The hottest EVER! Heat records smashed as Sydney temperatures hit 47C and desperate residents flock to the beach for relief
Sydney suffered through its hottest day ever as temperatures climbed to 47C in the outher suburbs
Thousands flocked to the world famous Bondi Beach where temperatures reached a comparatively mild 35C
Temperatures will cool to around 23C overnight, but fire authorities said the real test lay ahead
Firefighters battled 53 fires across New South Wales, 16 of which are not contained
A combination of high pollution and scorching temperatures is potentially deadly, authorities said
By Nic White and Max Margan For Daily Mail Australia and Aap

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