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01-08-2013 04:39 PM - edited 01-08-2013 09:58 PM
Anyone see the Australia weather forecast Headlines of some areas south/central... edit: UP to 129 F or 54 C? not above, as i previously misread color graph.
wonder how/if this affects wheat areas?
01-08-2013 09:32 PM
Got an email from friends who farm in eastern Australia. They said it was dry and hot. Not much for moisture since June. The ones ho planted the summer crops already are loosing them in the heat. Some are waiting until after the heat to plant summer crops.
Temp there today was 117 F
01-08-2013 09:53 PM - edited 01-08-2013 09:54 PM
WOW sw, that is Blazing. you look at that map?
The article said the Continent record is 123.26 (50.7 C) ...and are expecting it to be eclipsed by next Mon.
01-08-2013 10:28 PM
Was 114*F here a few days last year, and dry, the ground felt like walking on molten lava except without the pretty red color. Heat index well into the 120s, and many nights it never dropped below 80*
I wouldn't wish that kind of weather on anyone.
01-09-2013 06:54 AM
BEIJING (AP) -- China is experiencing unusual chills this winter with its
national average temperature hitting the lowest in 28 years, and snow and ice
have closed highways, canceled flights, stranded tourists and knocked out power
in several provinces.
China Meteorological Administration on Friday said
the national average was -3.8 degrees Celsius (25 degrees Fahrenheit) since late
November, the coldest in nearly three decades.
The average temperature in
northeast China dipped to -15.3 degrees C (4.5 degrees F), the coldest in 43
years, and dropped to a 42-year low of -7.4 degrees C (18.7 degrees F) in
In some areas - northeastern China, eastern Inner
Mongolia, and north part of far-western Xinjiang province - the low has hit -40
degrees C (-40 degrees F), the administration said.
English-language China Daily reported Friday that about 1,000 ships were stuck
in ice in Laizhou Bay in eastern China's Bohai Sea.
administration said Saturday that ice had covered 27,000 square meters (10,500
square miles) of the sea surface by Thursday, the most expansive since 2008 when
authorities began to collect such data. The administration expects the ice to
continue to grow.
In southwest China's Sichuan province, more than 1,000
tourists were stranded Wednesday in a scenic mountainous area because of icy
road, the state-run Beijing News reported.
In southern China, snowstorms
from Thursday night have disrupted air and road traffic.
China's Zhejiang province, at least eight flights were canceled at an airport in
Hangzhou city on Thursday, and authorities told state media the airport might be
closed if the snow should continue. Utility workers also rushed to restore power
in parts of the province, according to state media.
including some sections of the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao Expressway in central
China's Hunan province, were closed Friday because of icy condition, state media
An airport was temporarily shut down in Nanchang city in
Jiangxi province, as workers were trying to clear ice and snow from its runway,
state media said.
The national meteorological administration said China
is seeing dropping temperatures partly because of south-moving polar cold
fronts, caused by melting polar ice from global warming. It said the air is
moist and likely to dump heavy snow in China, Europe and North
On Saturday, the forecast by China's National Meteorological
Center said southern China would have more snow and rain in the coming days and
that icy rain could hit some regions.