After a couple of summers with lacklustre performances from the sun, this year is shaping up to be an absolute corker.
I’m pretty sure everybody is aware its hot today but is this usual for a Bondi Summer? Are we breaking any records? Do we start getting a little more concerned about global warming now?
Here are a few little meteorological morsels…
The highest Sydney temperature ever recorded was 45.3 °C (113.5 °F) on 14 January 1939 at the end of a four-day heatwave across Australia. Ouch.
The BOM also reported that 2002 through 2005 were the warmest summers in Sydney since records began in 1859.
If we reach the forecasted 43°C, it will be the third-highest temperature ever recorded.
And it is said to be the most dangerous day Sydney has ever faced in terms of fire danger.
Did we all go a little overboard hoping for a hot summer this year? Hey?
Fear not though, it should be back down in the mid 20s again tomorrow.
And surely that deserves a few cold drinks and a dip in the cooling Bondi waves in the mean time.
Yours in sizzling summer… x andy