2009.02.06 Friday 23:28
估計會比1983 的 Ash Wednesday (75人喪命) 還慘重的”火熱”星期六。
今天，導遊 Johnny 跟明天的顧客解釋了”熱浪”出遊的風險，
VICTORIA’S emergency services are bracing for the worst bushfire risk in history on Saturday, as near gale force winds and 40C-plus heat could create conditions worse than those that led to the Ash Wednesday firestorm in 1983 that killed 75 people.
The Herald Sun: people have been warned not to use power tools and not to travel to rural areas. Some parks in high-risk areas will be closed.
“I make this plea to everybody: we need to plan, to be ready, and to put every ounce of our effort into staying safe,” said Country Fire Authority chief officer Russell Rees.
The weather bureau has forecast 43C for Melbourne tomorrow, just shy of the February record of 43.2C in 1983. Mildura and Swan Hill are forecast to reach up to 46C.
“You have got very hot, north to northwesterly winds at strong to near gale force across the state, and very dry conditions,” said the bureau’s Sarah Scully.
Fire authorities said the entire state was in danger.
Ewan Waller, from the Department of Sustainability and Environment, said people should think carefully about travel plans tomorrow.
“The question they must ask themselves is, do I need to take this trip? If you are going bush, then (ensure) you really know what you are doing,” he said.
A cool change is expected on Saturday night; a maximum of 25C was forecast for Melbourne on Sunday.
PS . 這讓我想到台灣颱風要來的前夕 ..停止上班上課…說到這，
今天 Johnny 去丹頓農山的SKYPIE ，店門就貼上公告，明天熱浪席捲墨爾本，休息一天。:(
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