"RamRod" wrote in message
Yes we know it is cold in the Northern hemisphere, but it is rather warm
around the centre of Australia
//Central Australia is sweltering as temperatures hover near record breaking
The thermometer has not strayed below a daily maximum of 43 degrees Celsius
Weather bureau forecaster Sally Cutter says the wilting temperatures will
continue for the next two days.
"[On] Friday a good southerly change will come through," she said.
"It will be quite windy and that will see the temperatures fall to the mid
to low 30s for the weekend."
Jervois Cattle Station, north-east of Alice Springs, recorded a maximum of
Ms Cutter says this is not a record.
"Their record is up around the 47.2C for December," she said.
All eyes are on the 1960 January record temperature for Alice Springs which,
at 45.2C, could be broken this week.\\
The temperatures are in centigrade and to convert to Fahrenheit multiply
centigrade by 9 and DIVIDE by 5 then add 32.
IE 45.2 c = 113.26 f
IE 47.2 c = 116.96 f
Bet the A/C is working flat out around there.
Back in the sixties where I worked in the bush we had some packaged units
with R22 in them that kept cutting out on head pressure on the hot days, we
changed them over to R 500 that fixed it. Sure we lost a bit of capacity,
but at least they kept running.