How appropriate that it’s near 40 degrees and windy today, just like fourteen years ago, when huge parts of Canberra were destroyed in a firestorm. It was the first time a fire tornado was recorded.
It hit my part of the city, and we were very lucky the helicopters were dropping water just before our house. People a couple of streets away were not so fortunate, and the fire came straight down the mountain and destroyed everything in sight.
It’s not Canberra’s greatest sunset, but it was pretty enough…
We reached higher than the high-thirties temperature predicted for today, and now we have *one* degree colder forecast for tomorrow!
However, last night we booked a trip to southern Spain for August. The last time I was there in August we had most days in the 40s, and some even in the 50s!
This is practice weather for Spain!
I am working outside this afternoon, under an umbrella, even though it is far too hot. This is what I am looking at from the table.
When 34 degrees is your “cold” day this Canberra summer, you know it’s a too-hot summer!
I will be in for a shock in less than a month, when I head to Italy and England from February through to March. As I’m sure people know, Europe is having record snow and crazy-cold temperatures.
Despite the news talking nonstop about Poland, Russia and Syria, 40 of the 65 people who have died so far were in Ukraine. However – and as usual – the word “Ukraine” never reaches the news.
Not really excited about going back into the high thirties in the coming days…
Heading home this afternoon. A very hot end to a very hot week in Canberra, with no relief in sight (until I go to snowbound Europe in a few weeks!).