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It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:00 am

All sorts of records are being smashed in Sydney at the moment.

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/observations/sydney.shtml

Anyone been outside?
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Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:11 am

Pretty phenomenal weather. I'm up on the northern beaches, Freshwater/Dee Why and it doesn't feel nearly as hot as last Tuesday was. Don't have air conditioning as we get the ocean breeze but it has only felt about mid 30s all day. Went to work in an open cafe and that was thoroughly bearable too.

We've had a very rapid cool change, felt like it dropped about 5 degrees in 15 minutes. Now below 30 on the harbour.
 
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Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:10 am

Dee Why?   

Here in Minnesota we had about ten days of 115°F weather last summer. It's kinda normal for us.
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:24 am

Yeah, it's a hot day but it happens once or twice a month in Sydney and it's big news. I suggest you spend a summer in Perth and experience it for ten days straight and see what it's like.
 
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Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:55 am

Quoting Airstud (Reply 2):
Here in Minnesota we had about ten days of 115°F weather last summer. It's kinda normal for us.

You're in the middle of a massive continent though -- similar areas in this country have been sitting at 50°C (120-125°F) since the beginning of the year.

Our climate is far closer to that of Los Angeles or Miami, so these temperatures are high.
 
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:20 am

Last May we had 47.8C the day the AC in my car chose to quit. Dreadful, really. I feel your pain.
 
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:55 am

Quoting Airstud (Reply 2):
Here in Minnesota we had about ten days of 115°F weather last summer. It's kinda normal for us.

 Wow! In MINNESOTA?! Isn't that awfully far north to have that kind of heat? It never gets that hot here in north Alabama due to the humidity. The all time state record is 112F in Centerville.

According to Wikipedia Minnesota's all time record is 114F--higher than Alabama's.    I bet ours was more unpleasantly humid, though.   
 
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Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:57 am

Quoting Airstud (Reply 2):
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Sure.


[quote=EA CO AS,reply=6]

Phoenix and Las Vegas are not nice places no matter what the weather.

But 115F in Sydney is nasty indeed, in the interior of Australia it is nice, much like here in Southern Arizona when it's dry. My kind of weather.
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Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:57 am

Wikipedia needs updating.
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:17 pm

Quoting Airstud (Reply 10):
Wikipedia needs updating

Feel free - that's the beauty of it. You can do it.

Quoting Airstud (Reply 10):


Pancakes are delicious.

I'm glad you feel that way.   

Quoting cupraibiza (Thread starter):
It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport...

Ouch - that's harsh. Yes, it may occur in other places on a more regular basis, but that's the point isn't it? Those places are somewhat used to it. When you don't ever normally have those kind of heatwaves then it can hit you like a brick wall.
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:24 pm

-1C in Mexico city and even lower in higher elevations..so it evens out!

Brrrrr...
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Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:01 pm

Quoting cupraibiza (Thread starter):

46.6° C?


I tried out http://wahiduddin.net/calc/calc_da.htm (and had to do a stupid guess for some values), but I ended up with a density altitude of 1622 meters. Whoops. Not MEX, but the same as DEN...


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Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:26 pm

Wanna trade? Monday here in North Dakota the high is supposed to be -25C. When you factor in the winds it is going to be horrendous   . That is pretty outrageous though. If anybody works on the ramp at SYD or outside anywhere in the city, stay safe and hydrated!
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Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:56 pm

Give me that 46°C please.

I will happily trade it for the -10°C I have here.

The house is an ice box. Electric heating is worthless and it costs fortunes.
I haven't felt so cold in years.

Tell me about global warming!

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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:04 pm

It was -21°C this morning in Montreal  

But I'd rather live by -21° than 46°!
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:20 pm

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 19):
It was -21°C this morning in Montreal

I haven't visited Montreal in a long time but I was once there by -35°C.
The houses and the city are extremely well equipped for dealing with such temperatures.

They are very well organized in case there is heavy snow too.

The Rallye de Monte Carlo has an awful lot of snow and ice this year.
http://www.rallye-sport.fr/wp-conten...lence-monte-carlo-2013/mg_9807.jpg
http://www.rallye-sport.fr/wp-conten...ence-monte-carlo-2013/img_9360.jpg
http://www.rallye-sport.fr/wp-conten...ence-monte-carlo-2013/img_9402.jpg
http://www.rallye-sport.fr/wp-conten...arlo-2013/vialatte_aurelien_51.jpg

        
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Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:40 pm

Kiev, Ukraine last February: -35C. Hopefully never again!
 
