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#1404155 - 26/01/2017 23:45 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Thanks Steve! We'll bear that in mind when visiting the coast north of Sydney. smile

Cheers Homer, yes having a great time as you can tell. And this will be my longest-ever interstate trip outside Victoria! Two whole weeks in NSW/ACT coming up!! grin

Reached a hot 32.7C here in Canberra today. Mostly sunny skies, although there was a bit of bubbly convective stuff to the southwest beyond the Namadgi National Park (in the direction of the NSW Snowy Mountains). No showers or thunderstorms to report though.

Winds were light, until a rather strong easterly/southwesterly kicked in from the Tasman Sea/South Pacific Ocean around 6pm, with a hideous scudfest blowing in from the Batemans Bay/Ulladulla region of the NSW South Coast over the following 2-3 hour period, getting thicker after dark. The wind was refreshing at first following the unsettling heat, but by 7:30pm it was downright cold, all the more at Mount Ainslie and at Telstra Tower atop Black Mountain! eek

At least the "coastal fungus" didn't spoil what turned out to be a beautiful sunset over the Brindabella Ranges around 8:15pm! smile

The clouds began breaking up around 11pm back here in the Gungahlin region. Winds have eased too. Currently around 18C. smile

A great day for seeing many of the Capital's attractions, including those mentioned above, and I got to see the Australia Day fireworks above Lake Burley Griffin (in the direction of the City). smile


Edited by aussiestormfreak (26/01/2017 23:48)

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#1404158 - 27/01/2017 00:25 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: WarrenTheSnowMan]
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Originally Posted By: WarrenTheSnowMan
Originally Posted By: Kangaroo
Originally Posted By: WarrenTheSnowMan
Stop making these threads, we don't need to be reminded that we're going to burn in hell!


I'm currently in Furano Japan and coming back to Sydney next Wednesday (1.2.2017). Hoping that next Tuesday is the end of the summer heat nonsense.


I hope you're enjoying your days of extreme cold, we'll have plenty of heat to warm you up when you get back smile


I am enjoying it. I think that today's max of -7C was the highest max in over a week. Probably only achieved that due to the fact that it snowed all day. Clearer days recently have had -10 max temps. Love it.

I can tolerate high temps when storms come my way later in the day, but 2016-17 has been lean in northern Sydney (when I've been home).

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#1404176 - 27/01/2017 09:43 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Cloud on Mt horrible again, some cloud coming over from the east.

Some suggestions for movies for the heatwave -

"Too hot to Handle" Clarke Gable and Myrna Loy, a classic movie from the 30s.
"The Long Hot summer" Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Lee Remick and Orson Welles, a classic from the 50s
"Body Heat" with Kathleen Turner, though you might want to wait for cooler weather for that one.

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#1404180 - 27/01/2017 10:30 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Some heavy rain falling now, probably the only thing that can prevent heat right now, under the circumstances and at this time of the year.
Reminds me of the few years I spent in the Northern Rivers, only rain could stop heat in summer up there.

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#1404189 - 27/01/2017 12:20 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: Homer]
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Originally Posted By: Homer
I know some of you don't like it, but I've really enjoyed these past two days of marine layer cloud just to put a lid on the temps for a bit.
There's been plenty of hot days this Jan (so the heat lovers should have little to complain about smile ) and there is plenty more to come, so just having a few days respite has been a blessing.
I know, I know, there's been plenty of north west cloud bands that have made conditions seem dull, but if anything, it has prevented the heat from reaching extreme levels.

I actually think this summer has been a good compromise for both the heat and cool lovers. After every few days of extreme heat, there's been a couple of days of respite.

The only thing we can all agree on is the pathetic lack of decent storms. It's been pretty bad this summer. So be it.
The other positive is that the heat lovers haven't had reason to complain about constant SE'ers and dreary scud day after day, like we've had in previous summers.
Like I said, it's been a good compromise.
Now, bring on the heat next week. The sooner it's over the better. grin

**Have a great trip ASF!!! I'm sure you will as it sounds like you enjoy your travel and experiencing different weather conditions. Like me.


I agree with almost everything you have said in this post.

