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What's the weather like where you are?

GUEST,gnu 30 Jun 05 - 05:31 PM
GUEST, Ebbie 30 Jun 05 - 06:26 PM
GUEST,Janie 30 Jun 05 - 11:14 PM
GUEST,JennyO 01 Jul 05 - 05:56 AM
GUEST,gnu 01 Jul 05 - 06:49 AM
GUEST,JennyO 01 Jul 05 - 07:27 AM
freda underhill 01 Jul 05 - 10:10 AM
*Laura* 01 Jul 05 - 10:32 AM
harpgirl 01 Jul 05 - 11:23 AM
Joe Offer 03 Jul 05 - 12:39 AM
GUEST,sandra in sydney walking thru the backdoor 03 Jul 05 - 10:59 AM
Kaleea 04 Jul 05 - 01:36 AM
Peace 04 Jul 05 - 01:42 AM
Ebbie 04 Jul 05 - 02:32 AM
Le Scaramouche 04 Jul 05 - 02:43 AM
catspaw49 04 Jul 05 - 03:02 PM
Peace 04 Jul 05 - 03:56 PM
dianavan 05 Jul 05 - 02:43 AM
Metchosin 29 Nov 05 - 02:28 AM
MBSLynne 29 Nov 05 - 02:40 AM
John MacKenzie 29 Nov 05 - 04:08 AM
JennyO 29 Nov 05 - 05:17 AM
GUEST,catsphiddle@work 29 Nov 05 - 06:39 AM
leftydee 29 Nov 05 - 08:39 AM
gnu 29 Nov 05 - 10:36 AM
Metchosin 29 Nov 05 - 10:54 AM
GUEST,Katie 29 Nov 05 - 11:21 AM
number 6 29 Nov 05 - 11:47 AM
Donuel 30 Nov 05 - 10:11 AM
Ebbie 30 Nov 05 - 01:01 PM
gnu 10 Dec 05 - 09:39 AM
Donuel 10 Dec 05 - 10:01 AM
DougR 10 Dec 05 - 12:24 PM
John O'L 01 Jan 06 - 01:14 AM
Peace 01 Jan 06 - 01:17 AM
Sandra in Sydney 01 Jan 06 - 01:37 AM
Ebbie 01 Jan 06 - 01:40 AM
freda underhill 01 Jan 06 - 01:58 AM
John O'L 01 Jan 06 - 02:34 AM
Sandra in Sydney 01 Jan 06 - 04:24 AM
gnu 01 Jan 06 - 05:18 AM
Tootler 01 Jan 06 - 06:46 AM
Sandra in Sydney 01 Jan 06 - 07:11 AM
GUEST,just a guest 01 Jan 06 - 11:42 AM
Sandra in Sydney 01 Jan 06 - 07:31 PM
Joybell 01 Jan 06 - 08:08 PM
JennyO 02 Jan 06 - 09:45 AM
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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,gnu
Date: 30 Jun 05 - 05:31 PM

"...the tops of the maple trees give hints of fall color..." Oh dear, already? Nooo? This soon? An early fall? How early can you get it?


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST, Ebbie
Date: 30 Jun 05 - 06:26 PM

Rain Country
Ebbie 1999

In the Winter it's raining. The clouds are dark and low.
(It's the normal condition- everybody wants it so
With snow-covered mountains and the valleys wet below)
In Southeast Alaska, we have more rain than snow.

In Spring the clouds are heavy with impending change
Fog and hail, brief sun and wind- we go all the range
There is no predicting but always - or in the main-
In Southeast Alaska, in Spring there is rain.

Ah, but in the summer the misty air's serene,
Clothes damp-dry on the line, the grass is cool and green,
But hang your coat by the fire, lest you go out again
In Southeast Alaska, Summer brings rain.

In Autumn the storms return, dark clouds are in the sky.
Wind strips leaves from all the trees and sends them flying high.
Waters rush, galoshes slosh. A familiar refrain:
In Southeast Alaska, it's raining. Again.

We're a special kind of people who live here, don't you know-
We've made our peace with weather (with rain, not with snow)
So we take pride in saying, though it may cause some pain:
In Southeast Alaska, bring on the rain.
This is Southeast Alaska- BRING ON THE RAIN.

