...taken while walking this morning. Today it just got hotter and hotter and hotter, reaching 44 Celsius or over 111 Fahrenheit here. It never gets that hot here on the coast.
Yesterday afternoon the government sent text messages to everyone in the region warning of possible catastrophic fire events today, with hot weather and high winds. The winds look like they will hit around midnight with a cool change. Fires are burning around 50 kms south of here cutting highway and townships have been evacuated. Thankfully people are safe. There have been dreadful fires in Tasmania.
This week the Bureau of Meteorology upgraded its maps to enable recording of high temperatures to 55C, whereas the maximum had been previously 50C, and has introduced the colour purple for mapping this new temperature range. It is nearly 9pm, getting dark, Melody is cooling the horses with a wash. Still skeptical about global warming?!