[Sydney, November 20. Image via Getty]

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 20: A woman sunbakes on Balmoral beach as temperatures in Sydney soar well into the 30's and in some regions over 40 degrees centrigrade on November 20, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. The dry conditions have prompted a total fire ban and the first catastrophic fire warning in the state. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)