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Old 17.09.2012, 18:10
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Re: What's The Hottest You've Ever Been?

45C, 90% + humidity, Santos, Brazil in February
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Old 17.09.2012, 18:13
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Re: What's The Hottest You've Ever Been?

The Hottest I have been was in my home town, south west of Antalya in Turkey. There the temperature in summer is mostly 38-42 degree with 90% humidity. This makes the felt temperature around and above of 50 degrees with sea temperature of 28 degrees.

Ohh, what a wonderful place to be. I really miss it especially in summer.
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and in the sun the temp got to 60c - the highest it could go.
Aaaargh! You did that on purpose, didn't you?

To be clear - when an object is left in direct sun it will absorb heat and it's own temperature will rise, but by how much is completely irrelevant as any sort of measure of the weather, as any material will behave quite differently in the sun, as with the black vs. white fabrics you mention.

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/82752647/ is quite amusing, but frankly I was astonished that so many people didn't understand such basic physics.
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Old 17.09.2012, 18:24
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Re: What's The Hottest You've Ever Been?

I've been hot my entire life.
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Re: What's The Hottest You've Ever Been?

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Aaaargh! You did that on purpose, didn't you?

To be clear - when an object is left in direct sun it will absorb heat and it's own temperature will rise, but by how much is completely irrelevant as any sort of measure of the weather, as any material will behave quite differently in the sun, as with the black vs. white fabrics you mention.

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/82752647/ is quite amusing, but frankly I was astonished that so many people didn't understand such basic physics.
No I didn`t.

I was, still am, not sure how it all works. I`d taken the pool theremometer out, and draped it over the side - actually in the shade side - and it crept up to 60, then I decided I better get out of the pool, as am unable to breathe underwater, having no snorkel with me, to preserve my youthful appearance. (Alas, twas in vain, the preservation side of things, but that`s beside the point).

Yes, can understand that the mercury itself would obviously heat up and create it`s "own" temp.....? So THAT is why all the thermometers I`ve seen are situated in the shade!
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Yeah, me too, but you`re not supposed to brag about it.
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Re: What's The Hottest You've Ever Been?

47C in Perth in a dry heat - or 42C in Broome, WA with 90% humidity.

And not much relief when the water in the ocean is 30C and the pool is 33C. Gross.
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