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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). 


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January 28, 2009 at 9:17 am

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  1. Yes, it is very hot here in Melbourne!Do you have the chance to take some photos of your street whilst it is being used for filming?


    January 28, 2009 at 11:44 am

  2. We had our street ‘locked down’ not too long ago for one of those ridiculous ‘renovation backyard blitz disaster’ shows. At first I was excited… But everyone who worked on the show were terribly rude. I had to wander up to their production van and ask for someone to move the truck that was conveniently parked across my driveway, and was met with death stares, and utterances of "annoyance". The next day, when the same truck was once again parked across my driveway, I drove right up to the production van, where one of the show hosts was talking to camera, and sat with my hand on the horn until they got the hint.A small victory.


    January 28, 2009 at 10:50 pm

  3. Lukily they chose a house that had a vacant lot directly opposite – so most of the cars etc (and catering stuff is setup over there). However they are now doing filming right out the front of our house (and have camera’s etc setup there). Liyster – I uploaded some photos of the action so far (still mainly setting up – but looks like the front of our house and my red car will be in it) : …. Funny thing is that in ‘reality’ the end of our street (where they are supposedly driving from) is a dead end… (so nothing would ever arrive from there).


    January 29, 2009 at 3:20 am

  4. wow – it just reached 45.5 C (114F) on the other side of the city! I wonder if thats a record for us?


    January 29, 2009 at 3:24 am

  5. It’s times like these that I’m glad I still live in Hobart :-)A very pleasant 26c down here


    January 29, 2009 at 4:03 am

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