While temperatures have dropped drastically in many cities around the world in the past two weeks, the same cannot be said for Melbourne and the east coast of Australia, which is experiencing a scorching heatwave at the moment.
This week has seen temperatures reaching above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) across different areas of country, which has led to many tourists and locals flocking to the beach in an effort to cool off. While Europeans are battling freezing temperatures, images show people in Melbourne playing beach tennis, swimming and enjoying seafood snacks by the water at South Melbourne Beach. The city of Melbourne is also hosting the Australian Open tennis tournament at the moment which will run until 29 January.
Last week saw Sydney experiencing the hottest night of any January since city weather records began, but temperatures are expected to drop slightly throughout the next week.
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