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Post by horace on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 00:10

hope all in dubberland escaped unscathed yesterday...today the hot spell moves to banjoland...a predicted minimum of 7 days of heatwave and fire threat...

next hot spell in the sth east due to start on friday

Bureau of Meteorology has had to adjust the heat scale on their maps to provide for maximum temps in excess of 50C ...the delayed wet season in the north is driving temps up in north and central oz

hundreds of fires in eastern Oz...some lit by crazed arsonists...others caused by dolt farmers driving defective machinery that throw sparks...I hate Nero
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Post by skully on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 00:52

Ferkin nasty gear. Was very tempted to hit the road early from Port Mac to check the gutters etc at home. Decided otherwise and the skully shack survived to the 43C carnage. The cat and the back yard grass weren't happy but.
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Post by PeterCS on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 01:17

Sounds grim.

If you'd like to syphon off about 15 degrees of that, and send it over here ....
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Post by Red on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 01:21

A couple of days ago the country broke the average temperature record across all states.
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Post by embee on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 01:24

I blame skully for being a climate change denier
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Post by Mick Sawyer on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 01:32

skully wrote:Ferkin nasty gear. Was very tempted to hit the road early from Port Mac to check the gutters etc at home. Decided otherwise and the skully shack survived to the 43C carnage. The cat and the back yard grass weren't happy but.

Hopefully the cat succumbed.
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Post by skully on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 01:34

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Post by PlanetPakistan on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 02:00

Good luck to all of you guys!
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Post by Mick Sawyer on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 02:07

Cheers PP
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Post by JGK on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 03:18

There was talk that this average max temp across all of Aust yesterday was above 40.

Amazingly, today is quite cool (I am away with the family at Caves Beach at the moment).

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Post by skully on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 03:21

Aye, as Red alluded, only 3 times in history has the combined average of all met stations in Australia topped 40C. Yesterday the average was 40.33C, the highest ever.

I blame Tim Flannery*.






























* For being a complete qunt.
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Post by skully on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 03:23

Pleasant mid 20C day in the Knee of Syd today. Ironically, Port Mac is expecting 37C today.
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Post by Mick Sawyer on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 03:24

JGK wrote:
I am away with the family at Caves Beach at the moment

*shudder*

Mrs Mick1 emerged from one of those Caves.
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Post by skully on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 03:26

columbo



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Post by embee on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 03:27

skully wrote:Aye, as Red alluded, only 3 times in history has the combined average of all met stations in Australia topped 40C. Yesterday the average was 40.33C, the highest ever.

I blame Tim Flannery*.






























* For being a complete qunt.

You were a complete qunt long before you'd heard of Tim Flannery
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Post by skully on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 03:28

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Post by Big Dog on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 06:21

Cold change came through today in Tas but the main fires are still out of control. Police are organising convoys to evacuate people trapped on the Tasman Peninsular. Meanwhile in scenes reminiscent of Dunkirk, a flotilla of chartered & private boats & ferries have been ferrying supplies to the townships cutoff by the fires.
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Post by Mick Sawyer on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 06:24

Big Dog wrote:Cold change came through today in Tas but the main fires are still out of control. Police are organising convoys to evacuate people trapped on the Tasman Peninsular. Meanwhile in scenes reminiscent of Dunkirk, a flotilla of chartered & private boats & ferries have been ferrying supplies to the townships cutoff by the fires.

I heard that an oyster nursery lost a generator & 10 sparkies turned up after getting the facebook treatment. Great spirit!
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Post by Big Dog on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 06:28

Mick Sawyer wrote:
Big Dog wrote:Cold change came through today in Tas but the main fires are still out of control. Police are organising convoys to evacuate people trapped on the Tasman Peninsular. Meanwhile in scenes reminiscent of Dunkirk, a flotilla of chartered & private boats & ferries have been ferrying supplies to the townships cutoff by the fires.

I heard that an oyster nursery lost a generator & 10 sparkies turned up after getting the facebook treatment. Great spirit!

Just another reason not to use faceache.
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Post by Mick Sawyer on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 20:44

I must not have made it clear BD; the sparkies turned up voluntarily after learning of the problem via facebook. In this instance, facebook did good, unless of course you have a pathological dislike of oysters.
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Post by horace on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 22:53

one of BDs heads likes oysters...the other fascist lib voting head likes deep fried crab sticks
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Post by Mick Sawyer on Wed 09 Jan 2013, 23:36

horace wrote:one of BDs heads likes oysters...the other fascist lib voting head likes deep fried crab sticks

**chuckle**
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Post by Big Dog on Thu 10 Jan 2013, 05:28

horace wrote:one of BDs heads likes oysters...the other fascist lib voting head likes deep fried crab sticks

Actually i don't like either. Razz
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Post by horace on Thu 10 Jan 2013, 05:34

crays and scallops?
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Post by Big Dog on Thu 10 Jan 2013, 05:35

horace wrote:crays and scallops?

Now you're talking Cool
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