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Post records shattered in Sydney heatwave
Many records were smashed this week:
7 consecutive days above 30c in the city
Richmond, in the Sydney basin, had 7 consecutive days above 35c
3 consecutive nights above 24c in the city
A record minimum of 27.6c on Sunday morning 6/2/11- the hottest night ever in Sydney. It was still 33c at midnight.
The hottest daytime temp was 42.2c at the airport on Saturday 5/2/11, but this was nowhere near a record.


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Post Re: records shattered in Sydney heatwave
Now I know what Tokyo must be like in summer.


Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:12 pm
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philinsydney wrote:
Now I know what Tokyo must be like in summer.


Indeed. I knew a guy who lived in the very center of Osaka for a few years and he said summer was literally like hell there. Night temperatures never dropped below 28-30 C and highs commonly exceeded 35 C. No thank you!

One wonders where all this extreme heat/cold is leading to. Maybe nowhere except more discomfort and loss of money.

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Post Re: records shattered in Sydney heatwave
WOW Phil sounds very toasty over yonder do you have water restrictions in your area now........it would be nice for a few weeks in our summer if we see similar.


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Post Re: records shattered in Sydney heatwave
We do have some restrictions but they have been eased in the last couple of years (we went trhough a very dry period from 2002 to 2008)


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Here our coldest month is February and we are having temps around 12 C which is very good indeed as we certainly need them.
No water restictions for years now in central UK but some other areas did have them last year.


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Post Re: records shattered in Sydney heatwave
We normally start seeing temps increase somewhat in February, but we're on a cooling trend right now. Forecasters are predicting this to last for some time.
Good to see someone has some heat. :lol:

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Post Re: records shattered in Sydney heatwave
philinsydney wrote:
Many records were smashed this week:
7 consecutive days above 30c in the city
Richmond, in the Sydney basin, had 7 consecutive days above 35c
3 consecutive nights above 24c in the city
A record minimum of 27.6c on Sunday morning 6/2/11- the hottest night ever in Sydney. It was still 33c at midnight.
The hottest daytime temp was 42.2c at the airport on Saturday 5/2/11, but this was nowhere near a record.


You posted on the 6th, so I'm guessing you're referring to the 7 days ending 5 Feb. That equates to the 7 days ending 5th August in the northern hemisphere, so I had a look at 2010 data for Athens (Pagrati, where I live) during the equivalent week.
All 7 days above 33C, but only 2 (consecutive) above 35.
7 consecutive nights above 25C
3 consecutive nights above 28C

This was close to average, perhaps even slightly cool: 33C days and 23C nights are the average figures at the old airport, and central Athens is usually quite a bit warmer. The absolute high (35.9) was far below the Athenian (and European) record of 48C.

But, after a 'cool' start, things warmed up a bit in August. We ended up with an average high of just over 35C (11 consecutive days above 35C mid-month), and an average low of a teensy bit below 28C (3 consecutive nights above 30C mid-month). High/low for the month: 38.4/24.6

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Post Re: records shattered in Sydney heatwave
It seems the heat has returned briefly: last night had a min of 26c at 6am.

btw my previous figures were understated a bit because I typed too soon. It ended up that there were 5 consecutive nights above 24c in the city; in the inner western suburbs there were 7 consecutive days above 35c and in the outer western suburbs thee were 8 consecutive days above 35c.

Athens is certainly a hot spot, Dave, going by those figures.


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philinsydney wrote:
Athens is certainly a hot spot, Dave, going by those figures.


We usually have fairly low humidity in summer, which makes it feel better. 2010, however, broke humidity records: the temp/humidity combination stayed at DANGER level for ages. It wasn't a good experience.

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90°F and humid isn't nice ... 90°F and arid is quite liveable. Always appreciative of night time cooling.

Cheers, Barrie.

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