Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Miniature Heat Wave

Last year we were hit by a real Tasmanian heatwave - including three days over 35 degrees Celsius, and a new record high for Launceston of 39: the candle in the candlestick in the hall drooped over in the sweating heat, it's a wonder folks weren't keeling over in the streets - which was the tail end of the South-eastern Australian heatwave of 2009 (Melbourne recording over 46 on that terrible Black Saturday).  

While not at all in the same league, we've had (let mainlanders not mock) a miniature heatwave these last few days - three in a row over 30 degrees, and very muggy withal, very unpleasant overnight: very uncomfortable at home and at work (only some parts being airconditioned, since in Tasmania it's not usually being too hot that we worry about).

Hence my lassitude...

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