Last Saturday our temperature reached 48C in the shade. We had fires within 15km, and they were being fanned by a strong wind, so we decided to leave the area for a couple of days. Our son has a house in Marrickville, an inner-west suburb of Sydney, and we were welcome there.
Overnight the winds increased, but luckily changed their direction. We returned on Sunday to a sun-parched garden, some black embers on the ground, but luckily, a home! I can't imagine what the hundreds