Loc: Seaford Meadows, SA
Tomorrow is a tricky one. Hotter air aloft at 850hPa, but weak sfc trough will push north during the mid to late morning turning winds w then sw to s gradually freshening into the mid afternoon. Will be an early max for Adelaide probably, if the change is even one hour late, 44C is a real shot. I'll go for 43C given the very hot air up top atm. 31C 850hPa temps over Port Aug area tomorrow arvo and a N wind....they are a real shot at 48C (probably rounded). Other usual spots to be watched as well (Kyancutta, Tarcoola, Renmark, Whyalla, Mildura). Roseworthy might crack 45C before the change.
Still 35C at Noarlunga where sfc inversion cannot form properly due to the topography.
33.6C at Mt Lofty at 1am, hottest place in Adelaide, of all places! Even Melbourne is getting in on the action with numerous 30C plus readings there, after missing out on summer thus far. Ofcourse, the disgusting cold outbreak on Sunday will sort them out.
31.0C on my PWS, low so far 30.6C. 33.6C at 1:30am in Mildura
NSW Outback has some truly epic readings, including 36.9C at White Cliffs, 36.8C at Tibooburra, 36.6C at Fowlers Gap. Pure 100% legendary
this is gunna evaporate any water we've got over the last few weeks real quick. well it is summer anyway, 'bout time we got a size 12 up the backside, we've had it too good for too long this summer. RS, it's warm down there for you, you be rolling in it like the proverbial farm dog in....... bit cooler for you tomorrow though while the rest of the state gets cooked bar certain coastal areas. an increase in DPs is on the menu so the uncomfortable factor is going to ramp up. my aircon will run all night at a sizzling 23° sparrow fart start for work tomorrow and an early minute or 60 to go home. better than a slap in the face with a dead fish. yer TS that change is going to be a life saver of sorts, GFS has it running right over adelaide on the 7.30 map and on the 10.30 map has it running from bordertown to the iron triangle across to kimba and off to ceduna-nullabour. the biggest problem is for adelaide it appears it will not be a gusty change which would induce a rapid cooldown, things are going to happen slowly or seem not to happen at all, at least it will cut the worst off the top end. no power loss here thankfully.
Loc: Gladstone Sth Aust
Originally Posted By: Chris #3
Just on the dragonflies -
I don't think they're simply looking for a cooler spot.
They look like they're hunting to me. Sorry about the music - put it in when I was leaning towards mating.
Need to full screen HD. Still doesn't do the size of the group justice.
So a swarm on the day of the storm (of the underrated trough Jan.) And a swarm today. Maybe I can find some correlations with the weather data. (Correlate isn't causation I know I know)
While at Mt Herbie on fri this huge dragonfly appeared from the west, circled around me and then continued on its way. Of course then came the rain over the following days including a beaut thunderstorm out Peterborough way on saturday night, which unfortunately I missed due to family commitments.
BWWAAAHHAAHHAA good one StL, always wanted to get myself a flying deckchair. take it easy with the heat mate.
dragonflies come from mudeyes which live in water and are a sign of a good season as far as rain goes. it's their breeding season now, like butterflies, dragonflies are the final winged stage of their lifecycle.
Loc: North Brighton, SA
Stay cool everyone, I'll be in a air-conditioned car in-between clients. Between Noarlunga and Parafield Gardens this arvo, likely I'll experience a 10 degree difference between the two at some stage later today.
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