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    07-10-2012, 06:35 AM
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The weather differences around the world are just crazy! I just realized that it is now, indeed, WINTER in Australia. With +23C. Heck, it is summer here in Latvia, and the exact temperature today in our capital city! And I'm HOT, longing for some rain and cooler temperatures. Last week, when the temperatures hit up to +33C, I was afraid I'd melt!
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    07-10-2012, 06:37 AM
Green Broke
It's just dawn now. Dropped to 6.2.

It routinely goes to -20F here in the winter. Still no blankets. Snow is often waist deep and the horses make little trails all over their pasture. Some winters the trails are more like tunnels. I've had them over my head before.
    07-10-2012, 06:39 AM
Originally Posted by nyx    
Screw that! Lol what about your summers? Where are you may I ask?
Haha, I'm in Southern Canada.

Our summers are what we would consider hot. I believe it's going to be 35 on Wednesday. The thing that makes it worse is the humidity.
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    07-10-2012, 06:40 AM
Green Broke
Yep, middle of winter here. Had a top of 13 degrees celsius today. 0.6 was our minimum yesterday.
    07-10-2012, 06:43 AM
It's so funny when the outsiders are wearing jackets on our "cold summer days" maybe around 15, and we're out suntanning enjoying the beautiful weather.
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    07-10-2012, 06:45 AM
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I'd be enjoying the beautiful weather, too. Seems that our weather might be quite similar. I consider myself a northener.
    07-10-2012, 06:45 AM
Tropical North Queensland doesn't get too cold, so I guess we are lucky, but we get shocking humidity. And it's really bad. Like you'll start melting as soon as you walk outside :/

HowClever; is WA the same with humidity or is it mostly dry heat?
    07-10-2012, 06:47 AM
Green Broke
I do admit I turned the fan off in the bedroom window during the night.
    07-10-2012, 06:49 AM
Green Broke
We get some horrid humidity over this way, but I would assume nothing like what you guys get in the tropics.

Our hottest day this summer was 41 with humidity of about 85% if I recall correctly. Horrible, melting weather.
    07-10-2012, 06:49 AM
Originally Posted by nyx    
Jealous of everyones warm winters!! Here in central nsw im pretty sure its like maxing 5Degrees today and like -3 tonight! My horses water trough has a 15mm thick layer of ice in the mornings! Hate this town! Every surrounding town is like 5 degrees hotter at least! Lol
23 degree winter, im sooo jealous
Where in central NSW are you (if you don't mind)? I have family and horsey friends out that way!
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