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Title: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on April 21, 2007, 02:00:57 AM
A cold wind is ablowin' up here in Nei Mongol, had snow night before last.  Today is wet, blustery, damp and bleak, good day to curl up in my big comfy armchair at the back of the Saloon near the fireplace. 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: contemporarydog on April 21, 2007, 04:43:47 AM
A bit of a crappy day in Dalian.

Yesterday was gorgeous - sunny, deep blue sky, warm, just perfect.  I hope that Dalian doesn't have UK style weather patterns (basically god playing the cocktease - constantly having warm weather on working days and pissing down on weekends)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on April 22, 2007, 02:27:45 AM
I am going to Mongolia during the holiday.  They said it was still cold.  How cold?  How much warm clothes should I bring?  Any suggestions? mmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Vegemite on April 22, 2007, 02:47:55 AM
Well, up here in Hailaer most of Mongolia lies to the south-west of us. We're currently celebrating highs of +4 to 8C. No need for down coats anymore, but I have had to put on my gloves the last few days as the spring winds have started up. And I still wear a scarf but have been hatless for a few weeks now. The spring rains are also due to begin in earnest anyday...that'll mean about two weeks of nightly storms.
Where abouts in Mongolia are you going?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on April 22, 2007, 03:15:49 AM
I don't know.  I think the capital city but couldn't spell it even if I tried.  I am going with 2 of my students from Mongolia so I am going where they take me.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on April 22, 2007, 04:25:34 AM
Gorgeous day here in Shuangyashan. Not a cloud in the sky and a lovely 13 sitting on the temp gauge.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on April 22, 2007, 08:29:47 AM
good day to curl up in my big comfy armchair at the back of the Saloon near the fireplace. 
  We have a fireplace??  Wow, this new place has class.

Kcanuck, I'll leave the fire to you.  I'm plenty hot enough as it is here in Dongguan.  Some days are already stinking hot and it's still April.  Most days are lovely and breezy and I wish it would stay this way.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on April 22, 2007, 08:33:22 AM
Nice to see you back, Ruthie. Warm in Jinan with a cool breeze. Lovely!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: DaDan on April 22, 2007, 02:58:30 PM
I'm sun burnt  agagagagag

I have the ceiling fan on now & quite comfortable in my living room with all windows open...

patio temp is;   29c right now

days have been sunny & nearly hot
if in direct sunlight, yes, it's hot......

but in the shade or at the beach......
`Nice  ababababab
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on April 23, 2007, 10:09:54 AM
We're climbing.... 16o today. Pretty fierce wind accompanied it though. Nearly blew me away.   axaxaxaxax
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on April 23, 2007, 10:48:08 AM
Windy here too, loads of dust and assorted garbage blowing about.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on April 23, 2007, 12:37:56 PM
Started pouring rain on my way to school this morning.  Consequently I had wet shoes for the rest of the day.  Sun was out and attempting to get through the smog by the end of second period.  Humidity verging on brutal.  Not sure what the temp is - my thermometer is packed somewhere - but my hair is sticking to the back of my neck.  Managing without the AC so far, but will have to give in soon and put it on.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on April 23, 2007, 12:39:59 PM
I don't even own an AC.  oooooooooo
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on April 24, 2007, 11:47:46 AM
I still have mine set to heat.  It is set at 30 so I can stay warm.  I didn't turn it on yet today - a new record for me.  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on April 24, 2007, 12:01:09 PM
30?  I would be cooking at that temperature ... I don't sleep worth a damn when it is hot.  I have to throw off the sheets and everything else and hope for a cooling breeze.

Temps regularly hitting 20 C here with a few warmer days thrown in to remind me that the hot stuff is coming.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on April 25, 2007, 05:26:21 AM
It was snowing this morning (yes you read that correctly). Stopped just before 10:30. Now its a gorgeous day... about 14o
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on April 25, 2007, 07:03:24 AM
Setting the air conditioner to 30 ensures the room is at least 20 and maybe if I'm lucky 21.  The setting is totally irrelevant to the temperature it creates. bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: babala on April 25, 2007, 08:31:34 AM
We finally got some sun today after rainstorms for the past 4 days. Everytime I left a building it seemed to rain harder llllllllll Temp here today in Taizhou is about 24.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on April 25, 2007, 09:46:05 AM
It was 20, sunny and warm today.  Warmest yet.  And I leave for Mongolia tonight.  Taking scarf, gloves and hat.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: contemporarydog on April 25, 2007, 10:13:09 AM
Agreed.  Astoundingly gorgeous weather in Dalian today.  If it could be like this all year round, I would probably stay forever.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 25, 2007, 12:48:25 PM
Warming up here. Some of the girls are starting to wear hotpants. I am in short sleeves. The airconditioner was on over the weekend, but rain expected on the morrow.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on April 26, 2007, 05:20:27 AM
Gone are the 16's and sunshine. The last two days have been no higher than 3o, cloudy and the wind chill facter!!!!! Sheeesh.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on April 28, 2007, 10:09:14 AM
Idyllic here.  almost too hot for jeans! bhbhbhbhbh
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 29, 2007, 12:47:10 AM
rain.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on April 29, 2007, 01:34:30 AM
We're having crazy weather here in Shuangyashan. The last 2 days have seen cold, gale force winds and 8o. Today the sun is shining the birds are singing and its just hit 14o. The big bonus though is that the wind is hiding today.  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on April 29, 2007, 02:04:03 AM
ChangZhou, Jiangsu ... cool, overcast with a few sprinkles.  A good day for spending quality time with my laptop.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Vegemite on April 29, 2007, 08:55:50 AM
Lovely warm day up here - finally packed away our winter hats and gloves. The last of the ice has disappeared from the school lake, and even the snow in the shadows is nearly all but gone.
Roll on summer agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: contemporarydog on April 29, 2007, 12:33:30 PM
Still great up here.  I'm praying it lasts all through Golden Shower week.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on April 30, 2007, 02:21:42 AM
Grey sky but quite hot. I am wearing sleeveless.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on May 02, 2007, 03:13:08 AM
Hit and humid in Changsha.  But not enough to stop me from exploring the back streets while waiting for the Woz.  They are just as fascinating as backstreets in any Chinese town.  Bought some crunchy fresh water chestnuts from a street vendor and had them for breakfast, checking out the remnants of the old brick construction style that can still be seen behind all the boring concrete constructions.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on May 02, 2007, 03:33:00 AM
Yesterday the sky was so clear blue; hot, PLEASANT! That was a nice change after the rain
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on May 07, 2007, 04:49:13 AM
When into work: turns out the school is still closed. jjjjjjjjjj  And it's sunny and I'm wearing shorts. agagagagag Happy happy
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: gengrant on May 07, 2007, 01:30:59 PM
Shenzhen is hot and humid...wearing shorts whenever possible.  Other times not!   cheexyblonde
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: decurso on May 07, 2007, 02:10:02 PM
Somewhere in the low thirties today.Methinks it's going to be a hot one this year.Can't recall it being this hot the last two Mays.Last summer was actually really mild...all it did was rain.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: solongtinik on May 08, 2007, 01:19:02 AM
30 degree C!

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on May 08, 2007, 03:37:21 AM
Humidity is one of the reasons I'm trying to find something on the coast and not too far south; I don't do humid very well.  I'm looking in Dalian and Qingdao.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: decurso on May 09, 2007, 09:08:21 AM
There was a pretty wicked dust storm in the Gobe Desert yesterday.We felt it all the way down here.Murder on my eyes and nose.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on May 09, 2007, 09:59:26 AM
Temperature dropped finally to a nice 24C.  Together with a nice breeze it has made a welcome change to the oven called spring in ChangZhou.  As for clarity of air, I can see at least four blocks - there is no clarity in the air.  Where is the rain? the spring showers?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Vegemite on May 09, 2007, 02:14:56 PM
How often does it rain where you are Missi?

We're also waiting for our spring rains up here...it has felt like it a few times and it did rain a bit one day and a night but that's been it. The locals are getting worried because it was such a dry winter and early thaw. If there's no spring rains, that will most probably be it until next winter.

Other than waiting for the rain, the wind's building up and the so is the temperature,we supposedly had a high of 18C just the other day.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on May 09, 2007, 05:01:19 PM
Was hot and not not!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Vegemite on May 10, 2007, 01:05:31 PM
Well, the forecast up here is for the spring rains to begin tomorrow. The students were really excited at school this afternoon, talking about how good it will be to walk in the rain. They find it hard to believe that rain, for me, is not a big deal, and that I actually dislike it. But then I'm the crazy laowei who gets excited about the snow!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 10, 2007, 03:00:43 PM
Hot. Rained. Hot and sweaty. Cold drink in hand, caparisoned in tshirt and shorts. Bloody climate.

Tried to stop global warming today by making more ice, and putting it into drinks. I succeeded, but suspect it was a local effect.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Vegemite on May 11, 2007, 10:16:27 AM
Tried to stop global warming today by making more ice, and putting it into drinks. I succeeded, but suspect it was a local effect.

Nope, you'll be pleased to note it wasn't a local effect - it made temperatures here drop again to below 0C. Well done, I think ayayayayay
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on May 11, 2007, 08:03:54 PM
They must have been seeding the clouds again for the rain. Because right after it the level of pollution jumped up!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on May 11, 2007, 11:47:59 PM
It's raining here, no seeding required.  From what Vegemite says (she gets the local scoop) it only rains twice a year here, spring and fall.  So, we're in for a few days of rain which means the grassland should be wide awake very soon.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on May 12, 2007, 12:57:02 AM
Shuangyashan = light rain. Cool breeze. 10o
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on May 12, 2007, 12:59:37 AM
Rained yesterday in Jinan, beautiful, clear, sunny day today!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on May 12, 2007, 01:01:38 AM
Grrrrr!!!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on May 13, 2007, 05:53:10 AM
Sunny and very warm, the best day of the year here! bhbhbhbhbh

Time to go back outside.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on May 13, 2007, 07:27:20 AM
Hot hot hot! Woohoo! I feel like jumping into the pool! (But it isn't hot enough though!)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on May 13, 2007, 08:58:33 AM
26C and sunny in Changsha. Beautiful. Went fishing this morning and caught several bottles of baijiu.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: gengrant on May 14, 2007, 12:01:57 AM
Here in SZ it's been in the 30's...and of course they don't open the pools until June when the temperature hits about the same as HELL!  Thank goodness I'll be Stateside come June 24 and get to spend my days lounging on the beaches of Lake Michigan and doing absolutely nothing (at least until Mrs. GG gets that 'Honey Do' List completed).

 bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on May 14, 2007, 04:37:04 AM
Overcast, 13owith a few light showers today.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on May 17, 2007, 11:28:21 AM
RAIN RAIN AND MORE RAIN!

