44 fires raged across NSW yesterday… Probably more than 50% of those will have been deliberately lit. The fires are being contained now, I guess, but the season has only just begun. Its depressing.

The temperature reached as high as 47 (116.7) degrees in some areas in the west of the state (not here thank heavens, it only went to about 43 (109.4) or 44, which is truly enough) and even though they promised a cool change overnight, when I let the cats out this morning at 5am, I could still feel the heat in the air.

Right now, its clouding over. This could be good, if the southerly change has not yet arrived, or really bad, if it went through overnight. The words “greenhouse effect” spring to mind.