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A hell of a day

February 7, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Anyone need to get their washing dry?

We got back from our run and and swim around 10am this morning and it was a pleasant 26c.  By 2pm, it was 47.3c and by 4pm it was down to 28 after a cool change swept in. 

That would have to be the shortest and fastest heatwave I’ve ever experienced.

Our weather station in Geelong recorded 47.3c (117f) which was the highest ever recorded temperature and the same for most of the State.

The north winds were ferocious and bushfires ring the State as I type and the extent of damage and loss of lives won’t be known until the morning.

This is the type of summer I can do without.

  1. February 7, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    At 8.45pm our temperature is down to 37.5′, there is a fire just south of Beechworth and ember attacks on Stanleyand Mugegonga! We are getting their smoke. It could be a long night

  2. February 7, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    You’d think with the temps you’re getting down south it’d be even hotter up here in Brissy, but it’s only getting into the mid 30s. The humidity is a killer though. I was in Europe this time last year, I wanna go back.

  3. june in florida
    February 8, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Whew! Fires are the scariest,we have the same problem here in Florida. Was realy bad in ’98, fires went through this area burning down dozens of houses.Luckily we had’nt started building the house but the fire went right over the property and burnt all the trees we wanted to keep.

  4. February 8, 2009 at 4:47 am

    Wow, I was in Canberra in 2003 and saw the devastation that the fires caused there…. so stay safe, and keep the hose handy!

  5. AZ
    February 8, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Man oh man, 117F and fires all around! Sounds like an Arizona summer. I’m amazed at the drop in temps, maybe it’s because the Valley of the Sun is filled with blacktop, concrete, and buildings, but when we hit 117 it only cools down to 103 at night. How are you managing without air-conditioning? How’s Sammy taking it?

  6. February 8, 2009 at 6:49 am


    muscat55 – It has been the day from hell.

    Steve – Chris, our travelling companion from Nepal, is with us this weekend and he’s from Brissy and I think it’s taken him by surprise. We spent the afternoon in the spa trying to keep cool.

    June,Shammy,AZ – I’ve just woken and it’s making world wide news. They reckon over 40 dead and hundreds of houses burnt down. We spent the afternoon in the cold spa and Sammy stayed in the house where it was 10 degrees cooler. The house is well insulated and takes a long time to heat up.

    Shammy – I was just reading where it was -17 tops one day and +8 a couple of days later in Toronto. The world’s gone mad!

    Peggy – They are but we have no need for one. You could have put the washing out yesterday soaking wet and it would have been bone dry in 10 minutes!

  7. February 8, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Are tumble driers sold in your part of the world? If they are, I can’t image a large number of them are sold.

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