Saturday 18 January 2014

Weather madness

We had a quiet day today after staying up til midnight watching the snooker masters.  It was mild and we went for a good but muddy walk.

There's been a heatwave back home with days and days of scorching weather into the 40's.  Melbourne is in the midst of the longest heatwave in 100 years.  There's been tennis players collapsing at the Australian Open, melting bitumen on the roads, bushfire warnings, and paramedics under pressure.  The bushfire risk is worrying as this is the worst weather situation for fires since the 2009 disaster.  There are fires already burning and lightening strikes starting new blazes in South Australia and Victoria.

Every email I've received from home in the last few days has been full of talk of the heat.  We don't miss that!

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