We just had a week of unbearable heat. Saturday's temperature set a new record: the hottest day in 5 years, and the hottest February day in 85 years. Further, that made the six consecutive days of temperature stayed well above 30°C (86°F) in Sydney. Sydney's west is even worse, Saturday reached the seven consecutive days of exceeding 35°C (95°F).
The very welcome news, the temperature dropped down yesterday. Unlike many Americans (who faced some inconvenience due to beautiful snow), I am pretty sure many people here are looking forward to winter.
As for Australia-wide, just 5 or 6 weeks into 2011, there have been floods, cyclones, heat waves and bushfire (at this moment near Perth (also severe weather warnings in place for WA), storms expected and heavy rainfall in north part of Australia.
sounds like end of the world?
Just to finish the picture, there was snow in the Alps
(the snow resort area).
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