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Hey you all, I got an email from NZseeds today and they said NZ is having one of the hottest summer and lots of seeds will be earlier than normal.  I've often noticed when the southern hemisphere has a hot summer we do too the following year, at least in my area of the country.  

So NZ & Aussie's how Hot has it been? 

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On 15/12/2017, 14:23:25, Palm crazy said:

Hey you all, I got an email from NZseeds today and they said NZ is having one of the hottest summer and lots of seeds will be earlier than normal.  I've often noticed when the southern hemisphere has a hot summer we do too the following year, at least in my area of the country.  

So NZ & Aussie's how Hot has it been? 

 

Here's the observation for Birdville in the states far West today.     At 3.00pm it was 46C - that's bloody HOT ! ..... 46C is 114.8 F.      Even at midnight last night it was still 36.2c ( 97.2F)

 

Latest Weather Observations for Birdsville

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Station Details ID: 038026 Name: BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Lat: -25.90 Lon: 139.35 Height: 46.6 m
Data from the previous 72 hours. | See also: Recent months at Birdsville
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18/03:30pm 44.4 38.5 5.9 10 22.0 NNE 26 35 14 19 1002.4 1002.0 0.0
18/03:10pm 43.7 37.6 6.8 11 21.3 NNE 28 46 15 25 1002.7 1002.3 0.0
18/03:00pm 46.0 39.6 7.1 10 22.7 NNE 30 44 16 24 1002.7 1002.3 0.0
18/02:30pm 44.3 38.0 7.2 11 21.5 NE 30 39 16 21 1003.1 1002.7 0.0
18/02:09pm 45.4 39.7 6.7 10 22.3 N 26 48 14 26 1003.4 1003.1 0.0
18/02:00pm 44.5 39.3 7.4 11 21.6 NNE 24 35 13 19 1003.6 1003.3 0.0
18/01:32pm 44.5 39.0 7.4 11 21.5 N 26 46 14 25 1004.0 1003.7 0.0
18/01:30pm 45.8 41.2 8.3 11 22.2 N 22 46 12 25 1004.0 1003.7 0.0
18/01:00pm 44.2 40.0 8.4 12 21.1 N 20 46 11 25 1004.4 1004.1 0.0
18/12:51pm 44.5 38.9 8.6 12 21.2 N 28 46 15 25 1004.6 1004.3 0.0
18/12:30pm 44.5 38.5 8.6 12 21.2 N 30 43 16 23 1005.0 1004.7 0.0
18/12:12pm 43.7 38.2 9.2 13 20.5 N 28 46 15 25 1005.3 1005.0 0.0
18/12:00pm 44.3 38.6 9.7 13 20.8 N 30 43 16 23 1005.4 1005.1 0.0
18/11:31am 43.0 37.3 9.8 14 19.8 N 30 48 16 26 1005.9 1005.6 0.0
18/11:30am 43.2 37.1 9.9 14 19.9 N 32 48 17 26 1005.9 1005.6 0.0
18/11:00am 43.5 37.2 11.2 15 19.7 N 35 46 19 25 1006.1 1005.8 0.0
18/10:30am 42.4 35.8 11.3 16 18.9 N 37 54 20 29 1006.2 1005.9 0.0
18/10:00am 41.6 34.4 10.7 16 18.6 N 39 46 21 25 1006.5 1006.2 0.0
18/09:30am 40.9 33.8 11.0 17 18.0 N 39 46 21 25 1006.6 1006.3 0.0
18/09:00am 39.8 32.9 10.2 17 17.6 N 37 48 20 26 1006.8 1006.5 0.0
18/08:30am 38.9 32.2 11.1 19 16.6 N 37 48 20 26 1006.7 1006.4 0.0
18/08:00am 37.2 30.0 10.5 20 15.8 N 39 48 21 26 1006.7 1006.4 0.0
18/07:30am 35.7 29.7 10.7 22 14.7 N 33 41 18 22 1006.4 1006.1 0.0
18/07:00am 34.3 28.5 10.8 24 13.8 N 32 37 17 20 1006.1 1005.8 0.0
18/06:30am 33.4 28.7 10.7 25 13.2 N 26 32 14 17 1005.9 1005.6 0.0
18/06:00am 32.1 28.8 9.6 25 12.8 NNE 17 22 9 12 1005.5 1005.2 0.0
18/05:30am 31.6 28.4 8.6 24 12.8 N 15 17 8 9 1005.2 1004.9 0.0
18/05:00am 31.6 28.5 7.3 22 13.3 NNE 13 13 7 7 1005.0 1004.7 0.0
18/04:30am 31.7 29.2 6.7 21 13.5 NE 9 9 5 5 1004.9 1004.6 0.0
18/04:00am 32.2 28.8 5.7 19 14.2 NE 13 15 7 8 1004.8 1004.5 0.0
18/03:30am 31.8 29.0 5.3 19 14.0 NE 9 11 5 6 1004.8 1004.5 0.0
18/03:00am 32.1 28.7 4.0 17 14.6 NE 11 13 6 7 1004.8 1004.5 0.0
18/02:30am 32.2 29.2 4.1 17 14.6 NE 9 13 5 7 1004.9 1004.6 0.0
18/02:00am 33.1 29.8 4.8 17 15.0 ENE 11 15 6 8 1005.0 1004.7 0.0
18/01:30am 34.4 30.8 5.0 16 15.7 E 13 15 7 8 1005.1 1004.8 0.0
18/01:00am 33.1 31.1 8.5 22 13.8 ENE 9 17 5 9 1005.4 1005.1 0.0
18/12:30am 34.6 32.2 5.1 16 15.8 NE 7 9 4 5 1005.6 1005.3 0.0
18/12:00am 36.2 33.9 7.3 17 16.2 ENE 9 13 5 7 1005.8 1005.5 0.0
 
