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Ambos Called To Eight Children Locked In Hot Cars During 40 Degree Heat

Ambulance Victoria has revealed eight children were locked in hot cars during Wednesday's 40-degree heat.

Paramedics received eight reports that kids were locked in hot vehicles, two in regional areas and six in metropolitan areas.

In one incident, a pre-school aged girl was treated by paramedics after being left with a primary school-aged child in a car about 4.30pm in Narre Warren, southeast Melbourne.

Eight children were locked in hot cars in Victoria on Wednesday. Image: Getty Images.

The mercury in Narre Warren South reached a scorching 40 degrees on Wednesday.

The girl was not taken to hospital.

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Parts of Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, and Queensland are expected to endure scorching temperatures on Thursday and into the weekend.

On Tuesday, the country experienced its hottest ever day, breaking a record set in 2013 with an average maximum temperature of 40.9 across the nation.

Beachgoers during heatwave at Glenelg Beach in Adelaide. Image: AAP.

Both Adelaide and Sydney will reach 43 degrees on Thursday.

Melbourne will reach 42 degrees on Friday and Brisbane will reach 31 degrees.

Contact Siobhan at skenna@networkten.com.au