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Birdsville policeman fries an egg on his car in 46C heat





Birdsville policeman fries an egg on his car in 46C heat Birdsville policeman fries an egg on his car in 46C heat
  • Police have cooked an egg using the 46 degree heat of the sun in Birdsville
  • Officer is seen cracking an egg into a pan on his car before stepping back
  • Southwest Queensland town is suffering a spate of sweltering  temperatures
  • Birdsville residents have sweated through a 16-day run of days above 40C 

Blistering conditions have left many Australians hot and bothered, but it seems the police force can see the lighter side of things.

With temperatures hitting 46 degrees in Birdsville in the southwest of Queensland on Saturday, police in the Outback town decided to put the heat to the test.

Leaving a pan under the glare of the sun, the officer is seen cracking an egg in sunny side up, of course - and the results are a frying success.

 Police have cooked an egg using the 46 degree heat of the sun in Birdsville

Police have cooked an egg using the 46 degree heat of the sun in Birdsville

The remote town is sweating through an extraordinary run of 43C-plus temperatures, with Sunday forecast to be its hottest February day.

Residents have sweltered through a 16-day run of days above 40C.

The town's February maximum temperature record is 46.2C, which was only set last Friday.  

Residents in the small town on the South Australian border have been enduring an incredible run of heat, with the mercury having pushed past 43C every day since Australia Day.

The town's average February maximum is 38C. 

The country's east coast has endured what has been dubbed a, “hell on earth” heatwave, sparking looming fire conditions.

 Leaving a pan under the glare of the sun, they cracked an egg into it before kicking back to let the heat do its thing

Leaving a pan under the glare of the sun, they cracked an egg into it before kicking back to let the heat do its thing

 The remote town is sweating through an extraordinary run of 43C-plus temperatures

The remote town is sweating through an extraordinary run of 43C-plus temperatures

 Birdsville residents have sweated through a 16-day run of days above 40C 

Birdsville residents have sweated through a 16-day run of days above 40C 


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