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NZ heat wave
« on: January 28, 2018, 03:37:38 AM »
New Zealand is having a bit of a summer heat wave
January is going to end up being the hottest month on record
 ( for average temperature)
We have recorded our hottest day here today since 1998
Ocean temperatures are also way up,28c (at a guess)in the local harbour water temperature as the tide comes over the mudflats
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Re: Nz heat wave
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 11:02:41 AM »
I just saw a couple of news reports about your weather there.  Not good.

•HT-20180127-61576-AUS - Heat Wave - Australia  - New-Zealand
Large parts of the country are in the grips of yet another heatwave, with experts warning the extreme weather could be fatal. The current heatwave will see the mercury soar well above the average maximum temperature, with unusually humid conditions compounding the already dangerously hot weather. Sarah Fitton, a senior meteorologist from the Bureau of Meteorology's National Operations Centre, said most of South Australia and Victoria and parts of NSW would be affected by a severe heatwave while parts of Tasmania would grapple with an extreme heatwave over the long weekend. She said the ...
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=HT-20180127-61576-AUS

•ST-20180127-61574-NZL - Extreme Weather - Australia - New-Zealand
More than 1000 lightning strikes have hit the Waikato region in a stormy start to the weekend. MetService duty meteorologist Sarah Haddon said there had been a very active area of thunderstorms across the Bay of Plenty and Taupo, moving over the Waikato on Friday evening. Between 8-9pm there was 14.8mm of rain over Hamilton, as well as bursts of hail. MetService recorded 11,325 lightning strikes across the North Island as of 7.30pm. MetService said this storm had carried the most lightning strikes recorded in one day this year. But the storm was starting to weaken over Waikato and was ...
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=ST-20180127-61574-NZL

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Re: NZ heat wave
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 02:48:30 AM »
yes there has been a fatality blamed on the heat wave (the person had MS I think though?)
just broke my all time record high temperature here today  8O (beating yesterday's record ;)