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- The Sydney suburb of Penrith was the hottest place on Earth on Sunday.
- The thermometer hit 47.3 degrees Celsius, or 117.14 Fahrenheit.
Sydney was the hottest place in the world on Sunday.
The mercury in the Sydney suburb of Penrith hit 47.3 degrees Celcius, or 117.14 Fareinheit.
While some residents flocked to pools and beaches around the city, others took to social media to let off some steam.
There were some scientifically dubious, but hilarious, posts from Twitter user Clem Hall.
And endless screenshots of weather apps and phones shutting off because it was too hot.
There were also some very Aussie tweets. Some alluded to Zooper Dooper ice blocks many kids eat in summer, while another focused on the local tradition of 'sausage sizzle' barbecues at home improvement store Bunnings.
Over at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the site of the last Ashes test between Australia and Britain, trackers indicated the ground felt like 57 degrees.
And finally, Business Insider Australia's editor-in-chief Paul Colgan finally achieved a life goal.
heatwave pros: perfect day to do all my washing- Alex Bruce-Smith (@alexbrucesmith) January 7, 2018
cons: if you think I'm moving an extra muscle in this bullshit heat you're wrong
Tonight I cut the legs off my sweat pants and turned them into sweat shorts. My life is complete. I can wear sweat clothes in summer. Idea, where have you been forever? #summer #winter #WinterIsHere #SydneyHeatwave #sydneyweather- Ivan Siladji (@ivansiladji) January 7, 2018
HAHAHA rip next electricity and water bills #SydneyHeatwave- Kalavinka (@Kalavinka92) January 7, 2018
Today is so freaking hot in Sydney that o decided to sit by the window hoping the breeze would cool me down. It felt like someone was aiming a blow dryer at my face.- Eric Mackrodt (@EricMackrodt) January 7, 2018
'#SydneyHeatwave', or the day social media was nothing but screenshots of the iPhone weather app.- Elly Duncan (@_ellyrd) January 7, 2018
A heat stress tracker displays a temperature of 57.6 degrees celsius in the middle of the SCG during day four of the Fifth #Ashes Test #gettyimages #gettysport #cricket #weather #heat #hot #sydney pic.twitter.com/PD5PBiDNCG- Robert MacSween (@RobTIBPR) January 7, 2018
Hello everyone, I am pleased to report the city is on fire and the planet is boiling. pic.twitter.com/eqiCJE7vnh- Benjamin Law 羅旭能 (@mrbenjaminlaw) January 7, 2018