Australia has been hit with the hottest heatwave ever recorded 10 months ago

Australia has been hit with the hottest heatwave ever recorded

We wouldn't be able.

Many people we know and love live in Australia - but living in this heat would be our worst nightmare.

Temperature records across south Australia have just been broken as the city of Adelaide has experienced its hottest day on record.

The Bureau of Meteorology reported temperatures of 49.1C north of Adelaide, while inside the city there were temperatures of 46.6C. That means that a record which has stood from 1939 has now been beaten.

Adelaide isn't the only location that has broken records though, as more than 13 towns across South Australia have broken their own heat records in the last two weeks. Port Augusta has recorded a max temperature of 49.1C, while Whyalla has gone up to 48.5C.

The Bureau has said that it has been hotter and drier than average which has been partially to do with climate change.

There is fears forest fires might start due to the conditions, however 13 towns have emergency services on alert if anything does happen.