Temperatures in the Sydney, Australia area reached well into the triple digits Sunday, with the western suburb of Penrith hitting 116 degrees Farenheit.
The scorching temperatures are part of the summer in the southern hemisphere, which experiences winter while the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere has its summer.
116 degrees Farenheit measures 47.3 Celsius. At first, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology thought it was the hottest day in Sydney's history, but later found a 47.8-degree day in 1939.
#SydneyHeat According to preliminary data #Penrith has broken the all time maximum temperature record for both this station and the Sydney Metropolitan area with 47.1 degrees at 1:55pm. Previous record 47.0 on 11/2/2017. Latest observations: https://t.co/GORSOnwOjj.— Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) January 7, 2018
The triple digit temperatures are not expected to last. Highs on Monday and Tuesday are expected to stay in the vicinity of 90 degrees.