The first day of winter didn't disappoint: Canberra dipped to minus 4.2 degrees on Thursday morning.
Finbar O'Mallon is a reporter for The Canberra Times
"There's a thousand different long range forecasters out there and I don't believe any of them."
A large fire swallowed more than 3300 hectares as it burned east from Lake George on Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday night marked the third hottest December night on record in Canberra since 1940.