Monday 2 February 2009
Heat wave grips Victoria
I just got back from a fantastic long weekend at the beach, and must say I was glad to be out of Melbourne.
Whilst I was enjoying a fresh sea breeze in Rosebud, parts of Victoria were in the midst of a record heatwave with 3 days reaching over 43 degrees. The city has not seen weather like this since the 1880s. Over 300 rail services had been cancelled, about 35,000 people were without electricity, reports say over 30 people have died and there are wild bush fires raging through the state. Not to mention the roof debate with the Ford Australian Open...
The weather is going mad. I heard of the news that in London they had 20cms of snow! As long as you are close to the sea, I'll take the heat over the cold any day...or would I?