A man sleeps under fig trees at Sydney's Observatory Hill on hottest October day on record.
A man dressed in a suit sleeps under fig trees at Sydney's Observatory Hill, where the Bureau of Meteorology take their city temperature readings, on the hottest October day ever recorded October 13, 2004. The city reached a maximum temperature of 38.2 degrees Celcius (100.7 degrees Fahrenheit), beating the old mark of 37.4 degrees Celcius (99.3 degrees Fahrenheit) set in in 1942. Similar high temperatures were being experienced around the state, with over 20 bushfires breaking out in rural areas. REUTERS/David Gray. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE. DG