10o
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on May 18, 2007, 02:29:04 PM
Rain. Again. That's 3 days straight. And not the good "down pour" stuff either. Just enugh to make you cold and uncomfortable but not enough to prevent you from going to school... Damn it!

9o
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on May 20, 2007, 01:20:50 AM
Last week Beijing weather was nice - apart from the WIND!  I was so glad to get back to polluted Xi'an to wash my hair, knowing that I could walk safely outside and not be blown backwards by sand laden wind and then not be able to touch my hair or face or anything around me without feeling sand all over.  EECCH.

How do you ever stay clean in Beijing?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on May 20, 2007, 05:49:09 AM
Beautiful and warm and sunny in Dalian.  About 25C.  A bit of wind (11 km/hr) but no sand just enough to keep you from feeling hot.  Humidity 38% - just right.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on May 20, 2007, 09:20:10 AM
Beautiful and warm here today. 15o.....nights are still quite nippy though.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on May 20, 2007, 09:30:12 AM
We have a big storm starting here......thunder, lightning, rain, etc.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Vegemite on May 20, 2007, 02:32:30 PM
We're still hanging out for our spring rains here...send some up our way George. It's just dusty and windy at the moment but the temps are creeping up.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Nolefan on May 20, 2007, 04:16:50 PM

I never thought in a million years that I'd be thankful for Beijing's weather.... but after spending 3 days in monsoon-y Hong Kong, I'm so glad to be enjoying the smoggy air...

Worst trip ever...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on May 21, 2007, 02:15:42 PM
Getting hot in Xi'an.  The beauty shop has the 'majiangg tile' covers on the beds, I have my aircon on, and am now sleeping in my short and light silk jamas. Classrooms have the fans going.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on May 21, 2007, 11:38:23 PM
I'm switching my wardrobe from winter to summer today, and will probably get out my bamboo sleeping mat this week.  It takes me a week to get used to it, but after that - heaven to sleep on.  Does anyone else use these ones or the 'majiang tile' type?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on May 21, 2007, 11:52:54 PM
I like them until I move, then the hair on my arms and elsewhere gets caught in the mat and pulled out. The Majiang ones are the worst for this.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on May 22, 2007, 02:44:29 AM
Did my time in Q'ld - want to head for snow and cool now.  Summer hilidays will mostly be spent in T!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on May 22, 2007, 11:26:15 AM
Hot and sticky. bbbbbbbbbb

It's gonna get so much worse by July. ssssssssss
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on May 22, 2007, 12:51:16 PM
And this is why I'm happy I'm up north, no humidity and we're still below 20.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on May 22, 2007, 01:12:46 PM
We are having the warmest summer in 150 years! Temperature at 23 degrees celcius and climbing. No wind, clouds all gone byebye, no sign of impending rain. Time for lots of  agagagagag in sunshine come the weekend. And Pirates of the Caribbean opens tomorrow  axaxaxaxax so it is time to fly the old  bzbzbzbzbz and sing songs about rum and dead people. Life is sweet! bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on May 22, 2007, 01:43:23 PM
We too are still under 20o but slowly climbing.... short sleeves again today..... about 15o.  Lovely.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on May 22, 2007, 01:45:39 PM
Here it is still like living in a slow cooker with temps of 30+ for a high every day.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on May 22, 2007, 01:45:49 PM
I'm into sleeveless,and planning a run to the fabric market and tailor for new super-lightweight summer clothes.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on May 29, 2007, 09:50:32 AM
16o and overcast today. We still haven't made it into the 20's yet.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on May 30, 2007, 08:36:41 AM
For what it's worth, we're having a cool start to the Summer....temps 20-24, and humidity around 70%!!!  Very unusual.  Fans work just fine.  Haven't needed (or turned on) the A/C yet!!  Weird.  Not complaining, mind you.  Just commenting.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on May 30, 2007, 01:31:30 PM
Quote
I forget what a blue sky looks like.
Just to remind you.......
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/Spring07018.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on May 30, 2007, 02:24:30 PM
How about this sky!

(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f394/dragonsaver/mongolia/Mongolia088.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on May 30, 2007, 02:42:36 PM
Woo Hoo!  It's supposed to rain tomorrow - - - and cool down in the process.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on May 30, 2007, 03:16:28 PM
Drizzling a little tonight in Jinan, too. They stayed away from BBQ Street in droves!!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on May 30, 2007, 03:33:58 PM
Gorgeous day today at 18o. I'd love more of those.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on May 31, 2007, 04:16:23 AM
20+, raining. Dark. But at least can breath!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: phets72 on May 31, 2007, 08:31:13 AM
15 degrees, cold and pissing down raining...yahoo!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on May 31, 2007, 08:56:26 AM
38C and a little humid. My afternoon class was on the 6th floor. Air-conditioner was broken and the overhead fans have yet to be installed. No problem - class dismissed.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on June 01, 2007, 03:05:53 AM
18o again  bfbfbfbfbf with a lovely light cool breeze. Beautiful.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Vegemite on June 01, 2007, 05:49:16 AM
It's meant to be a high of 21C today  bfbfbfbfbf and it rained yesterday for about half an hour bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on June 01, 2007, 09:27:39 AM
Well it was going well this morning.... now it's cooled down and is overcast...  bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on June 02, 2007, 04:22:16 AM
Every time I have my umbrella with me it barely rains. As soon as I forget it - it pours!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on June 02, 2007, 06:45:35 AM
Didn't you know Cheeks... that's the law. You could bet your life that every time I forget to put it in my bag I get rained on. A lot.

Overcast today, but still nice weather. Sitting around 15o/16o
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on June 02, 2007, 06:57:39 AM
Ok, 15-16 is COLD!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on June 02, 2007, 07:01:19 AM
Not when you're coming out of -38 winters it's not! It's wonderful.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Vegemite on June 03, 2007, 01:44:44 AM
Not when you're coming out of -38 winters it's not! It's wonderful.
Yep, it's all in the eye of the beholder...you lot down south don't know the meaning of cold!

Today it's windy up here, the sands are blowing - look out Beijing, sand storms might be on their way.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on June 03, 2007, 02:18:11 AM
Thanks Vege.  bfbfbfbfbf

We had a thunder storm up here yesterday... (for all of 5 seconds)

but today is nice and sunny with a cool breeze.... about 15o
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: non-dave on June 03, 2007, 01:42:31 PM
I think I've got a pretty good idea about the cold... why do you think I'm down here in the tropical south dripping sweat and smiling?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on June 03, 2007, 02:36:53 PM
Dripping sweat is not my idea of a perfect day.  I prefer low 20s, a light breeze...it's been good here except the breeze is usually a lot stronger and carrying loads of dust and grit with it.  It's still better than dripping sweat.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on June 04, 2007, 06:24:41 AM
I agree with Kcanuck... dripping sweat is really unpleasant and definitely not lady-like.

Eeewwwwww!  aaaaaaaaaa

18o here today.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: non-dave on June 04, 2007, 06:43:44 AM
I don't mind being un-lady-like, I also don't mind not being cold.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on June 04, 2007, 08:17:51 AM
dripping sweat is really unpleasant and definitely not lady-like.

Unpleasant??? Someone not doing something right for you LT?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on June 04, 2007, 08:17:54 AM
We just said we didn't like being sweaty, as a matter of fact we had a long discussion about sweaty men in the ladies lounge... afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on June 04, 2007, 08:27:18 AM
No problem. You do all the work and we won't get sweaty.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on June 04, 2007, 08:31:31 AM
Wanna bet  ahahahahah  You'll get sweaty cuz you'll forget and  cheexyblonde
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on June 04, 2007, 09:07:47 AM
Wanna bet  ahahahahah  You'll get sweaty cuz you'll forget and  cheexyblonde

Like i said, you just do all the work girl.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on June 04, 2007, 11:07:01 AM
Of course there are different kinds of sweat..... erm ... maybe this is a conversation for the ladies lounge, again oooooooooo

Time and a place people, time and a place.  bfbfbfbfbf

We actually hit 26o at midday today. Very nice indeed.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on June 04, 2007, 11:20:42 AM

We actually hit 26o at midday today. Very nice indeed.

Yeah, but did you break a sweat?  afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on June 04, 2007, 11:30:21 AM
That's for me to know and you to never find out.  afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on June 04, 2007, 12:57:35 PM
Men (real men Stil) perspire.

Ladies glisten

Horses sweat.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on June 04, 2007, 01:46:40 PM
Men (real men Stil) perspire.

Ladies glisten

Horses sweat.

Oh dear i sweat. Well, maybe that means......
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on June 04, 2007, 01:50:22 PM
 bkbkbkbkbk axaxaxaxax
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on June 04, 2007, 01:50:32 PM
Glisten. I like that.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on June 04, 2007, 01:51:56 PM
We knew you were smart enough to figure it out on your own Stil.  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on June 04, 2007, 03:28:35 PM
I don't like the word GLISTEN it sounds like a not a very pleasant word in Russia. I prefer GLOW.



