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37 People Trying Not To Melt In The Hottest Place On Earth

Australia is in the grips of an epic heatwave, with the UN today naming Adelaide the hottest city in the world. People are coping as best they can.

1. Australians just cannot even deal right now.

There’s no escaping the fact that we’re basically in hell.

2. It’s a struggle to stay cool.

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“Latest addition the commute.”

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“Sitting in my jocks eating a #ZooperDooper for breakfast.”

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“You know it’s hot in Adelaide when even your pool is struggling to keep you cool. “

10. People are unhappy.

My daughter's name is Adelaide and she's only 6. I'm not comfortable with people saying how hot she is. #heatwave

— Simon_Kennedy (@Simon Kennedy)
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Watching the Aussie weather forcast, 44degrees Saturday!! My ginger skin will be in tatters #heatwave

— KierenRaven (@Kieren Raven)
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“The heat has stolen my soul!!!!!!”

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Eventually, you will have to give the tennis to Hobart, Melbourne

— davpope (@David Pope)

17. And some are really mad.

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LET'S BURN DOWN THE BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY SO THIS HEAT WAVE NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN. #melbourne #heatwave

— pdstafford (@Patrick Stafford)
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21. A lot of people are still having fun.

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“It’s another scorcher in Melbourne so we had early morning fun in the sun - Operation Ice Age Dinosaur Rescue - it took us about half an hour of bashing to get the Dino’s out!”

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A tad dramatic? This guy is using his car as an oven. #ilovesydney #Heatwave

— augrunt (@Steven Lopez)

27. Staying hydrated is top priority.

“10am #slurpee at work, doing the #heatwave right”

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can your dog do this? guarding the liquid gold during the melbourne heatwave:

— seanpower9 (@Sean Power)
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Gross but good - how dehydrated are you? from @NSWRFS the urine chart for #firefighters #Heatwave @smh

— lewshort14 (@Lew Short)

30. And taking care of our animals is super important.

Hope UR coping in today's #heatwave! Be sure to leave water dishes out for thirsty wildlife: http://t.co/Nba1YV0smO

— AnimalsAus (@Animals Australia)
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Honey, a Syrian Brown Bear enjoys an ice-block consisting of meat, fish, veg & fruits at Melbourne Zoo. #heatwave

— theage_photo (@The Age Photography)
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37. But it’s just all too much.

Basically. #Adelaide #heatwave

— Mikey_Nicholson (@Mike Nicholson)

Good luck, Australia.

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