Photos: Surviving Australia's Heat

By Vickie Frantz, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
January 08, 2013; 4:00 AM
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Hobart, Australia broke a heat record on Friday with a high temperature of 41.8 C (107.2 F). These pictures show some innovative ways to beat the heat.

Beating the Heat in Australia

Storified by Accu Weather· Sun, Jan 06 2013 11:38:08

Meanwhile in Australia - where there's a will there's a way to beat the heat RT @Mudskipper_76 http://pic.twitter.com/IhS0yS4pRaves
@LittleMixOffic Jesy, I hope you have fun! I'm in Australia in the heat, ew, come back soon! xxs h a q
In 40degree plus heat in Australia our coffee's are served like this.....Cold! :) #PleaseTakeNoteOfOurSponsors :P http://pic.twitter.com/pk6uG4PVAdam Hansen
I love how when people come to Australia they want to go out to the bush Me: *spits out drink* have fun with the snakes, spiders and heatally :D
RT @CraftLedger: Meanwhile in Australia - This guy knows how to deal with the heat - (Great Photo) - http://pic.twitter.com/D1zNkCLbOliveBeer #FreeDanny
Crazy to think Australia is having these bush fires and ridiculous heat waves and yet seems so close to AntarcticaDean Salter
@adelaidetweet with the heat - daughter preparing for Australia Day at glenelg #AustraliaDay #havianas http://pic.twitter.com/jNSgopx4Kirsten
So hot! Wish the heat would go away. Thinking of all the people affected by the bush fires around Australia.Dianne Roberts

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