Australian roast pork in his car during the country’s extreme heatwave

Stu Pengelly

The heatwave in Australia is so severe that an individual turned his car into an oven to cook a pork roast. 

Stu Pengelly, of Perth, decided to see what would take place if he left 1,5 kg (3.3 pounds) of pork on the seat of his Datsun Sunny for 10 hours as temperatures in the Western part of Australia increased to 102 degrees Fahrenheit. 

He used a thermometer to monitor the heat in the vehicle during the day. It increased from a toasty 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) at 7 a.m. to an oven-like 81 degrees Celsius (over 177 Fahrenheit) by midday.

The outcome? “It worked a treat!” he stated on Facebook.

Pengelly published pictures of the meat cut into slices. He stated that the car had tinted windows and doors, and it had kept it from getting even hotter.

He used his experience to caution people of the extreme dangers of heatwaves.

“Do not leave anyone or anything precious to you in a hot car, not for a minute,” he stated. “And if you do see kids or dogs in a hot car, do not hesitate to smash the window to get them out as quickly as possible.” 

Pengelly informed Reuters he next would like to try cooking roast beef in the Datsun.

“A quiche would cook in 2 hours, I reckon,” he stated.

Australia these days is sweltering through a very hot stretch of summer and could experience record-breaking temperatures as much as 122 degrees Fahrenheit this week, forecasters state. 

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