We thought Melbourne had missed out on its summer this year. While we were complaining that the warm weather had passed us by, it snuck up from behind with a vengeance. Today's forecast is for 44 degrees and last night it didn't drop below 30 degrees.
Last night also saw storms come through the state with lightning igniting several fires and one person being struck by a bolt of lightning, fortunately surviving.
Yesterday's news reported 250 fires around the state and without any fatalities so far. Several years back we had bush fires that equaled or possibly surpassed any in history for life and property lost. Since then the Government with the Media are more vigilant with their fire plans and getting information to the public.
Let's hope we get through this heat wave with a minimum of drama.