Last time I remember it being this hot for days was when the Black Saturday bush fires happened. I know the news has been mentioning that constantly for the last 2 months ('it will be the worst summer since Black Saturday'), but we've had a fairly cool summer the last few years. We've been quite lucky.
This is a photo dad took that day. This cute little guy was looking for a bit of relief during the hot weather.
We'd left a fishtank out the front for a few months which had filled with rainwater. It was obviously a nice place to sit for a few minutes before waddling off into the bush.