Yesterday was actually pretty alright weatherwise. I went to Wollongong harbour (or Belmore Basin as it's known around here) yesterday at about 6pm to watch the fireworks and catch up with family that I haven't seen in over a year. It was cool and cloudy but there wasn't a roaring NEer like a hot and sunny afternoon would've produced. It was perfect weather to sit in for hours waiting til the 9pm fireworks, where it gets hot in the sun after a while. It looked like it was going to rain but yet it completely held off. Btw, the fireworks were absolutely fantastic here. I know that next week will be very hot again to so I'm happy to have this cooler cloudy weather in the meantime. I like to think of it as a glass half full. smile

If it wasn't for the extreme lack of storms, this would rate as the better summer I've experienced by a long shot. Even so, it's been a great summer so far.
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Oct- 21st
Nov- 9th, 28th
Jan- 24th
Feb- 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th(2)
Mar- 13th, 16th, 22nd
Apr- 9th, 26th
May- 24th

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#1404205 - 27/01/2017 15:10 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: Kangaroo]
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Originally Posted By: Kangaroo

I am enjoying it. I think that today's max of -7C was the highest max in over a week. Probably only achieved that due to the fact that it snowed all day. Clearer days recently have had -10 max temps. Love it.

I can tolerate high temps when storms come my way later in the day, but 2016-17 has been lean in northern Sydney (when I've been home).


Lucky you! We had a pleasant day in Blackheath today, the temperature was around 14c for most of the day with thick fog and the occasional shower.

Enjoy your remaining time there! Wish I could swap places with you haha

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#1404219 - 27/01/2017 16:55 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: WarrenTheSnowMan]
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Originally Posted By: WarrenTheSnowMan
Originally Posted By: Kangaroo

I am enjoying it. I think that today's max of -7C was the highest max in over a week. Probably only achieved that due to the fact that it snowed all day. Clearer days recently have had -10 max temps. Love it.

I can tolerate high temps when storms come my way later in the day, but 2016-17 has been lean in northern Sydney (when I've been home).


Lucky you! We had a pleasant day in Blackheath today, the temperature was around 14c for most of the day with thick fog and the occasional shower.

Enjoy your remaining time there! Wish I could swap places with you haha


Lol at least you can escape the heat quite easily there.
Here there is nowhere to run or hide, bar the Barrington Tops which are not that easy to get to.
Got to 29C in the end today, just below the 30C forecast, and quite muggy with aircon still required for part of the day.
The heat now upgraded for Tuesday 31st Jan to 43C in the Hunter and western Sydney.
However the following day has been downgraded significantly now, as we were looking at 3 days in a row over 40C at one stage.

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#1404223 - 27/01/2017 17:14 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: DerekHV]
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Originally Posted By: DerekHV

Lol at least you can escape the heat quite easily there.
Here there is nowhere to run or hide, bar the Barrington Tops which are not that easy to get to.
Got to 29C in the end today, just below the 30C forecast, and quite muggy with aircon still required for part of the day.
The heat now upgraded for Tuesday 31st Jan to 43C in the Hunter and western Sydney.
However the following day has been downgraded significantly now, as we were looking at 3 days in a row over 40C at one stage.


I wish, I was only in Blackheath for a day trip, I'm from the Penrith area and work in Emu Plains so I get no relief what so ever frown. Really looking forward to these two above 40 degree days.......... DEFINITELY NOT

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#1404227 - 27/01/2017 17:39 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Yeah it takes ages to get up there, more than an hour just from Dungog. Worth it once you do finally get there.

Pretty pleasant here this arvo, it is mainly sunny now with a moderate NE seabreeze.
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2016-17 season storm total for here= 15

Oct- 21st
Nov- 9th, 28th
Jan- 24th
Feb- 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th(2)
Mar- 13th, 16th, 22nd
Apr- 9th, 26th
May- 24th

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#1404228 - 27/01/2017 17:51 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Wave Rider,you can only get to the top of the barrington range from Gloucester,on the Scone road,it takes you over the top down into Moonan flats.from Dungog you are geting into the southern rainforests at the bottom of the range.the Upper Allyn areas and the Tellegherry areas in Chichester state forests,the Tellegherry area is only 30mins from Dungog, off the chichester Dam road,both beautifull areas.



Edited by Stormy3 (27/01/2017 17:58)

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#1404233 - 27/01/2017 18:08 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Oh yeah you're right Stormy, I haven't actually been to the main range where Polblue is, I have only been to Mt Allyn at about 1100m and around Chichester State forest. A very nice area indeed. I'd love to get up to main area, it's pretty high up for snow but it gets packed when there's snow because of that Barrington Tops snow chasers group.
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2016-17 season storm total for here= 15

Oct- 21st
Nov- 9th, 28th
Jan- 24th
Feb- 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th(2)
Mar- 13th, 16th, 22nd
Apr- 9th, 26th
May- 24th

The longer you wait for things, the more you appreciate them.

