Nov 18, 2009 8:48 AM GMT
Summer has come to Oz early this year, and will increase the chance of more bush fires, this summer.
bucksube saidPattison, that sucks. I know you guys are in a terrible drought, which seems to have lasted forever. Those Eucalyptus trees burn like an oil rig.
I remember standing on the banks of a river in Alice Springs. The signs warned of a drowning hazard, which seemed silly, since the river (even at that time) had been bone dry for 7 years.
I hope you get plenty of rain this year!
GQjock saidCut the complaining .....
Try having that from June to October
BTW don't you guys use Celsius?
Bunjamon saidIt's going to be 0°C in my city tomorrow. Burrr.
atari84 saidI remember touching down in Melbourne in the midst of that crazy heat wave in February this year (the same week as those epic bush fires) - the pilot announced that it was 6.30pm and 46' C (about 115 F). Everybody on the plane just laughed...
The flight down from Sydney was intense - we could see smoke plumes from above the clouds, and there was an eery red reflection on the wing of the plane from the burnt sunset sky.
It didn't dip below 35'C (even during the nights) the whole time I was there...I spent just about every evening after work in my hotel's rooftop pool.