Bloody hell it's hot today, it's 4pm and 33 degrees. In early October that's damned hot - means it probably nicked 35 at the peak today and for just under two weeks into spring that doesn't bode well for summer - 40 is going to hurt, any hotter is going to be really nasty. The winds are up too and from what I've heard it's gonna be a shocker of a bushfire season. Hope it's not like 2003 when they lost 2.6 million hectares of land to fire (6.5 million acres) in NSW, Vic and the ACT alone. 70% of the ACT was burnt. I've just been on an endless winter working holiday so it's my first summer in two years hence the reaction to the heat - that and I hate fire season soooo much.