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#1404251 - 27/01/2017 20:54 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Originally Posted By: HumphreyBear
Wall of Voodoo fame. Look it up, kids.


So plenty of fried Iguana around.
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#1404260 - 27/01/2017 23:24 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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I will be up working in the Southern Highlands next week and just checking the forecast. Shoot, two 37C days in a row for Bowral expected. But who am I to complain when Warren and Homer will be working in low to possibly mid 40's.


Edited by Wave Rider (27/01/2017 23:25)
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2016-17 season storm total for here= 15

Oct- 21st
Nov- 9th, 28th
Jan- 24th
Feb- 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th(2)
Mar- 13th, 16th, 22nd
Apr- 9th, 26th
May- 24th

The longer you wait for things, the more you appreciate them.

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#1404262 - 28/01/2017 00:02 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: Wave Rider]
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Originally Posted By: Wave Rider
I will be up working in the Southern Highlands next week and just checking the forecast. Shoot, two 37C days in a row for Bowral expected. But who am I to complain when Warren and Homer will be working in low to possibly mid 40's.


Mate, when it starts to get above 35, it's tough for anyone.
If it ever get's above 40, I go home. Sometimes I can't though, so those are the difficult days.
Tough it out and work harder. That's what I try and do.
It actually works to get you accustomed to working on days with great heat.
It's not pleasant nor comfortable. But it helps.
I'm much older than you and have spent many years dealing with this [censored] heat. I've found that trying to deal with it, accepting it for what it is, and ignoring it or just toughing it out works fine. And, that's what get's me through it.

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#1404263 - 28/01/2017 00:30 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Evening guys! smile

A rather chilly start to yesterday here in Canberra, dropping down to 13.5C during the night. Low cloud hung over the Capital, even cloaking the highest peaks along the Brindabella Ranges (including Mount Tennant, Mount Franklin, and Mount Coree), but the cloud burnt off from 10am onwards.

A hot, dry and mostly sunny afternoon with light winds followed, with a top of 33.2C. poke

A nice sunset over Gungahlin around 8pm btw. smile

Currently around 20C with clear skies. Sad to be leaving Canberra tomorrow, but looking forward to going to Sydney! smile


Edited by aussiestormfreak (28/01/2017 00:37)

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#1404265 - 28/01/2017 00:38 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Looking forward to having you here mate!! Enjoy your stay!!

BTW, you forgot to tell us that where you are, Canberra, is in the ACT. smile

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#1404267 - 28/01/2017 00:56 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: Homer]
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Originally Posted By: Homer
Looking forward to having you here mate!! Enjoy your stay!!

BTW, you forgot to tell us that where you are, Canberra, is in the ACT. smile


Haha yes I forgot Homer, I should've used "Canberra, ACT" grin

And cheers mate, I look forward to reporting from Sydney, with my sights also set on the "NSW Blue Mountains" and "NSW Central Coast" wink

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#1404293 - 28/01/2017 09:31 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Yes I think 35C is about the point where it starts to feel hot, even with low humidity. That sounds like a good strategy- work harder. I've found myself just working normally on really hot days, since keeping busy makes the day go quicker.

You should go through Wollongong on the way to Sydney. This is an awesome city.
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2016-17 season storm total for here= 15

Oct- 21st
Nov- 9th, 28th
Jan- 24th
Feb- 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th(2)
Mar- 13th, 16th, 22nd
Apr- 9th, 26th
May- 24th

The longer you wait for things, the more you appreciate them.

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#1404305 - 28/01/2017 11:08 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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G'day WR! Yeah would love to go through Wollongong and the Illawarra but time is short unfortunately. Next time maybe! smile

Left Canberra about 45 minutes ago, currently travelling north up the M31 Hume Highway (Melbourne-Sydney) at Goulburn! smile

Currently around 30C and mostly sunny, but hazy.

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#1404307 - 28/01/2017 11:37 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Now stopping for a drink, leg stretch and toilet break at Marulan in the NSW Southern Highlands. Only a couple more hours to go to Sydney and the Australan East Coast! grin

Currently around 28C and partly cloudy. Hoping storms will fire up above the Tablelands and Blue Mountains this arvo! smile


Edited by aussiestormfreak (28/01/2017 11:37)

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