Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
True Bon, they've added purple for temps over 50C. A few days ago was the hottest ever day around the country - the average temp for the nation that day was over 40C (104F) in the hottest week in our history. In my suburb it peaked at a touch over 42C (108F). It was still 34 (92) at midnight.
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That is some seriously hot weather however you measure it. They just showed a huge dust cloud that took over a portion of Oz. I still remember hearing about some epic cyclone a couple years ago.
The funny thing is, while everybody else is suffering, California has had wonderful weather for like the last four years or so. It's gets a bit hot in Summer, but there's nothing like what you guys and our East Coasters are going through.