Indeed.Swanbourne - coastal suburb - weather station in place since 1985. Broke its December maximum record (previously 43.0) on Christmas Day with 43.2, then broke it again on Boxing Day with 43.7. Today the maximum so far is 40.7 (unlikely to go higher with impending seabreeze). That's impressive though - 3 days in a row above 40C for a coastal suburb in Perth in December.
We had been wondering why our emails were silent…
We picked up sons dog on Christmas Eve, and he has just now picked her up after having a split system airconditioner installed (they have ducted evap but it wasn’t anywhere near enough).
Even though Perth nights seem warmer than where I am for a short time, the low humidity they are cooler and more bearable than here. Feels like temp would be much lower. Our 23 to 24 deg mins feel a few deg warmer.
I forgot about that moving from Perth to Yeppoon.
Perth is lucky with that dry heat. I do remember a week a year it was humid though in summer. Our evap didn't seem to do much then. For some reason our house had no fans which we could have done with.
At least you go outside and don't start sweating . Though no flies here replace flies with mossies/midges.
Here is a comparison of the heat coming to Townsville next Monday
Relative humidity 50 percent and 36 degrees feels like 39.
Much more pleasant in Perth .
I think what made it worse when I lived in Perth is the area I lived in Success so much concrete and lack of trees that is what made it feel hotter .
I think Adelaide has even lower humidity year round than Perth probably more true Mediterranean than Perth.
And me, the pale as pale Viking with Lupus … I’m like one of the creatures on I am Legend!The civilised climate of the Qld coastal tropics is the best ‘warm’ climate in Australia in my opinion.
Can actually have an outdoor lifestyle, I can live outside in just boardies all year round there & go my default dark shade of boot polish, never burn.
In southern WA, even darkies like me start burning after 5 minutes outside.
It is desiccating!
I'll second that comment re dry heat & spontaneous combustion. The combination of 40C+ during the day followed by 25-30C heat trapped under a concrete cloud deck overnight is horrendous in Adelaide. Humidity may be low, but it's still not that comfortable.
Prolly does tbh, especially for me because the sun takes one look at my gentle Irish/English skin and starts frying me alive. I had to make sure I was up on the roof early and move quickly before the sun did its thing. By about 8.30am it was impossible to stay up there.I'm curious if 35 at night, when there is no radiant heat, feels better than 35 during the day
you feel sorry for those who do it for a livingProlly does tbh, especially for me because the sun takes one look at my gentle Irish/English skin and starts frying me alive. I had to make sure I was up on the roof early and move quickly before the sun did its thing. By about 8.30am it was impossible to stay up there.