OT...The sudden temperature change....

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 07:45
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Two days ago it was 30 degrees at 6.30am when the dog and I go for a walk. This morning it was 9 degrees and I had to put on a jumper to keep warm!

Sunrise saw a big red ball hanging low in the sky filtering through the smoke haze from fires 150 kilometres away. It is incredible how smoke can drift even with a gentle breeze.

The weather man says that tomorrow the temp will climb back to 40-ish and then it will be time to hide in the house again.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 08:27

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 08:27
Global warming, crazy temps, jumpers in summer... Pfffttttttt... What would science know...???
Of course I know even less so I don't even know why I brought it up...
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Follow Up By: Mike DiD - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 10:10

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 10:10
It's mid-January and the maximum temperature forecast for Sydney today is 23 degrees.

Europe is having the coldest winter in a decade.

Global Cooling ?????

Mike
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 11:01

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 11:01
I said I didn't know what I was talking about... I think I've read too many posts about Fitch, it has altered my perception on how the world revolves... Which of course it doesn't, 'cause it's flat... You did know that, didn't you...???
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 11:34

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 11:34
It only seems flat to you because of the superior vehicle that you drive, Captain Chaos.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:12

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:12
You hit the nail on the head Paul... Exactly the reason we don't need massive lifts, 35"swampers and lockers... We drive the ultimate vehicles...
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Follow Up By: gramps - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 16:07

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 16:07
I thought it was because he'd fallen off the edge once (or twice, or .....) :)))))
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 09:08

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 09:08
Stupid question this I know, but being from the middle of Australia (out skirts of Brisbane), why does Victoria get so many bush fires in summer?
We don't get that many serious ones here, and we have been having low rainfall for 10 years.
Why do so many people loose property?
I have just been updating on the latest guides and regulations in regard to bush fire design, and it has got me wondering.

I am not trying to blame any one, or poke fun at any one.
Just genuine interest.
Why?
A reply from a local would be appreciated, rather than reading all the 'experts'.
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Follow Up By: slave - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 09:15

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 09:15
A number (maybe all ?) of the ones in SW Victoria were started by lightening strikes.
Some areas have had water restrictions so guess lack of rain is a cotributing factor.
Arson is always another possibility.

Mrs Slave

a local
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 09:19

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 09:19
Well i am not a local but perhaps the difference is even though we get similar temps, we have a high humidity and they have low humidity. So we at least have moisture in the air. Plus Summer is our wet season but their dry season.

I was taught by the Forestry Dept that if you want to save your house in a bush fire. Make sure you don't have the bush on your doorstep for a start but stay at home and put out spot fires and wet down your house. Most house fires during bush fires are apparently caused by spotting.

Problem is that I think Qld is the only State where the authorities can force you to evacuate during a bush fire.
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 09:47

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 09:47
I think you may find the difference between the intensity of our bushfires and those in your area Plodder is the amount of fuel available for the fire to devour. The areas where the more catastophic fires occur are normally dense bushland where the fire gets a chance to establish itself and build momentum prior to the first efforts at extinguishing it.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:34

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:34
Lots of bush with plently of fuel and very dry this time of year add a hot day with very strong northerly winds and any fire moves like a freight train at full speed.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:47

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:47
Yes looking at the BOM chart it's very a different climate. Your rainfall is large compared with the southern states and most of that rain occurs during your hot months the opposite of down here.
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 10:37

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 10:37
Last night, I went outside and the sun was a beautiful red ball just above the horizon. The smoke was that thick that we could not see anything further than about half a kilometer away. Funny thing about it was that you could hardly smell the smoke. I thought the smoke came from the fire at Nargkat but heard on the radio this morning that it was from the Grampians fire. Pretty well clear here now.
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 14:47

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 14:47
"...I went outside and the sun was abeautiful red ball just above the horizon. The smoke was that thick that we could not see anything further than about half a kilometer away."

Amazing place that you live in Des Lexic. Must have been warm with the sun less that half a kilometer away... as you could not see ANYTHING further than half a kilometer away.

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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 16:02

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 16:02
Picky Picky Picky Don't you have people waiting to see you.
I'm Deslexic and I can say anything I like. Hahaha
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 18:06

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 18:06
Hate to say this, but I am Doc Holiday - three days to go!!

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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 18:24

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 18:24
NOT ANOTHER ONE!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess it is several weeks since the last one. Where are you off to this time.
Have a good trip anyway.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:04

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:04
Yeah I now know that the smoke has come all the way from the Grampians. Must've travelled some 600 kilometres as the flow cries to get here. It has been mooted that it has gone all the way as far as Woomera!

AND!!!

I wish I were a doctor
And if it came to pass
I'd be holidaying as often,
As Uncle Des wipes his.................

Hahahahahahahaha
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:06

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:06
Willem - very poetic!! Bonz will have a challenger for the EO poem of the year!!

We have just returned from a trek to Rosebud - tried to catch some whiting but I am a pathetic fisherperson and couldn't even catch a cold. I think I need some lessons!

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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:15

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:15
If you catch a cold at least you will have a doctor on hand :o)
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 07:29

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 07:29
Andy Andy Andy
When it comes to fishing
We know your not very handy
But when it comes to Doctoring
You must be very bold
Cos looking after Jen
Will leave you out in the cold
As for buying Jewellery
She must wonder when
Going away on holidays is your priority
And so it came to pass
I'm off to wipe my ..........
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:04

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:04
Gosh you guys!! David will have to add another heading for all you bush poets to post all your poetry!
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Reply By: Andrew (Whyalla SA) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 15:31

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 15:31
Willem

We are going to drive one of the trails in the Horseshoe Range on Sunday. Want to come for a drive?

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 20:50

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 20:50
Yes mate, sounds good. Will email you
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:00

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:00
Hi Bro, it has been changeable here too, just back home after a day at the tennis. So glad I wasn't there on Sunday but it fortunately cooled off in reasonable time to trip along the coast with our visitors. Dropped 11 degrees in as many minutes here but not like that in Melbourne
Cheers,
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:13

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:13
Hi Bro

Yes thought you might be at the tennis

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Hughesy (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:46

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:46
Expect some more like that Willem, just had a look on the Austar weather channel and they are predicting 25 deg for monday here in Roxby. You certainly won't hear me complaining after the last 3 weeks of weather. Predicting rain as well but I've heard that many times before but ain't seen any yet.
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Reply By: Andrew (Whyalla SA) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 23:00

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 23:00
42.8 @ 6:00 PM here in Whyalla
31.7 @ 6:18 PM
amazing
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