Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Still Hot and Humid


Yesterday was quite hot and humid.Today it will be the same,or hotter,and the trend is expected to persist for the next 4 or 5 days.
Rain is still badly needed here and the situation is getting worse.I don't have a garden but every night I go in search of dandelion greens for my domesticated 'rodents'....rabbit,guinea pig and chinchilla....and they are getting harder to find.Nothing is growing.It must be a real battle for the farmers right now to keep their gardens from burning up.
The forecast:
Today..Sunny. High 28 except 22 along parts of the coast. UV index 8
or very high.
Tonight..Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Fog patches
developing near midnight. Low 14.
Thursday..Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the
morning. High 27 except 21 along parts of the coast.

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Note:The temps shown in the forecast block on the right are collected at the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean.The temps there are quite different than here usually.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Update: July 14

Not too hot today but very humid.We had a brief period of rain this morning and now it is clearing.We could have used a lot more than what we got.
Temps have been ranging from 20°C during the rain to the present 28°C.
Winds have been generally light from the West.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hot,Hot,Hot!

The past week was extremely hot here.The high temps for the first part of the week were near 40°C with lots of humidity.The latter part or the week was somewhat better with temps in the mid to upper 20s and less humidity.
It is still very dry,we had a brief period of rain on Thursday morning,and there is now an open fire ban in effect.Lots of people using wells are either ou
t of water or using it sparingly.TS Bertha became a hurricane as it increased in strength and is currently diminishing near Bermuda and will have no effect on our area.
There is no sigificant rainfall expected this week.Showers are possib
le on Monday and Tuesday and then it's back into the cooker for the rest of the week.
This week's forecast:


The weather was great for the Privateer Days festival and the fireworks finale was spectacular.The temp at the waterfront at that time was a comfortable 22°C.
Fireworks finale:



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Note:The temps shown in the forecast block on the right are collected at the nearest local weather station located at Western Head which is very near the ocean.The temps there are quite different than hereusually.