The Australian Bureau of Meteorology is the Australian Government's department for weather monitoring. The Bureau website states that it has a responsibility to provide the correct information to the public and decision makers. It states that Australia's climate is changing, and that Australia and the globe are experiencing rapid climate change. Since the middle of the 20th century, Australian temperatures have, on average, risen by about 1°C with an increase in the frequency of heatwaves and a decrease in the numbers of frosts and cold days.
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Yesterday we had our hottest day in Sydney since the 1930s - it was 46 degrees celsius, tho near the airport it was 49 degrees.
That's between 115 - 120 degrees for those of you in fahreheit, temperaturtes normally only experienced in the desert.