When you are geographically located this far north with mountainous terrain and practically surrounded by ocean you get a lot of rain (upwards of 90 inches a year, PLUS 105 inches of snow.) Winter can arrive most any time. I've seen snow fall on the mountain tops in July, finishing up the old year and new snow fall in September.

On the other hand I've seen the Northern Lights in every month but June and July (the sky is just too light in those months).


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Janie
Date: 30 Jun 05 - 11:14 PM

Hot and muggy in Hillsborough,Norht Carolina---Just got back from walking the dog at 11:00 pm, and am dripping sweat.

Janie


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 05:56 AM

I hope Freda is sound asleep and never sees this. Poor dear.

Gnu, I don't know what you think she was going through - she lives in Sydney, same as me. We live about 7 km apart. Our part of Sydney did get some of the highest rainfall - the suburbs further west didn't get as much. We both had the same conditions to contend with yesterday, except that she uses public transport, I drive - more risky for drivers, but probably drier.

Anyway, I've seen worse here. It was up in northern NSW that got it worse. Three people dead I believe.

Today as promised, it was sunny. I had to go out and try to repair the little home made greenhouse that we made a few weeks ago. Some tomato plants were blown over by the wind, and a couple of plant pots were tipped right over, but a tray of capsicum seeds that have just germinated were still okay.

And after all that, they are saying that the rainfall has hardly made any difference to the water level in our catchment dams. They say it would have to rain heavily and continuously for a week to be useful. We are still officially in a drought - that's Australia for you :-1

Jenny


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,gnu
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 06:49 AM

I thought she wasn't sleeping well.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 07:27 AM

I think she's just a bit like me - gets hooked into Mudcat and stays up late, then can't get to sleep. We've both been known to haunt the chatroom in the not-so wee small hours!

It's probably worse for her because she knows she has to get up early, whereas I don't have to be up so early. I know from experience that sometimes when you have a deadline and you can see the hours disappearing and you know that if you don't get to sleep soon, you won't have had enough sleep, and you TRY so hard that it actually keeps you awake.

By the way, her most recent post on this thread, at 10.50am would have been 12.50am here - not really all that late - for us anyway :-)

Jenny


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 10:10 AM

hi gnu and jennyo - all dry on the western front here (12.07 am - not too bad..) jenny i think gnu was about when i was carrying on earlier in the week about not being able to SLEEP - and was belting this message about in various ways til about 4.00 am - had to get up and go to work the next morn - still recovering!

deeps sleeps and happy dreams to you both!!

night

freda


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: *Laura*
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 10:32 AM

drizzling.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: harpgirl
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 11:23 AM

Hot as blazes and so humid that you begin dripping as soon as you walk outside! A friend from a nicer climate said it was difficult to breathe, as well. Plus, the rain is frequent in the summer. Oh, and did I mention the hurricanes? (Gee, maybe I've gone to hell already????!!!)

love, harpy


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 12:39 AM

Here in the California Foothills, it has been a cool summer, with much more rain than we usually get. It got up to 100 degrees the last day or two, but won't stay up there for very long. My wife and I took a hike today to Donner Peak, up at the summit of the Sierra off Interstate 80. Much of the trail was covered with water from melting snow, but we kept our feet dry by walking on rocks.

But we didn't make it to Donner Peak. The snow was too deep, so we found our way to a rocky crag with a beautiful view of Donner Lake. The wildflowers were spectacular. Unfortunately, so were the mosquitos.
Beautiful hike, though.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,sandra in sydney walking thru the backdoor
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 10:59 AM

today it was warm & sunny, maybe 18C!!

I could have left my jacket at home when I went grocery shopping at 2pm, & it's still pleasant now (12.47, time to get to bed soonish) but I am wearing a medium weight tracksuit & will be sleeping under a 80% down quilt as it does get a bit nippy in the wee hours. I haven't heard Monday's forecast yet.

Winter in my part of Sydney (a few hundred metres from the CDB & Sydney Harbour) is always relatively mild. I don't use a heater, tho JennyO & freda certainly do cos they live a few kilometres from the coast, & I keep my windows permanently locked open so I can get fresh air.

