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NZ "heatwave"

Postby wayno » Sun 20 Dec, 2015 9:15 am

so the news says NZ's getting a "heatwave"
temps in the high twenties to low thirties. can i hear people laughing? I can see a lot of Aussies coming over to cool off with that forecast.
my impression of whats hot has ever been the same after being in the tropics in 38 degrees and 100% humidity
from the land of the long white clouds...
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Re: NZ "heatwave"

Postby Strider » Sun 20 Dec, 2015 9:29 am

That's about the temperature inside my house with the aircon going flat out
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NZ "heatwave"

Postby RonK » Sun 20 Dec, 2015 9:53 am

wayno wrote:so the news says NZ's getting a "heatwave"
temps in the high twenties to low thirties. can i hear people laughing? I can see a lot of Aussies coming over to cool off with that forecast.
my impression of whats hot has ever been the same after being in the tropics in 38 degrees and 100% humidity

Coming over to cool off? Bugger that, I'm coming over to live! :)
Now let's see - Wanaka perhaps?
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Re: NZ "heatwave"

Postby JohnStrider » Sun 20 Dec, 2015 9:24 pm

wayno wrote:so the news says NZ's getting a "heatwave"
temps in the high twenties to low thirties. can i hear people laughing? I can see a lot of Aussies coming over to cool off with that forecast.
my impression of whats hot has ever been the same after being in the tropics in 38 degrees and 100% humidity


Perfect tramping weather!

See you in a week!
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Re: NZ "heatwave"

Postby RonK » Mon 21 Dec, 2015 2:04 pm

wayno wrote:so the news says NZ's getting a "heatwave"
temps in the high twenties to low thirties. can i hear people laughing? I can see a lot of Aussies coming over to cool off with that forecast.

What? 36 degrees in Christchurch? It's way cooler here in Brisbane. :lol:
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Re: NZ "heatwave"

Postby wayno » Mon 21 Dec, 2015 2:11 pm

not bad for half way to the antarctic...
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Re: NZ "heatwave"

Postby photohiker » Mon 21 Dec, 2015 2:21 pm

wayno wrote:not bad for half way to the antarctic...


From where?

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Re: NZ "heatwave"

Postby wayno » Mon 21 Dec, 2015 2:24 pm

latitude 45 south runs through the south island. closer to antarctica than the equator
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Re: NZ "heatwave"

Postby photohiker » Mon 21 Dec, 2015 2:31 pm

Sure, I think we knew that.

Did you know that Brisbane is not at the equator? ;)
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Re: NZ "heatwave"

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 21 Dec, 2015 2:44 pm

RonK wrote:What? 36 degrees in Christchurch? It's way cooler here in Brisbane. :lol:

Legitimate for the title.
Just move it!
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Re: NZ "heatwave"

Postby Strider » Mon 21 Dec, 2015 3:00 pm

photohiker wrote:Sure, I think we knew that.

Did you know that Brisbane is not at the equator? ;)

Pretty sure what Wayno meant is that NZ is halfway between the equator and Antarctica. Nothing at all to do with Brisbane.
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NZ "heatwave"

Postby RonK » Mon 21 Dec, 2015 5:38 pm

wayno wrote:latitude 45 south runs through the south island. closer to antarctica than the equator

Yep, that was my take too - 45 degrees south will do me for halfway to the pole.
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Re: NZ "heatwave"

Postby RonK » Mon 21 Dec, 2015 5:52 pm

GPSGuided wrote:
RonK wrote:What? 36 degrees in Christchurch? It's way cooler here in Brisbane. :lol:

Legitimate for the title.

In a place where a "drought" means there has been no rain for a month, the term "heatwave" has somewhat different connotations from here.
36 degrees in Christchurch, where the average summer maximum is 22.5 it is more than just a heatwave, it is extreme.
There has been hotter weather in Christchurch in past years however - the record is 41.6 back in '73.
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Re: NZ "heatwave"

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 21 Dec, 2015 9:12 pm

Personally I find outdoors walking to be unpleasant once the temp goes into the high 20s, especially if there's no wind and the humidity is on the up side. Would not bother with any walks in the mid-30s and beyond unless got stuck with it or in the tropics.
Just move it!
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Re: NZ "heatwave"

Postby wayno » Tue 22 Dec, 2015 3:09 am

friend in canterbury went down to the river, only there was no water in the river for the first time. theres a new irrigation dam and canals but there hasnt been enough water in the river to allow filling up the dam
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Re: NZ "heatwave"

Postby keithy » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 11:09 am

wayno - you're not wrong about the heat.

I walked with JohnStrider in the North Island just after Christmas, and the worst day was around 31C with no cloud cover. Doing 34km that day was very hard, and I did get sunburnt on the back of my arms and forearm. For some reason it felt like walking in Aussie 40+C weather. Not much fun at all.
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Re: NZ "heatwave"

Postby wayno » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 11:31 am

the humidity in the north island doesnt help if you're not used to it.
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