It’s seriously hot, hot, hot

We’re in the middle of yet another heat wave.  Maximum was 42.4C today. Prediction is for it to continue three more days. How I yearn for winter…….

It's hotMy personal experiences of things on this list-

  1. I don’t leave the house unless there is an emergency = ambulance
  2. so true – don’t need to boil the kettle to make a cuppa
  3. Should come with a warning – do NOT touch in extreme heat conditions
  4. For me it has to be under 30!
  5. Even then they blister – seriously. I know this from personal experience
  6. Oh so true. I burn and peel, not tan
  7. Another item that should have a warning attached
  8. or sweat through the night because the temperature hasn’t dropped below 26
  9. thongs (flip flops for the non-Aussies) get stuck in it – just don’t go there,  you risk getting stuck in the middle of the road  in bare feet because when you take the next step forward your thongs don’t follow. They are embedded in the road. And then what do you do ? I’m telling you it is not nice crossing that road in bare feet.
  10. Hell yeah – just need some feathers and it would be perfect
  11. Heck, everybody’s getting ice. The servos run out of it
  12. ‘cept it evaporates before it hits the ground
  13. and cinemas, and McDonalds and any other place with an air con
  14. Utter bliss !
  15. It is, it is…
  16. My biggest fear. Candles just add to the heat
  17. If only  ours was big enough 😡
  18. just don’t bother taking your clothes off at all,  get wet over and over. It’s better than melting into a puddle yourself
  19. Nah – I like the blizzard
  20. Yeah, so true 😕

©  Raili Tanska

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Peace, to have meaning for many who have only known suffering in both peace and war, must be translated into bread or rice, shelter, health and education, as well as freedom and human dignity — Ralph Johnson Bunche (1904-1971)

32 thoughts on “It’s seriously hot, hot, hot

    1. Not a given. We do. Many people have nothing. The government has put in extreme heat policies and procedures to manage the fall out. A few years back there were some heat related deaths of vulnerable people – mental health, homeless, elderly. Bus shelters, shopping centres and other places are made available for some respite. But now we are also having problems with consistent power supply so we could have sequenced rolling black outs – where power is deliberately cut for periods of time to take the pressure off the supply demand 😦

    2. There was a front page article in this morning’s paper. The government in its wisdom some time ago privatisead our electricity supply. Now the supplier decided that they needed to implement ‘rotational load shedding’. What that means that we all get to experience our share of being without power at peak times of need. Yay !! It led to 40,000 properties being without power yesterday. The result was a ROAR of outrage, forcing the government to order the company to restore power. They did. Apparently there is enough – according to the govt. Who do you believe ?!

  1. A colleague moved to Oz and wrote to tell me his wife had sunburnt her legs through her trousers and that his childrens’ school uniforms had some kind of sun block within. I was stunned!

  2. My sincere sympathies. I would be one of your casualties, for SURE – heat defensive, my body can’t dissipate it. Summer is my least favorite season – I’m practically house bound. I’ll take even the most bitter of winters first. btw #20 needs to say “cry”

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  3. You’ve reminded me of August in south of Spain and Morocco. Instant immobility. Even my dad’s pool gets as warmer as a bath, but manages to feel cold when you first jump in. No aircon, but the older houses have walls so thick, with small windows that keep them cooler inside. Still a struggle though.

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