Adelaide hides from heat at bus station

Adelaide residents have been encouraged to seek shelter at a bus station to avoid the heat

Adelaide hides from heat at bus station
Adelaide hides from heat at bus station
January 21, 2013

Temperatures soared so high in Adelaide late last week that the city’s air conditioned central bus station extended its opening hours to offer residents respite.

Adelaide Central Bus Station was open for 24 hours on Thursday due to a 42 degree forecast for the area.

Temperatures reached about 41 degrees on Thursday.

Adelaide Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood says whenever the mercury is set to rise over 40 degrees, the station offers people air conditioning no matter the time of day or night.

"The bus station is a convenient place for people to go to cool off and get out of the sun," Stephen says.

"The station is a good option for people who are without air conditioning at home or just need so time to recharge."

The bus station, on Franklin Street,
also has toilet and drinking facilities for public use.

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