29 degrees Celsius at 6am is an indication that the day will be another heatwave here in Melbourne. We are here for the Australian Open tennis read more here and I decided that Fitzroy Gardens would be a nice spot for my morning run/walk. It was a delightfully cool, peaceful haven with green grass, sprinklers, shady trees, fountains and interesting sights to see. It was probably the most comfortable I will feel in the heat all day today.
I can imagine that it will be a busy place for those without air conditioning later today when the temperature reaches the forecast high of 44. The park is a sanctuary with a fairy tree, a Tudor village, a fern gully, fountains, a giraffe swing, old shady trees and lots of green grassy spaces.
I will go to the tennis in the heat today as we have ground passes for the day, and will do all I can to stay cool. I feel for the players and hope that sense prevails if the temperatures become too much for safe play.