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Hot day - just over 39C here (Canberra) today

but now cooled to 34C. However, it could have been worse. Some parts of western Sydney recorded just over 47C I believe.

Temperature converter.
39C /102F
47C /117F

I know it's winter above the Equator, and cold, but what temperatures did others in the southern hemisphere get to today?

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but now cooled to 34C. However, it could have been worse. Some parts of western Sydney recorded just over 47C I believe.

Temperature converter.
39C /102F
47C /117F

I know it's winter above the Equator, and cold, but what temperatures did others in the southern hemisphere get to today?
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Yeowch! It rarely gets that hot in southern NH - though we did have a few 100+ days last summer, as I recall. Don't think I've ever seen it hotter than 102F/39C in this region, and never for more than a few days in any given year.

As uncomfortable - or downright dangerous - as the cold can get, I prefer it to that kind of heat, mainly because when it's cold I can add more layers (plus cat), but when it's hot there's only so much I can take off {wry grin}.
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They're called malls and swimming pools/rivers/creeks/ocean. Being flippant, as I hope there were cool places those in need could go to, although I imagine some utilised the above too.

Fortunately it didn't get as hot in Canberra and my house is designed well so I don't need air-conditioning; at the most an electric fan, which uses much less power. The design also works in winter too. It's called thermal mass. In summer, during the day, I close all windows and lower the honey-combed blinds. Then in the cooler evening air I open the windows and the two thermal chimneys on the roof. These thermal chimneys are an old idea. I saw an ancient version in a house at a museum, when I visited the United Arab Emirates.
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I thought it was 41 yesterday?
Either way, it's bloody hot!
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It was -8C this morning and the locks were frozen on my car. Heat and de-icer didn't help so I had to climb in via the boot to get to work.
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Could you open the door to get out?
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Could you open the door to get out?


I could get out OK but I couldn't lock it again without a little bit more fiddling even after a 20 minute drive to the park and ride.
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Sad you don't have a garage. That might have stopped the problems.
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Sad you don't have a garage. That might have stopped the problems.


Unfortunately the street I live in was built before cars were much of a consideration which is a huge problem nowadays. Especially where there are flats rather than houses. For example my neighbours have 4 adults (a couple and 2 teenage sons) and space for only one car and in the flat below a couple with a car each.
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We went from +10C to -10C in one day this past week, and tonight it's back down to -18C. Br-r-r-r-r.
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PS: 'Hope the temps have gone down a bit for you!
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PS: 'Hope the temps have gone down a bit for you!

It has cooled down and I just checked the internet. Today it's dropped to 'only' 18C outside. It rained last night, so that must have done this.

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