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#1399656 - 31/12/2016 16:08 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Now nearly full overcast here after being quite sunny until a couple of hours ago. It's still warm, about 26-27.

I caught a glimpse of bubbly towers to NW through the 'fungus' about a hour ago. That would be the cells in the Macdonald valley area (North of Wiseman's Ferry).

OH snuck in another 30 this afternoon, the 7th this month and 28th for the year, nearly double the annual average of about 15. OH is a warm site in a Southerly, especially if it's sunny.

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#1399658 - 31/12/2016 16:12 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Some small but heavy cells just sitting west of me,they are just sitting there,not moving east very much.
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#1399661 - 31/12/2016 16:24 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Loc: Green Valley, just west of Liv...
Rick Stein, not another RS...

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#1399663 - 31/12/2016 16:26 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Rainbow Spirit]
Homer Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rainbow Spirit
Rick Stein, not another RS...


lol. At least his food isn't RS.


Edited by Homer (31/12/2016 16:26)

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#1399664 - 31/12/2016 16:28 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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That southerly scud has finally started to cool things a little. Finally becoming mostly overcast here - mostly just in the past half an hour. Before that, the sun was still beating down and hot.
It's still very muggy and the temp has only dropped slightly to 27.7 currently.
This has been the "hottest" southerly I can ever recall.

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#1399675 - 31/12/2016 17:34 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Got to 36C as per forecast.
Apparently it did get to 41C yesterday, (last time I looked it was 40.1C), must have been brief spike I missed.
Average max for the month now 31.6C for Maitland, 31.7C for Tocal.
Now a comfortable 29.5C, much better than it has been.

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#1399682 - 31/12/2016 18:17 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Even better here Derek.
The temp has dropped to a more pleasant 25.0.
Wind has died, but sky is completely overcast. Still very humid though.

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#1399684 - 31/12/2016 18:30 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Homer]
DerekHV Offline
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25C definitely is more pleasant Homer, a tiny bit of elevation helps.
Now 28.4C here, although fully ducted aircon is staying on.
Did a bit of work in the garage today (which is connected to the house, but no aircon), just throwing out hoards of old rubbish, shredding stuff etc, but much better in controlled temps.

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#1399686 - 31/12/2016 18:41 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: DerekHV]
Homer Offline
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Originally Posted By: DerekHV
25C definitely is more pleasant Homer, a tiny bit of elevation helps.
Now 28.4C here, although fully ducted aircon is staying on.
Did a bit of work in the garage today (which is connected to the house, but no aircon), just throwing out hoards of old rubbish, shredding stuff etc, but much better in controlled temps.


My ducted air-con is still on as well. I just cannot stand the humidity, plus I'm slaving over a hot stove!!
I'll open the windows and doors after dinner and let the cooler breeze in then.

I'm the same here with an attached garage with direct ingress to the house but I always keep the door closed as it gets so hot out there. I did some things in the garage today and was sweating like a live rock star.

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#1399687 - 31/12/2016 18:42 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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I must admit, it is quite nice outside. Temp is 21.8C and humidity here would be well into the 90s. We have extremely fine drizzle falling as well and a cool breeze.
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#1399696 - 31/12/2016 19:48 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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LOL. If you could only hear yourself you lot.
I'd expect to hear this from some old English ladies. Not some grown Aussie men. poke

Has cleared up here. Blue sky now. Amazing! Hopefully will stay like this until after midnight. At least until 9pm otherwise I won't walk the 50 meters to the park at the end of the street and watch the show.

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#1399699 - 31/12/2016 20:01 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: kizz]
Homer Offline
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Originally Posted By: kizz
LOL. If you could only hear yourself you lot.
I'd expect to hear this from some old English ladies. Not some grown Aussie men. poke



Huh?
Can you explain this comment Kizz?

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#1399700 - 31/12/2016 20:06 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Unexpectedly, the skies over Sydney have largely cleared, don't know for how long. Still around 24 and humid but the wind has dropped significantly.

December was quite a hot month overall for Sydney and probably much/most of the state. The BOM will write up its usual detailed report in a couple of days, but as a general indication OH has finished at 20.0 - 28.2, respectively the second highest minimum and third highest maximum on record (158 years). The average of 24.1 would be the second highest after 1990 (20.1 - 28.6, both the record).

Compared to 1961-1990 averages, the min-max anomalies were 2.0 and 2.7 respectively, with the mean being about 2.4 above average.

Given that the difference between Sydney and Brisbane averages is about 3 degrees, 2.4 is bigger than it sounds.

Another slightly odd thing, it wasn't a particularly sunny month like the record December of 2005, as I recall a like bright and sunny Christmas holiday of childhood memory with probably close to 10 hours sunshine a day. Sunshine this December will have finished at about 7.5 hours per day, slightly below the average of 7.9.