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:46 am

Quoting MD-90 (Reply 8):
In MINNESOTA?! Isn't that awfully far north to have that kind of heat? It never gets that hot here in north Alabama due to the humidity. The all time state record is 112F in Centerville.

No. Extremely hot summer days are not rare in the interior, northern regions of the U.S. like Chicago, St. Louis and Minneapolis. It can often be hotter there than in Miami or, especially, Los Angeles, which has some of the coolest summer weather in the lower 48.
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:07 am

Lets put it into perspective

Sydney has a Latitude of 33°52′S, relative to the Northern hemisphere closest major coastal cities in the US are

Los Angeles, California 34°03′N
Colombia, South Carolina 34°00′N
San Diego, California 32°43′N

Melbourne, Australia which currently holds the record for highest temperature in a Capital city in Australia at 46.4c or 115.5F on the tragic day of the Black Saturday fires in 2009.
Melbourne is even further south at 37°49′S

Relative to US.

San Franciso, California 37°46′N
Viginia Beach, Virginia 36°51′N
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:34 am

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 13):
Electric heating is worthless and it costs fortunes.

Heh. You should check out my electric bill in August in PHX... although we have pretty much perfected central air conditioning.

And Phoenix isn't the "dry heat" it (supposedly) used to be. Last summer was miserably humid and hot.
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:16 am

Quoting Airstud (Reply 2):

Dee Why?   

Ha - yes that one confused me when I moved to Sydney a couple of years back.

For me, Sydney had the perfect climate for about 9 months of the year, namely autumn through to spring. The two summers that I experienced were just too hot and humid for me. My first summer, 2010/11 had some prolonged days in the high 30's/low 40's and if I remember correctly evenings in the mid - to - high 20's which were, at the time, record-breaking. Sydney weather is very humid when it's hot and it can be very uncomfortable, particularly if you have to use public transport as stations, some trains and some buses are not air-conditioned.    At least Sydney is on the coast so you can easily get out to a beach to hopefully find a sea-breeze.

For the rest of the year, Sydney is great. Never frost (at least where I was living near the CBD), quite a bit of rain, yes, but also lots and lots of clear sunny days and temperatures in the low 20's. Just perfect. Ahh.   

Someone said it earlier though, Sydney just isn't used to this weather - most of the country would be unaccustomed to this.

Now I'm living back in the UK, so I've got this instead...
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/46971000/jpg/_46971468_rbh.jpg
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Right now, I'd rather be here, but I'm sure that'll change once it's all melted!


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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:44 am

That must be playing hell with aircraft takeoff performance.

Isn't 46 degrees the measure that's used (in some aircraft) as the assumed temperature for aircraft takeoff performance. They must be having to offload quite a lot of pax and freight for long haul flights, such as LA, JNB and others.
 
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:44 pm

Right now, it's -2° C. as I type this (0645 hours PST on 1/19/2013). That's cold by Sacramento, CA standards.
 
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Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:45 pm

HEL early this morning: -28C, snow depth 41cm, no major delays. Quite a change for the passengers arriving from SIN and HKG at 6AM... Now -11C in the city center, almost comfortable :P

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 13):
The house is an ice box. Electric heating is worthless and it costs fortunes.
I haven't felt so cold in years.

I haven't experience winter in France, but I was chocked how horribly cold houses can be in Ireland and Holland in winter, I felt I couldn't escape the moist cold anywhere. And my local friends looked at me like what's that eskimo complaining about  

Right now it's +22C inside my house, t-shirt is enough. Only problem is if the cold weather last long the central heating makes the air very dry and you need to use a humidifier.

[Edited 2013-01-19 07:48:33]
 
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:02 am

Quoting chrisrad (Reply 18):
Melbourne, Australia which currently holds the record for highest temperature in a Capital city

I don't think so, Perth recorded 46.8c back in 1991 and that was the middle of a heat wave which lasted weeks. Perth is a coastal city and it records an incredible amount of consecutive days over 40c.
 
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:18 am

@ qantas077

My earlier post seems to have "disappeared". In it I had pointed out that days over 40°C recorded in Perth are rare. A usual summer pattern is about three days in the low thirties followed by three or four days in the mid to high thirties with occasional days over forty.

Since records began in 1897 the highest maximum recorded in Perth was 46.2°C, although at Perth Airport it was 46.7°C.

