A temperature of 45.8 was recorded at Observatory Hill in the city, just before 3pm local time.
Some areas in the wider region were even hotter with the town of Penrith seeing a scorching 46.5 degrees.
However, firefighters are also battling dozens of wildfires sparked by the intense heat in New South Wales and Victoria.
If you like to say it with flowers but feel a ready assembled bunch is not personal enough then Interflora has the tool for you.
Customers can now arrange their own flowers on the internet with a new drag and drop function.
It allows customers to drop the flowers of their choice into a cyber basket, selecting the flowers, foliage, vase and accessories.
A professional will then assemble the bouquet.
Plans to ban teachers in the UK from using red pen to mark exam scripts have been branded as silly.
Apparently students get upset when they see the red marks because it makes them feel like they have done something wrong.
Research from the University of Colorado suggests teachers shold not use the red pen because it can weaken teacher student relations and can be considered threatening and confrontational.
It makes them feel like they are being shouted at and they think they are being marked more harshly.