Friday, January 18, 2013

Sydney's Hottest Day Ever

Sydney reached 45.8°C today (114F), smashing the previous 1939 record, and becoming the latest city to feel the effects of the 2013 Australian heatwave.

According to SBS, the immense heat caused illness, public transport chaos, and cancellation of sporting events. Even some roads were melting.

Ordinarily Canberra's hottest January day of 41.6C would be newsworthy, but not compared to Sydney.

The photo above is from the ABC news crew northwest of Sydney, were the heat caused the windscreen to smash.

It's unpleasant to think what these kind of days might be like with another 4-6°C added on top.

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