Today was forecast to be incredibly, unbelievably hot, so there was nothing for it but to watch half hourly temperature observations from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Around lunch time I decided that a table didn’t really tell the story sufficiently, so decided to make a handy-dandy chart!
I sent my chart to Don (amongst others) and he quickly responded with a screenshot of his desktop – where he had also been tracking the same data and turning it into the same chart.
I’ve subsequently updated mine to compare the previous two days data.
As far as I can recall, the last time it was this anywhere near this hot was new year’s day 2006 when it hit 45 (ugh!). January 2012 was perfect – only a single day over 30. Such gloriously, beautifully mild weather lulls you into forgetting how disgustingly hot it can regularly become in January/February.
When we arrived home this evening, we turned on the air-conditioner in the living area for the first time ever. Holy!Goodness! It is so very marvellous – and completely worth the exhorbitant cost of having it on for the evening!