…That the standard measuring conditions for temperature are in the air, 1.5 meters (4.9 ft) above the ground, and shielded from direct sunlight intensity (hence the term, x degrees “in the shade”)?
Temperatures measured directly on the ground may exceed air temperatures by 30 to 50 °C (54 to 90 °F). A ground temperature of 84 °C (183.2 °F) has been recorded in Port Sudan, Sudan. A ground temperature of 93.9 °C (201.0 °F) was recorded in Furnace Creek, Death Valley, California, United States on 15 July 1972; this may be the highest natural ground surface temperature ever recorded.
And there is more…
Let’s put some effort into creating a good week and kick start it with a positive thought on your Monday morning. Let’s do it! Let’s kick off the week on a positive note!
- Mention something that you consider being good in the comments
- Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.
- Share this post and invite your followers as well.
Before I tell you something good that has happened in my life I’d like to invite you all to a little chat. You know sometimes all we need is someone to talk to. Just chat. Have a little conversation, tell them something good, maybe even about your dreams.
Take your time. Keep going if you like, chat for as long as you like.
And when you are ready here’s what I’d like to share with you today:
“Today is the first really hot day in this summer. Temperatures are set to go up to 38C here. Normally it would be a perfect day to head to the beach, even if it is a Monday. But I decided to take the kids on our favorite hike again. It’s not too far away so school and a hike can go along perfectly fine. I was ready to deal with the heat up there too but was pleasantly surprised when a cool breeze welcomed us. It was just a perfect day in the woods. We’re back home now and truly grateful for the A/C that keeps the house cool. The temperatures will drop again massively over night and for the rest of the week we will be back to anything between 17 and 20C. Although dealing with those pretty big temperature changes sometimes seems a bit annoying, I’m still also grateful for them. I don’t know if I could cope with weeks and weeks of extremely hot weather…”
Tomorrow will be a hot day again over here and as the temperature is supposed to drop down quite a bit the day after tomorrow I thought about the extreme weather changes again. And how often people complain about the weather. So here’s a little blast from the past about the subject that often is used as a conversation starter 😉
I should be reading on my Novel right now, trying to find as many mistakes as possible and correct them, getting rid of repetitive stuff and so on, before handing it over for proper editing. But I can just not be bothered at the moment.
It is one of these stinky hot days today. We managed to get a play date in this morning at a park and although it was already hot, it still was fun. At least for us moms, sitting in the shade. The kids looked pretty hot after a little bit of running around with their friends…
While on our way home my son, who was desperately trying to find some music of his liking on the radio suddenly said to me: “Mom, I think people are weird. They kind of always complain. In winter they complain that it is too cold and say they wish it was summer and now they complain about the weather being to hot.”
When we moved to Australia a couple of years ago I knew, that life will be different. But hey, it is quite different in summer, when it gets hot. We are not there yet. It is still nice and warm / or nicely hot. But we might get to it again sometime this summer.
I found this on a website which is called Meanwhile in Australia and I took the liberty to add my comments. It might give you a slight idea about what we might be up for over the next couple of months…