HOT HOT HOT, HUMID! GLOWING IS FUN!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on June 05, 2007, 04:14:03 AM
So much for the 26 of yesterday. Today it's raining and cold and only 14o. ananananan It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the wind.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on June 05, 2007, 08:29:33 AM
Thought it was a titch warmish.  Just checked.  34 today and no clouds, humidity 14%.  Dalian is NICE.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on June 05, 2007, 01:13:40 PM
Max temp today 35 degrees, max humidity 40%.  It's 9:00pm and still 29 degrees.  This is why I am heading for T for summer!!  There will still be SNOW!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: solongtinik on June 10, 2007, 07:30:59 AM
microwave!!!!! 36-38 DEG C!

and people here keep telling me that i should be comfortable with this temp!

wackos! im from the philippines but it doesnt mean i live in the dessert!

my place is the summer capital of my country which means it remains cool during the summer 'coz it's ourrounded by mountains and pine trees.

missing my place...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on June 10, 2007, 01:23:55 PM
Really really nice today... temp was in the high 20's. Don't know the exact number. Lovely. ;D
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Vegemite on June 10, 2007, 02:15:18 PM
We've managed to hit +30C for a few days now - it might get hellishly cold here in winter but we make up for it with dry, warm summers and low humidity.

Did have some sand storms this weekend, though.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on June 11, 2007, 12:14:53 AM
35+ in Jinan. I feel a thunderstorm coming on!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on June 11, 2007, 04:21:50 AM
Lovely lovely lovely!!!!

28o and rising today.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on June 11, 2007, 04:36:37 AM
humid today, first time the apartment actually feels 'hot'...dare not open windows, loads of dust blowing about.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Vegemite on June 11, 2007, 05:19:51 AM
36C today, and me, coming from a warm, wet and humid part of NZ don't think this is humid at all...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: phets72 on June 11, 2007, 05:36:04 AM
13 and rainy (not that I'm complaining as we need the rain desperately) I'm glad I'm not at the 'G' watching the football! ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on June 11, 2007, 06:53:22 AM
It's a FILTHY day in Jinan! Visibility around 400 metres!! We don't breathe the air here....we chew it! I've never seen it this bad.
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Post by: Lone Traveller on June 11, 2007, 11:12:08 AM
Eeeew! That does not sound pleasant George. 
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Post by: George on June 11, 2007, 12:48:30 PM
We get by. Us Shandongren are tough!!
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Post by: AMonk on June 11, 2007, 12:50:57 PM
From your post...so is the air!!!
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Post by: George on June 11, 2007, 12:53:21 PM
Yeah, that's true...but chewable!! agagagagag
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Post by: AMonk on June 11, 2007, 12:57:06 PM
So.  Do you serve it "as is", or do you add salt + pepper or hot sauce?
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Post by: George on June 11, 2007, 01:02:54 PM
Flavour to taste!
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Post by: Lone Traveller on June 11, 2007, 01:18:18 PM
Can't say life isn't interesting in China!
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Post by: Con ate dog on June 14, 2007, 02:07:32 PM
Rain AND skeeters.  asasasasas
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Post by: ericthered on June 14, 2007, 02:14:52 PM
What in the name of the Holy Jabberwocky is a skeeter?
Time to confess: who stole my sunshine? I want it back. Gei wo wo de ri! wo bu xihuan yue!! Now. I'll turn my back, count to ten and then the culprit will produce my sunshine..ok? sifir, bir, iki, uc, dort, bes, alti, yedi, sekiz, dokuz, on... asasasasas asasasasas asasasasas
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Post by: Con ate dog on June 14, 2007, 02:21:55 PM
Mosquito. asasasasas (Not you, the skeeter)
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Post by: Lotus Eater on June 14, 2007, 02:27:42 PM
He means mozzies.

Dry wind here after rain last night.  Hot. 

Looking forward to T in 4 weeks.

Snow - I want snow.
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Post by: ericthered on June 15, 2007, 06:01:26 AM
We've got a PREFECT day today! Nice and warm, wonderful breeze, not a cloud in the sky. 



So it was you! There is still rain, clouds, thunder and lightning here. Just put down the sunshine and step back...nice and easy...
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Post by: Eagle on June 15, 2007, 11:53:01 PM
Gray, pink, white ... whatever colour ... at least it isn't a pressure cooker sauna these past few days.
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Post by: kcanuck on June 16, 2007, 12:39:27 AM
The grassland is dry, dry, dry...drove through dust storms last weekend and could see clouds of dust floating above grazing stock. One of the 'herds' along the way were camels, how incredibly cool is that?  No rain in sight up here, it's hot but thankfully not humid and windy ergo dusty.

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Post by: AMonk on June 16, 2007, 08:40:07 AM
Wow, I can see the sun. 24 hours without rain. Putting the boat building tools away, but keeping them handy.




 ahahahahah ahahahahah ahahahahah ahahahahah bfbfbfbfbf        agagagagag
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Post by: Lone Traveller on June 18, 2007, 04:58:28 AM
Today is a fabulous 36o and not a cloud in the sky. (got the sun in my eyes) ahahahahah
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Post by: Lotus Eater on June 18, 2007, 05:04:56 AM
Rained yesterday and today - took the heat down and made it fresh.  Yesterday was a great day for staying in bed reading - or watching another DVD of CSI Miami to see how dodgy Caruso can get.
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Post by: Lone Traveller on June 18, 2007, 05:35:25 AM
Those are some of my favourite days.  bfbfbfbfbf
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Post by: Lono Tiki on June 18, 2007, 05:10:01 PM
Down south, it's 1:00am and still 81
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Post by: kcanuck on June 19, 2007, 05:23:33 AM
It's pouring here at the moment, and we had rain Sunday night.  I'm certain there are a lot of happy farmers and herdsmen, things have been really dry on the grassland this summer.
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Post by: cheekygal on June 19, 2007, 05:59:27 AM
Hot. Grey. I am thinking of hitting Qingdao for a couple of days before going home.
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Post by: Lone Traveller on June 19, 2007, 11:22:03 AM
36o on Dragon Boat Festival Day for me. Nice and warm. 
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Post by: Acjade on June 19, 2007, 11:37:38 AM
Xi'an has been at it's loveliest the last few days. Like an Australian early Autumn. At least Southern Australian early Autumn. Cool breezes and scattered showers.

In Shaanxi Province the soil is all clay and only a shower of rain muddles into puddles like women at a Stella Mcarthy sale. I can't understand why they don't gow mint in the gardens to break up the heavy soil.
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Post by: Lotus Eater on June 19, 2007, 01:40:33 PM
Definitely very pleasant in Xi'an at the moment. Wandered out today to see the freshness after 2 days of rain.  And of course took my camera with me.  ahahahahah

It was beautiful - soft green everywhere - CLEAN leaves.  Cool fresh air.

Raindrops on roses ....

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/Deborann/Rainydayexperiments052copy.jpg)

How long to wait?

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/Deborann/Rainydayexperiments047copy.jpg)

Reflections in the puddles

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/Deborann/Rainydayexperiments056copy.jpg)

But I am still looking forward to snow in T!

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Post by: ericthered on June 19, 2007, 01:45:47 PM
Grey skies with grey rain, wind and...yuck...the weatherman said it would be sunny all day..guess who has to ride a bike ten miles home from work...it sure ain't the weatherman!!
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Post by: Vegemite on June 20, 2007, 01:56:50 AM
The sun's back out up here but it's meant to be quite cool, around 25C today.

Apparently the rain we had a few days ago was actually caused by seeding clouds, and the news says it was done without permission. You'd have to be both rich and desperate to do that I think.
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Post by: Lono Tiki on June 20, 2007, 03:24:19 AM
Lotus Eater, you've got the raindrops on roses, but where are my whiskers on kittens?


As for here, I never cease to be amazed at just how humid it can get here and what that does to the heat index. 88
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Post by: Eagle on June 20, 2007, 03:33:24 AM
Walking to work is like wading through a steam bath.  I think taking a shower would be dryer - and definitely cooler.

PS - Nice photos LE.
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Post by: Lotus Eater on June 20, 2007, 03:46:28 AM
I'm not a fan of humidity, unless it is rapidly accompanied by a cracking thunderstorm.  Did my time in Q'ld - don't want to work anywhere now where my clothes are wetter when 'dry' than in the wash.

I'm still looking forward to wearing my northfakes and thermals in T in a few weeks! And going horse-riding at the end of next week will mean packing my northfakes as well.  i like summers where you need warm clothes!
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Post by: kcanuck on June 20, 2007, 05:31:03 AM
My sentiments exactly LE, I don't do humid, just can't handle it.  My ideal summer conditions, light breeze, mid teens, blue sky and cool nights. 
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Post by: Lone Traveller on June 20, 2007, 05:55:18 AM
Only 27 here today but the winds are gale force!!!! Keeps pelting small rocks at me... ouchie :(
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Post by: Lono Tiki on June 20, 2007, 06:06:45 AM
Stand behind me Loney. The Tiki is too the rescue!
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Post by: Lone Traveller on June 20, 2007, 06:08:04 AM
Oh my very own Tiki wind break. Thanks. Here have one on me  agagagagag
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Post by: belrain on June 20, 2007, 06:08:44 AM
A little cloudy here in Germany, in my hometown. But comfortable temperature - about 20
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Post by: Lono Tiki on June 20, 2007, 06:08:49 AM
Which part is it on?
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Post by: Lone Traveller on June 20, 2007, 06:10:48 AM
Well there aren't many places to hide it in this qipao.  ararararar
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Post by: Lono Tiki on June 20, 2007, 06:13:02 AM
Yeah, it doesn't really matter anyway... I'd have it on any part you've got.  akakakakak
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Post by: Lotus Eater on June 20, 2007, 06:24:23 AM
Raining again.   Keeps it cool and fresh.

I went out to lunch with a Chinese colleague - and not just to the usual 'hole-in-the-wall' but to a fancy restaurant.  I was happy to walk back - it would only have been a couple of kms, but do you think I could convince him that walking in the rain is fun??  NO way - so he got me a taxi, and then gave the driver money, so I couldn't even legitimately tell the driver to turn the corner and let me out! Oh well - it was a really good lunch!

