Australia is so hot right now, the highway literally melted

It was so hot in parts of Australia on Sunday, asphalt on the highway connecting Sydney to Melbourne began to melt.

According to the New York Times, while last week’s “arctic blast … turned much of North America into a Popsicle,” the…

Temperatures reportedly “hit life-threatening levels,” across large parts of Australia, reaching as high as “47.3 degrees Celsius,” on Sunday in places like “Penrith, a suburb of Sydney.” Not only was the 117-degree Fahrenheit temperature recorded as the hottest day in Penrith so far, it turned out to be the “hottest anywhere in the Sydney area since 1939.”