Saturday, January 06, 2018

Hot and cold

What amazing weather in the northern hemisphere. It is just cold, so much snow, ice, cold rain and as Gattina said high humidity at around 99%.

If I have to choose between heat and cold, I will go for the cold. That is Australian cold, not northern hemisphere cold.

It was bloody hot here today. We were blasted by hot desert winds from inland Australia. Food shopping was done by 10.30 and once home we only stepped out onto the balcony a couple of times to just check that is was still hot, and tediously remark to each how hot it was. At 5:48pm, twelve minutes earlier than forecast (aren't we getting picky about weather forecasts), a southerly blast of cooler wind came through and blew off a number of old petals from the petunia. Lovely red blooms flew up into the air and on to who knows where.

For you unmetricated, 41=106F.


Now, it goes without saying that the US gets very cold in parts in the winter, but it is rather odd to me that in North Carolina, which is not that far north in the US, Sandra shows us photos of frozen fountains, (something has gone wrong here. Just Google frozen fountains North Carolina) and in South Carolina, Jennifer is feeling very housebound by snow and bad weather.

17 comments:

  1. I'll take our cold here, too. I love our winters here on the hill. Our winters are most pleasant, indeed.

    Snow looks lovely on Christmas cards, postcards and the like, but having to deal with those dense amounts of snow like what is being experienced presently in so many areas in the Northern Hemisphere is my idea of fun.

    No, thanks. I like our south-east Queensland winters...they'll do me fine! :)

    You guys down that way certainly are copping some heat now.

    We've had the steamy humidity, and the late afternoon storms, but, for now, things have cooled down...a bit. Even though I've been whingeing about the sticky heat...we've not experienced high temps similar to the one you have today....thank goodness!

    Use it as an excellent excuse to be lazy...binge on a couple of good series...and feel no guilt for doing so! :)

    I've been doing so...and bingeing also on the tennis...allowing the players to do all the sweating for me!!

    Stay cool!

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    1. I remember Queensland winters, rather easy to et through aren't they?

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    2. Lee, I do remember it being midwinter in Cairns and daily it was 27 degrees. A little chilly at night and brassieres were lit.......sorry, that would be braziers. Apart from early shopping, I cleaned up my wardrobe. in the cool at home.

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  2. Andrew in Poland is amazing weather , Today was 10C degrees it is typical spring here and no snow. It rains every day but I like our winter.

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    1. Gosia, that is just not right. If it was like that during WWII, the outcome may have been different.

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  3. I too would take cold (even extreme cold) in preference to heat. Mind you some world-wide weather moderation would be nice. We are expecting another stinker today. And I will be skulking inside.

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    1. EC, as the tv weather presenter runs thought the state temps, I always note if there is an extreme temp for you.

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  4. We reach 40.9 at about 5pm but we didn't get that cool change. We are expecting another 40 today. Enjoy that cooler day down there.

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    1. CM, I saw that about today, Sunday, and that is really not fair. A little better for you tomorrow.

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  5. I'm the same with you Andrew and prefer the Australian cold to the Australian heat. My reasoning is that you can always put more clothes on but there is a limit to how much you can take off in public.

    By contrast, my nordic colleagues dislike the winters here because our houses are so poorly insulated. They seem to like our Summers more.

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    1. Ad Rad, so nudism is not your thing. The Irish lad who tinted our windows is a roof tiler, but said our roofs are just so terrible, he did not want to work on roofs here.

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  6. 41 C is far too hot; I'd cook in that heat.

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    1. Cro, we manage. Nearly everywhere has air conditioning cooling or evaporative air cooling. Evaporative cooling would have worked well in yesterday's extremely dry heat.

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  7. I did my shopping today instead of the usual Saturday wander up and down the aisles. I got out early and was at Woolies when they opened at 7am just to get the paper and a bucket of ice cream, then I didn't set foot outside again until this morning. It's cooler today, but since the shops don't open until 11am on Sundays, I got all my housework done before I went. I prefer our winters too, although when temps. get under about 12 I really wish I could be somewhere warmer. Like Queensland.

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    1. River, your weather doesn't get quite as cold as ours does, but I remember when we were last in Adelaide it took forever to heat up our caravan park cabin. Then, if you remember, we had the most glorious and warm sunny day when we went to Victor Harbour.

      Woolies closes in Adelaide? I've not checked lately but supermarkets used to only close for the two religious holiday days here.

      I hope not all of the bucket of ice cream was eaten. I had some myself yesterday, a rare event.

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  8. I heard you were sweltering over there Andrew, Sydney also. Meanwhile it's been perfect here 😀 our hottest part of summer is still to come, February and March are the worst! As much as I romanticise about snow I don't think I could cope with the amount they get in the NH!

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