I like walking in the rain.
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Post by: Lono Tiki on June 20, 2007, 06:29:05 AM
I like walking in the rain too.

Whenever it's raining, I'll find an excuse to run out to the 7-11 or even just down to the river. I toss on a t-shirt, some gym shorts, and sandals and go out for a stroll. The security guards all think I'm nuts, but they're probably actually right on that account.

Admittedly, it's much nicer walking in the rain back home though, with proper forests, beaches, cleanliness, and nothing but the sound of rain on leaves and the water.
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Post by: solongtinik on June 20, 2007, 06:51:46 AM
it's raining!!!!!!!!!!!!!  cheexyblonde

got no umbrella  asasasasas
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Post by: AMonk on June 20, 2007, 08:08:13 AM
What kind(s) of rain do you like to go walking in?  Here, we describe the degrees of preciptation as "fine mist", "drizzle", "showers", "rain", "tanker" (good for our under-the-house-water-catchment tanks), "pissing down", "catsNdogs" or just plain old "flooding".
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Post by: Lono Tiki on June 20, 2007, 09:01:48 AM
Fine mist is okay, but a drizzle kind of annoys me. That's usually when it's a bit chilly outside and it just drizzles all day long... the cold penetrates to the bone.

Showers and downpours (I'm guessing the same as your "tanker") are fun to run in for a bit, but not for a long walk if you've got somewhere to be.

Cats 'N' dogs are just painful, especially if they haven't been de-clawed.

Flooding pretty much makes my day. I like to stomp around and ensure everyone with an umbrella still gets soaked.
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Post by: George on June 20, 2007, 09:08:31 AM
Cool with gentle rain here in Jinan. Lovely!!
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Post by: Lone Traveller on June 20, 2007, 09:34:05 AM
Thank you for the cover Tiki.  agagagagag Winds have now died down and it's cool and beautiful. Even looks like we may get some light rain a little later on.  bfbfbfbfbf
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Post by: dragonsaver on June 20, 2007, 12:37:07 PM
It's been raining off and on all day.  It was polite when I had to go out.  Very light drizzle going to work and no rain on the way home - started again about 100 yds from home but light enough I didn't bother with my umbrella.  Warm enough for a t-shirt. Supposed to be sunny again tomorrow, +24C. bfbfbfbfbf
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Post by: Lotus Eater on June 20, 2007, 02:41:24 PM
Showers and rain are fine to walk in, wild storms for about 10 minutes. Mist is annoying - neither one or 'tother.  I love standing in the winds of wild storms watching the lightning (for a little while - then I retreat behind the windows and watch from comfort - preferably with a fine red wine in hand.
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Post by: Acjade on June 20, 2007, 02:51:16 PM
Oh thunder. The first blast echoed a few seconds ago.

Unfortunatily I've been told that the rain will be over by Saturday and that leaves us with quite a few VERY LOT OF STICKY WEEKS in the coming months.
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Post by: Lone Traveller on June 21, 2007, 05:38:51 AM
The rain I thought I was going to get yesterday didn't eventuate. Today is 32o with a light breeze. Nice.  agagagagag
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Post by: belrain on June 21, 2007, 05:41:00 AM
Maybe you can send some sunshine to Germany?
Here it is cloudy, only about 18
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Post by: Lone Traveller on June 21, 2007, 05:42:46 AM
Done Bel. I'll box it up now and send it this afternoon.  bfbfbfbfbf
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Post by: Lotus Eater on June 21, 2007, 06:55:42 AM
No thunder in my part of Xi'an.  ananananan   Light rain and cool, cool days.

But today, early, the mountains could be seen.  They are close enough to walk to from the new campus - but in general can't be seen.  Shame!

After lunch, more gentle rain. Lovely weather for ducks, rainbirds, and photographers!
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Post by: belrain on June 22, 2007, 05:56:07 AM
Done Bel. I'll box it up now and send it this afternoon.  bfbfbfbfbf

Thanks LT. Worked well, only one day for delivery  bfbfbfbfbf
Lets hope it is a good quality sunshine to last the whole weekend  ababababab

Cheers on this  agagagagag jjjjjjjjjj
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Post by: ericthered on June 22, 2007, 06:48:21 AM
It's raining and they have promised thunder. Guess this Saturday's traditional bonfire night is going to be a bit damp. Thunder and rain woo-hoo! Wo xihuan hen doun lei bao yue...I think..My Chinese is getting rusty. Need to get back on the study wagon. Nothing to do tonight but curl up in the couch with the wee doggy, sipping green tea and watch..err..Der leben des anderen...my German is even rustier. Einschuldigung Belrain. agagagagag
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Post by: belrain on June 22, 2007, 07:09:56 AM
No problem eric  agagagagag
And the movie is "Das Leben der Anderen". Enjoy it agagagagag jjjjjjjjjj
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Post by: Lotus Eater on June 22, 2007, 07:40:27 AM
Light rain this morning, then clear this afternoon - BLUE sky (well pale blue anyway!) for Xi'an.
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Post by: Eagle on June 23, 2007, 12:25:38 AM
It's hard to tell what the weather is this morning ... I can't see that far because of the smog.  A clue I would guess is that the guys are already rolling up their teeshirts and rubbing their tummies and the gals are fanning themselves with their hands - might be a bit warm out.
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Post by: dragonsaver on June 23, 2007, 01:48:46 AM
the guys are already rolling up their teeshirts and rubbing their tummies and the gals are fanning themselves with their hands - might be a bit warm out.

No the guys roll their t-shirts up to show the girls their gorgeous bodies.  The girls are fanning themselves to keep from fainting at the sight of so many desirable men.  agagagagag
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Post by: Lone Traveller on June 24, 2007, 01:51:37 AM
Hot and still. There's not even a hint of a breeze around.
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Post by: Lotus Eater on June 24, 2007, 02:02:42 AM
Rain has gone, skies are still clear-ish, but it is now back to hot. Yesterday's high was 36 (or 96 for the USAnians).  But - more rain is predicted for later this week, so with luck, it'll cool down again.
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Post by: dragonsaver on June 24, 2007, 02:05:40 AM
Raining heavily here.  Computer said light fog and sunny later.  Guess the computer is wrong - again.

Heavy rain has stopped, cloudy so should be nice - eventually.
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Post by: Lone Traveller on June 24, 2007, 09:39:37 AM
Clear sky and 35 today.
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Post by: cheekygal on June 24, 2007, 09:40:25 AM
rain storm!!!!! They must have seeded the clouds again.
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Post by: Lotus Eater on July 03, 2007, 09:17:24 AM
Rain this morning, lovely afternoon.
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Post by: Lone Traveller on July 03, 2007, 09:59:58 AM
Another beautiful day today. 30o with a nice cool breeze.
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Post by: belrain on July 04, 2007, 06:23:27 AM
You lucky guys.
Here, in my hometown in Germany already several days cloudy and rainy  alalalalal
Around 20
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Post by: Lone Traveller on July 04, 2007, 08:58:16 AM
Another brilliant day. 28o  with lovely fluffy white clouds drifting in the cool breeze.  bfbfbfbfbf
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Post by: ericthered on July 04, 2007, 09:05:44 AM
 asasasasas asasasasas asasasasas rain!!! More rain!!! Grey clouds!!! What in the name of Lei Feng do I have to do to get some sunshine??!!! I tried praying, tried reasoning with the weather deities, animal sacrifice (killed a mosquito but it still counts, even got angry and threw stuff at the clouds. I mean, I am used to rain, I think Denmark actually means "That really wet place up North" in some forgotten language but this...this is just getting silly. I demand sunshine!!! NOW!!! Whoever has it, hand it over...just put down the sun and walk away or I'll use this..this...rubber chicken.
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Post by: Lone Traveller on July 04, 2007, 09:11:03 AM
...... or I'll use this..this...rubber chicken.

Oh dear!

Someone give him sunshine.... quick!
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Post by: solongtinik on July 05, 2007, 03:48:16 AM
my former students and colleagues used to ask me if im used to the hot and humid weather in china since my country is in the equator which makes it a hot place.

but my hometown is sooooooooooooooo cool! the warmest i guess is just 24 to 27 degrees!!!!!!!!

cool! cool! cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bfbfbfbfbf

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Post by: ericthered on July 05, 2007, 06:58:20 AM
Ok, that's it. it's not funny anymore. I refuse to take part in this. If the Great Gerbil wants me to build an Ark and save all the fuzzy wuzzy cuddly animals, It could just tell me, instead of this incessant downpour. I am not sacrificing anymore carrots, I handed in my holy treadmill, I'm done, done I tell you!  asasasasas asasasasas
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Post by: phets72 on July 05, 2007, 07:04:28 AM
Ever since the dancing chicken arrived on Aussie soil, it has been raining no end.

He has cursed the place asasasasas

It's as if they want him to pack up and ..... I'll leave the rest to your imagination.

By the way as of 5 July No phone call about drinkies so thats it.  I'm packing up my bar stool and moving on. asasasasas
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Post by: belrain on July 05, 2007, 08:11:15 AM
hhhhooooorrrraaayyyy, sun is back again in good old Germany  ababababab

Still a little cloudy but no rain - at present.  bfbfbfbfbf
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Post by: ericthered on July 05, 2007, 08:15:33 AM
Nein, nein, nein, das ist nicht gut. Bitte, k
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Post by: Lone Traveller on July 05, 2007, 12:47:31 PM
Sun, sun, and more sun.... (sorry Eric) 36o
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Post by: ericthered on July 05, 2007, 01:43:53 PM
 asasasasas asasasasas asasasasas asasasasas LT!!! Stop bogarting the sun. I don't know how to get home!! I can't bleeding scuba dive and there are things in the water..nasty things with big teeth!! What does the sun look like? It's green, right?...
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Post by: kcanuck on July 05, 2007, 01:44:34 PM
It's been getting a wee bit too hot up here for my liking.  Luckily we've had a few sudden downpours that have helped cool things down.
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Post by: Lone Traveller on July 05, 2007, 01:52:03 PM
asasasasas asasasasas asasasasas asasasasas LT!!! Stop bogarting the sun. I don't know how to get home!! I can't bleeding scuba dive and there are things in the water..nasty things with big teeth!! What does the sun look like? It's green, right?...

