Thursday, March 13, 2008

Heatwave record broken

Whew it's hot mate! South Australia has now had 11 successive days above 35 degrees celsius (95 degrees fahrenheit). This has broken the all time record for any capital city in Australia's recorded history. And we have more to come; a change is forecast for next Wednesday - that will make 16 days in a row.

When travelling along some of our suburban main roads we have signs like this one to remind us that it is hot; just in case we didn't know!

Today at 2:56 pm it was 39 degrees, but a few minutes later the maximum was reached - 40 degrees (104 F)

Is this a coincidence? I suspect not - the advertisers near the time & temperature display screen are an air-conditioning firm and an electricity supplier.

For my ABC Wednesday readers - I could have posted H for heatwave.

8 comments:

Dragonstar said...

That's HOT!!! You're welcome to it!

Chris said...

Gordon, we had that weather last summer. . . .Over a month of 3-digit temperatures here. This winter has been a roller coaster of warm and cold.

Sailor Girl said...

Please try to stay «cool»!!
In Portugal, we usually have 40ºC or 41ºC sometime between 15th June and 15th August. It depends, though. When I was a kid, we used to go swimming on the hottest nights (35ºC to 38ºC), now we even go to the beach!... The dogs love it!!!

Neva said...

You're in a heat wave and I am praying it warms up enough to melt our snow! I LOVE seeing around blogland and comparing! Hope it cools off for you and ,, Yes, It would've been a great "H" post, too!

alice said...

It's really too hot for me! Have you at least some wind blowing?

Gordon said...

Fortunately we have air conditioning in our house, car and workplace; so we can stay cool. Like when in extreme cold places, it limits your outside activities a bit.

Yesterday afternoon when I was at my son's place, a few streets back from the beach, there was a wind blowing off the sea so it was cooler than here; we live about 5 km inland.

Sally said...

Sounds awful. Hope you are safe from the bushfires.

sam said...

ouch! I must admit i prefer to be too cold than too hot.