sweeping across parts of Australia has caused widespread blackouts in Adelaide overnight as the city braces itself for another 42-degree day on Thursday.

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The power has since been restored to homes after it was deliberately cut during Wednesday’s heatwave, as authorities imposed load shedding to deal with high demand on supplies, however more power shedding is expected to occur today as the state continues to swelter.