Certainly is.... uuuuuuuuuu
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Post by: ericthered on July 05, 2007, 01:53:54 PM
So you'll give it back then? I just go outside and wait for the green sun? Aww, jeepers, thanks LT, you're doggone swell.
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Post by: Lone Traveller on July 05, 2007, 01:55:15 PM
I'm just to big-hearted.... I see someone in need and just have to help....

It was my pleasure Eric. Please enjoy your green sun. agagagagag
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Post by: dragonsaver on July 05, 2007, 01:55:31 PM
Weather here is Dalian is hot, and very sunny.  Everyone has their umbrellas out.  Only in China do people shun the sun.  The sun in Dalian is bright yellow.  Maybe you are looking at the sun through your umbrella?  agagagagag
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Post by: Lone Traveller on July 05, 2007, 01:56:36 PM
or maybe I sent him a pirated sun. uuuuuuuuuu (you can buy anything here)
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Post by: ericthered on July 05, 2007, 02:02:44 PM
That would explain why it's started to fall apart in the rain...and the paint is coming off and...OH DEAR GOD..THE HORROR...TEETH, EVERYWHERE TEETH...
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Post by: solongtinik on July 07, 2007, 07:23:08 AM
it's hitting 17-24 degree celsius in my place!!!!!!!!!!!!  cheexyblonde
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Post by: cheekygal on July 07, 2007, 12:26:47 PM
It was really hot today. And around 6-7pm the storm broke down: lightning and thunder. Seems like it's over. I still have to manage to get to the train station with my big bags.
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Post by: Stil on July 08, 2007, 02:05:37 AM
39C fortunately it's a wet heat and feels much warmer. My school phone network sent a warning yesterday that it will feel like 45C and to be careful if going out. We were lucky enough that it drop right down to a comfy 34C at 1:00 am last night.
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Post by: dragonsaver on July 08, 2007, 03:27:35 AM
Stil, you do facetious so well.  ahahahahah agagagagag

The temp in Dalian is 27C, and humidity 65%.  It is partly cloudy.  Staying inside and marking - the things we must give up to be a teacher.  bfbfbfbfbf

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Post by: limubai2000 on July 08, 2007, 03:31:04 AM
Tropical Storm 04W will make Guam a very wet and windy place for the next few days... hope it doesn't turn into a typhoon.  We are due for 1 this year, statistically speaking.

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Post by: belrain on July 09, 2007, 05:45:35 AM
Osnabrueck, Germany. After a nice, sunny sunday, back to reality. Cloudy, rainy and about 18 °C. What a nice summer  alalalalal
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Post by: decurso on July 09, 2007, 08:23:38 AM
 Last summer we had two weeks of nice hot weather in late June and early July. The rest of the summer it rained. This year we have yet to have a really good rainfall and the temperature has been around 33-38 degrees...perfect for sitting outside and enjoying yangrouchuan and zha pi. Could Hebei be experiencing a drought?
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Post by: Ruth on July 09, 2007, 09:07:10 AM
Absolutely gorgeous day today.  Blue sky and hot, hot, hot, but I spent the day at a waterpark with my honey and Non-Dave and his honey, so temps didn't matter.  We all may be just a little crispy from too much sunshine...  Ended the perfection with a buffet in the 5 star hotel.

Yesterday - a Sunday - attendance at the park was 1400.  Today, we 4 plus another group of 6.  No line-ups. ahahahahah
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Post by: cheekygal on July 09, 2007, 11:50:03 AM
Chita region. Above 25C, cloudy and rainy. Just now became windy and a bit chilly.
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Post by: ericthered on July 09, 2007, 11:58:19 AM
Østerbro,Copenhagen. Patches of blue between ominous black clouds. Temperature about 20 degrees Celcius, rain later a strong possibility. Quite windy.
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Post by: kcanuck on July 11, 2007, 01:54:47 PM
Northern Nei Mongol, hot days but occasional 'showers' to cool things down, starting to get a wee bit humid up here too.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: belrain on July 12, 2007, 05:11:32 AM
Osnabrück, Germany. Still raining. Like the whole week  bqbqbqbqbq asasasasas

But the wheather report says, Saturday and Sunday more than 30 °C. Press your thumbs for this  agagagagag
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Post by: Lone Traveller on July 13, 2007, 06:23:04 AM
Harbin - sitting on a comfortable 27o with a slight breeze. Summers in the North are a wonderful experience.  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: belrain on July 13, 2007, 07:27:29 AM
Osnabrück, Germany. Getting up at 5, strong rain outside - well, somehow you get used to it.
Now, 9.25 sitting at work, still cloudy. Probably more rain to come.
17 °C is already warm  llllllllll
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Post by: ericthered on July 13, 2007, 08:10:20 AM
Østerbro, Copenhagen. Rain, grey skies, wind. Typical Danish summer and we have summer all year round.
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Post by: dragonsaver on July 13, 2007, 09:09:53 AM
Dalian, China. Sunny, 26C, enough light wind to keep you cool.
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Post by: Lotus Eater on July 13, 2007, 10:08:56 AM
Xi'an.  Overcast, light wind, 24C, 60% humidity.  Rained this morning - pleasant for summer here.
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Post by: Vegemite on July 15, 2007, 02:38:09 AM
We've had two hot days in a row - supposedly 32C yesterday and 33C today, but still a nice and dry heat - very low humidity, 33%.
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Post by: Lone Traveller on July 15, 2007, 08:51:37 AM
Haerbin - 27 and holding steady. ;D
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Post by: dragonsaver on July 15, 2007, 10:06:02 AM
Raining/drizzle.  Washed my clothes for my flight tomorrow.  Drying? inside kitchen  llllllllll asasasasas
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Post by: ericthered on July 15, 2007, 10:06:38 AM
Sunshine, blue skies, birds singing in trees...I am scared...what is the big yellow thing in the sky?? Could this be the fabled concept summertime? Must investigate.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: belrain on July 16, 2007, 06:15:38 AM
Osnabrück, Germany
Hooooooorrrrrrrrraaaaaayyyyy, the summer is here  axaxaxaxax
After a weekend with more than 30 °C each day, today it is sunny again. At 5:30 in the morning already 17 °C, and now about 20 °C - still raising.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on July 24, 2007, 08:16:37 AM
Flooding in Blighty......The worst in over 60 years!!......has George gone visiting?

CD, how's it where you are?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on July 24, 2007, 08:50:52 AM
"I'm scowling in the rain and I'm slightly pissed off again, what a crappy sensation, it's raining again. My umbrella just broke, my train is really late and to make things worse, I got splashed by a car" is what Gene Kelly would be singing if he was here.  llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Clan on July 24, 2007, 06:13:24 PM
You know I feel out of the loop not having hit China yet (august 23 tickets bought). But the weather here is wonderful 76 degrees sunny and bight with a lake I can swim in so there. afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on July 25, 2007, 05:41:17 AM
Heat wave just passed.  Women are showing their knees.  afafafafaf

Tornado and hail warning outside of town.  It smells good here.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: belrain on July 26, 2007, 06:00:37 AM
Another cool summer morning in Osnabrück, Germany. It is cloudy, about 20°C and probably, there will be sun outside today  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on July 27, 2007, 01:15:26 PM
Hail storms in western T.  Snow on the mountains. Warm during day, good snuggling weather at night.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on July 27, 2007, 01:19:02 PM
There is some sort of celestial fight going on here. First hail, then thunder and rain, then sunshine, then rain, then sunshine, more thunder, rain and then sunshine with dark clouds promising more rain and the distant rumbling of thunder. And this was within the last four hours aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: belrain on July 30, 2007, 04:56:05 AM
Eric, I hope you survived the weekend.

Here in Germany, it is again typical wheather. The whole weekend was raining. And this morning, sun is coming out. Well, who needs sunshine at the weekend bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on July 30, 2007, 01:28:18 PM
25 degrees and raining.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on July 30, 2007, 01:36:02 PM
Eric, I hope you survived the weekend.

Here in Germany, it is again typical wheather. The whole weekend was raining. And this morning, sun is coming out. Well, who needs sunshine at the weekend bibibibibi

Thanks, I nearly didn't. Thought the rain had gone, went for walk with doggie, discovered that the rain had set me up. I was very, very drenched when I came home.
The loony weather continues. I think it is because there is some squabble going on among the old deities. See, my theory is that the skies above Denmark is where the celestial retirement home is. The place where all the old ones, like Zeus and Ra went after they retired. Now, these grupmy old deities (or GOD, if you prefer the acronym) are all fighting over who gets to wear the weather-control hat this month. Thor is winning but I suspect Helios is planning to snatch it away soon.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on July 31, 2007, 02:06:41 AM
35 C and sunny with about 75% humidity in Saskatchewan, Canada (really atypical, at least the humidity is atypical).  At least the sky is blue and the air is clean.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: decurso on July 31, 2007, 03:46:13 AM
Bad flooding on the weekend. Waist deep water, lightening touching ground and thunder setting off car alarms. One storm knocked out the power in our building for nearly 8 hours.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dali-oh on July 31, 2007, 03:49:23 AM
chicago, 90's but breezy and dry (unusual for Chicago -- lake michigan means humidity usually) so it doesn't feel like it. Very mild for the end of July.

