Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hideous Weather

Two cruise ships were in port today. The passengers would not have thought of Melbourne well. We have had a couple of days of being covered by smoke from bushfires and very high humidity, with at least another day to go. The smoke makes our eyes sore. This is not usual Melbourne weather, and I feel sorry for local people who have an evaporative cooling system. They are quite useless in this weather.




19 comments:

  1. That's awful Andrew. I hope those fires weren't deliberately lit, that makes me so angry. We had a huge cruise ship leave Fremantle yesterday, the Queen Mary I think it was, probably heading your way.

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    1. Some of them were Grace. QM2 is due at Station Pier here on Monday.

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  2. These bushfires are terrible, I saw some pictures on TV !

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    1. Not our worst Gattina, but bad enough. The loss of livestock has been terrible.

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  3. Hello Andrew
    Its been awful out in the eastern suburbs - maybe not so bad yesterday as before but yukky just the same. Can't see a thing in front of your nose, scratchy eyes and croaky throat are not a good look or feel - still hanging around this morning. (much cooler as well thank goodness )
    Cathy

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    1. Cathy, yes a bit cooler today. But as soon as I do anything, I get very hot and bothered. I look forward to the smoke being blown away tomorrow.

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  4. You have had a bad time this summer, it's often hotter in Melbourne than Sydney, not normal weather.
    Merle................

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    1. Melbourne is always hotter on average than Sydney in summer. And the reverse is true in winter. Trouble is that the hot months are much shorter than the cold months :(

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    2. Merle, I've given up on 'normal' weather. It's quite a bit wetter in Sydney too.

      Hels, that may be an issue for you, but not for me.

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  5. We got the smoke from the fires too. Amazing how far it travels.
    And today, a little blessed rain. More please.

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    1. Really EC. I am surprised to hear that. Yes, lucky you receiving rain.

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  6. I was in Adelaide during the hottest summer on written record i.e more days over 40c and summer isn't even over yet.

    Something is seriously wrong with climate change on this tiny globe :(

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    1. Hels, it's just normal variations in the weather :-P

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  7. I heard on the news last night that smoke from your Vic fires was wafting across parts of SA, I hope they get put out soon. We have rain here today, so much the roads are flooding at the intersections because the drains can't cope. Traffic got banked up for blocks all over the city and Port Road was actually closed along one section for a few hours. I was waiting for a bus this morning in the rain and when it was 45 minutes late and still no sign of it, I gave up and came home instead. I hope you get some of this rain.

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    1. The smoke. Sorry about that River. Sorry about your aborted bus trip too, but I don't take blame for that. Rain like that will bring Melbourne to a standstill. Bring it on.

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  8. Hope the smoke clear soon Andrew!

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    1. Somewhat better today Keith, thanks.

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  9. It's gross today humidity wise, I'm hanging out for a good storm

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    1. That would be wonderful Fen. And then a cool southerly for a few days. Glad to hear Alex is ok now.

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