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04 February 2011 @ 11:58 pm
Melted ...  
It is 27 degrees Celcius (just over 80F) and nearly midnight. It has been like this all week. Everyone in Sydney has taken to apologising at the start of every sentence because we are too melty to brain. It's at least bonding us all together in thickitude.

Which is also my excuse for forgetting to with the lovely morien_san  a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY for yesterday. However I am just in time here to pass on the same wishes for today to 1strangebird  -- I hope this year is working out as you wanted it to. Here's to lovely days for the both of you, including visits from the present fairy!

I received a parcel from calanthe_fics  today for my own Festival of Birthday -- gorgeous knits and Moomins! She knows me so well! I'm so privileged in my friends!
 
 
 
Kitten Kommissar: canadachickenfeet2003 on February 4th, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
You could try doing what I did one January; leave Melbourne with a temperature on the tarmac of 40C; arrive Toronto 24 hours later where the temperature was -25C.

Actually a mate of mine use to do that every day. He worked at the Polaris mine and it was not unusual for the temperature in the mine to reach 35C while, in winter, the surface temperature sometimes dropped to -40C.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 4th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
OUCH! I've done the 0 London to 35 Sydney switch quite a few times over Christmas and New Year, but I try not to be more extreme than that. Canada in winter is just showing off. Though I would happily average our temps at the moment!
John Carterbrumeux77 on February 4th, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
In summer we're so relieved at the days when it's only 80F. So much of the time it's more like 90.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 5th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
At midnight? HOW HORRIBLE! I can cope with the days creeping up to and around 36-38, but I need cooling evenings!
John Carterbrumeux77 on February 5th, 2011 01:28 am (UTC)
I missed the midnight part, but sure--stuck in the 90s through the night is pretty much a sure thing for a week at least once a year. Over 85 is common. I'd say we get down to 80 half the time.

We do get breaks though--daytime highs no more than 80 and nighttime lows in the low 70s. Just enough hope to keep us alive. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 5th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
Bleagh. I know that horror well. It's not so uncommon to have a week with several 85-100 days in a row here, but there will usually be a few cool nights and one or two breaks in the run through the days so that everyone can cool down a little. Not this time.

I've even sanctioned Mr Brammers running the aircon for long periods of time, and have slightly wished it was through the whole house, not just a portable in the study. Given how much I hate using that much power, it's testimony to my desperation for a break from sweating!
embolinaozembolinaoz on February 4th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
Happy B'day - I hope the birthday festival is joyfully continuing!

I've not done any travelling to compete with the scary temperature changes above....but does working in an office where the ambient temperature makes you put a cardy on and then walking outside where it's 43 count?

Stay cool :)
maya231maya231 on February 5th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday! I remember the Moomin books. I saw an excellent museum exhibit about the Moomins last year.
Nennenenne on February 5th, 2011 09:45 am (UTC)
Warm weather feels rather surreal right now.

Stay cool, if possible. :)