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on July 31, 2007, 09:58:05 AM
It rained.  I really think I could sleep outside but for those last 2 hours before dawn.  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on August 01, 2007, 11:51:10 AM
Yesterday, we had a visit from Santa's two most disliked reindeer - Donder & Blitzen.   asasasasas
Today it's 28/29*, with 80% humidity, breeze of 10-15 knots.  Nice.   ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on August 03, 2007, 08:07:01 AM
Yesterday it snowed and for the last 2 days we were driving through sandstorms.  Hot in Yecheng - sent back all of my warm clothes I needed in T.  P.O. fuwuyuan made me unpack everything to check, then repack - it ended up (with tents, sleeping bags and souvenirs) as 3 large boxes of stuff.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: belrain on August 06, 2007, 06:13:00 AM
Osnabrück, Germany
The summer seems to be arrived  agagagagag
The whole weekend sunny and up to more than 30 °C agagagagag

And today, also a sunny morning - looks like a good start into the week  agagagagag agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on August 06, 2007, 06:24:11 AM
Raining in Kashgar - cools the place down nicely.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on August 06, 2007, 08:30:06 AM
Østerbro, Denmark. Summer, summmer, blue skies, temperature supposed to reach a whopping 28 degree. Lalalalalala....finally, no rain.  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on August 06, 2007, 06:47:21 PM
30+, humid. Monsoon!!!!  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: belrain on August 10, 2007, 07:00:01 AM
I think, this year autumn starts a little earlier as usual. Outside it is getting more and more cold. I already need a jacket when I got to work at 5.30  :-[
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on August 10, 2007, 03:31:32 PM
Con might be frozen by now.  Weather channel said it was only 12C in Calgary and there are frost warnings for tonight.  Yuck.

I'm in Southern Ontario and it is 25C with a possibility of the thunderstorm this afternoon.

Only week and a half till I fly back to China.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on August 10, 2007, 11:49:46 PM
Lovely, big storm in Jinan the other night...knocked our power out...lots of pyrotechnics in the sky...lot of rain..again!! Much cooler now.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on August 12, 2007, 01:56:31 AM
last five weeks in Oz:

Loverly cold weather fining to a beautiful spring, occasional rain and one snowfall.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on August 16, 2007, 11:07:28 AM
85/85 today......85* (30*C) & 85% humidity....normal for the time of year....with sunshine and light clouds, 10-15 knot winds.  Not too bad.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Martin on August 16, 2007, 11:30:47 AM
Since I've been back from the scorching heat of Dongguan, it's
been nothing but rain in Hunan, Changsha.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on August 16, 2007, 11:33:22 AM
Yeah, rained all day in Jinan...just nice gentle rain.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on August 16, 2007, 11:45:00 AM
Sort of a mix here. The sun is shining and it is raining, at the same time. Guess God woke up drunk and decided to press some buttons before going back to bed.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on August 16, 2007, 11:47:14 AM
steady (but not heavy) rain in Huludao, Liaoning today.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Martin on August 16, 2007, 03:46:30 PM
Huludao?? That's sounds more like Honolulu than anything Chinese :)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on August 16, 2007, 06:46:15 PM
Still raining in Jinan!! bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on August 17, 2007, 12:15:21 AM
Hu lu dao is across the bay from Dalian and since arriving in July there haven't been too many blue sky days.  In Nei Mongol the sky was blue almost everyday, I miss blue skies....
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: belrain on August 17, 2007, 04:41:23 AM
Friday morning, 6.39, Germany, Osnabrück
It looks fine. It is already about 18 °C outside. Yesterday was heavy raining, but today it seems to be a good start into the weekend - relaxing on my balcony, cool beer  agagagagag and a good BBQ  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on August 17, 2007, 07:11:34 AM
Bright blue skies, few clouds and nothing to do at work bfbfbfbfbf It's fun to sit in an office, drink coffee and conjugate Turkish verbs while being paid to do so.
This weekend the weather better hold up, as I am going to a church fair. Not bcause I found the Lord (still a true follower of Ratatosk, me) but an invitation arrived at work for a BBQ and English book sale and lots of English specialties and beer at this quaint little church just a few feet from the Little Mermaid. It's apparently where all the English ex-pats go to hear sermons in English. Beer, BBQ, friendly English ex-pats, used books and, hopefully, nice weather. Life is good agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on August 17, 2007, 08:12:50 AM
Still raining in Jinan!! alalalalal
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on September 15, 2007, 03:12:54 PM
Hot, humid, raining every second day in Nanning. But it is getting cooler. It's about down to t-shirt weather now. Before this, it was air conditioner weather. Now, it is actually coolish about 5am if you leave the aircon on all night.

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on September 15, 2007, 05:23:26 PM
Last 2 days have been absolutely brilliant weather in Xi'an.  Cool enough to be comfy during the day, snuggly at night.  It rained earlier in the week, so yesterday and today we could see the mountains and there was a soft blue sky,and stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: belrain on September 17, 2007, 06:06:38 AM
The weekend was great in Germany. Sunny and blue sky. Stars at night - great  bfbfbfbfbf

Today, it is a little cloudy, about 15 °C. Does not look a good as the last days. Well, it is autumn now, so it is normal.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on September 17, 2007, 07:42:50 AM
There were mountains again today - high winds yesterday with light rain - blew most of the pollution off into someone else's backyard. But nice to see the mountains and the villages on their slopes - very, very rare.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mimi on September 17, 2007, 07:47:56 AM
It has been unrelentingly sunny here!  Quite oppressive mid-day, but the nights are cooling off.

At first, I couldn't figure out why all the Chinese girls were carrying umbrellas!  I would look up at the sky and think "There isn't a cloud in the sky! How can they think it is going to rain when the sun is beating down so.... oh."

I wish I could get tan just by walking to the store (grumble)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on September 17, 2007, 08:24:09 AM
Sunny and warm in Harbin through the day but don't go out without a jacket after dark..... gets a little brezzy and cool when the sun goes down.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on September 19, 2007, 08:12:34 AM
Temps have dropped to around 26C, and the HumDidity is settling at about 70%.  Not too bad here in BDA. bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on October 05, 2007, 04:41:07 AM
Ruddy rain.  It has rained almost every day this week.  asasasasas  asasasasas Only exception was Wed afternoon and yesterday.  I don't like going out in the rain so I have been grounded every day except yesterday.  Doing laundry today so I have to hang it in my kitchen.  Wonderful holiday week  llllllllll llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on October 05, 2007, 06:51:49 AM
Hey DS, it's raining on this side of the bay, too but it's our first day of rain this week.  Went to the beach yesterday and while most of the locals were in jackets and tee's with pants rolled for wading in the water, I saw a carload of tourists disembarking in their bathing suits and lathering on the sunscreen.   ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on October 05, 2007, 09:55:35 AM
It is pouring rain again - still  asasasasas 

Forecast is for rain again tomorrow  llllllllll but maybe not on Sunday.

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on October 05, 2007, 02:59:44 PM
Yeehaa!  Forecast for Tuesday is temps of 9 high, 5 low.  Winter is coming.  The leaves are juuuuust beginning to change colour.

Autumn and winter are my favourite times of year in China.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on October 05, 2007, 11:52:55 PM
Nice here in subtropic Nanning. Doesn't get down to the temps Lotus referred to until winter, thank you very much. Overcast and cool. Off to the zoo today, to show little miss N strange animals uncomfortably penned up and badly looked after.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Acjade on October 06, 2007, 12:23:04 AM
A light misty rain this morning here in Xi'an. I've moved my begonias indoors as the nights are pleasantly cool for me but too cold for them.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on October 06, 2007, 01:15:28 AM
Downpour in Huludao today and oddly enough, not much colour change in the leaves yet.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on October 06, 2007, 05:59:21 AM
Nice changed to stinking hot bright sunny day. Need a rest now.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: belrain on October 08, 2007, 06:50:43 AM
Where the heck is the chilly days of Autumn?

GIVE ME THE SNOW! probably won't happen... so at least give me the cold!

Saturday afternoon, I arrived in Changchun. It is  bqbqbqbqbqcold outside. Feels loke -10 °C or even less.
Thank god, tomorrow I will fly to Tianjin  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on October 08, 2007, 12:40:23 PM
Just raining now, but 'twas dumping and howling all day here.  Has anyone else noticed the latest typhoon?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Monkey King on October 09, 2007, 02:19:33 PM
Today was the first day since spring here in Ningbo when it felt at all chilly.  We almost never get snow though -  I miss that from my time in Beijing.  Also, it has been raining heavily for more or less three days straight now.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on October 09, 2007, 08:16:10 PM
Not raining heavily in Xi'an - just what my mother would call a Scotch mist - enough to make everything wet, need to use the windscreen wipers and just maybe use an umbrella - but not actual rain.  But the temps are down in the single figures. Winter is close!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on October 10, 2007, 03:59:10 AM
my morning showers aren't quite so pleasant since my water heats to slightly warmer than tepid.  I've heard the heat won't come on for a few weeks yet...I've pulled out my wool socks and sweaters for indoors though the classrooms are plenty warm with all those kids in there.  The leaves here seem to skip the 'turning' phase and just drop off asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on October 10, 2007, 04:05:09 AM
Your air conditioner works as a heater too.  You just switch the function and it will heat the apartment.  Why is your water not hot??
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on October 10, 2007, 04:08:04 AM
I don't have an a/c, just radiators.  Water settings on gas heater are all at max, water fluctuates from warm to slightly less than hot but mostly at warm.  It'll be ok once the heat is on.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on October 10, 2007, 04:32:48 AM
Really dumb question - but is the gas turned on to full at the outlet from the gas bottle?  I found that my my water heater operate better!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on October 10, 2007, 04:38:00 AM
wide open, just not a great heater.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teleplayer on October 10, 2007, 04:46:19 AM
wide open, just not a great heater.

Probably old with good bit of corrosion basically insulating the water from the heat...could need the gas jet cleaned too. 
I'm not a fan of cold water when it's cold. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on October 10, 2007, 05:54:43 AM
Summer breeze makes me feel fine...

It's perfect right now; Autumn here is like Canadian summer.

Best enjoy the next 3 weeks before the yucky damp winter sets in.  alalalalal
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on October 12, 2007, 06:28:28 PM
It was quite a warm day in Beijing. This weather is crazy. Uff.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on October 13, 2007, 06:01:51 AM
Today isn't raining but it is still overcast and cool in Xi'an. A high of 15. Forecast of overcast and rainy for the rest of the week.  Time to get out the winter clothes.

