So the temperature got to 44.8 degrees celsius today in my part of the world ….
It was still 40 degrees at 8pm….
According to this news story in the Sydney Morning Herald ” The Bureau of Meteorology’s interactive weather forecasting chart has added new colours – deep purple and pink – to extend its previous temperature range that had been capped at 50 degrees.”
At about 8pm, thunderstorms finally broke the heat and the temperature dropped by 10 degrees in less than an hour…..
The Courier Mail reported that it was so hot today, roads actually melted ….
It was so hot in Sydney’s northwest that a 20km section of Bells Line of Road started to melt, with authorities cutting the speed limit to 60km/h because of safety fears.
Gotta love being an Aussie ….