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Saturday, 31 January 2009

This is...

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


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

  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 ;-)

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

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

  5. A cool wall, perhaps?

    Is there no breeze with that heat?

  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?

  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.

  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.

  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...