The Wicked Witch of the West
couldn't have said it better if she'd tried.
The UN announced that little old Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
would today be the hottest city in the world.
In. The. Whole. Wide. World.
We didn't reach our expected high of 46 degrees Celsius.
(that's114.8 degrees Farenheit
if you are reading this in America, Belize or Jamaica)
We "only" made it to about 44.2
so I am not sure if we ended up being the hottest or not.
(Let's be honest, anything over 40 is just bloody hot,
so what's a few degrees amongst heat-stroked friends?)
Tomorrow will be our 5th consecutive day over 40 degrees.
We South Australians aren't suffering alone.
A lot of areas of Australia are fighting this heat
and the associated fallout.
I have been in Adelaide for 20 years now but
I grew up in Tasmania.
During my childhood, high 20s was a scorcher
and air conditioners were unheard of.
Last year they recorded nearly 42 degrees.
If it isn't global warming,
the predictions that our heatwaves will be hotter and longer
certainly make it feel that way.
Stay cool, everyone.
This (heatwave) too shall pass.