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What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:51 am

Greetings,

I'm just wondering what's the hottest it ever gets to in your corner of the world?

It was 43.4 C' yesterday in Melbourne, Australia... 44.0 C' today and should be a cooler 43 C' tomorrow.

For those who think in terms of fahrenheit, today was 111.

This is all perilously close to highest ever January reading of 45.6 C' on 13th January 1939.

I won't tell you about my train trip home... it was a good chance to practice the paramitas. :rofl:

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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby cooran » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:56 am

Hello Retro,

For most of the world Fahrenheit is the measure used, not Celsius.

So 44 C = 111.2 F ..... a bit warm, hey?

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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:57 am

Greetings Chris,

Yes, just a little.

:rofl:

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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:59 am

80 or 90 i think... but its rare to get really high.

where i'm from (houston texas) gets pretty hot, up in the 100s
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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:16 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Chris,

Yes, just a little.

:rofl:

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Try moving house on a day like yesterday, today and tomorrow!
Except for a couple of ceiling fans, no aircon, and the refrigerator has gone.
Even the water out of the tap is hot.
Even at 9.15 PM, the perspiration is constant.
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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:28 am

Greetings,

Good for vedananupassana?

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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:33 am

Where I grew up, northern Minnesota, we would have low (actual) temps of -35 F (-37 C) with a high of around -17 F (- 27 C) for up to to two week stretches. Actually, hard to say if -35 F is worse than 111 F.
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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:38 am

Greetings Tilt,

Looks like we need a complementary "What's the coldest it gets to where you live?" thread!

To which I would say about minima of 0'C (32'F).

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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby appicchato » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:41 am

In Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand, in March and April, it gets into the (low ) forties, but upper thirties regularly...man, it's hot...(35 today)...

Chris: For most of the world Fahrenheit is the measure used, not Celsius.

I may be about to crawl out on a limb here, but who, besides America and Britain use Fahrenheit?...and I'd venture to say definitely not 'most'...

Be well...and cool... :smile:


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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby Annapurna » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:12 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

I'm just wondering what's the hottest it ever gets to in your corner of the world?

It was 43.4 C' yesterday in Melbourne, Australia... 44.0 C' today and should be a cooler 43 C' tomorrow.

For those who think in terms of fahrenheit, today was 111.

This is all perilously close to highest ever January reading of 45.6 C' on 13th January 1939.

I won't tell you about my train trip home... it was a good chance to practice the paramitas. :rofl:

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Gosh, Retro, I feel for you. 44°C - that would kill me. I can hardly handle it when it's over 30 ° C here!

In the summer we often get over 30-35. But we also get, very rarely, almost 40. Or over 40.

Genetically, I am a celtic type, with fair skin and hair,- and I feel comfortable in moderate climate, around 20-25°C.

Wonderful.

I can also handle cold weather pretty well.

But hot?

I was in Florida once and really suffered, except when I was in the ocean, where it was too cold to stay in for good.

So I was caught between a rock and a hard place.

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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:28 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Good for vedananupassana?

Metta,
Retro. :)


Absolutely Retro!
I was actually talking to my wife earlier in the evening, and remarking that how in winter, one is conditioned to turn the heating on, and that this sort of heat is desirable. Yet in summer, the conditioning of the mind is that it is undesirable. After years of hating the heat, I don't anymore. Its just vedana and the rest is just the result of craving and aversion.
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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby Rui Sousa » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:35 pm

Hi Retro,

It looks like we have a similar climate, extreme temperatures in Lisbon are 42º C and 0º C.

Humidity between 80% and 100% all year long.

Being on the antipodes we are now on winter, 15ºC and raining at the moment.
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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:50 pm

It regularly is in the 90's and 100's here in south Texas, San Antonio.


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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby Tex » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:01 pm

jcsuperstar wrote:where i'm from (houston texas) gets pretty hot, up in the 100s


Indeed. Most of the days in the summer will have temps between 95-99 but about a dozen times a year we'll crack 100 up to 102 or 103 sometimes. But the heat index (in case that's just an American thing, it's what it "feels like" with humidity factored in, kind of like wind chill readings in the winter) is usually between 105-115. If it hadn't been for the oil no one would have ever settled in this hot, sticky swamp.

But on the bright side we have a lot of traffic and smog and some hurricanes, so we've got that going for us. Which is nice.
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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby clw_uk » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:31 pm

Living in Wales in the UK you can imagine that it doesnt get that warm here lol, hottest it gets is 38C, (thats if we are lucky)


usually its about 27-35C, 80-86 fahrenheit
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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby piotr » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:32 pm

Hi,

The highest temperature in Poland was 40,2°C. The hottest month here is July. Now we have a winter but this days it's unusually warm (just about 0°C). :smile:
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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby davcuts » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:14 pm

It gets in the upper 90's where I live. Sadly we usually have 100% humidity, which makes it feel like your living in a sauna. As for the coldest it gets where I live, it can get down to about 0. That's rare for the most part our highs in the winter are in the lower 40's, Fahrenheit that is.
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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby Placid-pool » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:19 pm

Hottest it gets here in July / August is about 35°C when it becomes very difficult to work in our offices ... we even have clients walking out.

One year it got up to 41° and that was not comfortable.
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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby dhammatrophic » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:28 pm

Only time will tell and I'm sure its too soon to know. Global warming.....

The above came naturally, but since i'm already going to appear difficult, I'll continue :D ........

When you say "where I lve?" do you mean where I am currently living, or anywhere that "I" might live?

And what if I consider myself a resident of this country, this earth, or this solar system?

In light of that, the first few moments of this video propose a single point of reference to the question of how hot and how cold? 10 million billion C and -271 C both achieved in Geneva, Switzerland. :o
http://www.boreme.com/boreme/funny-2008/lhc-accelerator-cern-p1.php
(Edit: I was just looking for something about the LHC and quickly chose this. The "boreme.com" website, however, apparantly contains a "variety" :embarassed: of content. May not be appropriate for some viewers. I, in fact, quickly decided not to linger.)
On another note, if there is anywhere without weather extremes I would love to hear about it so that I can start planning my move. But then I shouldn't attach, because there is always that global warming to kick things up a notch.
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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:34 pm

°C -40 -39 -38 -37 -36 -35 -34 -33 -32 -31 -30 -29 -28 -27 -26
°F -40 -38 -36 -35 -33 -31 -29 -27 -26 -24 -22 -20 -18 -17 -15


°C -25 -24 -23 -22 -21 -20 -19 -18 -17 -16 -15 -14 -13 -12 -11
°F -13 -11 -9 -8 -6 -4 -2 0 1 3 5 7 9 10 12


°C -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4
°F 14 16 18 19 21 23 25 27 28 30 32 34 35 37 39


°C 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
°F 41 42 45 46 48 50 52 54 55 57 59 61 63 64 66


°C 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
°F 68 70 72 73 75 77 79 81 82 84 86 88 90 91 93


°C 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
°F 95 97 99 100 102 104 106 108 110 111 113 115 117 118 120


°C 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64
°F 122 124 126 127 129 131 133 135 136 138 140 142 144 145 147


°C 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79
°F 149 151 153 154 156 158 160 162 163 165 167 169 171 172 174


°C 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94
°F 176 178 180 181 183 185 187 189 190 192 194 196 198 199 201


°C 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109
°F 203 205 207 208 210 212 214 216 217 219 221 223 225 226 228


°C 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124
°F 230 232 234 235 237 239 241 243 244 246 248 250 252 253 255


°C 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135
°F 257 259 261 262 264 266 268 270 271 273 275
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