Officially Autumn starts on March 1. Unfortunately the weather doesn't understand this so, until yesterday when it dipped to a comfortable 25.7 C, we'd been having temperatures ranging from the low to high thirties with three days of over 37 C since the beginning of the month. The Bureau of Meteorology website here has the details.
It all gets a bit tiring when it has gone on for months and months like it has this year. We're used to hot summers here but this has been particularly bad. What's really weird is that apparently there are folk out there who keep contacting the BOM complaining because they think that the figures have been fudged in some way to support the hypothesis of climate change. I'm not sure how they think measuring the day to day temperature does this because climate change isn't measured on daily variations in temperature and besides the BOM is upfront about where their measuring sites are located and how long they've been there.
I'm starting to think it's something similar to "going troppo" or "mango madness" where people start to act strangely in hot weather only we just get the heat and no clouds.