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on October 13, 2007, 09:25:10 AM
When do they turn the heat on??  Middle of October or end of October or ...  I just dug out my space heater as the air conditioner's don't keep me warm enough and I can't wear more clothes.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on October 13, 2007, 09:45:17 AM
Depends on where you live.  The further north the earlier is the permitted date.  Below the Yangtze - doesn't happen! Usually around the 15th here.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on October 13, 2007, 09:50:23 AM
I'm in Dalian so maybe soon.  I have heard gurgling in the pipes over the last couple of days so maybe they are getting the water ready to run.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on October 13, 2007, 10:27:07 AM
I was told it's usually November 1st on this side of the Bohai Sea, although there have been times when it's earlier.  I'm sure hoping it's the latter.
Calling for frost tonight in Ottawa...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on October 14, 2007, 07:08:34 AM
Weather is just about perfect. Not too warm, not too cold. Not too wet, not too dry.

A little cloudy, though.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on October 19, 2007, 11:23:17 AM
After having carefully swapped my summer and winter wardrobe over and packed away all of my lightweight clothes, I have been told I have to skip down to Yangzhou next Wed for a couple of days.  What's the weather like there - what clothes should I bring??
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on October 19, 2007, 02:24:11 PM
A chill in the air after dark now.  Time for long pants.

...which no longer fit.  The forecast calls for clothes shopping.

The mosquitoes are rearing up something fierce.  They were getting to me while I taught kindie today! asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on October 19, 2007, 03:57:03 PM
I am off to the mountains for 4 days. Apparently cold.

They told me I need to take some warm clothing.

Sigh.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on October 19, 2007, 06:32:53 PM
Time for long pants.
...which no longer fit.  The forecast calls for clothes shopping.


Bragging??.....OR.....Complaining??
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on October 26, 2007, 05:02:35 PM
The mountains were astonishingly - achingly - beautiful an  unforgettable experience. Make Guilin look like a tourist spot, seriously.

Poor, poverty stricken and sad. The kids have no real hope. It will take another generation before they get into the 20th, let alone the 21st.

Brought tears to my eyes, and everyone knows I am a hard assed bastard.

I will never forget that place, never.

Oh, yeah, it was nice and fresh, not cold.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Acjade on October 26, 2007, 10:13:06 PM
MR N. Is that where the Painted Veil was filmed? I so want to go there.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on October 27, 2007, 09:19:24 AM
BDA at 6am......75*F (=24C) with 75% humidity.  Comfortable.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on October 27, 2007, 09:26:33 AM
BDA at 6am......75*F (=24C) with 75% humidity.  Comfortable.

 llllllllll tttttttttt alalalalal alalalalal alalalalal

Raining here.  Forecast is for sun NOT rain!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on October 27, 2007, 11:04:18 AM
Dark, cold, wet and windy all day but the heat came on today :) so it was almost comfortable indoors.  Not all my rads are on yet, not sure if there's a problem with my units or whether the central system is operating at a lower capacity.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on October 27, 2007, 11:08:57 AM
Dark, cold, wet and windy all day but the heat came on today :) so it was almost comfortable indoors.  Not all my rads are on yet, not sure if there's a problem with my units or whether the central system is operating at a lower capacity.


Compound word......SPACE HEATER!! afafafafaf agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on October 27, 2007, 11:12:30 AM
Thought about it earlier but figured if the locals could handle it, so could I, especially being a tough canuck.  Since I'm going home next year didn't think it was worth it to buy one.  I am treating myself to an oven next week, figure I'll get quite a bit of use out of it to justify buying one. 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on October 27, 2007, 11:34:19 AM
Since I'm going home next year didn't think it was worth it to buy one.  I am treating myself to an oven next week, figure I'll get quite a bit of use out of it to justify buying one. 


Sell/donate to incoming FT..??..
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on October 27, 2007, 12:54:07 PM
I have no idea. I haven't heard of the movie, and I don't know the name of the area, just where it is. Sorry.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on October 27, 2007, 02:33:28 PM
I have no idea. I haven't heard of the movie, and I don't know the name of the area, just where it is. Sorry.


 mmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm Shenme?? mmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teleplayer on October 27, 2007, 04:10:52 PM
I have no idea. I haven't heard of the movie, and I don't know the name of the area, just where it is. Sorry.


 mmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm Shenme?? mmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm

Nine clicks down from here, Jade's request, about "Painted Veil."
You have to keep up with the bouncing ball to sing some Karaoke
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on October 27, 2007, 06:13:48 PM
Ah.  So. bjbjbjbjbj 

 agagagagag agagagagag








But I "a capella" much better than "karaoke".
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on October 28, 2007, 03:36:41 AM
It's snowing in Huludao, Liaoning province, across the bay from Dalian.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Shroomy on October 28, 2007, 04:42:27 AM
It was raining hard in Changchun yesterday.  Ick. It's too cold to put up with rain.  The heat came on 3 days ago.  My apartment went from 15C pre-heat to 16C post-heat.  I immediately went to the market and bought a big, thick comforter for my bed, which I now live under.  Can't wait to see what -30C is does to my apt. bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on October 28, 2007, 05:16:15 AM
Nicely chilly today in Xi'an, but not freezing.  Crisp in a dull sort of way. Good for reading or chatting with friends.  Rained yesterday. 

I spent one day in Yangzhou (ok 8 hours) and it rained the whole time.

My apartment is on the 3rd floor and the windows look out to tall trees on both sides, so last night I could lie in bed, looking at the branches tossing in the high winds.  The trees lower down were still. Nice to go to sleep to - snug and warm, watching the cold wind work.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on October 28, 2007, 06:53:50 AM
The heat came on 3 days ago.  My apartment went from 15C pre-heat to 16C post-heat.   Can't wait to see what -30C is does to my apt. bibibibibi

If the heat just came on, it takes a few days to a week for the pipes all to get hot and the apartments to get warm.  Hopefully when it is -30 it will be +22 in your apartment. 

Last year it was +24 all winter inside my apartment - almost too hot - but I didn't complain.  Our heat hasn't come on yet and it was +3 today and very windy.  It also snowed for a little while but melted as soon as it landed.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on October 28, 2007, 06:32:09 PM
It is entirely possible that if something is not understandable, then it wasn't aimed at you.

It is also entirely possible that large quantities of intoxicants were involved.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on November 22, 2007, 10:08:19 AM
Snow everywhere (from monday's fall)... temp didn't get past -8 today.

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on November 22, 2007, 10:16:09 AM
Beautiful, sunny days in Jinan. Clear skies, not too cold....almost perfect! agagagagag agagagagag agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on November 22, 2007, 10:19:13 AM
I really hate you right now George! (Well your weather anyway!) bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on November 22, 2007, 10:28:23 AM
I'm jealous of yours LT - I LOVE snow!!  None in Xi'an yet.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on November 22, 2007, 11:07:08 AM
I'll gladly share LE. :)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on November 22, 2007, 12:42:49 PM
Cold, clouded, sun sets at about 4 in the afternoon. It's dark and cold when I get up, it's dark and cold when I go home. Have started carrying a stick, just in case I run into old King Winter  cbcbcbcbcb cbcbcbcbcb cbcbcbcbcb
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: belrain on November 22, 2007, 12:56:17 PM
Osnabrueck, Germany. 10 °C and sunny.

Saturday I go for Changchun. Two weeks in icy cold temperatures *brrrrrr*
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Newbs on November 23, 2007, 04:32:45 AM
Melbourne 37C one day, 15C the next, and about 30mm of desparately needed rain.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on November 23, 2007, 04:47:09 AM
and about 30mm of desparately needed rain.

You could always take up a collection by local farmers to pay for George to visit again.  Mind you, they would also have to make sure their flood insurance is up to date. ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Newbs on November 23, 2007, 06:37:25 AM
Yes, good point DS.  Come back George we the farmers desparately want you. uuuuuuuuuu
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on November 23, 2007, 01:58:46 PM
the weather in my apartment is weird. I'm running a fever.  bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on November 23, 2007, 02:43:50 PM
Aww..that's nice...giving the fever some exercise.

Cold, wet, horrible, dark, I hate winter asasasasas asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on November 23, 2007, 04:50:49 PM
Cold, wet, horrible, dark, I hate winter

Yeah...Just wait till it's really here.....like in January or February!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on November 25, 2007, 08:41:47 PM
Partly cloudy, a nice 80 degrees.  I'm hard at work mowing my lawn now (ok, I pressed the "on" button for the robomower).
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on November 26, 2007, 09:40:39 AM
A nice toasty 2 degrees in Harbin today. The warmest we've had in weeks!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on November 26, 2007, 05:11:37 PM
Cold, here.  Not very cold, but unpleasant.

God bless me electric blanket.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on November 26, 2007, 07:03:25 PM
Quote
God bless me electric blanket.
Incubator for crabs!.............sory, Con...coldn't resist.
Nice and clear, sunny, but cold in Jinan.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on November 26, 2007, 10:59:24 PM
Good days for Xi'an.  Sky pretty close to blue, crisp temperature, but not too cold.  I can't wait for it to snow!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on November 26, 2007, 11:28:37 PM
Cool on the shores of the Bohai sea in Huludao...no snow in sight.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on November 27, 2007, 08:24:01 AM
Cold, wet, horrible, dark, I hate winter

Yeah...Just wait till it's really here.....like in January or February!!

AMonk, it's November and I am in Denmark!!! Rest assured that winter is here. The whole snow and wind thing is not making my daily run enjoyable!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on November 27, 2007, 09:04:34 AM
Cold, wet, horrible, dark, I hate winter

Yeah...Just wait till it's really here.....like in January or February!!

AMonk, it's November and I am in Denmark!!! Rest assured that winter is here. The whole snow and wind thing is not making my daily run enjoyable!



