Down here in Melbourne (Australia) – we’re experiencing an extreme summer heatwave – and it’s predicted that this week will be the hottest one for over 100 years (1908).
Monday started out reasonably warm (mid 30’s) – yesterday reached 42 C (~108 F)– and today the top temperature across the city reached 43.7 C (that’s around 110.5 F). The forecasts for the next 3 days are max temperatures ranging from 41C to 43C (tommorow) – so we won’t get any relief until at least Sunday.
I’m normally a big fan of hot weather (and love the warm evenings) – but once it gets ridiculously hot (37C or more) - it can be pretty hard to get any work done (or a good nights sleep).
Funnily enough – we also received a notice in the mail last week – that our (normally quiet) suburban street/block is going to be used all day tomorrow for one of those stupid new medical/reality shows (‘dial 000 emergency?’ or something along those lines). We were informed not to be ‘alarmed’ if we saw any ambulances or people walking around the street covered in blood. I wonder if it will still go ahead as planned – and hope they aren’t re-enacting a ‘winter’ scene (where the actors won’t be able to dress down).