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1. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 8y

Christmas Day (yesterday) was 41 degrees Celsius = 105.8 degrees Fahrenheit

Today was Boxing Day and was 44.2 degrees Celsius = 111.56 degrees Fahrenheit

www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=77&ContentID=52269

Walked down for our obligatory Boxing Day snorkel this morning and it was already 35 degrees Celsius at 9 a.m. - http://www.travellerspoint.com/photos/stream/size/L/photoID/194418/

The max forecast for the next few days is cool (32 - 38 degrees Celsius)!!!

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 26, 2007, at 7:29 AM by wotthefiqh ]

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Well u should move to Germany.
It feels like minus 44 C here.

3. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

how about travelling to South Africa

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

Anthony,
Shooting the messenger because you don't like the news? I think many in the northern hemisphere would love to trade your warmish days for the frigid temps they are dealing with. Vegas is OK this time of year. Around freezing at night, warms enough during the day to be comfortable. 55 day, 32 night or 11-12 during the day, 0-1 at night for the fans of the "C" scale. Perhaps you have not heard, but we are having quite the party for New Years Eve. Come on over and check it out!

5. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 8y

Wait a minute.........didn't SUMMER start for you people about 4 days ago?????? You are at 31 degrees south latitude, after all......

After scouring the internet for the last few hours doing exhaustive research while at work, I've confirmed my initial hypothesis: summer is supposed to be warm. Sure, some summers are warmer than others, but further research indicated that in locations that are not subject to ice and snow storms, the populace is strictly prohibited from complaining about the weather, unless Al Gore is in town or it rains for 40 days and 40 nights and some lunatic is building a really large boat in his back yard.

Todays forecast for N. Illinois/S. Wisconsin (Middle of Nowhere, USA): Bleak, with widely scattered despair into the evening hours. Chance for misery storms toward midnight. A severe depression will move in from the Plains states tomorrow, followed by gusty mental lapses and strong feelings of dyspepsia.

I'll trade ya!!!!!!

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Sorry Anthony - I'm with Beerman and Mike on this one...

Boxing Day and you got to go for the morning snorkel...
I got to go for the "slip-sliding away on the driveway ice while recovering the trash can from the road" adventure. That was preceeded by the "sledding down the side yard on my ass after feeding the zoo" and the "skating over to the bird feeders" calisthenics. All this while donned in heavy winter coat, bulky mittens and insulated "combat" boots. I'll trade ya!!!!!!

I'm really waiting for the "heavy-duty" global warming to kick in as I will be the proud owner of beachfront property. Then I can snorkel on Boxing Day too!!!

Mike - do we have to bring our golf clubs for this party or will they be provided for us???? ;)

7. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y

Anthony - why was it then when l was in Oz last Christmas the wind was blowing side ways and raining! Alright it was Melbourne but still!!

As for now - well Christmas Day was -3 c and whilst the frost and ice covered country roads looked lovely at 7am in the morn with a full moon glowing down - it sure wasnt fun for me trying to drive on the roads to try and get to my sisters (who insists in living in the arse end of nowhere countryside) house!!

Boxing Day - had to forgo the morning snorkle cos it was miserable temps bumped up to a balmy 8c but the rains did pour and the winds did blow!!

So like everyone else here - STOP MAKING US JEALOUS!!!

8. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

For the record, it was an absolutely perfect day in Melbourne on xmas.. about 23 °C or so with blue skies. Considering the previous week had brought torrential downpours, we were pretty happy to have it all beautiful on the day. Boxing day and today have both been equally as nice

Saw the Perth temps though... ouch! 44º is quite some way past pleasant!

9. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Sydney was rubbish - about 20 degrees and overcast.

Still, didn't stop me scoffing too many oysters and countless prawns.

10. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Perfect Dutch Christmans weather here...4 degrees above zero, grey skies, no snow, no ice, no snorkels

So, how was the temp. in Marble Bar?