Yesterday was just horrible .. the heat was incredible! It reached a top of 47.5 degrees Celsius - that's 117.5F ... you could have cooked an egg on the footpath! Fires that were burning 1/2 an hour away were sending smoke and ash our way - the winds were so strong. Thankfully, today is cooler ... down to 23degC today ... so we can all recharge the batteries. And hopefully, all the fires will be brought under control.