In case you hadn't noticed 13 million acres of Australia have been burnt to a crisp. To put it in context that's 6 times the size of the fires in California this year and it's only the first month of summer here.
Of course, how silly of me. The greens arranged a four year drought and then orchestrated a series of extreme weather events of unprecedented strength and ferocity. I must be stupid for not seeing it.
First: 100 or so firefighters have arrived from the US and Canada over the last few days. Heartfelt thanks to all of them.
Yes, there has been drizzle over the last few days (about 5mm) but not enough to dampen the fires. What it does do is give the firefighters a bit of a rest and time to try and strengthen containment lines etc.
Thanks to all for their thoughts.
One last thing: Friday we expect more 43C heat which may come with strong winds. Bugger!
[ January 08, 2020, 04:28 AM: Message edited by: Grumpy old guy ]
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