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#1 ComradeBob

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

Because this northern suburban Sydney girl wants to know when she'll be able to get to sleep tonight!

#2 purpleblackqueen

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

I think sleep will be nonexistent tonight, we are currently at 40.3 and can expect a low of 30 tonight. I am up between Maitland and New Castle

Edited by purpleblackqueen, 08 January 2013 - 04:49 PM.


#3 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

Smh reporting not till around midnight Bob! (Sydney inner west here) ...I have put out emergency call for tonic water...in this dastardedly heat one needs an ice cold g &t I think...I didn't drink last night as I didn't want to be dehydrated today....but I feel now I need the medicinal effects of all that quinine ..and you know....gin....

#4 PrincessPeach

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

I didn't think it was forecast to come through to you guys until early tomorrow morning - 2am or something.

All i know is it will be blasting your hot air north to Qld.

#5 ~chiquita~

Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

It hit Bega at 4.53. Temps went from 41 to 25 very quickly.
I don't think it'll come through until after midnight. I'm in southern Sydney and it's still 40 degrees outside. I'd really like to open some windows, it's rather stuffy in here now. sad.gif

I'll feel it before you do Bob! tongue.gif

#6 lozoodle

Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

Still 40 here but opened the upstairs windows and its nice having a breeze, even though its warm.

Am i the only one not finding it that bad? It feels like early 30s to me due to lack of humidity. Im a bit over randoms in the street saying how i must be feelingnthe heat just coz im pregnant too.

#7 ~chiquita~

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

QUOTE (lozoodle @ 08/01/2013, 06:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Still 40 here but opened the upstairs windows and its nice having a breeze, even though its warm.

Am i the only one not finding it that bad? It feels like early 30s to me due to lack of humidity.

I'm not brave enough to open the windows, it's 38 degrees out there and I'm not inviting it in! There's usually a very pleasant nor-easter blowing through my windows right now.

It wasn't as bad as I expected it to be thanks to the low humidity. I slept in a 31 degree bedroom about a month ago, humidity was at 70% which was very unpleasant. I can cope with the heat during the day but I'm not cool trying to sleep in it.

Southerly has just hit Moruya. It's not moving very fast, probably won't be here til after 3am. sad.gif

#8 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

Manly beachfront sweltering. No aircon. No natural sea breeze.

Melting.



#9 Beth E

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

No, not here yet (south west Sydney)..

Just went outside briefly and it is still horrible.

#10 blueberrymuffin

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

It's lovely in Adelaide...

*runs away*

#11 Nepheline

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

Bondi here. It's awful! No cool change yet..

#12 Coffeegirl

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

South Sydney suburb and it was still 40 at 7:30 sad.gif

As -chiquita- said though, the lack of humidity makes it bearable.  Like being in Adelaide again.  

Just imagine how horrid this heat would be with 80% + humidity rather than the 16% it is currently.

#13 ElevenYears

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

2am was the prediction.  They've been fairly spot on about the timing of things so far.

I was surprised by today too.  I'd forgotten how much dry heat is different from humid heat.  It turns out it's not the heat I mind - it's that awful sticky-sweaty feeling which just didn't happen today.

Which isn't to say I'm not eagerly awaiting the cool change!

But the standout thing about today for me was how amazing our firefighters are.  We're so lucky people put up their hands to do that sort of thing.

#14 QuisbySchmoo

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

Still 35 outside here according to our temp gauge (Wollondilly Shire) but I have been sitting outside for the last hour and a half or so, reading and relaxing with a wine and every so often I get a blast of cool air and then nothing after that - it happens about every 20 minutes or so.  We are higher up on the hill so probably just a quirk but it is nice when it happens.

Not expecting anything dramatic until early morning though.


#15 Starletta

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

Between 2 and 4 pm for us Bob sad.gif

#16 Kay1

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

I went outside once the sun went down and went in the pool. The bits of me not in the water felt like they were burning in hot sun just from the hot air.

I agree though its not as bad as when its humid as well. DS2 has somehow managed to go to sleep upstairs. The other two are sleeping downstairs tonight.

#17 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

Northern Illawarra here and still 35 degrees.

#18 ytt

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

QUOTE (Foogle @ 08/01/2013, 08:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Still 35 outside here according to our temp gauge (Wollondilly Shire) but I have been sitting outside for the last hour and a half or so, reading and relaxing with a wine and every so often I get a blast of cool air and then nothing after that - it happens about every 20 minutes or so.  We are higher up on the hill so probably just a quirk but it is nice when it happens.

Not expecting anything dramatic until early morning though.



35 down in the valley  wink.gif



I've got a wine and moving the sprinkler every 10 minutes. I've been here for 5 years now and the garden is normally swimming, first time in 5 years I'm using the tank water! I wonder how long it will last lol

#19 nicknick

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

Sutherland shire and it's still horrible here (definitely not god's country here tonight), we just went for a swim in our neighbours pool and I was melting when out. Sorry neighbours but my a/c isn't going off until we get the change.

Lozoodle I'm sorry but I am with the randoms in your street - you are doing very well to not be feeling it original.gif

Edited by nicknick, 08 January 2013 - 08:00 PM.


#20 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE (nicknick @ 08/01/2013, 08:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry neighbours but my a/c isn't going off until we get the change.

Nor ours......I think people will be understanding under these circumstances ....

#21 . . .

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

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Edited by bye, 29 March 2013 - 02:59 PM.


#22 QuisbySchmoo

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE (i-candi @ 08/01/2013, 08:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
35 down in the valley  wink.gif



I've got a wine and moving the sprinkler every 10 minutes. I've been here for 5 years now and the garden is normally swimming, first time in 5 years I'm using the tank water! I wonder how long it will last lol


Last time it was like this i-candi was in 2005 if I remember rightly.  Everything was so dry and brown and I think we got to 44 that year (2005) or it may have been early 2006.

November rain had filled the tanks though that year, but not so this year (usually we can rely on November as a rainy month) so I have the water man coming tomorrow to dump two loads (24,000 litres) into the main tank.

That should see us through - I forecast late January as being a tank-filling time.  wink.gif


#23 Duck-o-lah

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

Still 30 degrees and horrid in Canberra. I feel for those of you suffering in 40 degree heat sad.gif

#24 ~Mintie~

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

Nope, it's still 33c here.

#25 lozoodle

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

QUOTE (nicknick @ 08/01/2013, 08:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sutherland shire and it's still horrible here (definitely not god's country here tonight), we just went for a swim in our neighbours pool and I was melting when out. Sorry neighbours but my a/c isn't going off until we get the change.

Lozoodle I'm sorry but I am with the randoms in your street - you are doing very well to not be feeling it original.gif

Im in the shire too original.gif

I think im ok because id rather it to having a newborn in no aircon. Its just me i have tomworry about so its easier. Im grateful its not like the horrid summer of 2009 when dd was1 was new original.gif

That said, the cool change will be welome.my balcony door off the bedroom will remain open all night!




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