Thursday, January 29, 2009

It's hot, damn hot...

There aren't even any mad dogs or Englishmen outside at the moment.

It is currently 41.9 degrees Celsius out there, down a tad from a maximum half an hour ago of 42.9 degrees.

That would be all okay, but they are suggesting that we might have another two or three days of this weather coming up...

25 Comments:

At Thursday, January 29, 2009 6:16:00 am , Anonymous Louise said...

Oh look, face it David, it's much better down here!

 
At Thursday, January 29, 2009 6:17:00 am , Anonymous Paul said...

Hi David, you have my sympathy, but I think Sydney is getting hotter as well.
This reminds me of a parish priest we used to have here, who has gone to his eternal reward many years ago. In those days, in the 1960's he used to visit all his parishioners at least once per year, and on really hot days, he went around all the elderly people who lived on their own, to see how they were coping. Those were the days!!! Vale Fr Tosi.

 
At Thursday, January 29, 2009 6:22:00 am , Anonymous matthias said...

those were the days in deed Paul. Just 10 years ago and when i was in the UCA we had a minister who never,never visited.Rain hail or shie. All of his predecessors did but not him
He left that up to the Elders. i think he wondered why his term at the Church was cut from 5 years to 2 years and in the process the Church imploded.

 
At Thursday, January 29, 2009 10:02:00 am , Anonymous Schütz said...

Re priests visiting: I used to visit people with airconditioning on hot days...

 
At Thursday, January 29, 2009 10:03:00 am , Anonymous Schütz said...

And I should point out that it is currently 11pm at night...

 
At Thursday, January 29, 2009 10:58:00 am , Anonymous Schütz said...

32 degrees at midnight...

 
At Thursday, January 29, 2009 12:37:00 pm , Anonymous Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Give me the heat! Am flying to Egypt tomorrow!

 
At Thursday, January 29, 2009 5:51:00 pm , Anonymous Tony Bartel said...

Well of course Sydney is always cooler than Melbourne.

And the temperature is quite often lower as well!

 
At Thursday, January 29, 2009 7:01:00 pm , Anonymous matthias said...

Sorry Tony but Sydney people and Adelaide people think melbourne's shopping is the coolest.
Jackie parkes-my brother in law has just come back from england and Egypt.He said he preferred Egypt's heat to the English winter,so have a nice time

 
At Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:33:00 pm , Anonymous Joshua said...

Have sympathy, David - Launceston's sweltering in what will be a record-breaking four days over 30, as "The Examiner" (our local paper) tells us: yesterday 33, today 34, then 33 and 33 again...

I couldn't sleep last night: about midnight I got up and picked out an old Dr Who novelization ("The Pyramids of Mars") for a quick read; by the time I finished I finally could rest.

 
At Thursday, January 29, 2009 11:34:00 pm , Anonymous Sharon said...

When the guinea pigs were young we used to put ice blocks wrapped in a towel for them on hot days; they loved laying on them. When they got older we brought them inside plus ice blocks.

 
At Thursday, January 29, 2009 11:34:00 pm , Anonymous Aussie Therese said...

we will get to 46 today in Port Augusta. We went to the pool early this morning.

 
At Friday, January 30, 2009 1:44:00 am , Anonymous Schütz said...

Yes, Sharon, we are doing this. I came home last night to find them "belly-flopped" on the ice blocks!

Cat is spending the day under the house. It's so cool under there, I was almost tempted to join her...

It's 43.6 degrees out there at the moment.

 
At Friday, January 30, 2009 1:54:00 am , Anonymous Louise said...

he used to visit all his parishioners at least once per year, and on really hot days, he went around all the elderly people who lived on their own, to see how they were coping. Those were the days!!! Vale Fr Tosi.

Good fellow! God rest his soul.

 
At Friday, January 30, 2009 1:56:00 am , Anonymous Louise said...

Launceston's sweltering in what will be a record-breaking four days over 30, as "The Examiner" (our local paper) tells us: yesterday 33, today 34, then 33 and 33 again...

Yikes! There's a veritable heatwave for you!

Ah, the Exaggerator... is it just as useless as it used to be?

What took you to Lonnie, Josh?

 
At Friday, January 30, 2009 3:01:00 am , Anonymous Joshua said...

The Examiner is an excellent* newspaper - it contains much the same as The Mercury, that strange southern Tasmanian publication, but in fewer pages, Deo gratias. Founded in 1842, it's the oldest paper in Tasmania, and has the highest penetration rate in its target market (Northern Tasmania) of any newspaper in Australia, being taken by up to 90% of homes.

(* Neutral between elections, Liberal at elections, as Edmund Rouse used to say.)

Louise, if you read my blog, you'd have known for months that I've moved back to Tas. for work! Tsk, tsk.

 
At Friday, January 30, 2009 3:03:00 am , Anonymous Joshua said...

The temperature peaked earlier today at 35.7!

 
At Friday, January 30, 2009 4:19:00 am , Anonymous Schütz said...

It topped 44 degrees a couple of minutes ago. Time to go out and get in the car that has been sitting in the sun all day...

 
At Friday, January 30, 2009 4:28:00 am , Anonymous Aussie Therese said...

don't you have trees in Melbourne? I move my car from one shady spot to the other when it is over 28.

 
At Friday, January 30, 2009 6:57:00 am , Anonymous Joshua said...

Launceston's had its hottest day in a century, and Flinders Island set a new record for Tasmania of 41 degrees C.

Phew!

 
At Friday, January 30, 2009 9:05:00 pm , Anonymous Louise said...

Louise, if you read my blog, you'd have known for months that I've moved back to Tas. for work!

Ooops! I'll have to go over the older posts, Josh, I must have missed that bit. I do pop in from time to time, you know

BTW, were you at Tas Uni? In the 90s? I'm almost certain I used to see you there at Mass in the Chemistry Catacombs.

 
At Friday, January 30, 2009 10:12:00 pm , Anonymous Schütz said...

Don't worry, Lou, I was embarrassed to find out this bit of info from Josh too when we met up recently. I was under the impression he was just holidaying in Tassie. I too missed that essential point in reading his blog.

Tony - you are too unkind to our old home. You can't be a REAL "sixth generation South Australian" to say such things!

Mind you, it does get hot there. Hotter than here. One thing they have in Adelaide which they don't have in Melbourne is FREE PARKING spaces (in both senses of parking spaces that don't cost heaps and parking spaces that are empty). Which, Therese, is why I don't move my car "from one shady spot to the other when it is over 28". I have use of the Archdiocesan car park, which, if it were ever roofed over and had solar panels put on the top, would generate enough electricity to run the whole Archdiocese.

 
At Friday, January 30, 2009 10:26:00 pm , Anonymous Schütz said...

And it has just hit 40 degrees again at 11:15am.

 
At Saturday, January 31, 2009 6:26:00 am , Anonymous Joshua said...

Oh Louise, don't tell me I know you - you may recall that my memory for names is really bad. Yes, I was at U. Tas. 1993-1998 (the last two years part-time), and well recall Fr Flader offering Mass there...

 
At Saturday, January 31, 2009 9:32:00 am , Anonymous Louise said...

Yep! We've met then, Josh. Don't worry though, I'm pretty forgettable myself. I was there until 1995.

If you happen to recall a very handsome young man of happy-clappy persuasion who often wore a beret (and would have wine and cheese for lunch)... I married him. Lucky me!

And good old Fr Flader!

I was hanging around a fair bit with Students for Christ in those days, although I was still a practicing Catholic.

 

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