Yep, that's right folks. Spring started just 3 weeks ago and today was the first day over the old 100°F mark. Sydney hit about 38°C in places, tomorrow will be warmer and Saturday even more so. We've cracked 100°F with 2 months and 1 week of Spring left to be followed by 3 months of summer. It's gonna be a scorcher. Here's a popular internet email, a English Migrant's Diary of his arrival in Karratha: August 31st. Just got transferred with work into our new home in Karratha, Western Australia. Now this is a town that knows how to live! Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings. What a place! I watched the sunset from a deckchair on the verandah, it was beautiful. Ive finally found my home. I love it here. September 13th. Really heating up. Got to 35 today. Not a problem. Live in an air conditioned home, drive an air conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun everyday like this. Im turning into a sun worshiper. September 30th. Had the backyard landscaped with tropical plants today, lots of palms and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. no more mowing lawn for me. another scorcher today but I love it here. October 10th The temperature hasnt been below 35 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat? At least today its kind of windy though, but getting used to the heat is taking longer than I expected. October 15th. Fell asleep by the pool. Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body and missed 3 days of work. What a dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson though. Got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this. October 20th. I missed Kitty (our cat) sneaking into the car when I left this morning. By the time I got to the hot car for lunch, Kitty had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and stank up $3,000 leather upholstery. I told the kids that Kitty ran away. The car now smells like wiskettes and catsh1t. I learned my leson though, no more pets in this heat. October 25th. The wind sucks. It feels like a giant f*ck1n blow dryer!!! And its hot as hell. The home air conditioner is on the blink and the AC repairman charged $200 just to drive over and tell me he needed to order parts. October 30th. Been sleeping outside by the pool for 3 nights now, bl00dy $600,000 house and we cant even go inside! why did I ever come here? November 4th. Its 38 degrees. Finally got the ol' air conditioner fixed today. It cost $1,500 and gets the temperature down to 25, but the bl00dy humidity makes the house feel like its about 30. Stupid repairman. I hate this f*ck1n place. November 8th. If another wise ar5e cracks "hot enough for you today?" Im going to f*ck1n throttle them. F*ck1n heat!!!! By the time I get to work the radiators boiling over, my clothes are f*ck1n soaked and I smell like baked cat! November 9th. Tried to run some messages after work. Wore shorts and sat on the black leather seats in the ol' car. I thought my f*ck1n ar5e was on fire. I lost 2 layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my legs and my f*ck1n ar5e. Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried ar5e and baked cat. November 10th. The weather report might as well be a f*ck1n recording. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. Hot and BL00DY sunny. Its been too hot to do anything for 2 months and the weatherman says it might really heat up next week. Doesnt it ever rain in this f*ck1n place? water rationing will be next, so my $5,000 worth of palms just might dry up and blow into the f*ck1n pool. Even the palms cant live in this heat. November 14th. Welcome to HELL!!! temperature got to 41 today. now the airconditioners gone in my car. The repairman came to fix it and my wife had to spend the $2,500 mortgage payment to bail my ar5e out of jail for assaulting the stupid f*ck@r. F*ck Karratha! what kind of sick demented idiot would want to live here?? December 1st. WHAT???? this is the first day of summer???????!