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Submitted: Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:21
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We moved from the Blue Mts to Shepparton 3 weeks ago.We know the heat reaches further than here but has anyone ever known such a stretch of weather. It was over 40 for more than a week.Global warming,weather cycle, what do you think?
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Reply By: Member - Cram (Newcastle NSW) - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:30

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:30
I must admit I don't remember such a long run of hot weather for a while...it is such a contrast from last January/February where temps where average but rain was a plenty.
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Reply By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:31

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:31
i can only comiserate try and stay as cool as possible
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Reply By: Top End Explorer Tours - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:36

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:36
I moved to Darwin from Hazelbrook ( blue Mts ) 35 years ago, you never get used to the heat, you just learn to live with it.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart W (Vic) - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:46

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:46
We were at Faulconbridge Steve. The heat is bearable, just never Known a run of it like this.Anyway the end is in sight. What a great country we live in
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Follow Up By: Ianw - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:47

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:47
Darwin is cooler than down here, Steve. You get a max of what? 31° ? Jeez I wish it was going to be that cool down here tomorrow !!

Ian
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:54

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:54
Pretty sure the forcast top for Katoomba tomorrow is 35c , unbelievable, but a lot better then mid forties in western suberbs of sydney or western NSW.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 00:36

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 00:36
Nah! We have regular two weeks of HOT weather every year where I am in the SAouthern Flinders Ranges. Its just that the media has got hold of it this year and made a fuss of it.

2008 around 14 days of 40
2007 around 14 days of 42+
2006 it didn't get over 35 all summer
2005 31 tops for summer

In February 2001 I measured 48.6 on the back verandah in the shade

Today 43

Hide in the house in the aircon....lol


Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony S (WA) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 01:36

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 01:36
Yes Willem, anything for a piece of sensationalism.
We send our weather over to you so you know what is coming.
according to the forecasts you could have another week it coming up! [After it leaves us that is]

As the old woman of Prague said,
" That is, that is "


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Follow Up By: Member - Tony S (WA) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 01:40

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 01:40
Sorry,

Should also have mentioned, it is a good thing they don't live at Marble Bar. Then they would know what continous heat was.
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 11:58

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 11:58
"anything for a piece of sensationalism"
I don't think they are over sensationalizing things that much. I agree this is most likely just the hot end of a cycle but it's hard to argue this is normal weather when the maximum temps & duration are the highest in recorded history for many towns.
Cheers Craig..............
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 12:13

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 12:13
Yeah Craig

Bored are you?

We all know what you think.
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 12:40

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 12:40
Too right I'm bored. 41 degrees & rising to an expected Feb record of 44+ so hiding inside today. Would have been good to escape the heat with a drive up the High Country but with the strong winds the fire danger is pretty extreme & not worth the risk.
Stay Cool.......Craig :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony S (WA) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 12:57

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 12:57
I wasn't refering to you Willem, sorry if it looked that way. I omitted to mention the media which I was actually pointing the stick at. Got craft today and most other days, just to make sure I don't forget.
Once again, Sorry.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 14:44

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 14:44
No worries Tony, I did not read it the wrong way :-)

Craig.....42 in the shade, 47 in the sun, 32 in the house and 24 in the airconditioned room. Think I will go back there...lol


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Reply By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 07:50

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 07:50
Is it true this is what happened to Mr Whippy last week in Sydney.......




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Follow Up By: DIO - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 09:41

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 09:41
Must be a joke - as the 'ice cream' didn't melt !!
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Reply By: kend88 - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 10:07

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 10:07
Stuart,
I lived about 130km sw of Shepparton in my childhood in the 50's and 60's and can remember a week or more of 40 plus a few times. Don't know if the weather is changing or just cycling.

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Follow Up By: Member - Cram (Newcastle NSW) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 10:22

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 10:22
I tend to think it is just cycling. January 2007 was hot around the Hunter Valley, 2008 was wet and humid and 2009 hot again.

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Reply By: garryk - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 11:53

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 11:53
G'day
Agree that heat like that is not welcome , its hot here in Queensland but not that hot.
How long has it lasted in the past in the south ?
Is it still likely in March ?
We are planning to visit the Murray river area in March but will cancel if its still this hot
and as Easter is very busy and we would prefer to be back home by then and off the roads and away from overcrowded camps and van parks
So if its too hot in March and we postpone till after Easter we will proberly find it too cold ,
So when do those familiar with the area think is the best time to visit?
Garry
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 13:02

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 13:02
March is an excellent time to travel throughout Vic. Expect top temps in the high 20's although last year we had a few days in the mid to High 30's. Throughout the High Country temps are a few degrees cooler in the foot hills & up to 15 degrees less up in the Mountains. Will normally get some rain throughout the month which greens the place up & gets rid of the summer dust.
Cheers Craig...............
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Reply By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 12:42

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 12:42
Hey Stuart,

We have also just arrived in Shepparton (27th Jan) we started our journey last November in QLD. We are staying in Shepp for a few months as we have run out of money.......... How hot is it today Sat 7th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are going to the shops for some A/C relief.

Cheers
Matt, Caz & Kids
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 15:04

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 15:04
Mid Vic can have very long stretches of heat this time of the year. Global warming? Check out Europe right now.
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Reply By: Steve - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 16:37

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 16:37
it's sure a fair bit hotter on the Central Coast, NSW than it has been for a few years. Not that I'm convinced it's "global warming" - it's just the weather.

It's never been consistent, dammit.
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