My suburb is full of tourists from colder climates who wear summer clothes here as they think our winter is really summer.

sandra


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Kaleea
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 01:36 AM

It shudda been a hundred & plenty but wow it's been raining in most of Kansas today. After temps in the 90's, we had quite the thunderboomers, 50-100 mph winds (depending upon where in the state one was attempting to stand), the occasional twister/rope tornado, & of course, some street intersections here in Wichita with waist deep water which idiots just had to drive into only to be swept aways down the block/into cars, buildings, etc. Tomorrow, supposed to be 95 here. yee-haw!


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 01:42 AM

Climate's what ya expect; weather's what ya get.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 02:32 AM

If our weather doesn't go back to 'normal' soon, our climate will have officially changed.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 02:43 AM

It's 40 (celsius) out there if it is a degree.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 03:02 PM

It's hot....It's humid....The air quality stinks.....It was the strangest June on record. 85% of the total rainfall in June came in the last 4 days of the month. The crops are confused.

And it is just too damn hot even for early July....This is like August. June was like August. My only hope is that August will be like April.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 03:56 PM

Pat, it ain't the weather; it's yer calendar that's all screwed up. Get a new one and see what happens.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: dianavan
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 02:43 AM

Its grey and damp and the garden is like a jungle. Its been nothin but rain, rain, and more rain. We get a couple of days of partial sun once in awhile. Summer has not yet arrived in Vancouver. Its hard to believe its so late.

Of course I'm hoping for an Indian Summer.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 02:28 AM

Damn! Its snowing. Its not supposed to snow this early here. I've got to move a few loads of furniture tomorrow in a van with summer tires........


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 02:40 AM

Well yesterday as I sat actually looking at a local internet weather forecast showing cold but sunny and no sign of precipitation, it started to snow, and snowed quite heavily for the next couple of hours. It's freezing now, and white everywhere, but the sky is a clear, early morning blue and it's all rather pretty. Better if I could stay in here and not go out in it though!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 04:08 AM

Cold and snowy here in the north of Scotland, but then I bet lots of you think that's normal for here. ☺
G.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 05:17 AM

Funny you should ask - right now there is lightning flashing and thunder booming around the house and it is pouring with rain. We didn't get any severe thunderstorm warning tho, like we normally do. The radar shows it being very isolated, so I think it will be gone soon. If it gets any worse I might turn the computer off for a while.

We've had a lot of weather like that lately, and afternoon thunderstorms have been predicted for the next few days. It's exciting anyway, and my garden is very happy with all the rain!

Jenny


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,catsphiddle@work
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 06:39 AM

Its cold here and overcast, but no snow!!!


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: leftydee
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 08:39 AM

Snowy and slushy on and off. Close to 50F today but the lakes are iced so I guess I can't get my old boat out again 'til April. Rats!


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 10:36 AM

12C and sunny here in Southeastern New Brunswick, Canada.... better enjoy it!!


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Metchosin
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 10:54 AM

Yeah you better gnu, its usually you whining, not me. Doesn't look very pretty here this morning, the temperature has risen above freezing, the snow is plopping from the trees and the drive is mostly bare with a few slushy patches, so it looks as if I'll be able to do the move after all. Thank you, thank you, thank you......


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,Katie
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 11:21 AM

I am in the canary Islands and we have just had the first EVER tropical storm. It was meant to haed for Cuba, but changed direction and came here. Scary !


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: number 6
Date: 29 Nov 05 - 11:47 AM

As gnu said .... sunny and warm here in southeastern N.B.today .... but this certainly isn't going to last.

sIx


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 10:11 AM

We had a cold snap last week north of DC but the last couple days were a balmy 65 F which has been great for hot tubbing at night under blustery and threatening skies.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie
Date: 30 Nov 05 - 01:01 PM

Early morning sky was crimson and the ocean's sooty water in places was painted with its colors. Now an hour later there are bright skies and it's breezy and crisp and cold. With my binocs I see the town thermometer seven blocks away and it says it's 26F out there.

