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Yesterday was hot – very hot – I even turned on the airconditioning,

The Golfer and I drove down to a cinema complex close to home thinking it would be a good day to see a new release (The Book Thief).  Didn’t even get our tickets – the owner was warning customers he had problems with the generator servicing that particular theatrette in the complex (In Australia and New Zealand a small and simple theater, particularly one contained within a larger venue, is a theatrette.) and he was waiting for a new generator to be delivered.
Pay and enter at your own risk and level of comfort he said – we came home and will pop back tomorrow lol

Today is Wednesday 15 January 2014:

It would appear summer has definitely arrived 🙂
Victoria declared a Total Fire Ban Day
We have an expected high temperature of 41c/105f
The uv index is predicted to reach 12 (extreme)
Dry Lightning has been a problem causing fires in the state
Weather stations, radio stations and newspapers are suggesting heatwave conditions.

It-certainly-feels-like-that-here

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-15/fire-crews-on-alert-as-south-east-australia-sizzles-in-heatwave/5200424

Heatwave
In Australia a heat wave is defined as five consecutive days at or above 35 °C (95 °F), or three consecutive days at or over 40 °C (104 °F).
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/melbourne-starts-its-most-intense-heatwave-in-102-years/26402

Dry Lightning
Dry lightning is a term which is used to refer to lightning strikes occurring without significant precipitation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_lightning

http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/dry-lightning-sparks-256-fires-in-victoria-amid-heatwave/story-fnii5sms-1226801958693

http://www.3aw.com.au/blogs/3aw-news-blog/dry-lightning-concerns-ahead-of-another-scorcher/20140114-30rwi.html

Fires/Bushfire
Bushfires in Australia, are generally defined as any uncontrolled, non-structural fire burning in a grass, scrub, bush, or forested area. Australia
http://www.abc.net.au/melbourne/bushfires/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushfires_in_Australia

UV Index
The ultraviolet index or UV Index is an international standard measurement of the strength of the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun at a particular place on a particular day.
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/uv-index/vic/melbourne/melbourne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultraviolet_index

Total Fire Ban
During a Total Fire Ban you are not allowed to light, maintain or use a fire in the open air, or to carry out any activity in the open air that causes, or is likely to cause, a fire.

http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/total-fire-bans-and-ratings/
http://www.campertrailers.org/total_fire_ban.htm

Looks like it’s going to be hot here again today 🙂
What’s it like at your house today??
Hot or Cold??

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