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Old January 9 2013, 08:45 PM   #61
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I just read an article about you poor kids on livescience.com.

Sounds dreadful.
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Old January 10 2013, 03:20 AM   #62
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My prayers are with you all.
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Old January 10 2013, 08:46 AM   #63
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Never fear, as usual New Zealand is on the way to help out.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/austral...nia-fire-fight
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Old January 10 2013, 09:14 AM   #64
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I think I can speak for all Tasmanians when I say we really appreciate the help we are getting from New Zealand and Victorian firefighters.
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Old January 10 2013, 09:26 AM   #65
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The local situation is (relatively speaking, of course) a bit more positive for now, but the weather will deteriorate again in the coming days so anything is possible. Hopefully people will keep paying attention and not imagine this is over with.

There are reports of horrendous livestock losses in other nearby areas. I can easily imagine how utterly devastating that will be for the people affected. Things can be replaced; those losses are forever. Horrible.
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Old January 10 2013, 09:34 AM   #66
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A view from above of some of the damage in Tasmania.

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Old January 10 2013, 05:42 PM   #67
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Wow.. Just.. Wow... Looks a lot like the area around our Little Bear Fire from last year... Luckily there were no injuries or deaths, but the flooding that came after the fire destroyed a lot of what the fire didn't.

Hang in there, guys!!!
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Old January 11 2013, 04:15 PM   #68
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How hot is it where you are, and are fires burning near you?

Today has been the hottest day ever in Hobart.
Let me guess...........25?

"Summer" is a very relative term in Australia.

Here in Perth we REGULARLY get up to about 42 and it's, excuse me, FUCKING DISGUSTING.

It always makes us laugh when we see the weather this time of year and it's like, "Tomorrow, Hobart, 19".

19?!?!?!?!?!

WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!


In Summer our MINIMUM is barely EVER even 19!!!!

You guys are SO EFFIN LUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old January 11 2013, 04:45 PM   #69
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no, it was 41.8 when I posted that and in fact the average maximum temperature this month on Tasmania has been 26.8C despite having one day as low as that which you make fun of.

Do you want to make fun of the 120 families that lost their homes, or the towns that were devasted by fire? Maybe you should make fun of me because I was extremely worried about people I knew who lived in the bushfire areas? Are you saying that Tasmanians shouldn't be upset because the next day after the firestorm the temperatures were only in the 20s?

Hobart might get far lower temperatures than Perth but it is more prone to bushfires.

If living in Perth is so difficult for you why don't you move, especially as you have previous complained about other things that are wrong with Perth.

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Old January 12 2013, 02:47 AM   #70
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Had it pretty easy where I live with mid-30s in the last week. Luckily the fires in the region that have started up have been mostly contained.
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Old January 12 2013, 03:27 AM   #71
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The only think that bothers me about heat is fires. If I didn't worry about fires I would be BRING IT ON when it hits the 40's.

The best weather is high 30's and rain. God I love that.
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Old January 12 2013, 03:50 AM   #72
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Still rather hot today here in Newcastle - around 40c. But unlike a few days ago, there is a lot of clouds in the air. Hopefully we'll get some rain later today, as should cool things down. Plus it make me more comfortable.
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Old January 12 2013, 03:54 AM   #73
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Did a lot of sight seeing during the last week with overseas relatives. Everyone moaning and crying about the heat (including the ones who live here) and I'm waving my arms around saying IT'S GLORIOUS!!! Yes I guess that was annoying of me but I'd rather be annoyingly happy than annoyingly full of complaints.
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Old January 12 2013, 04:14 AM   #74
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Its only 23C here today which, according to my weather app, is one degree warmer than Adelaide and the same temperature as Sydney and Melboourne so it looks like most coastal regions have cooled at least south of Sydney.

It is meant to rain down here but we are still waiting for it.

I think they were forecasting 48C for Birdsville today.
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Old January 12 2013, 07:47 AM   #75
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Says it's around 26C now. Still feels like it's in the low 30C. But now, the blue skies have been replaced with lots of dark clouds. Rain is likely, which I'm happy about.
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