Ktee

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    South Australia has escaped relatively unscathed after the first day of an expected five-day heatwave with temperatures pushing into the 40s in Adelaide and many regional centres.

    The conditions prompted a severe heat warning from the State Emergency Service and the Country Fire Service (CFS) is on high alert.

    Conditions in some centres were hotter than the forecast highs.

    CFS crews were deployed to a stubble fire near Stansbury, on Yorke Peninsula, which they quickly brought under control.

    Among the hottest spots in SA on Monday were Port Augusta, in the mid-north, with 45C, while Tarcoola, in the far north, and Wudinna, on Eyre Peninsula, reached 44.2C.

    Roxby Downs topped 44C.

    The coolest spot in SA was Stenhouse Bay, on the tip of Yorke Peninsula, where the mercury peaked at 27.8C.

    In Adelaide the temperature reached 42.1C at 3.39pm (CDST), two degrees above the forecast.

    The Bureau of Meteorology forecasts tops of 42C on Tuesday, 43C on Wednesday and Thursday and 40C on Friday before a cool change sweeps across the state.

    Premier Jay Weatherill has urged all people to take care of those most vulnerable in the heat, including elderly relatives, friends and neighbours.

    He says people without air-conditioning at home should consider heading to cooler public facilities such as cinemas, shopping centres and libraries.

    The air-conditioned Adelaide Central Bus Station will be open at all hours to provide respite.

    Transport Department staff will distribute bottled water to public transport commuters while the extreme conditions persist.

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    The workers on the new RAH site went home at dinnertime due to the heat.......the site management had to stay! thankfully it was in air-conditioned offices but it's days like these I wish I'd stayed on the tools!

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    The workers on the new RAH site went home at dinnertime due to the heat.......the site management had to stay! thankfully it was in air-conditioned offices but it's days like these I wish I'd stayed on the tools!

     

    You got to stay in air conditioned offices! you soft builders, come on over to the civil side and we will toughen you up!! but luckily I am working at Mt Barker it was 2 deg cooler than Adelaide today so we were able to keep working all day.

    Enjoy your week.

    Keith

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    you're right Keith, we should be tougher! when I rang ShazlouD to tell her the lads had all gone home due to the heat she informed me the builders on the flats opposite us were still beavering away! must be civils guys moonlighting!

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    Most people where I work had gone home too. Soft Aussies. I was there in the heat until the end. And will be every day lol.

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