Sydney, Australia is experiencing its hottest day on record at a blistering 45.8 degrees Celsius.
Other areas are even hotter: Penrith, west of Sydney, registered at 46.5C Friday, BBC News reported.
The previous record in Sydney was 45.3C, measured at Observatory Hill in January 1939.
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