Temps hit record highs in Melbourne overnight, with the temperature at midnight of 37 C, which is 98.6 F. The temperature hung around 34 C/93 F much of the night, making it the hottest night in 100 years.
Australians had trouble sleeping in the heat, so they flocked to beaches and ice cream shops.
Trains were disrupted due to the heat -- either the absence air conditioning, or due to buckling tracks.
Other sections of the continent had highs above 40 C, which is 104 F.
(some story info courtesy of CBS NewsNet)
(courtesy of Australia Bureau of Meteorology)