Scorching heatwave: how to stay cool this weekend

Millions of Australians are feeling the heat this week – with a heatwave affecting much of SA, VIC, NSW, QLD and even parts of the NT and WA.

It's a scorcher for sure, all over the place!

Climate change is driving longer, hotter and more intense heatwaves in Australia.

And while this week's temperatures are uncomfortably hot for most of us, they can also be deadly for some. Heatwaves are a silent killer, causing more deaths than any other extreme weather event.

Here are some tips for beating the heat. Stay safe this weekend, and look out for the elderly, pets and local wildlife.