Go outback in the summer ?

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 12:34
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Just in case anyone has a list of places to avoid in the high summer; maybe add Adelaide - from what I can see our 45.7C yesterday topped Oodnadatta, Coober Pedy, Arkaroola, and Tarcoola for example - strangely Nullabor, Ceduna and even Murray Bridge topped Adelaide."Help - send cold water".
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 13:03

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 13:03
Gday Darian,

Rode my bike home from work yesterday afternoon at about 3pm thinking the worst had passed, but found out when I got home that the temp had risen again to 45.7!

I'm driving to NSW tomorrow - BOM says it will only be 44 degrees across the Hay Plains :-(
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 13:24

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 13:24
Hi All,
doesn't happen too often that you guys get much higher temps than us in Darwin..... but we are enjoying a wonderful 29C....
Fred
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 13:38

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 13:38
Add melbourne as well , think I might drive back to Mt Wellington at 1650m where I was a couple of days ago and put up with the 27 degree heat.
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Follow Up By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 16:20

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 16:20
I could have mentioned Melbourne's woes too Robin but since Brummy has been so unkind to us, while we may visit from time to time, we actually speak little of the place ;-o).
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Reply By: Dean - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 14:10

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 14:10
Hey Darian, did you see the footage of the tourists roaming around william ck on the news, last night I think. They look they may have just jumped off a bus. Might go for a ride tomorrow, what with the cold change coming. Will we see you sat. night?
Dean
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 14:51

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 14:51
Gidday

Commiserations to people in SA. I lived in Adelaide in the 80s and hot there always seemed worse than hot in Perth, must have been the gusty north wind that always seemed to accompany every hot day.

It has been an interesting week in WA with cyclone Dominic producing rain just about everywhere except the South West corner with heavy falls in the Pilbara, Gascoyne, Murchison and Goldfields as well as the wheatbelt as close to Perth as York.


Esperance takes the cake for variability. Sunday's max was 27.5C, Monday's 44.5C. Then the rain came late and Tuesday's max was down to 21.5C and 70mm of rain (more at the airport).

Don't like the weather? Just wait a while.
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Reply By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 18:59

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 18:59
Hey,

Add Shepparton VIC we sat thru 44 today and same tomorrow - they say it is going to be like that till next week................

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Mary W NW VIC - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 21:45

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 21:45
Up at Mildura we are a little more used to it and most home have adequate airconditioning.
Still very difficult for those suffering when a car hit a HT power pole causeing a massive power surge and shutting down most of Red Cliffs .Folk had sizzled tv,set top boxes ,computers,HWS,and worst of all aircons.The damage is so extensive that spare parts for air con controllers were quickly used up and some folk have been battling 40+ since saturday with just a fan.The driver of the vehicle is in Melb hosp and a few of our more vulnerable folk are doing it tough.
We expect the same for 6 days or so,
Stay cool,
Mary
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