When this cold snap breaks we have snow forecast but I don't know when that is supposed to be.

We've had snow on the ground a few times- had a foot of it up here on the hill the other day - but it's all gone. Except on the mountains, of course.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu
Date: 10 Dec 05 - 09:39 AM

-12C and snow last night, but only 50mm. -8C and sunny. Another skiff of snow tonight and 6C with rain tomorrow. We are a month behind calendar-wise. But, with the full moon Thursday, I suspect we may catch up.

Guest Katie - hope all is okay.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Donuel
Date: 10 Dec 05 - 10:01 AM

11 degrees wind chill, clear with 6 chemtrails rpidly spreading.
The 90 ft tree in back still has all of its green leaves and probably won't drop for another week.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: DougR
Date: 10 Dec 05 - 12:24 PM

Low 70's.

DougR


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: John O'L
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 01:14 AM

It's hot. 36 degrees Celsius. Has been 38 in the back yard.

We had months of drizzle and steady soaking rain all through Spring, and now we've had about a week of this very hot weather and everything is brown and as dry as a chip. Where did it all go so fast?

No energy.

I just heard that today has been the hottest day of the year.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Peace
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 01:17 AM

The weather is just fine here. The temperature could go up 21 degrees C and get us just above freezing. That would be nice.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 01:37 AM

It's nearly 5.30 on a nasty hot humid Sunday in Sydney.

The latest temperature listed at Sydney Observatory Hill was 44.2 Celcius at 4.24pm. I'm about 1km from this site which is next to the Harbour Bridge.

I've been hiding from the weather all day behind dark curtains with the fan whirring away, tho I can still feel the heat & humidity. In an hour or so I'll open the blinds when the heat & glare subside, & I might go for a walk after 8pm as I did last night.

.........................
METROPOLITAN FORECAST
Issued at 3:39pm on Sunday the 1st of January 2006

For the remainder of Sunday   

Fire Weather Warning for extreme fire danger.
The NSW Minister for Emergency Services has totally banned the
lighting of fires until midnight Sunday.
Very hot. Dry and mostly sunny. Some cloud late in the day.
Freshening northwest winds before a strong, squally southerly change
late evening.
..............................

Southerly changes usually are cool, so a walk seems a Good Idea.

sandra


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Ebbie
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 01:40 AM

John O'Lennaine, a pack of Aussies were here this week- they're touring but as long they were here they played soccer (football) in a game against our High School team. I didn't get to talk with them but I saw a number of them in McDonald's yesterday. They were dressed pretty warmly. Must be a shock from the weather at home.

Our temps had been in the upper 30s the last while but it's gotten nippy the last couple of days. Icy pavements today. The wind has picked up this evening so it will probably bring in new weather soon. At this dark time of the year I'd like some snow.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 01:58 AM

44.2 Celcius at 4.24pm - no wonder i'm so hot. like you i have been indoors today sandra, avoiding going out. I'll be meeting the kids in Glebe at 7.30 - hope it's cooler by then!

freda


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: John O'L
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 02:34 AM

I pity you poor Sydneysiders. I grew up in Steak & Kidney and the summer humidity was one of the things I was happiest to leave behind when we moved to the Blue Mountains. It's been hot and humid here today, but nothing like what it must have been like in Sydney. If you're near the coast or the harbour you are relatively lucky too. Imagine what it was like in Penrith today.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 04:24 AM

Bushfires around the state (must be summer)

I've been listening to the radio since 7pm (it's now 8pm). Sydney's temperature today was the hottest ever January temperature in 150 years of records, & we're currently waiting for the famous Southerly Buster, the winds that cool us down, but can bring big winds.

3 big Fires in the Central Coast - about 50 miles north of Sydney, 3 houses lost so far. When the southerly passed thru Kiama (about 50 miles south of Sydney) the temperature dropped 20 degrees, but it brought gusts around 100km per hour.

Rural Fire Service says the F3 Expressway is still open, but if the wind hits with the predicted 100km gusts the fires will join & close it. Hundreds of cars are stuck on other roads, including Wiseman's Ferry road, the road leading to St Albans village (where Alison holds her Festival in April).

