The hottest temperature I have ever experience was 45 degrees at Coolgardie many years ago. That was a much drier heat and more bearable than 40 degrees in Hobart.
My house heats up very quickly because it has so many large windows.
Boats have left Hobart heading to Nubeena to evacuate about 200 people who are stranded there. It seems that most of them are tourists who were visiting Port Arthur.
Another large fire is burning at Bicheno.