Feeling hot...

Australia has been suffering from some real problems with the heat over the last few days. This is not new. During the summer months, the temperature often rises to dangerous levels, and there are wildfires and other problems.

I've contacted a few Twitter followers who live in Australia to ask them about how the heat is affecting them, and had some interesting stories in reply with some useful resources.

One place to go currently to see how many risks there are facing people in the country is the Bureau of Meteorology site. These are sometimes of particular value when exploring a country. The Iceland version has tectonic updates as well as the weather forecast, for example.