NSW and SA heatwave to continue

NSW and SA heatwave to continue

A heat wave across New South Wales and South Australia is set to continue, with temperatures expected to climb into the high 30s and low 40s in Western NSW, western Sydney, and the Blue Mountains today.

NSW Health is warning people of the dangers of spending too much time in the sun, saying a Sydney heatwave in February 2011 was responsible for the deaths of 96 people.

It says the groups most at risk are over 75s, infants and children, people with a chronic medial condition, and people who live alone.

South Australia is also bracing for another day of high fire danger, with temperatures also expected to soar into the forties.

Meanwhile, Melbourne has experienced its hottest November night in over 100 years, with temperatures staying above 24 degrees through the night.

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