All pervading dampness. Drizzle rain , plus boggy ground underfoot due to the 6 inches of snow we had on Tuesday.
What Is The Weather Like?
Posted 27 January 2019 - 01:58
Thanks for your concern, Witzend. Fortunately I live much further east, and somewhat elevated, which means it generally cools down pretty well at night. We’ve also had several storms passing through. Do have rels in Adelaide though. Many of our homes plus our offices etc. have airconditioning though that is not very reliable above about 44 degrees or of course (God, forbid) in a power black-out. Others seek shelter at the shopping centres, or at the beach etc.Where in Oz are you, OlderAussie? I saw in yesterday's paper that the temp in Adelaide, where an old friend lives, had hit 46.6!
Gum-tree stripping, yard trashing and no doubt more flying-fox killing weather (poor things and our forests need them). Heading towards 39 deg. C today, which isn’t the warmest we have been having lately
So, just a bit different to yours in the U.K!
Having often endured such temps myself (while living in Oman) I did wince for her.
Still I think we Aussies and our authorities should come to our senses and look seriously at living at least partly underground where the terrain allows. Some in the very hottest places eg. gem mining towns in far western NSW or in S.A. do live right underground where it is much more comfortable.
Our termites have a good system too, apparently, if we want high-rise!
On a work retreat I once stayed in a resort where the accomodation was sunk about 2 and a half feet down, had a big earthern bank close to, and right across the back and grass on the roof. It was a “cold” (ha ha, you would laugh) winter’s evening but immediately much warmer as we walked in, though unheated. Also I expect such structures would do much better in bushfires.
Posted 27 January 2019 - 10:30
My friend in Melbourne had rolling black outs this week - the electricity demand goes up (not just because of the extra A/C, but I'm sure that's a fair bit of it), so rather than risk unscheduled black outs, to reduce demand they switch the electricity off area-by-area for a few hours at a time.
I'd definitely burrow if I had to live through an Australian summer
Posted 27 January 2019 - 13:13
Very wild and stormy night. I must go and check there are still roof slates in the right places.
Posted 27 January 2019 - 13:50
Very windy here too. Temp currently 6.9 deg C. But we do have some sunny spells and white clouds in between. Pressure is rising again now after being in the 980's. It's 995.1 mB right now
Posted 27 January 2019 - 14:39
Grey yesterday. Lovely sunrise this morning. Mountains look good. Patches of blue sky now so this might be what our weather forecaster meant when he once said "..and the clouds are going back over Great Britain, where they belong".
Posted 27 January 2019 - 17:34
Still cold, wet and dull. We often have a really nice January with sunny and quite warm weather. We have even eaten out of doors in January. But not this year. It remains horribly depressing.
Posted 28 January 2019 - 12:09
Beautiful sunny day, few clouds visible at all. The wind has dropped, but it feels very cold. Current temp 4.9 deg C. Pressure higher at 1007.2. Forecast here on west coast is we may get up to an inch of snow between midnight Tuesday and noon Wednesday.
Posted 28 January 2019 - 14:16
Still wet, still windy, still muddy and shiveringly cold.
Posted 28 January 2019 - 15:37
The sun showed up earlier so it was quite bright outside but still very chilly.
Posted 29 January 2019 - 10:43
Nice change from last night.
Posted 29 January 2019 - 11:03
Cold, bright and dry .... so far. Promised heavy snow later (what joy!) - just in time for piano lessons.
Posted 29 January 2019 - 11:22