For those dwelling in the Southernmost states of Australia, it’s hot out there. Rool hot.
And what do we do when it’s hot? We take to social media and talk about how GOD DAMN HOT IT IS (and also sometimes write web articles in our underpants because the bloody airconditioning broke sometime in winter and we didn’t know about it until JUST NOW).
Melbourne has hit 38°, and will climb to 40° before the day is out, with South Australia and Hobart experiencing sweltering conditions that will make their way to NSW tomorrow, with Sydney expecting Friday temps of 35°, before the whole country cools down over the weekend.
Melbourne trains, as usual, seem to be taking it the worst, with Metro announcing the cancellation of 50 train services yesterday, before the heat actually hit, in anticipation of them being really shit and everything grinding to a halt today:
In anticipation of high temperatures in Melbourne tomorrow & Friday, some services will be cancelled. Full details http://t.co/DH3Lk5RSoL
— Metro Trains (@metrotrains) December 17, 2013
Which people seem to have found much more annoying than dealing with the heat itself.
Melbourne is perhaps the only city in the country where a spot of bad weather that we saw coming weeks ago shuts down the train network.
— Justin Barbour (@justinbarbour) December 19, 2013
Just like Melbourne’s public transport system, I do not function well in the heat
— Hayley (@hayleytantau) December 19, 2013
So this is what happens to Melbourne’s public transport system when it starts to heat up pic.twitter.com/Am3ym7VwzU
— Sharon Viola (@Sharondblk) December 19, 2013
Temperature in #Melbourne has just reached 35 train cancellations.
— St Etienne (@BicycleAdagio) December 19, 2013
It’s not just Melbourne’s train system that loses it in this heat. Good use of the term “audibly sizzling”, @XBLGhasm.
After all the rain… Melbourne, I was not prepared for this heat. Gingers are audibly sizzling in the street.
— Ryan Ghasm (@XBLGhasm) December 19, 2013
It’s gonna be 40 degrees today in Melbourne I hate the heat
— (@5SOSreactions) December 18, 2013
Gdamn this Melbourne heat, feels like I’m in a dessert
— Darrel Osir (@Darrel25Osir) December 19, 2013
We’re presuming that’s a hot dessert, like a crumble or a baked cheesecake. But some people, at least, are making the most of it, either utilising the mammoth heat rays to do the work of an otherwise electricity-munching clothes dryer…
40 degrees in Melbourne right now. WASHING EVERYTHING.
— Bianca Cash (@biancacash) December 19, 2013
Or just doing dashboard-based foodie science experiments.
40 degrees in Melbourne today…come at me!! pic.twitter.com/K3FUf0VreS
— Glenn (@Glenny3972) December 18, 2013
How long will icecream last in a hot Melb car? Will turn to hot vanilla smoothie soon I reckon… pic.twitter.com/EdvHGWx8Q0
— Emily Rice (@EmilyRice28) December 19, 2013
Of course, Melbournians like to think they have it worse than everyone else:
SOUTH AUSTRALIA ISNT THE ONLY FUCKING ONE WITH A MASSIVE HEAT WAVE MELBOURNE GOT THAT HOT AS WELL LEAVE
— ? jayde (@woahashtonx) December 19, 2013
Melbourne heat: “Whew, bloody hell it’s hot”
Brisbane heat: “SOMEBODY GIMME A GUN BECAUSE I WANNA DIE TO ESCAPE THIS HUMIDITY”
— David Rayfield (@RaygunBrown) December 19, 2013
Or ‘the weather’ in Alice. RT @benno_76: Forever bemused by the Melbourne obsession with weather. 40 degrees in Perth is called Thursday.
— Andrew (@givemethecure) December 19, 2013
But as @Woahashtonx mentioned earlier, and @Dwek__ proves below, South Australia is hot as shit as well.
— Derek (@Dwek__) December 19, 2013
Which is causing conflicting emotions among some:
It’s so damn hot in adelaide I love it but I hate it
— NIALL PLEASE (@maddiegoodie) December 19, 2013
And unexpected anatomical phenomena among others.
Apparently it’s hot today in #Adelaide. I have no explanation for my perky nipples…
— ? kthnxy ? (@kthnxy) December 19, 2013
The delirium resulting from the heat has people revert to using internet catchphrases from like 9 months ago:
The best thing about the hot weather in #Adelaide today is the smell of sweaty people everywhere you go.
– said no one ever
— ? Ed Gex (@EdDJGex) December 19, 2013
Even Tasmania – cold, wintry, Tasmania – is feeling the heat, pulling temperatures in the mid-30’s.
Yep! It’s hot in Hobart. At Glenview for their Christmas Service. pic.twitter.com/ijiLwuhC2S
— John Harrower (@tasbishopjohn) December 19, 2013
Fucking Tasmania weather fucking cold for a week then were having a fucking heat wave. #dafuq
— Niall please follow? (@Maddy_5SOS) December 18, 2013
@chrisjrn it’s a Hobart high 30s: high 20s but with people complaining about the heat
— Bice Dibley (@metagnome) December 19, 2013
But regardless of how hot it gets, the idea of a day at the beach in Hobart still generates LOLs.
Hot Hot Hot in Hobart, might go to the beach if this keeps up lol
— Neil Barker (@neilarama) December 17, 2013
If you’re feeling hot hot hot, remember to stay cool, drink loads of water, and check in on elderly neighbours.
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