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28 January 2009 @ 11:32 pm
I am not complaining about Sydney's weather this week.  
It was a mere 30 or so here today, quite thoroughly bearable. In Adelaide, the city of churches and blessed public pools, it was nearly 46 degrees Celcius. That is over 110F.


Melbourne was a balmy 42 by comparison, and neither city is scheduled to drop below 40 during the day for the next several days, nor far below that at night.

Poor old Canberra is nearly as badly off.

Feral, Mere, Jamie, Emerald, and you Adelaideans, HIDE IN THE FREEZER AISLE AT THE SUPERMARKET!!! Stop pretending it's bearable, it's completely not! Hell, come up to Sydney for the week, it's passably reasonable here.

Finally, HAPPY BIRTHDAY separatrix !

down the hills and round the bendsnorton_gale on January 28th, 2009 12:50 pm (UTC)
What's the latest with the air conditioner? Were you able to get the bars off?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 28th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
Yes! And it is lovely and cool for the study and bedroom at least, and the hallway in between. The cats have taken to stretching out there at full length. But we have not suffered so badly as the South, where there are big bushfires moving towards the cities, too. Horrible stuff.
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maggiemarguerite_26 on January 28th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
That is completely INSANE.

*sends you snow*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 28th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you! But you know, I am sending it south. It's uncomfortable here, but it's deadly there. Just madness! I hope that the front doesn't reach us, I believe there's a gale blowing it downwards, for once I say hurrah for the gales!
Coffeejunkii: rogi the manwhorecoffeejunkii on January 28th, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
we're having another snow storm here!

as for the weather in australia, i think everyone went >.> when andy roddick said it wasn't all that hot on court when he was playing the other day. i think his brain must have gotten fried!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 28th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
Allo the tennis players are at least 20 IQ points dumber than when they arrived, poor darlings! It comes back with the cool!
This Girlthisgirl_is on January 28th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
46 degrees is not funny. Jandals start melting to the footpath at 40!

I will now encourage all the Britishers to appreciate our perfectly reasonable 3-10 degrees.

46!!!!! O.o
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 28th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
Oh what I wouldn't give for an English winter right now. I'd even settle for a Scottish one ... at least Sydney's 40 degree weather sat on 40 and 42 and then went down to 28 or 25 at night, I believe Adelaide is going down to 30+ at night, madness!

And they wonder why Australians are all so barking mad.
Agrevaagreva on January 28th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
I can't get over the crazy weather this Summer! It's usually up here in Brisbane getting some high temps, but it honestly hasn't been all that extreme... Hope that doesn't just mean it's going to be coming up here soon!

Those temperatures are just ridiculous. I hope there's a cool change coming for anyone in those places!!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 28th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
My friend moved from Adelaide to Brisbane and was bemoaning the fact that she was going to find it hard. Now she is LAUGHING. Bless ...

Apparently we are going to be spared the worst of it, but may have more rain and wind. I can live with that ...
Holly: Haruhi WTFhollyxu on January 28th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
Even 30 is excessive...
That's it, I'm sending you all the snow in my yard.

I haven't heard anything on the news about Australia suffering abnormal heat waves but obviously this is, uh, Day After Tomorrow-ish.

Hang in there!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 28th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Even 30 is excessive...
It was the third-hottest day ever recorded in Adelaide today. Not quite horror-movie-esque,l but if you start hearing about people spontaneously combusting, they probably live over this way.

30 is icky but doable. 40 is painful. 46 is sheer madness. The weather bureau assures me it will remain only mildly revolting here for the next few days, after which I am off to New Zealand!
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trichinopoly ash: art: blue rainaldehyde on January 28th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
hehe i just read 3 consecutive posts by australians re: the insane weather! here's hoping you get some mild temperatures soon, and that we canadians get the heat instead! it just snowed continuously for the past 14 hours, and it's not going to stop for another 8. I HATE YOU, GLOBAL WARMING.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 28th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
It's mad even by Australian conditions. Australians are people who think giant hopping rats are normal, so that is VERY mad indeed!

I hate global warming too. Am sending you warmth!
Bubbaabsynthedrinker on January 28th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
That is gruesome! Stay cool.

Friended Shiv yesterday and we are already plotting against you.

*!*Big Evil Laughter*!*

blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 28th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
Oh balls.

Honestly, I use my powers for good and introduce you to people like Wemyss. Left to your own devices you pick up foxy barristers with Craft Addictions. Don't look to me when your dance card is only half full ;-)
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drgaellon on January 28th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
It is presently about 2°C here in the metro New York area, and has been alternating between snow and sleet most of last night and into today. It is predicted to continue to do so into the middle of tonight, with lows around -5°C.
Blindmouseblindmouse on January 28th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
I'm going to cry :( All the Americans on my friends list are talking about snow days! (But, wow, 46! I feel a little bit better about Melbourne's current 33 degrees at 7.30 in the morning thing. Only not much.)
Meredyth: Draco's Not Impressedmeredyth_13 on January 28th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
I believe we made 44 yesterday (last I looked it was 43.8). Cherry and I went with Push to see Milk at a special JoyFM screening last night - when we came out it was still well over 30 (I believe possibly still over 35 from friends' reports late last night, but I was too hot to care). We ate icecream on Lygon St, and didn't move until the shop closed up and we were the last people sitting on the last remaining table on the footpath.

The house is like a tomb, because the evaporative cooler can only do so much - so it's better to just close it off and close everything up and hide. I'll have to turn my laptop off shortly because it will just make the living room hot.

It's 7.53am and already 33.7. We're expecting at least 43 for the next two days.

I want to emigrate to the UK nao puhleeze?
shadowclubshadowclub on January 28th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
This post made me sad about my life.

There is so much snow on the ground here they had to shut down my school half way through the day because the road and sidewalk conditions were so bad!

I'm just curious, is it really humid where you are as well? Like I used to live in the desert and it would get up to 110, but it felt better than in like 85 degree weather with humidity! It is most strange I think...
shadowclubshadowclub on January 28th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Ah, and I speak Fahrenheit...
uminohikariuminohikari on January 28th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
We had snow D: That is really crazy weather
Amazing Little Ecosystemwinterthunder on January 28th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
Snow in Canada, ridiculous heat in Australia, and here, in North Carolina, it's raining sideways.

We love you, world! We couldn't do anything about W, but please, give Obama a chance to make amends before you try to start paring our numbers down!
The top of the utensil pyramidsporkmetender on January 28th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's pretty terrible. I think the hottest it ever gets where I live is about 40ish, but the humidity stays at least 80% for most of the summer, and the temp rarely goes below 25-30, even at night. I'll happily send you some of the 5 degree rain we got yesterday, though :)