Sydney 7 – 18 Celsius sunny

4 Aug

Hi, it is Monday, the 4th of August 2014, a bit after 7 am.
I just looked up the temperatures for Sydney. It says it is there 7 C at present but it feels like only 5 C which I believe equals 40 F. Here where I am the temperatures are similar to Sydney. In Canberra, which is more inland, the temperatures during night time did go down to below freezing point for the last few days.

It has not rained much the last few weeks. I looks like our fire season starts early this year. This is what out Rural Fire Service states:

“Across NSW there are more than 700 #NSWRFS firefighters working on 84 bush and grass fires. …”

Apparently it burns only in some northern parts of New South Wales at the moment. (NSW is a huge area, about the size of the whole of Germany!) Still, we have to be prepared with warmer weather coming up and not much rain, there is definitely going to be increased risk of bush fires in the coming months or even weeks.

It feels strange to have to think of bush fires when we have such a tremendous cold spell right now!

5 Responses to “Sydney 7 – 18 Celsius sunny”

  1. auntyuta August 4, 2014 at 4:52 pm #
    Andre Rieu – Magic of the Musicals
    We just checked the program for SBS TV for the 5th of August: From 1 pm to 1.40 pm there is another Andre Rieu program on. We are very much looking forward to this!

  2. berlioz1935 August 4, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    NSW is 800,642 sq. km and Germany is “only” 357,167 sq. km that makes NSW roughly 2.24 times larger.

    • auntyuta August 4, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

      Thanks for pointing this out, Berlioz. These are very interesting numbers! 🙂

  3. The Emu August 6, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    Very cold down here in Mildura Uta, nights below freezing and frosty mornings.
    It is strange to consider bushfire risks at this time of the year, but its a fact of life in Australia.
    Less rain predicts more chance of bushfires, the Aboriginals had the right idea in burning the undergrowth every year.

    • auntyuta August 6, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

      Everything getting very dry here, Ian. Hasn’t rained much for weeks. I’d hate to think if the dry stuff can burn this easily in cold weather what is going to happen once we get some really hot weather!
      The Rural Fire Service usually does a bit of back burning in winter time. But with the strong winds we had recently maybe this is a bit too risky already?
      The Aborigines I am sure new exactly how to manage the land. They did have thousands of years experience, didn’t they? And they did not stay in the same place all the time.

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