I’ve called this ‘Part One’, because I know with an unerring certainty that there will be a part two at some point in the future. For now though, let me tell you about the weekend we have just had here in Australia.
Yes, it was hot, very hot.
Don’t take my word for it, let’s take a look at some temperatures around the country thanks to Aussie Gossip’s 54 second video…
As you probably know, I live in Brisbane and as it said in that video, temperatures were expected to reach 39°C on Sunday. The official high was recorded at 37.6°, but where I was, 20 kilometres south-west of Brisbane, my two most reliable thermometers suggested it was actually 41°C.
For those who like their temperatures in Fahrenheit, we are talking 100° or so.
Here’s what New Scientist had to say about it in just 52 seconds…
The hot weather brings with it bushfires and as you saw in the first video there were some around Perth. New South Wales have been hit the worst though, I read somewhere that 87 bushfires were burning in that state alone at the time.
With it being so hot though, I was reminded of a fascinating video by popular Australian chef and TV personality, Matt Moran. This is a MUST SEE video, it’s about the incredible Unconventional Oven…
Yes, a very important message, I do hope you watched it.
Thankfully, temperatures around the country have cooled over the last couple of days. The forecast for tomorrow suggest that all of our capital cities will be much more comfortable. Perth is forecast to be the hottest at around 30° and Sydney the coolest at around 23°.
As sure as eggs are eggs though, whether you fry them on a hob or on the bonnet of your car, the heat will return. And so will I, after my house move which is on Monday. I’m hoping for a cool and cloudy day, but I’m really not expecting one.
Keep drinking the water.
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