February 6, 2009

Extreme heat in Australia

Per Sky News, health authorities in New South Wales, Australia are gearing up for temperatures to reach as high as 46 degrees Celsius (114.8 Fahrenheit) in some parts of the country this weekend. The heat will put the "elderly, the ill and the very young at risk," per the article.

One man said the wave has led to a change in his nightly routine.

@TheSeanWilson (Mount Druitt, New South Wales): The heat is forcing me to turn off my Mac mini every night.

A number of twitterers said it is disrupting their sleep.

@moudanie (Sydney): It's sooooo hot tonite! Helen & I can't sleep in this 30deg heat... twittering at 4am... I'm gonna be so sleepy later today

@shique (Canberra): It is impossible to sleep in this heat.

Others refuse to let the weather bring them down.

@purrsikat (Canberra): Wolfing down peanut buttered toast & orange juice before 0830 meetup at Sparrow Hill. Heat won't keep us down. Multicultural Festival later

@joshglid (Canberra): getting ready to head to the cafe for breakfast with the kids. refusing to comment on the heat. listening to Jane's Addiction

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