According to the Bureau of Meteorology the area around the Victoria-NSW border will experience a “severe” heatwave today which will expand across much of the inland border area and to inland Western Australia by Friday.

Forecast strong winds have prompted the South Australian County Fire Service to issue a fire weather warning for the Eastern Eyre peninsula, lower Eyre peninsula, Mount Lofty ranges, Yorke peninsula, Murraylands and upper south-east regions, and severe in north-west pastoral, north-east pastoral, west coast, Flinders, mid-north, Adelaide metropolitan, Kangaroo Island and Riverland regions. It warns fires will be fast moving and uncontrollable.

Adelaide will experience maximum temperatures of between 33 on Tuesday and 41 on Thursday.

Temperatures in Melbourne are expected to reach 39 degrees by Friday.

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