The Examiner definitely operates in another country.

On the front page of their web site today:

Heat-blast hits Tassie
Temperatures into the 30s
STATE SIZZLES

Yesterday’s temperatures:

Launceston 32
Ross 35
Burnie 27
Flinders Island 35
Scottsdale 31

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Hobart reached 38.7°C, not far short of its record high of 40.8 in 1976.

News of which, The Examiner finally reveals if you can be bothered clicking through to the next page.

Oh, and by the way, it was another southern village that beat them all — Campania went over the 40°C mark — but the northern rag couldn’t be bothered to check the exact figure — it might have messed up the front page heading.

grumpy