Officially, the maximum temperature for our area was supposed to be a scorching 34 degrees C today.
After the girls and I had trudged home in what seemed like relentless heat, out of curiosity I got our room thermometer and put it outside in direct sunshine.
I was so surprised at the result that I even took a photo of it, but I can`t post it as the dog has eaten the camera USB cable :-(
It registered in excess of 48 degrees C in direct sun at 3.45 pm in my back garden, folks ! It was 36 degrees in the shade............. no wonder we were struggling as we walked home today. I know these wouldn`t be accepted as "accurate" readings for meteorological purposes, but in reality it was unbearably hot here in Blogtown, regardless of what the "official" temperature was recorded as.