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WOW Steve that is uncomfortable for sure. Hope it cools down some. 

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Been a good spring and summer here...Sept-Oct was above average, but November was very cool (and thankfully very wet). December so far has been hot and humid with great rainfall...perfect palm growing weather...I hope it continues! Tomorrow will be 36C (97F) with a chance of some rain or an arvo thunderstorm, along with very high humidity...gotta love it! and NYE will be stormy as well!

Daryl

 

 

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@Daryl 97F at midnight... WOW!  Even South Florida is not that hot at night!

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21 minutes ago, kinzyjr said:

@Daryl 97F at midnight... WOW!  Even South Florida is not that hot at night!

Birdsville has cooled down a bit since Steve99 posted, but still hot...

Saturday 30 December Min 30 Max 43

Sunday 31 December Min 29 Max 43

Monday 1 January Min 28 Max 38 

Tuesday 2 January Min 27 Max 39

Wednesday 3 January Min 25 Max 41  

Thursday 4 January Min 26 Max 42  

Friday 5 January Min 26 Max 44 

Sun protection recommended from 8:20 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]

Here is a link to current obs if you are interested...

Birdsville Observations

 

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Wow this is too hot!!! And the UV index is crazy!!! Here, the worst days in Summer is 11.

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13 hours ago, Monòver said:

Wow this is too hot!!! And the UV index is crazy!!! Here, the worst days in Summer is 11.

Luckily Birdsville is 1500 km inland from Brisbane....around these parts it is much cooler...only 33C today, but higher humidity than inland. UV here is still 14-15... that is why we have so much skin cancer here...

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A few days ago.... Sydney got up to 111F/44C and a few places at 117F/47C..... it made the news here. To hot for me, but like here they do cool down after a few days. 

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Thats an incredibly high uv index. We have a few monthly averages of 10-10.5 every year but our highest is usually 12 here. I can't recall ever seeing it get above that.  Same with Phoenix which maxes out at 12 but can average just over 11-11.5 during July. 

