Adelaide hit a sweltering 46.6 degrees Celsius on Thursday afternoon, creating a new temperature record and becoming Australia‘s hottest city in the process.

Adelaide’s previous high of 46.1C was set in 1939. That record was beaten by quite some distance and those overall records go back 130 years.

As the temperature continued to climb, it went on to surpass the previous state capital city record of 46.4C set in Melbourne in 2009.


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