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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Clouds at Sunset

After a long series of warm days, tonight we got a lovely sunset. It was followed by a mini-thunderstorm just after dark.
The evening sky to the south west,
colouring up as the sun prepared to set.

Sydney and Canberra are both reporting a record warm spell in July 2013. Hottest ever. Sydney had had (I believe) its hottest July ever.

A cumulo-nimbus cloud "head"
this is south from Robertson.
Therefore, at this likely distance, probably over Nowra.
We had some lightning and small amount of rain,
but I heard from Alan Stephenson later on,
that it is was "pissing down" at Nowra.
He rang to express doubts about a planned trip tomorrow.
The comments on the temperature "record" for July have been confirmed by some colleagues. Various "takes" on what it means, why politicians don't understand what it means, etc.
Most straightforward comment was: "160 year record for warmest July in White man's history".

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