Weather Bureau

more later

sandra


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: gnu
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 05:18 AM

Gosh. I hope you Aussies get a break from the high temps and fires. I couldn't handle that kind of heat.

It suppose to get up to -4C today. So it can snow again. Peace...
-21c... kinda nipply! I expect we will be in that range by the full moon on the 15th. Better than the rain - freeze - snow cycles we have been having.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Tootler
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 06:46 AM

Typical British weather. Snow and temperatures around freezing last week. Snow went yesterday and daytime temperatures up to around 6C, though damp and cloudy.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 07:11 AM

Still hot here - it's almost 11pm.

I went for a walk 9pm & it was still hot & humid, then the southerly hit while I was walking back. I had told a shopkeeper that the forecast for the southerly was strong gusts so he said he would roll up his awning. I hope he did cos the wind was really blowing stuff about & I was glad to get home. One of the cafes had a huge well-weighted umbrella blewn over knocking over chairs & tables & scaring nearby folks. It was very exciting from my vantage point 20 feet away, I'm glad I wasn't closer. Planes are being diverted from the airport & powerlines are down, etc. Other fires have started.

The temperature here is now in the low 20's, but it's still hot inside my place.

The Central Coast fires are growing. The highways are closed as fires are on both sides of the road, and also in the middle of the dual carriageways in some places.

Our Local Radio, part of our National Broadcaster, has fantastic coverage - constant reports from Weather Bureau, Rural Fire Service & residents.

Sydney's hottest New Years Day on record

Current weather

sandra


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: GUEST,just a guest
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 11:42 AM

It was damp in the piney woods. Then the sun burned the dampness off. The wind blew through the cypress trees; the woodstorks wooshed and swooped; the sun warmed your shoulders; the portages were low; the watery path was free of roots...the swamp was mostly gray and brown. You could smell alligators.


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 07:31 PM

it's sooo much better today - temperatures half those of yesterday, fires apparently under control. But 9 houses & lots of stock were lost across the state & 1 fire fighter has 60% burns & a volunteer died from a heart attack. Summer has barely started & we will have more fires in the next few months.

The sky is a light whitey blue (no glare!!) so I haven't drawn the curtains & I might even go shopping. It will be goodd to get back to my airconditioned office tomorrow.

sandra


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Joybell
Date: 01 Jan 06 - 08:08 PM

Several fires down here too in Southwest Victoria. It's been even hotter down here than in Sydney and Darwin. AND we didn't get much rain all last year. Rained a bit last night. Tanks filling a little. Some homes lost in our nearest fire but we're out on the plains and surrouned by grazed paddocks.
It's the loss of dwindling wildlife habitat that is so serious in the long term. People tend to expect national parks to be cleared as fire breaks for their homes. Plantation companies expect the same. Essential undergrowth,leaf litter,old dead trees,logs and such are thought of as "fuel". "Fire reduction" burning and clearing is a complex issue.
Oh dear! it's Greenie bashing season again. Must stop raving. It's cooler at last. Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: JennyO
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 09:45 AM

You think you've had hot in Sydney? You may have had one very hot day on Sunday, but you should have been in Gulgong, where I have just come back from the folk festival there.

The day I arrived (Thursday the 29th) I carried a backpack and wheeled a large suitcase up a steep hill in 38 degree heat. From then on, EVERY DAY was like that, or hotter.

Thursday - 38
Friday      - 40
Saturday - 40.3
Sunday    - 39.2

Today was cooler, only getting up to 34.

Needless to say, we spent as much time as possible in air-conditioned pubs. Unfortunately there were events we had to be at, such as the Music Hall Concert on Saturday in the Opera House (which should be called the Hothouse) where we were up on stage under lights performing in the middle of the day. It was probably nearer 50 up there! Good festival though... :-)


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: freda underhill
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 10:13 AM

I'm still recovering from 44.2 in Sydney yesterday, jenny!

freda


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 01:40 PM

Its all very well you Ozzers having Summer when we are having Winter , But PLEASE dont keep on about it !!


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Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Jan 06 - 01:41 PM

Unless I can get a Three Hundredth Post of course !!


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