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  #2169487 29-Jan-2019 10:41
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hio77:

 

past few weeks my room as averaged 32-36c with fan and open windows..

 

50~70% humidity.. it's deadly for motivation i swear. 

 

 

When I lived in Darwin, Aus prior to moving over it was 30-35 at 100% humidity for 5-6 months of the year. Absolutely brutal with no escape even in the shade and it never dipped at night. Just non-stop heat and humidity.

 

Winter was nice by contrast. Lows of 14 and tops of 26-28 with no humidity.

 

 

 

 

Yep Darwin is the hottest feels like place I have ever been. was playing a round of golf there, 38 degrees and raining holy crap that was hot. Been in 45 degrees in central AU and it had nothing on that.


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  #2169509 29-Jan-2019 11:11

After the heat from the previous summer, my opinion of air conditioning changed from a luxury to an essential. In less than a year, my house went from having 0 heat pumps to 6 heat pumps.

The power bill hasn't increased by anywhere near as much as what I thought it would either. And even if it had, it would still be worth it.

Last summer I was sitting in my van with the aircon running to escape the humidity.





 
 
 
 


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  #2169514 29-Jan-2019 11:26
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Yep Darwin is the hottest feels like place I have ever been. was playing a round of golf there, 38 degrees and raining holy crap that was hot. Been in 45 degrees in central AU and it had nothing on that.

 

 

Human body temp is ~37 degrees, so once you get north of that you really feel it, and combined with heavily humid you cannot sweat to cool as there is no evapotranspiration potential,

 

In those conditions heavy physical exertion can be fatal as you body is simply unable to cool itself...

 

 


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  #2169524 29-Jan-2019 11:46
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tdgeek:

 

PsychoSmiley:

 

hio77:

 

past few weeks my room as averaged 32-36c with fan and open windows..

 

50~70% humidity.. it's deadly for motivation i swear. 

 

 

When I lived in Darwin, Aus prior to moving over it was 30-35 at 100% humidity for 5-6 months of the year. Absolutely brutal with no escape even in the shade and it never dipped at night. Just non-stop heat and humidity.

 

Winter was nice by contrast. Lows of 14 and tops of 26-28 with no humidity.

 

 

Each of the two times I have been in New Orleans the same. It wasn't muggy as we say here, the air was wet

 

 

 

 

Hanoi can be like that. Step outside and your clothes will be soaked in moments, just from the humidity.

 

 

 

There is a Japanese drink called, in inimitable Japanese style, Pocari Sweat which is commonly available in Asia (but never seen it here) and it is without a doubt the best drink for weather like that I have ever found.






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  #2169527 29-Jan-2019 11:49
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I'm glad our HRV has a smart in it so when the roof cools down overnight it sends cool air down if its warmer in our hallway. Feeling tempted still to get the summer kit addon (ducts to the southern side of the house to pull in cooler air)


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  #2169602 29-Jan-2019 13:22
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Geektastic:

 

tdgeek:

 

PsychoSmiley:

 

hio77:

 

past few weeks my room as averaged 32-36c with fan and open windows..

 

50~70% humidity.. it's deadly for motivation i swear. 

 

 

When I lived in Darwin, Aus prior to moving over it was 30-35 at 100% humidity for 5-6 months of the year. Absolutely brutal with no escape even in the shade and it never dipped at night. Just non-stop heat and humidity.

 

Winter was nice by contrast. Lows of 14 and tops of 26-28 with no humidity.

 

 

Each of the two times I have been in New Orleans the same. It wasn't muggy as we say here, the air was wet

 

 

 

 

Hanoi can be like that. Step outside and your clothes will be soaked in moments, just from the humidity.

 

 

 

There is a Japanese drink called, in inimitable Japanese style, Pocari Sweat which is commonly available in Asia (but never seen it here) and it is without a doubt the best drink for weather like that I have ever found.

 

 

Pocari Sweat has to be the best thing ever invented for hot/humid climates. I was in Japan in 2016 with 38+ temps and 80+ humidity. This stuff saved me. 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 


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  #2169763 29-Jan-2019 16:26
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It's been a very pleasant 20 degrees in Christchurch today - when the powers that be redesign the Universe maybe they could give Planet Earth that temperature on a permanent basis!


 
 
 
 


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  #2169795 29-Jan-2019 17:28
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amiga500:

It's been a very pleasant 20 degrees in Christchurch today - when the powers that be redesign the Universe maybe they could give Planet Earth that temperature on a permanent basis!



Yep pity it’s cloudy. Is this heatwave overblown in the media? 30 isn’t sweltering. 34 is hot but it’s not shocking.

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  #2169796 29-Jan-2019 17:30
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tdgeek: Is this heatwave overblown in the media?

 

Is anything not overblown by the media?


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  #2169797 29-Jan-2019 17:34
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Surprised the media haven't called it something like a 'heatbomb', like they do when there is a weather bomb. Seems to be the big story with some. Guess it is what is currently getting the clicks. 


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  #2169800 29-Jan-2019 17:38
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By definition it is a heatwave that parts of NZ are experiencing. That is a sustained period of hot waether which is several degrees above the average for that time and that area.





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  #2169807 29-Jan-2019 17:54
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thats nice, temp has dropped to 27 from 32, getting cold





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  #2169809 29-Jan-2019 17:56
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Surprised the media haven't called it something like a 'heatbomb', like they do when there is a weather bomb. Seems to be the big story with some. Guess it is what is currently getting the clicks. 

 

 

I did find it amusing when they were trying to cook eggs on the road


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  #2169813 29-Jan-2019 18:01
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Many years ago I went to see my dad in North Queensland. August so their 6 weeks of winter. He finished work at the sugar mill, we walked to the pub. It was 25, me in Jandals t shirt and shorts. Him in trousers and jacket. Still funny to think of that. Took my two wee girls camping at Grasstree Beach. Only us swimming



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  #2169814 29-Jan-2019 18:04
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Wellington trains also heat-broken. 8,000 people stuck. Good thing we all have our disaster kits!

 

 





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