Temp @ Mt Dare!

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 14:34
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49.5 deg on the front verandah @ 2.00 pm!

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Reply By: Member - Warrie (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 14:44

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 14:44
Official or not but still stinking hot..... W
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 15:07

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 15:07
You might want to hang your overcoat on a nail for a day or two.

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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 15:22

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 15:22
Still have work to do, just very slowly....


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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 15:08

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 15:08
Gday Jeff,
Cant say I miss that weather.......
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 15:23

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 15:23
Hairy,

43 in Alice & they are melting!!!

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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 18:29

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 18:29
I moved to the coast 3 years........I remember 1 trip out to the Tannami,....... we were roofing and it was 53 in the shade. I still reckon when your doing physical work in the heat, any thing over 40 is hot it, really doesn't matter if its 40, 45, or 50 its just hot.....LOL
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 20:16

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 20:16
I've been working in the workshop most of the day & it's probably 60+ in there & not too bad, just got to rehydrate occasionally!
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Reply By: Member - blackbird1937 - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 15:16

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 15:16
Hi Jeff. Glad to see that you are ok and can let all know it gets HOT there. It was only reached 44 when our air con decided to pack up at Dalhousie on the way to Oodnadatta Oct 9th the day I met you at Mt Dare. Hope to keep seeing your messages for quite some time. we are at Cowell Sth Oz and it is a cool breezy 25 with some showers.
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 15:33

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 15:33
25, I'd need to wear a jacket! ;)

It cracked 50 deg at 2.30, & it's 38 in the pub with the swampie on...

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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 17:13

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 17:13
Agree with you Jeff anything under 24 and it's rug up time. 38 is a good drinking temp as long as the beer is 4 deg
Cheers Andy
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Reply By: Ozrover - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 15:35

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 15:35
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Reply By: Rod W - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 15:46

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 15:46
And thats in the shade so out in the full sun it'll be pushing 65 to 70 c
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 18:19

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 18:19
Only Mad Dogs & Englishmen go out in the midday sun, according to Noel Coward.
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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 17:00

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 17:00
Hi Jeff,
Not far behind you at Lorella Springs at 48 deg at 1.45pm today. So much for the wet season. No rain no cloud and its hard to get a beer cold.
Cheers Andy
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 20:14

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 20:14
Andy,

You need to go digital, it is the 21st century after all!!!!

What's the humidity like up there?

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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 23:12

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 23:12
Jeff I only just got this one this year, so going digital will be a few years away. As for humidity I can only explain it this way. Open can of beer that is 4 deg scull and you start to lose 400mm of water. Will try and get a proper wether station next year as I only started to keep rain fall records 2 years ago.
It would be nice to see some rain this year. Have only have 180mm 6 weeks ago and nil since.
Hope your off season goes well for you.
Cheers Andy
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Follow Up By: Echucan Bob - Friday, Jan 03, 2014 at 07:47

Friday, Jan 03, 2014 at 07:47
Go digital? The photo was taken with a Kodak Box Brownie!
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Friday, Jan 03, 2014 at 09:18

Friday, Jan 03, 2014 at 09:18
Echucan Bob,

I'm not a Box, (Nicknames Brownie lol).

No rain last night, thought we might get some, we've only had 42mm or so for 2013.

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Reply By: Robin Miller - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 17:47

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 17:47
WE beat that Jeff, it was 52 near melbourne - but we had the sense to do it over 2 days 26 & 26 each.
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexic - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 18:43

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 18:43
LOL Robin so if you had 26 for 3 days that would be 78. Perhaps you had better just stay inside
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 20:38

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 20:38
Hey Robin,

I hear that you like 44's as well?



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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 20:59

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 20:59
Now that you mention it I do own 2 22s - as Des implies everything is happening in multiples over here lately, lets hope you don't have a second 50 degrees though Jeff.
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Reply By: Member - Fab72 (Paradise SA) - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 17:56

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 17:56
Just starting to warm up I see Jeff. I'd rather 50 than 10 any day.
I'd almost be inclined to roll up the windows and put the A/C on at that point.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 18:02

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 18:02
Hi Jeff,

That 50 sure is hot but gees that 10% humidi dity, Ahh would love that here on the coast.

Don't worry, it'll soon be winter. Then Xmas right after that again.
Just some good news to take your mind off the heat. LOL.

Cheers all,
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 18:08

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 18:08
Jeff that's only 0.7 degrees off the Australian record. Just up the road from you too.

50.7 2 January 1960 Oodnadatta Airport


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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 20:28

Thursday, Jan 02, 2014 at 20:28
Yeah, that's the "official" temperature, we're usually a couple of degrees hotter than Oodna'. (Closer to the Simpson).

We had a couple of 52's last year & had at least two days of 55 on the verandah of the green house three years ago!

I just remembered to take pic's this time lol...



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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Jan 03, 2014 at 11:37

Friday, Jan 03, 2014 at 11:37
Gents,

Sometimes wonder about "official" temps. As they're all taken in Stevenson screens, it gives some uniformity across the country, but many "in the shade" readings seem to be much higher.

When we were living on the Diamantina, often had temps in high 40's, and thankfully fewer readings in the 50's. We were in Brissy on holidays, about 1990, and used to converse with the headstockman on HF("real" phone was still 2 years away). At 6pm, he said he didn't know what the temp was, " it was about 1/4" above the 50 deg mark". The thermometer was similar to the one Andy has at Lorella.

But I'll take the dry heat any day over this humidity in Brisbane!

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Reply By: Ron N - Friday, Jan 03, 2014 at 00:58

Friday, Jan 03, 2014 at 00:58
I dunno, I reckon you blokes ought to work in Marble Bar for a while in Summer, shovelling gold tailings in a leach vat! - now, that's getting a little on the warm side!

Seem to recall the coolest day we had was 42 deg, and we certainly had a lot of 48's.


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As from endless time he's sat,
And he sniffed great draughts of the brimstone's smell
That came as the tongue-flames spat;

Then all at once the devil looked stern
For there in the depths of Hell,
Was a fellow whom never a flame could burn
Or goad to an anguished yell;

So Satan stalked to the lonely scene
And growled with a stormy brow,
"Now, stranger, tell me what does this mean?
You should be well scorched by now!"

But the chappie replied with a laugh quite new;
"This place is too cold by far!
Just chuck on an extra log or two!
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