How are you fellows faring in the record heat?

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How are you fellows faring in the record heat?

Post by NiceAft » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:32 pm

I keep seeing the reports on your heat wave and wondering how our down under mates are doing?

Australia is a big continent; is the heat wave affecting all parts?

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Re: How are you fellows faring in the record heat?

Post by uncle trev » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:28 pm

:macx: hi there its Saturday the 20/12 & it quite hot we are staying indoors we are about 30 km south of Sydney bounded by royal national park & Heathcote national park . You may be aware of the bushfire problem we have around Sydney we are in the middle of a mega drought and the fires are pretty bad the last time we used:TREV_ANNE' 26x was trip from home to 1770 QLD for 6 weeks in July-Aug. by road stayed on 1770 marina for 4 weeks a great spot . hoping to get on the water over xmas uncle trev

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Re: How are you fellows faring in the record heat?

Post by warfin » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:33 pm

We have been experiencing extreme heat conditions in S E Queensland. Temps of 37-38 have been regularly recorded in the coastal regions with smoke haze being the most debilitating issue for the elderly.
Visibility has been down to 3 nautical miles despite winds of up to 25 kts but it's raining lightly now which should clear the atmosphere and dampen the vegetation. Hopefully our firefighters will have a break.
We expect the rain to continue until Boxing Day and clear on Friday for a five day cruise and get-together of 2 X's and one M at nearby Kooringal, Morton Island.
With compliments of the season,
Warfin.

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Re: How are you fellows faring in the record heat?

Post by DownSouth » Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:56 pm

By a freak of the wind that couldn't get far enough south it was 44 degrees C 50km north of here and a nice 26C here thanks to an easterly wind - that was nice...... But it will soon be scorching hot even this far south soon .......

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