Victoria, Weather

Summer has definitely arrived ………

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??

18 thoughts on “Summer has definitely arrived ………”

  1. Goodness, hard to stay cool in those kind of temperatures. My nose feels like a popsicle and my fingers are so cold I’m having a hard time typing. We try to conserve on our heating here and I’m wondering whether to turn the temperature up. The temperature outside has been warmer than in days past with the arctic blast. It is 45 deg. F. right now.

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  2. G’day Cathy. I am reading The Book Thief at the moment and really enjoying it. Let us know what you think of the movie. It’s seriously hot here where I live in North Central Victoria. I have not long been home from work and had a look at the thermometer and it is sitting on 45 degrees. Take care. Liz…

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  3. We still two more days of this and then on Saturday it’s predicted to be 23. I hope they are wrong and it happens tomorrow or Friday. What do you think my chances are? stay cool xx

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  4. That’s very extreme Cathy. Thanks for the interesting information about the weather. I’ll stay here then! It’s cold outside, but no risk of bush fires. I’d like to know what you think of the film. I’ve read the book but not seen anything here about a film of it, yet.

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  5. Oh Cathy, I cant even remember how hot feels. It is cold here, just aorund 8 degrees today but so so wet. I could plant rice in the back garden

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  6. Our weather is teetering back and forth between cold and cool. We are just trying to come off winter weather. However California is experiencing dreadful fires and I think they said 99% of the state in under a burn ban.

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