Australia heatwave: Air-con surge puts pressure on power grid
The lord mayor of Adelaide says partial power grid shutdowns are being initiated because of a surge in air conditioner use during the Australian heat wave.
Soaring temperatures also halted matches at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
Thursday saw a third consecutive day of heat above 40C, with temperatures of 41.7C (107F).
Adelaide's Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said pressure on the power grid meant temporary shutdowns for some suburbs.
16 Jan 2014