I'm reading blogs about the cold and snow in the UK and USA with envy. It was 41oC in our backyard at 5:20pm. It has cooled off a bit since then and is now 38oC. 12% humidity. The weather forecast is for the same tomorrow... This year summer took so long to come to Canberra that we thought we had been spared the worst of it, but it has definitely arrived this week.
We had to water the fruit trees last night (we were out with the mosquitoes at 8pm), the strawberries have flopped and the heavily laden tomato plants are sagging against their stakes.
It's a little bit too warm for my liking..!