simpson at night

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:17
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goodevening all
what sort of temperatures can we expect in the simpson inlate july early august

steve
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Reply By: Footloose - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:28

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:28
It will vary of course, depending upon the day temp, cloud cover, wind etc.
Let's just say that on one occasion I saw 3 monkeys sitting on a ridge :))

Temperature extreme is one of the things that can differentiate deserts from other places. I've seen 38C in the Simpson in August, followed by a night where the water froze in its containers. But that was unusual, the rest of the time was fairly mild days followed by mild nights.

Just don't plan on too much nocturnal activity without some winter wollies close by :))
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Follow Up By: Old Scalyback & denny - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:35

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:35
thanks footy
my missus reckons that "noctunal activity "is for younger people i think that means at 56 im almost out to pasture

steve
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Follow Up By: RustyHelen - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:39

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:39
Don't believe her Steve...... At 56 I reckon we've got years left-- years of trying at least
Rusty
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:51

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:51
56 ? You kids shouldn't have a worry in the world. And how else do you plan on keeping warm ? :)))))))
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Follow Up By: Old Scalyback & denny - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 17:42

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 17:42
goodday footy
fortunately i have got a very good sleeping bag (nad not the 1 on the other siude of the tent)

what sort of plan did you get with your sat phone can you just connect when you go away or is it a connected all the time

steve
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 18:02

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 18:02
Hi Steve, I just bought a bigger bag for my sleeping bag, sick of playing Arnie to put it away.
I'm with the Globalstar people, $35 a month but you can suspend it for $11 a month (But only for a few months at a time :( . Calls are expensive so you try not to use it.
It costs $200 to connect, so I guess you could just use it, disconnect and pay another $200 next year.....unless you want to use it as a normal phone...but think their normal phone charges are high also.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L- Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:40

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:40
Hi Steve
There are many factors for this question. One time when we were in the Simpson that same time of the year, we had one night down to -4º and that same day by 11am it was 33º. Two days later with 100% cloud cover it only got down to 14º that night.
As a general rule, expect cool to cold nights and day temperatures in the mid 20's to low 30's

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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 21:21

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 21:21
Hello steve

You can experiences spectacular weather. There is a bit of a chill at night, but nothing really cold.

Have a great trip

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Reply By: Steve - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 21:24

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 21:24
Generally...most nights at that time are on the cold side..down to low figures and even freezing at worst ..we were there and it was 4c overnight (June) ..but a lot of variables, cloud, high wind, etc and the moon has a bit to do with it !!..ENJOY !!!..its not cold for very long, as soona s the sun gets up u are in your shorts and wondering what happened last night !!
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Reply By: Bilbo - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 23:38

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 23:38
If it's a cloudy day followed by a clear sky at night, it'll get down to well below freezing. If it's a clear day with a clear sky at night it'll get down to freezing. If it's a clear day with cloud cover at night. it'll get down to about 10C.

The clouds keep the ground heat and air temperature up at night.

If it's been raining and then it clears and then the wind gets up, it's bluddy wet, freezing and miserable. Especially under canvas as that acts like a "Coolgardie Safe" when its wet.

Bilbo
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 11:43

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 11:43
Be ready for cold nights - usually after hot dry summer there will be a long cold winter. 12 degrees last night and still quite cool today and it's nearly midday. Need a long cold winter to get rid of flies, bugs, flus etc.
Can judge closer to the time tho.
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