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Its been a hot month so far at Birdsville in Queensland's far West.     Yesterdays  maximum of 45C ( 113F)  followed by a nightly minimum was 34.4C (94F) is uncomfortably HOT.

 

 

Birdsville, Queensland
January 2018 Daily Weather Observations

Date Day Temps Rain Evap Sun Max wind gust 9 am 3 pm
Min Max Dir Spd Time Temp RH Cld Dir Spd MSLP Temp RH Cld Dir Spd MSLP
°C °C mm mm hours km/h local °C % 8th km/h hPa °C % 8th km/h hPa
1 Mo 29.9 39.8 0     SW 63 15:39 32.3 23   S 19 1006.7 35.9 24   SW 31 1005.2
2 Tu 23.8 38.6 0     SW 54 16:23 29.6 31   SSW 24 1007.8 38.1 12   SW 33 1005.2
3 We 22.2 38.7 0     S 54 17:36 30.1 19   SE 33 1010.7 36.8 12   SSE 20 1007.6
4 Th 21.5 39.6 0     S 35 18:00 31.2 17   SE 26 1011.6 37.8 8   SSE 13 1008.3
5 Fr 22.6 43.8 0     E 33 10:29 34.8 11   SE 22 1009.6 42.3 7   ESE 7 1005.7
6 Sa 29.8 45.4 0     ENE 100 16:20 38.6 29   N 39 1008.8 43.6 17   NNE 20 1005.9
7 Su 25.7 41.5 9.2     N 37 11:14 34.0 39   N 19 1012.0 39.8 25   WNW 9 1009.2
8 Mo 28.0 43.1 0     SSW 46 01:12 34.1 37   SE 22 1011.3 42.7 18   SE 11 1007.5
9 Tu 29.9 44.1 0     N 31 12:20 35.9 22   NNW 13 1010.5 43.2 13   NE 11 1006.5
10 We 30.7 44.9 0     N 43 11:19 38.4 19   NE 22 1007.7 43.3 13   NNE 22 1004.6
11 Th 29.9 45.4 0     NNE 50 09:35 37.9 20   NNE 35 1008.0 43.9 11   E 26 1003.7
12 Fr 34.4 43.3 0     N 56 06:23 38.1 31   WNW 31 1008.1 40.4 27   NW 26 1005.2
13 Sa 30.6   0           32.6 42   SSE 28 1010.1            
Statistics for the first 13 days of January 2018
Mean 27.6 42.4             34.4 26     25 1009.5 40.6 15     19 1006.2
Lowest 21.5 38.6 0           29.6 11   NNW 13 1006.7 35.9 7   ESE 7 1003.7
Highest 34.4 45.4 9.2     ENE 100   38.6 42   N 39 1012.0 43.9 27   SW 33 1009.2
Total     9.2                                  

 

Last weekend I was at Lightning Ridge, NSW.  It peaked at 40.8C ( 105.5F) on one particular day according to my camp thermometer.

My nephew cooling off !

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17 hours ago, Palm crazy said:

A few days ago.... Sydney got up to 111F/44C and a few places at 117F/47C..... it made the news here. To hot for me, but like here they do cool down after a few days. 

Yeah, typical higher latitude temperature rollercoaster...44C a few days ago, followed by a cooling trend where the max temps were only 24C a couple of days later, but now back up to 34C today.

Likewise Melbourne was 41C a few days ago...when I checked the temp today they were only 15C at lunchtime!

Temperatures are much more consistent in Queensland, although it does vary on occasion...we are in a hot spell now, a couple of days of humid 37C this weekend.

 

 

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16 hours ago, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Thats an incredibly high uv index. We have a few monthly averages of 10-10.5 every year but our highest is usually 12 here. I can't recall ever seeing it get above that.  Same with Phoenix which maxes out at 12 but can average just over 11-11.5 during July. 

I think the UV is generally higher in the southern hemisphere. 13-14 here currently.

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