Newcastle gets icky humid. And the flies D: Otherwise, it's not so bad. Nice placeWow! 108, that's HOT! I got out my atlas, and couldn't find Victoria, but found the Great Victorian Desert.
My son leaves Feb 12 for a semester abroad in Newcastle. I hope he won't encounter any hot weather like you are describing.
(and sorry to hear about all your trials with dew claws. What is she catching them on do you think? I have been trying to keep Brooks' clipped, but am not sure how short to cut them)
You get a few 40 degree days strung through summer, but lately it hasn't even gotten to 40 and is unbearable.
I hope Sam gets better!