In January 2007, during a three day hot spell, daily maximum temperature readings were; 26th 41.2°C, 27th 40.9°C and 28th 41.6°C. The highest number of very hot days in February was four in 1933 and 1985.

According to figures posted by the Bureau of Meteorology, for the years 1993-2012 the annual average hot and very hot days recorded has been:
Temperature 35°C (hot) or greater 25.7
Temperature 37°C (very hot) or greater 12.8
Temperature 40°C or greater3.5


So while it can get hot in Perth, days that are over 40°C are the exception, although it can sometimes feel it is the rule.
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:38 am

Quoting Bananaboy (Reply 20):
At least Sydney is on the coast so you can easily get out to a beach to hopefully find a sea-breeze.

The problem on Friday was no sea breeze - NW all day. I was in Wollongong (80km south of Sydney) and saw 49degreesC on my car thermometer driving into the city. We headed to the beach around 4.30pm, once there wa sa little cloud cover, and the temperature differential between air and water was still almost 20degreesC - glorious.

Until the southerly change , which dropped the temperature almost 20 degrees over about 15 minutes and the winds whipped the sand up at east 50m into the air - ouch!!!
 
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:20 am

Quoting qantas077 (Reply 24):
Quoting chrisrad (Reply 18):
Melbourne, Australia which currently holds the record for highest temperature in a Capital city

I don't think so, Perth recorded 46.8c back in 1991 and that was the middle of a heat wave which lasted weeks. Perth is a coastal city and it records an incredible amount of consecutive days over 40c.

The highest ever recorded temperature in Perth City was 46.2 °C (115.2 °F) on 23 February 1991, although Perth Airport recorded 46.7 °C (116.1 °F) on the same day

All this info is available at the Bureau of Meteorology.

As it stands Melbourne City still has the hottest record for a capital city in Australia. For arguments sake the temp at Melbourne Airport was 46.8 on that day and 47.9 at Avalon Airport.

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/data/
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:33 am

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 13):
Tell me about global warming!

I'm beginning to find these patterns disturbing. Yea, it's a "the sky is falling" mentality, but with the winter pattern being warmer than normal, I see more of these brutal summers coming.
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:49 am

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 28):
I'm beginning to find these patterns disturbing

Me too, but hopefully this will put a dent in the climate change deniers credibility.
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:57 am

The National Weather Service says it's -6°F right now in St. Louis Park, Minn.

The predicted high for Monday was -5°F; but when I went out my car's dashboard said it was -2°F.

Dammit, if I hadn't been so glued to the forecast; I could've worn shorts...
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:02 am

Taken this morning on my way to work, close to YUL airport...

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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:45 pm

Quoting kaneporta1 (Reply 31):
Taken this morning on my way to work, close to YUL airport...

 

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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:35 pm

I heard something about weather maps in Australia needing a new color for their temperature charts because they hadn't previously needed to report anything above a certain margin- something like 50º C or above?
 
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Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:14 pm

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 33):
I heard something about weather maps in Australia needing a new color for their temperature charts because they hadn't previously needed to report anything above a certain margin- something like 50º C or above?

Correct. A new shade of purple has been included for 50degrees+, given a period of several days in central australia. The temp has been reached before, but not over large areas for an extended period.
 
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Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:57 am

And only a few days after the weeks long heatwave affecting much of the continent and those record setting temps, large parts of the East of the country is now suffering again.. many either spent Australia Day enduring record setting floods or waiting for them to arrive.
Sadly many of those affected are only just recovering from the devastation of the 2011 floods.
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:20 pm

Quoting stealthz (Reply 35):

Not for nothing did Dorothea McKellar write those immortal words,

"I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!"

But it is heartbreaking to see so many people's lives disrupted and what they may have taken an age to build up, destroyed in seconds. I recall when my family first moved to where we now live (1968), within a couple of months we experienced an earthquake (Meckering), that Christmas the mercury climbed to 42° C, and we ended up fighting a bush fire that came within metres of the house. A nice start in a new State.
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:25 pm

Whaa whaa,

In Oklahoma 2 summers ago, it was 100+F for 50 days straight. Spent my summer in California this year, but I hear it was similar to two years ago this past summer. Crappy part about it, it's humid as hell here in OKC during the summer. Sauna...
 
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RE: It's 46.4c At Sydney Airport... Thats 115.5f

Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:20 pm

Quoting Airstud (Reply 2):
Here in Minnesota we had about ten days of 115°F weather last summer. It's kinda normal for us.

When was that. I must have been inside the whole time.
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