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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 07:57 am
The city’s hottest New Year’s Day on record sparked bushfires, caused power blackouts and shut down train lines.
Sydney reached a top of 44.2 degrees [111.5 Fahrenheit] at 4.30pm, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
The maximum state temperature recorded was 47 degress [116.6 F.] at Ivanhoe at 3pm, while the minimum was 25 degrees [77 F.] at Thredbo at 6am.
We need a few global warming protests to cancel this out.