Monday, June 11, 2012

Brrr



This view greeted me as I rose this morning. As I stood on the balcony to take the photo, down below an emergency vehicle with sirens screaming passed by. I don't know whether it was a fire truck, ambulance or police car as I couldn't see more than a few metres. For you non metricated, 7 degrees is about 45F. Away from the heart of the city, it would be much colder, possibly zero degrees at the appropriately named fringe suburb of Coldstream.

A happy Queens Birthday holiday to all.

22 comments:

  1. Happy QBH to you too! But that's one Public Holiday we'd lose come the republic ...

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  2. Red, restore Federation Day then or have Reconciliation Day.

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  3. Foggy, how strange that I like it.

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  4. Reconciliation day, how twee.
    Happy Birthday, Rod.

    Swimming Australia is a goose, a dinosaur.

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  5. Thanks for the metric conversion. Ha.
    It's holding steady for over 95F this week here. Ugh. I yearn for the foggy days of SF.
    You guys have a nice balcony.

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  6. Love the fog, the chill was kept at bay here with plenty of blankies and now the sun os out.
    It's not warm but it's out!

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  7. I enjoy a good fog, even if i have to chase up and down the screen to remark on it. And now towards the end of the day the fog has gone and I'm seeing the first sunshine in almost two weeks. Ah the joys of Melbourne weather.

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  8. Hello Andrew:
    Winter is clearly upon you. Here it is becoming warmer daily!!

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  9. You had a heat wave compared to our two and half degrees this morning with fog and frost that crunches under your feet :-).

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  10. Crikey! That's pretty high fog, isn't it....?

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  11. W had condensation on the inside of our windows all over the house for the first time in yonks. Guess it must have been a bit coolish.

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  12. We don't often get fogs here in Adelaide, when we do they're usually gone pretty soon after the sun come up. They linger longer in the hills. I don't think I'd like to try crossing a road to get to the bus in a fog such as that.

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  13. It was a shocker:(

    Driving this morning to a conference was very nasty.

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  14. RH, bit of novelty.

    Rubye, 95 is just way to hot. Even I have heard of 'Frisco's fogs.

    Jayne, wasn't bad if you were actually in the sunshine.

    Elisabeth, it has been quite some time since we have seen sunshine.

    JayLa, it must be something to look forward too. The more extreme the seasons, the more the anticipation.

    Windsmoke, it is a long time since I have walked on crunching grass. I hope you heating is good.

    Kath, it seemed to be above tall city buildings too. No flight disruption though.

    LS, our bedrooms certainly had condensation. Normally they don't when our air con is working.

    River, just that bit warmer must make the difference. I am not sure what visibility was like on the ground at that time, but it was quite thick.

    Hels, glad I didn't have to go out in it.

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  15. Anonymous10:35 pm

    Gee, I haven't seen fog like that in a while! I remember driving back from a concert one night in thick fog. I had to go over the Westgate Bridge; that was a nerve-wracking experience! V.

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  16. Thanks for translating the metric! That's very considerate of you.

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  17. Yep V. Fog happens here much less than it used to. The heat sink city.

    Dina, being of a certain age, I remember the conversion formula, but F doesn't have much meaning to me anymore apart from 100 being hot and 32 freezing.

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  18. Brilliant pics, looks almost scary! Thankfully there was some nice sunshine later in the day, though the warmth did not last long.

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  19. Fen, once the fog lifted, it was warm in the sun, but still very cold in the shade. I have another photo taken that day elsewhere.

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  20. I saw the very same sight looking out my window this morning also Andrew..as I write this now the wind is literally HOWLING outside my window, so lucky to be warm and cosy indoors, trying hard not to think of those that are not.

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  21. As so often happens your fog cleared to a brilliantly sunny day.

    In Sydney our public holiday was a day of heavy, seemingly endless, rain.

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  22. Grace, I have never thought of Perth as a place of extreme weather, but you are certainly copping it of late.

    Victor, it wasn't a full clearing of fog, but it ended up being an ok day. I can't believe the rain you have had recently. Rose Bay recorded one of the heaviest falls a couple of days ago.

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