Sunday, March 16, 2008

Autumnal Equinox

It certainly was a very hot start to Autumn in South Australia. Today, Adelaide
still continues to swelter with a maximum temperature of 39.9°C, smashing the previous capital city record of 10 days straight above 35°C set by Perth in February 1988. The weather bureau predicts another hot day tomorrow at 39°C which will make it Adelaide's 15th consecutive day above 35°C, the longest such run since records began over 120 years ago, and also the longest on record for any Australian capital city.

Hot start to autumn

Hopefully the heatwave would break as predicted on Tuesday when a cool change, with a maximum temperature of 30°C, is likely to move through Adelaide. Weather forecast indicates a second surge of cold air will sweep across southeastern Australia on Thursday with the cooler southerly winds set to filter through, dropping daytime temperatures below average.

Thursday, 20 March also happens to be the autumnal equinox (05.48 UTC).

Change of season (or burnt?)

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Blogger Unbalanced Reaction said...

Whew, hot hot hot! Can you send some of that weather my way, please? I'm so tired of this wintry cold! ;-)

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