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Saturday, 31 January 2009

This is...

... what 31.2ºC (88ºF) looks like around here today.


9 comments:

  1. Time to get that canoe out and get a paddlin'

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  2. True, Ian. It would be nice, but I have too much to do here - sanding, priming, painting, the downpipe to reattach, and pruning the pittosporums. And when it's a bit cooler I need to mow the road verge...
    Unless you were to jump on the next flight and come with me. I'm sure I could be persuaded ;-)

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  3. Looks like you have the tail of the Melbourne heat wave...

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  4. Amazing. I feel lucky to have 4 degrees now, and I'll look forward to our kind-of summer in its own time :)

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  5. A cool wall, perhaps?

    Is there no breeze with that heat?

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  6. For many days we've had dry, desert-like conditions in Northern California: morning frost, warm afternoons, and very little rain. Is it really humid in the Bay of Plenty, too?

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  7. Yes Delwyn, I do appreciate it's been no where near as hot as you poor folks in Aussie.

    EB, welcome to TLVD - nice to see a new face.

    Violet - I think Shelly was definitely trying to maximise her contact with floor and wall. I gave her a haircut shortly after! There was actually quite a wind, but it was a hot one.

    That weather sounds like typical continental water-shed weather, Dan. Does the weather sweep east to west across the States? I forget my geog...
    The bay is not very humid. Auckland more so, and over the mountain range in the Waikato is very lush and green. Usually.

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  8. West to east, typically. In our winter (Nov. to April) we usually get rains from the Pacific. About 30 -50 inches typically around here. We've had less than half the usual amount at this point of the rainy season.

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  9. I wouldn't swap your 31 degrees for my minus something and snow on the way tonight for anything - of f**k it, who am I trying to kid...

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