Records may tumble over the next few days with temperatures in both Melbourne and Adelaide soaring. The record for Adelaide is 46. degrees C (114.98 degrees F), set 70 years ago. Yesterday it topped 45.5 degrees C (113.9 degrees F).
Jennifer Marohasy BSc PhD has worked in industry and government. She is currently researching a novel technique for long-range weather forecasting funded by the B. Macfie Family Foundation.