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Heatwave.

19 Jan

We’ve just come out of a week long heatwave here in South Australia. It has been, frankly, hell. One of our neighbors loaned us a portable aircon and I am SO glad she did, otherwise I don’t think we’d have coped at all. I think one or both of us would have ended up in hospital with heat stroke. As it was, Rhonda came over to take back the aircon unit on Saturday as she wants to use it in her bedroom, but man, SO GLAD we had it for the week of hell heat. Subsequently, we’re getting a split system aircon put in this week. 

Anyway, here’s some articles about the heatwave. There were bushfires, too, because there was a storm front that moved in and there was a lot of dry lightning, so there were something like 300 odd bushfires going at once at one point. Most of them are out now, but the state has been left black and burnt. The CFS (Country Fire Service) twitter has said that there’s a couple of fires still burning, but for now, the worst is over. Not so for Victoria and New South Wales to the east of us–those two states are sweltering and burning and gah. These summers are getting worse and worse. You don’t need to convince me about climate change, weather, just sayin’. I was convinced already. And the ones you need to convince are in Canberra.

Adelaide sweats through 45.1C as south-east towns set local temperature records, from five days ago.
CFS current fire incidents in my state.
Adelaide is the hottest city on Earth today – and CFS warns of extreme bushfire danger on Friday, from three days ago.

Finally, a couple from Rockleigh, in the country of SA, tell of how they lost their home. Imagine a week of heat with temps over 110oF, for those of you who measure temps in farenheit. 

Is summer over yet?

Oh, and. Power went out last night. Thankfully, it was after the two films I’d watched were finished! But man, it made an almighty BANG when it went out, and it was down in my suburb and four others for a good three hours. So it was an uncomfortable night.

 
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