Monday, January 02


Welcome To 2006

Sydney enjoyed a classic New Year's Day today with temperatures hitting 45.2C (113.4F) in parts of Sydney (only 43C/109.4F where I live) ahead of what is euphemistically called a "late southerly change". This means winds of 60 km/h gusting up to 100 km/h, a temperature drop of 15C or more in two hours, lots of branches down and localised power outages. Fortunately, the power outages managed to miss me for once, taking out the northern edge of Hornsby instead.

We don't look likely to get any thunderstorms though. It was so dry today that even the 18° drop we got won't do the trick.

The other side of this is bushfires, of course. There was a nasty-looking glow to the north-east this evening, which may have been the Central Coast fires or may have been something closer.

Elsewhere in the state, temperatures reached as high as 47C (116.6F) at Ivanhoe. Snow? Don't talk to me about snow.

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1 Geez, hope things cool off for a while and become a lot less windy. Hope your new year is filled with fun, joy, devoid of tech snafus and NO SPAMMERS.

Posted by: michele at Monday, January 02 2006 12:10 PM (8jkEr)

2 Happy New Year!!

Posted by: Jim at Tuesday, January 03 2006 11:33 AM (oqu5j)

3 Just saw coverage of the fires and it looked as frightening as the fires in Texas and Oklahoma. I hope they end soon and there's no loss of life. please keep us posted as to their impact on your community.

Posted by: Michele at Tuesday, January 03 2006 07:27 PM (beN4P)

4 Was in Sydney for the New Year and we went on a harbor cruise on the 1st. Absolutely brutal heat. Beautiful city, though! We enjoyed our four days there, and the rest of the stay was nice and cool.

Posted by: Ian at Friday, January 13 2006 07:49 AM (OxEhB)

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