Edited by Steve777 (31/12/2016 20:08)
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#1399701 - 31/12/2016 20:12 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Yeah Steve. Has been particularly cloudy this month. It seems that no matter what type of weather we were getting there was cloud. Many a hot day has been spoilt by cloud.

And Homer, I was reading the last few posts and I was picking up a heat hating vibe. Never picked you for someone who hated the heat.

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#1399702 - 31/12/2016 20:16 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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I did say the cooler temps tonight were nice, but I'll get sick of it in a day. That's mainly because I don't enjoy the same weather day in day out, it's nice to have a change. But no heat hater vibe from me. wink
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#1399703 - 31/12/2016 20:30 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: kizz]
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Originally Posted By: kizz

And Homer, I was reading the last few posts and I was picking up a heat hating vibe. Never picked you for someone who hated the heat.


I'm still not getting your sarcasm.
Why start now?
I've always been a heat hater. You know that.


Edited by Homer (31/12/2016 20:35)

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#1399704 - 31/12/2016 20:36 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Originally Posted By: Steve777
Unexpectedly, the skies over Sydney have largely cleared, don't know for how long. Still around 24 and humid but the wind has dropped significantly.

December was quite a hot month overall for Sydney and probably much/most of the state. The BOM will write up its usual detailed report in a couple of days, but as a general indication OH has finished at 20.0 - 28.2, respectively the second highest minimum and third highest maximum on record (158 years). The average of 24.1 would be the second highest after 1990 (20.1 - 28.6, both the record).

Compared to 1961-1990 averages, the min-max anomalies were 2.0 and 2.7 respectively, with the mean being about 2.4 above average.

Given that the difference between Sydney and Brisbane averages is about 3 degrees, 2.4 is bigger than it sounds.

Another slightly odd thing, it wasn't a particularly sunny month like the record December of 2005, as I recall a like bright and sunny Christmas holiday of childhood memory with probably close to 10 hours sunshine a day. Sunshine this December will have finished at about 7.5 hours per day, slightly below the average of 7.9.


Just read over you post now in detail Steve (rather than scanning) and yes it has been a very Brisbane-esque December. Average for max here was 28.1C and min was 17.9 which doesn't seem high but was nearly 2 above and the warmest on record for December at Albion Park. I've got a feeling that it's going to be a very hot January as well, but obviously not during the week. I've been told that there is heat expected for mid January by someone on another group so it would be good if that eventuates. I want to get a 40C max this summer, and we've already had perhaps up to 4 opportunities for it (including the last 2 days) but cloud has spoilt the party every time.

I wish everyone a happy new year and hopefully a great 2017. Personally, I'm wishing for a less stressful and less pressured year. I also want to gain the motivation and confidence to get off my ass and start setting up my adult life. For now I'm going to drink lots of booze and worry about the new year when it comes. grin

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#1399710 - 31/12/2016 22:17 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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26.2c was my overnight min last night. Today temp got to 33c before the weak as p1ss southerly arrived, the southerly was that weak the scud cloud was about six hours behind it, anyway its still currently 25c, could be another comfortable night of 20c+ coming up as there is very little wind and a nice blanket of scud.

Just the odd flash of distant lightning can be seen tonight, would be nice to see a mother nature fireworks display!!

And WR, you're a little pisspot poke , mate enjoy your night!! You're only young once!! smile

And Happy New Year to everyone!! cheers


Edited by EddyG (31/12/2016 22:24)
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#1399711 - 31/12/2016 22:18 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Originally Posted By: Wave Rider
I've got a feeling that it's going to be a very hot January as well, but obviously not during the week. I've been told that there is heat expected for mid January by someone on another group so it would be good if that eventuates.


The signs were looking much stronger for a hot Jan a few weeks back but have eased off quite a bit recently. With the way the first week is looking I think we can expect more of the same over the rest of Jan, IMO. But, then again mother nature can surprise. cool

HNY Folks! smile


Edited by CoastalStorm22 (31/12/2016 22:19)
Edit Reason: NY Wishes

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#1399712 - 31/12/2016 22:21 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Happy New Year to everyone here. May 2017 bring everone their favourite weather - heat, cold, sun, wind, photogenic clouds, rain, snow and (everone would agree with this one) storms.

GFS and weather.com are sugesting some heat around the 8th to the 11th but it's early days. NAEFS has a warm signal for our part of the world for the second week of January: NAEFS

And WR, have fun but take care with the booze. I've had more than was good for me over the years and the world you face as a young adult looks to be much less forgiving than the one I had to deal with.

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