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Temperatures are expected to hit 40C plus in many places. PIC: Weatherzone

It’s been a hot, hot, hot festive season for many grey nomads … and it could be about to get an awful lot hotter.

It is being reported that Australia’s south-eastern states could see the mercury rise above 40C over the next couple of days.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has forecast Adelaide will hit 41C today with zero chance of rain leading into the weekend.

Channel 9 reports that conditions in regional towns further north in South Australia are even steamier with temperatures expected to climb close to 50C, with Oodnadatta expecting a 47C day and the mercury set to jump to 46C in Coober Pedy.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if somewhere in the north of the state does crack that 50 °C – but unless it happens at one of our observation networks we won’t really know about it,” Vince Rolandat from the Bureau of Mercury (BoM) told the Triple M Radio station.

Oodnadatta currently holds the state’s weather record for the hottest January day ever at 50.7C in 1960.

Similar sweltering temperatures will hit Victoria today, according to the BoM, with Melbourne forecast for a maximum of 42C before brief showers cool the city down over the weekend.

Further south, Tasmania is also preparing for an unusually sweltering day as conditions rise to about 36C in Hobart.

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One Response to Already too hot to handle? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

  1. We traveled across from WA arriving in Wodonga for new years eve. Yes it’s been hot however coming through Ceduna a couple of days earlier the mercury briefly reached 47c according to the car computer. Thank goodness for air conditioning.

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