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Postby cancan64 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:17 pm

I actually went for a ride this afternoon instead of trying to beat the sunrise... I believe it is about to get hotter and then timer to go back out west... I do miss winter

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Postby elantra » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:40 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:Crappy weather we've been having recently aye? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Earlier today was not too bad, hot but there was a breeze and the humidity was not catastrophic.

cancan64 wrote:I actually went for a ride this afternoon instead of trying to beat the sunrise... I believe it is about to get hotter and then timer to go back out west... I do miss winter

It seems more humid tonight and there is no breeze so i suspect that you are very correct.
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Postby The 2nd Womble » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:30 am

Working in Gatton tomorrow. I'm expecting 45°c :(
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Postby ZepinAtor » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:33 pm

The 2nd Womble wrote:Working in Gatton tomorrow. I'm expecting 45°c :(


Take your bike & head out for a nice lunch time spin.

If you're lucky you'll find a nice northerly facing road with 6 foot high crops growing on both sides which should set up a nice blast furnace effect.

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Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:23 am

The 2nd Womble wrote:Working in Gatton tomorrow. I'm expecting 45°c :(

Good old sweaty Gatton in the summertime. Ah the sweet memories.
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby The 2nd Womble » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:12 pm

I already look like I chewed through a door, I don't need to look kiln baked on top of that. I took a screenshot earlier on today at 41.8°c but Photobucket is now a useless pile of crap. It got hotter.
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Postby foo on patrol » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:29 pm

It was 42. something around 3pm but 45.3 at Roma. :shock:

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Postby cancan64 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:29 pm

I have 1 more week of this lovely cool Brisbane weather before I fly back to Roma for work... great breeze at the moment

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Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:44 am

3am, 27c :shock: I'm going out now for a ride, stuff later on. :wink:

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Postby cancan64 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:34 am

Was 38 according to my garmin when I finished riding this morning... Didn't see any other cyclist in the first hour and hardly anyone on cootha.... the pool was great when I got home

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Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:19 pm

Well it's 44.1 here and the bloody pool is 30.8c. :shock:

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Postby jasonc » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:36 pm

temperature gauge in the shade says just over 40 here.
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Postby Waccofozzy » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:57 pm

44.5 Deg C here in Jamboree Heights at 1445
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Postby Lukeyboy » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:48 pm

It didn't feel that hot. I even wanted to get out for a ride haha.
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Postby The 2nd Womble » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:22 pm

Car temp display read 50.1° after 10 minutes of driving around 1pm. Was parked downstairs in the garage before starting, all concrete, where the air temp reading was 34° and ground temp was 32°. The car never stopped more than 10 seconds for a giveway intersection so no heat soak to skew the reading too much. The glue on the tops of the front door cards failed today and now the faux leather has started separating and curling in on itself! Yes car temp sensors aren't the most accurate, but I worked in Gatton yesterday in 42° and today was something much worse. Other temp guages around here in West Ipswich reached 50 today as well so I believe it.
I also cracked an egg on the pave outside our house, but the crows ate it. The egg white was starti g to go cloudy after 5 minutes. Took pics of all this again today but Photobucket is completely unusable after the recent app upgrade. The developers have now utterly destroyed it.
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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:43 pm

Was just over 40 degrees at my work in Noosa at 11am. It was so hot in the workshop I had to call it quits about 10am, the electric motors were too hot to pick up :shock: . On the plus side I sprayed primer on a MTB stem I had sandblasted and it was dry within a minute :) .
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Postby jasonc » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:35 am

Waccofozzy wrote:44.5 Deg C here in Jamboree Heights at 1445

interesting first post - you live around the corner from me
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Postby Waccofozzy » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:21 am

Long time lurker Jason ;)
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Postby K2 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:01 pm

Been up in Hervey Bay for just over a week and while it's certainly nowhere near as hot by the seaside as elsewhere, the almost constant NNWers have made it interesting.

Yesterday morning about 5:30am I pulled onto the esplanade at the pier and thought I'd mistakenly turned into a wind tunnel. I was using climbing gears to push an impressive 17kph passing Peppers (it's flat)! Fortunately that was the worst of it and the returns from Gatakers made it worth the considerable increase in effort getting there.

When I finished and explained to the Mrs that the reason I looked like I'd just traversed the Nullabor was because it was gusting at way over 35kph out there, she scoffed (she seems to do that a lot :oops: ). How could I possibly know that? Well Sweetness, that'd be because I regularly travel at about that speed on calm days and can gauge the similar feel when things are reversed (ie. when I'm still and the wind is doing the moving), and am getting better at guesstimating it even when I'm struggling into it (both from the effort required and visual clues)(although strangely I almost always underestimate how much assistance it's providing until I turn back into it....and have to drop several gears....and accept that I am not the superman :oops: ). Hmmmpfff was the response.

So after breakfast, cleaning up, etc, I finally sit down at the 'puter to see what the BOM site has to say on the matter. 33kph gusting to 46kph at 10am with highest of 54kph a little earlier. Judging by the reduction in wind noise around the house, trees and wires by then, I'd speculate that it was averaging a fair bit more when I began. Not surprising then that I didn't see a single other happy face in my travels.

The tricky conditions and sandblasting received around Shelly/Torquay were a minor inconvenience however compared to the lack of swimming due to the NNWers blowing gazillions of blubber jellyfish onto the beaches. Who goes to the beach and doesn't swim?....for more than a week?....in this weather?

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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:31 pm

Yeah but did you say well come here and look at the Bom site, ye of little faith woman? :twisted:

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Qld weather venting posts

Postby RonK » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:26 pm

The hot weather has the reptiles on the move. Thought mischief was afoot on Lomandra Drive when a moto suddenly veered toward me, then I noticed he was avoiding a rather large and very much alive snake.
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby Ropecharmer » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:45 pm

Anyone feel like sharing their favourite temperature control trick/s? I wear a long-sleeve white jersey (keeping it wet with water from the second bidon) for hot weather, and go the full Ice vest when the weather gets north of 40deg.

The ice neck / wrist / vest gear seems to be gaining popularity on mine sites in the Pilbara.
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:55 pm

Rule 5 seems to do the job nicely :P
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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby Ropecharmer » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:06 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:Rule 5 seems to do the job nicely :P


Heatwaves kill more people in Australia than all other natural disasters combined. I guess rigor is one way to HTFU.

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Re: Qld weather venting posts

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:37 pm

Then use common bloody sense. If you are of age or fitness where you suffer in the heat then don't go out in it or keep drinking water before, during and after. If its going to be a scorcher don't go and venture on a 150km ride. Use your brain. Its really that simple.
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