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From 44/111 degrees to 13/55 in 12 hours. Anyone ever experienced this before?

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lborgia Thu 14-Jan-16 22:55:13

I guess i mean in a city or similar, not the desertsmile

Here in Sydney it got to 45 yesterday afternoon and by 4 am this morning, after a storm, it had dropped. .and was still 13 degrees at 9 am this morning.

I'm very happy and have put the heating on and a jumper, but it's the most extreme I've experienced and they're pretty good at freak temps here in Sydney!

eleanoralice1 Thu 14-Jan-16 23:04:56

We're in Orange, and had exactly the same! Socks and jumpers on today instead of the bikini from yesterday. Bit freaky, ey?

lborgia Thu 14-Jan-16 23:41:34

I'm actually feeling a bit off today. .which if i told anyone round here they'd blame on the weather grin not sure if it's just a local thing but every illness is because of the "surprising and crazy weather". Which seems to have been more or less the same since i got here. Extreme, but not surprising.

MyFriendsCallMeOh Fri 15-Jan-16 03:07:29

That's insane! We can drop 10C in an hour in Texas but nothing like that.

MooseBeTimeForSnow Fri 15-Jan-16 03:20:14

Not exactly the same but we go from 30c in summer to as low as -45c with wind chill in winter.

ICJump Fri 15-Jan-16 03:31:08

That's normal for Aussie summers. The storm breaks and the temp drops.
We had 38ish and they predicted flooding in the arvo yesterday. Luckily the storm didn't hit just a sprinkle.

JoandMax Fri 15-Jan-16 03:34:47

Had that in South Africa when we were there - get sunburnt during the day then needed 2 duvets, thick socks and a hot water bottle at night!!

lborgia Fri 15-Jan-16 03:52:35

IC - Where abouts are you? I've been happy with it these last 8 years, it's just this seemed particularly, um, diverse?

Jo - I've experienced extreme diurnal temps in deserts but didn't ever think about living with it! Surprised you don't have constant colds!

diggerdigsdogs Fri 15-Jan-16 03:54:47

I knew you would be in Sydney OP! Hope you're ok in the storms. I used to love summer storms after the heat in Sydney.

We have it in WA sometimes down south but haven't had that in Perth yet.

eleanoralice1 Fri 15-Jan-16 03:55:57

Same, we were pumping the aircon yesterday (which I can't stand but have to) and under blankets today. Can't be good form you. Just keep drinking lots!

ICJump Fri 15-Jan-16 03:58:35

I'm in Queanbeyan, NSW.

I find summer nights are often freezing and feel colder than they would in winter if the same temp.

I wonder if it feels particularly challenging because 10 days ago there were gale force winds and 40mm rains.
Australia beautiful one day, fucking awful the next

eleanoralice1 Fri 15-Jan-16 04:16:30

They don't advertise this do they?!

lborgia Fri 15-Jan-16 04:27:48


JoandMax Fri 15-Jan-16 04:28:12

We were only there for 6 months and young and fit so managed quite well! We were out in the middle of nowhere, was such a brilliant time

In the ME now and we always get colds in summer - it's regularly over 45 in August and then walking into AC houses/shops which is always set to 18........

DesertOrDessert Fri 15-Jan-16 04:45:07

Jump on a plane to the UK grin

18 Jo? Our aircon is set at 25!!! That's quite a drop enough.

echt Mon 18-Jan-16 03:39:29

I just knew you were in Australia when I saw the thread title. I live in Melbourne, where much the same happens.

When I move from winter to summer wardrobe, I keep Heat Tech tops on standby. I went to festival before Christmas and had to take gloves and woolly hat, though by the next day it was all suntan lotion and strappy tops, in the sun at least. grin

Aussiemum78 Mon 18-Jan-16 04:30:35

I saw something on FaceBook.

Australia has 5 seasons, summer, autumn, winter spring and fuck you.

Fuck you appears randomly in the middle of other seasons.

Or something like that....

Personally I love the random cold days in summer, I need a break from the sun, a day to go bushwalking etc. The fire fighters love them too!

Aussiemum78 Mon 18-Jan-16 04:32:13

Echt I was in Melbourne before Christmas and packed light clothes...and it was 12! Couldn't believe how cold it was for summer.

The week after was the heat wave.

MaitlandGirl Mon 18-Jan-16 05:11:37

We're in the Hunter Valley so in the past 10 days we've had flooding, a house a few houses over got struck by lightening, 43C, fog and 12C at night!!!

It's bizarre but never dull :D

ICJump Mon 18-Jan-16 07:36:48

We were up your way during the rains. In a freaking tent. shock

lborgia Mon 18-Jan-16 22:11:06

Hello all - Aussiemum, that is spot on! Maitland - i think you win shock

MaitlandGirl Mon 18-Jan-16 23:00:52

It's ridiculous - I've given up putting my winter clothes away as we can can from wearing jeans and a jumper one day to vest tops and board shorts the next!

ICJump Tue 19-Jan-16 02:28:32

Yeah I keep winter stuff out. If it's been a hot clear day nights get cold.

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