Most readers in Australia will know that Summer also brings along Australia's natural disaster - the bushfire.
This morning Melbourne woke up to the thick blanket of smoke and haze that affected arrivals and departures at Melbourne Airport, and caused chaos for drivers along the Calder Freeway. This morning you could not see more than 100m beyond your windscreen if you were heading anywhere.
This fire is reminscent of the Ash Wednesday fires of 1983 which ravaged Victoria and South Australia. And with tempartures tomorrow not expected to ease until late in the day, it won't help the firefighters from across the state, interstate and New Zealand who are battling the contain these fires.
This is Summer in the city. Australian-style.
Smoke has covered most of the state.
Source: The Age Online