Residents of the Australian Capital Territory are used to feeling the heat in summer, but recent temperatures might have seen even the coolest of characters breaking a sweat.
Thursday 25 February saw the hottest late summer day on record as the sun beat down at a sweltering 38 degrees Celsius according to Bureau of Meteorology records.
However, while soaking up the last of the summer sun may be a tempting proposition for most, it had the emergency services worried. These hot months are prime bush fire season, and such a hot day prompted a complete fire ban from the ACT Emergency Services commissioner Dominic Lane.
Several nature trails were also closed along with a number of swimming areas, further limiting the ability of Canberrans to find a place to cool off.
Residents with real estate in Belconnen, however, have far more options than the average Canberran when it comes to cooling off. The nearby Canberra International Sports and Aquatics centre surely saw a roaring trade as people from all over the ACT were trying to find ways to escape the heat. Lake Ginninderra likely also called to those who like an active way to keep cool during such blistering heat.
Thankfully, this uncomfortable sun is not likely to last, as Weatherzone meteorologist Ben Dixon told the Sydney Morning Herald.
"A change is set to move up the NSW coast overnight so we should see some inland cooling on Friday although it will be nothing overly extravagant," he said.
Hopefully, this cooler weekend will continue on through to a more clement autumn.
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