It’s been a real sweat fest down under…
A brutal heatwave hit Australia over the past week as temperatures reached 46 degree C (116 degrees F).
While temperatures dropped in central parts of the country, it’s still very much a concern for parts of Queensland and New South Wales (NSW).
As of yesterday, Sydney’s airport reached 42.9 degree C (109.2 degrees F) – a new record for the city for the month of February.
According to Gizmodo, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said that it is officially the hottest summer Australia’s ever seen, exceeding the previous record of 42.6 degrees C set in 1980.
— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) February 10, 2017
— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) February 11, 2017
Despite fire warnings, the possibility of power shortages, blackouts and overcrowded beaches, Australians are still trying to be optimistic even though they are melting away.
This officer even fried an egg on his car’s bonnet!
— #eustorm (@EUStormMap) February 11, 2017
Meanwhile other Australians took to Twitter to share some of their thoughts:
— EB Games Australia (@EBGamesAus) February 11, 2017
Meanwhile in Australia pic.twitter.com/Y3DoHfgByH
— Schloss Lulzville Schadenfreude (@GeorgeBludger) February 11, 2017
Everyone tried their best to keep cool…
It's nearly 30 degrees at 9:40am in Sydney and this dog is just sitting in a park fountain pic.twitter.com/Ay4sBf2wRt
— Elle Hunt (@mlle_elle) February 9, 2017
People were also asked to leave water for thirsty animals:
— Animals Australia (@AnimalsAus) February 9, 2017
Humans, on the other hand, were in need of other refreshments:
— Australian Kitsch (@OzKitsch) February 9, 2017
— Susannah Birch (@SusannahBirch) February 11, 2017
— NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) February 9, 2017
— Chloé @ Clovar Creative (@clovar) February 1, 2017
— Michael Patterson (@Mick_Patterson_) February 10, 2017
— SC (@ScottCragg) February 9, 2017
— jon treherne (@JonTreherne) February 9, 2017