Many parts of the country were left sweltering as an unforgiving heatwave made its way across the south-east and eastern parts of Australia over the weekend.
The run of boiling days pushed figures to mark the hottest November on record.
Demonstrating just how incredibly hot it got, a Reddit user has posted a snap to /r/wellthatsucks showing that the mercury rose so high in Oz that it actually managed to melt their outdoor solar lights, which resembled wilted flowers as a result of the heat.
"It's so hot in Australia, our outdoor lights melted," the user captioned the wild picture.
Adding the location in response to another user's comment, the original poster added: "Western Sydney! We've had a sudden heatwave where it's been +40 during the day and 30 at night. It just dropped down to low 20s the last 30 minutes."
As several Aussies chimed in with their own experiences with the heatwave, those from other countries were baffled at how any of us are managing to survive such a hellish heat Down Under.
One user joked: "Have you ever thought about moving somewhere colder like an active volcano or the surface of the sun?"
Another added: "Why do you live there? Y'all got spider and snakes the size of small children, pissed off kangaroos and heat wave."
#Sydney it's been a warm night and temperatures already climbing into the 30s. https://t.co/qwycphxSay pic.twitter.com/17HdSJpb5C
- Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) November 28, 2020
It comes amid warnings that the country should brace themselves for potential bushfires as we head into the summer season, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning that this is just one of many heatwaves to come.
To hit the official criteria for a heatwave, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) requires 'three days or more of high maximum and minimum temperatures that are unusual for that location.'
BOM added that NSW was expecting 'very hot days for the end of spring' as well as some warm nights.
"Windy conditions will see fire dangers rising. A gusty southerly change along the coast on Sunday should bring cooler conditions there but northern NSW remaining very hot into next week," the Bureau said.
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