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RP2005 FACTSHEET: Staying safe during heatwaves - a South Australian example

An extreme heatwave is a period of successive days (three days in SA) when the temperature is considerably hotter than the concluding month and a 30-year average. Extreme heatwaves in Adelaide usually last up to three days. In the summer 2014 Adelaide experienced 13 days over 40°C. This fact sheet outlines the key things to do to stay safe in a heatwave, using South Australia as the example.

stay safe in heatwaves final (417476 PDF)

RP2005: Urban Micro Climates