Rev; Yesterday the temperature in my town (near Melbourne) was 48 degrees C. I cannot begin tell you what that feels like.

There are fires everywhere, and today is a sad one as at least 2 small towns have been completely destroyed and so far 35 people are dead, most trying to outrun the fire. People will stay to try to fight the fire even if advised not to, and then attempt to run away when they see flames 30-40 metres high approaching on winds of 100k an hour. Whilst I don't blame them for that, I don't think any possessions are worth dying for.

Today is cooler, but you can imagine how I long for some of your cooling snow or a gentle shower of rain.