Every wondered how hot it is in Australia right now?
While those of us who live along the east coast, in Tasmania, the far north and the lower west are lucky enough to be experiencing ‘mild’ conditions, the rest of this big beautiful country is not. That darkest red and black shading indicates temperatures between 46°C and 50°C (114.8°F and 122.0°F).
It’s hot enough to fry eggs on the pavement (sidewalk) and today is only the 27th day of Summer – there are another 64 days ahead before the season turns.
But there are lots of good things about Christmas in Australia.
- We don’t have to wear tragic sweaters knitted by our grandmother (or crazy Aunty).
- We can’t build a snowman, but we can build a sandman (while at the beach).
- Pavlova is predominately our Christmas cake of choice, and ice-creams and popsicles rule.
- We have to most amazing fruit to enjoy – watermelon, mangoes, cherries and a myriad of other stone fruit.
- Frozen grapes are a good substitute for ice-cubes, and red wine is still ok when it’s chilled.
Most importantly, we all hail and worship Willis Haviland Carrier – the American engineer who invented modern air-conditioning – because his amazing invention allows us to relax inside, away from the heat, and enjoy the cricket in (air-conditioned) comfort.
– ⋅ o ♥ o ⋅ –
The screenshot was taken from the BOM and, technically, it’s not square, but . . . Oh well 🙂
The feature image was also taken from the BOM, but was captured on December 3 and shows that even three days into Summer, our temperatures were soaring.
I’m heading back to the couch now in hopes the Aussies take another wicket – or two.