OMG it's hot!
Complained about the horrid winter and now we have record temperatures At least we don't have the humidity....
I have guests staying with me who are from Alaska...they have gone from minus 10 to over 40 degrees!!!
Four days over 40C predicted for Adelaide
16 MINUTES AGODECEMBER 17, 2015
AMELIA BROADSTOCK ENVIRONMENT REPORTERThe Advertiser
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ADELAIDE’S weather again looks set to be scorched into the record books, as top temperatures of 40C or higher are forecast for four days in a row.
Such an unbroken run of soaring forties in December has never been recorded in the city but, after a high of 41.1C at 3.19pm yesterday, today’s expected top is 42C, Friday’s is 41C and Saturday’s is 42C.
After a steamy night in which the mercury hovered around 30C, the temperature had already hit 36C at 9.30am.
Although similar four-day runs have been recorded in February, the current event would be the earliest in any summer since January 3-6, 1906.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Matt Collopy said that “four days greater than a record of 40C in Adelaide has never happened in December since records began in 1887”.
“We had to go right back to 1906 to see that the earliest we had these temperatures in summer was in January, it looks like we’ll break that one,” he said.
He said a slow-moving high-pressure system sitting over the Tasman Sea to the east of Australia was causing the extreme temperatures.
A koala cools off beford joining his friends up in the trees. Picture: Jane RogersSource:Supplied
“The high hardly moves,” Mr Collopy said.
“There are other weak systems over the south of us, but they’re not bringing any southerly winds to relieve the hot conditions at the moment.
“The high is really stationary and it’s continuing to dominate the weather with a hot northerly airstream.”
But said there is some relief on the way on Saturday with a “cool” night-time change expected to drag Sunday’s maximum down to a more comfortable 30C.
“There is some variation in the timing of that change, but we believe it will come through around 9pm on Saturday night,” Mr Collopy said.
“Coastal areas will probably see cooler temperatures first as the cold front comes through off the southern ocean and brings up cold air from the south.