This is INSANE. I have never felt that sort of heat in my life! (Yes, I know that's the sort of temp - and hotter - that they get in Central Australia and the Middle East, but this is MELBOURNE!)
Girlfriend, Carmel called in for a visit (we ate our Optifast bars together ;~P) and we noticed the bushfire brown sky just before she left. Then we stepped outside and saw THIS -
That's not a cloud behind that blanket of brown, it's smoke. Rolling and roiling as we watched, looking frighteningly like a bloody nuke! From a bushfire maybe 20km away. *flails* The wind is HORRIBLE. :~C The heat is unbelievable...
Carmel has had to take a different (and longer) route home because of the fire danger between her house and ours. *flails*