Eric, Sweetie....I know you're "way up North in the land of ice and snow", but January and February are always the worst months for this hemisphere!!  Bbrrrr!! *shiver*

I really don't like the cooler climes, myself.  Don't want to be anywhere too far north of Shanghai when I get over to PRC....too  asasasasas cold for my blood.  LE is welcome to her snow.  Me?  I want to keep all my body parts unfrozen and w-a-r-m. ahahahahah

Here.  Have a hot toddy and a Toastie, and defrost yourself  agagagagag agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on November 27, 2007, 09:44:44 AM
AMonk if you don't like cold, then I would suggest you actually get a job north of the Yangsi River.  South of that in Shanghai etc. it is colder than hades in the classrooms and restaurants because  there is no heating. It might get cold and even snow but inside my apartment it is +24 all winter.  The classrooms are heated and comfortable.

In Wuxi, I wore a down coat, hat and gloves while teaching and still dang near froze to death.   asasasasas llllllllll llllllllll asasasasas

You may have to get a job very far south to actually not be cold  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on November 27, 2007, 09:50:17 AM
 agagagagag akakakakak Thanks for the advisory!!!  I'll definitely keep it in mind!! akakakakak agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: limubai2000 on November 27, 2007, 11:14:32 AM
I guess it's cold in Beijing because there was ice on the ground when I left for school at 10am.

I'm sorta getting used to it.  I think the beer anti-freeze is helping quite a lot!

 jjjjjjjjjj
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: non-dave on November 27, 2007, 02:56:32 PM
It got a little chilly here in Dongguan this morning - I actually had to put on a long sleeve shirt! Luckily by mid-morning the sun was back and it was onto the balcony with a good book and a cold drink to relax for a while. I love winter!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on November 28, 2007, 10:36:17 AM
 cfcfcfcfcf Triple 68's today!! cfcfcfcfcf Temperature, Humidity and Sea-surface!










That's 20C, for most of you.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on December 02, 2007, 08:58:00 AM
Cold Cold Cold....

The snow has gone, for now... but the wind cuts like a knife. -9o
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Acjade on December 02, 2007, 09:23:32 AM
After rain and fog yesterday we had a clear blue sunny sky.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on December 18, 2007, 04:05:00 AM
below zero but nary a snow drift in sight in Huludao...however, Ottawa has received 1.48m of snow to date.  I do miss the fluffy white stuff but kind of glad I'm not home having to shovel it.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on December 19, 2007, 08:07:48 AM
Minus 2 degrees, dark, cold, windy, horrible, oh so horrible... ananananan
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on December 19, 2007, 08:56:48 AM
Long sleeve shirt today. Maybe soon have to wear a t shirt under it. Nice and brisk, just like autumn should be.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Shroomy on December 19, 2007, 09:01:29 AM
-2 degrees, and no girl to keep you warm.  Poor poor boy.  ababababab

It was -16 high, -9 low here yesterday with 18 kph wind as well.  Forecast is for lows in -22 range the rest of the week.  Good thing I live across the street from school.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on December 19, 2007, 09:03:15 AM
Xi'an is still too warm for snow. Very depressed.  -4 is about the lowest we've had so far and it's up in the 7-10 range during the day.

DAMN.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Shroomy on December 19, 2007, 09:06:02 AM
We still have the same snow on the ground that fell the day I went in the hospital with pneumonia, over a month ago.  Want to trade?

I'm at school, BTW, will scrabble after 9.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on December 19, 2007, 09:11:09 AM
Ok - see you then!  I need SNOW!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on December 20, 2007, 09:55:33 AM
Couldn't find my toque this morning.  a cruel walk to work for a bald guy.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on December 22, 2007, 03:57:23 AM
The pollution is so heavy Santa is going to need Rudolph this Christmas just to find Dongguan.  It's been this way for over a week.  We haven't had any rain since I can't remember when.  Temps are warm enough that most days a T-shirt is sufficient.  Maybe need a light jacket in the early mornings and evenings.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on December 22, 2007, 05:06:11 AM
Foggy Jinan...for the past 3 days!
(http://photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/foggy001.jpg)

(http://photobucket.com/albums/v112/gingermeggs/foggy002.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on December 22, 2007, 06:00:42 AM
The weather here in Baoji is fab, not so cold (even a QLDer like me can say that bfbfbfbfbf). I have no idea of the temp or even where/ how to look it up in English online, but don't think it's hit 0 yet this winter. Very happy for NO SNOW so far (sorry, LE!)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on December 22, 2007, 09:40:39 AM
Rainy and windy.














The clothes on my line are getting very W E T bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on December 22, 2007, 10:57:56 AM
Maximum temp in Xi'an today was 4 (39 for USAnians), min -5 at 9:00am.  However, the weather forecast does say chance of snow tomorrow night.  I live in hope!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Shroomy on December 22, 2007, 02:01:25 PM
May Santa bring you some in time for his official arrival.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Acjade on December 23, 2007, 11:42:47 PM
Maximum temp in Xi'an today was 4 (39 for USAnians), min -5 at 9:00am.  However, the weather forecast does say chance of snow tomorrow night.  I live in hope!!

Your wish was granted yi dian dian. There's even a few lacey caps on a couple of trees.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on December 24, 2007, 12:00:43 AM
Yes - we ran outside as soon as it started and danced in the snow. I had my debate students here and they all know how much I love it, so came racing up to tell me that it was happening.  Daughter also loved it - came back upstairs, put some warm clothes on and went back out into the snow.

I am now 3 packets of curry Pretz up because I bet one of my other students about 3 weeks ago it would snow while my daughter was here.  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on December 24, 2007, 12:23:00 AM
Dark here at 8:19am. Not too cold - 0 according to the computer and my thermometer. So foggy I can't see the other side of the football oval. Sent daughter off to orphanage and I'm heading back to bed! read a little, sleep in.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on December 24, 2007, 08:43:41 AM
George, Dongguan looked like your photos a few days ago, but it wasn't fog.  Rhymes with fog and begins with sm...  Hurt to breathe sometimes.  We hadn't had rain for so long and there wasn't any wind to blow away the pollution.

So yesterday (Sunday) I had two outdoor events to attend and the weather chose not to cooperate.  The first was a Christmas party in the park for about 800 students and former students.  We managed to climb the mountain (hill), play some games and eat lunch while it drizzled on and off.  Not really a problem.  It was much cooler than last year and Santa didn't melt.

Sunday evening the uni held a cultural event.  Tents/booths were set up representing many different countries.  A stage was erected, performances polished and everything ready to go.  And it rained.  The students were so disappointed.  Carried on in spite of the weather, like the troopers they are.  Why can it go for two months with nary a drop of rain and then rain on the day when the weather matters so much?  I felt badly for the kids.  One of my students said, "We have planned this for months.  Why does it have to rain?"  It didn't dampen their enthusiasm - well, maybe a little.

Rain cleared the air, though.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on December 28, 2007, 11:05:17 AM
Temps are still holding at around 20*C, but with some rain forecast for today...maybe even some thunder.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on December 28, 2007, 11:10:28 AM
Looking at a forecast of -6 to -8 for my pubcrawl with my daughter tonight. aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Shroomy on December 28, 2007, 01:37:42 PM
That's a warm up for us, and we have snow to go with it.  Traffic only moving to get into another accident.  bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on December 28, 2007, 07:26:08 PM
Cold, dark, wet...luckily I have a roaring fire and a good book. Promises to be 5 degress below freezing come New Years Eve, with a rather nasty wind. Wind + fire works= The sirens on the fire engine goes bahbahbah, the sirens on the fire engine goes bahbahbah, all night long...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on December 28, 2007, 11:38:41 PM
This was my first green Christmas in many years and since the sky was grey and blah and I'm in a refinery town, tweren't too pretty.  We got a wee bit of snow yesterday but still no blue sky.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on December 29, 2007, 04:51:15 PM
Cold front moving in: below freezing, high humidity.  Yuck.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on December 30, 2007, 04:13:04 AM
Snow!!!!! (finally) Started yesterday. (with the assistance of some handy little weather rockets).

Ice and Snow Festival... now has the snow. Yeah!  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on January 03, 2008, 03:32:49 PM
Wind chill factor of minus 22 degrees celsius. And I am riding a bicycle home... bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on January 03, 2008, 04:51:08 PM
Crisp, nippy and sort of clear for Xi'an.  We could see the mountains today at the Warriors.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on January 04, 2008, 07:20:15 AM
The weather here in south China is lovely.  Temps in the mid-teens Celcius and bright sunny days.  But the temp in my apartment is also in the mid-teens.  I'm wrapped in a blanket and my toes and hands are freezing.  I'm trying not to break down and put the air con on.  Just add layers, I guess.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Noodles on January 10, 2008, 09:27:05 AM
BBbbbrrrr. My hats off to you northerners, i don't know how you do it. I'm in Tianjin right now and it's cold, damn cold. I think the wind chill is bringing it down to -10c.
Back home in sunny Shenzhen i'd still be in shorts and t-shirt. Up here i'm walking around like the Michelin Man. Can't wait to get outta here.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on January 10, 2008, 10:02:47 AM
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I'm trying not to break down and put the air con on.
Get it ready. I'm on my way down there, and I expect warmth!!! agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on January 11, 2008, 12:18:37 AM
You're coming HERE?  Love to see you.  Need to clean off the spare room bed.  It's got my 'collections' (see other thread) all over it.

Our temps are back up to warm and the weather is lovely.  Can get by with a light jacket in the early mornings and t-shirts by mid-day.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on January 11, 2008, 01:13:53 AM
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Can get by with a light jacket in the early mornings and t-shirts by mid-day.

Sounds good. Snowed here last night!! Don't move your collection on my accont. Dave said he'd kick someone out to make room for me!! ahahahahah ahahahahah ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on January 11, 2008, 01:24:15 AM
It's crappy weather here - foggy, damp, cool - days of this dull stuff.  Promise of colder and wetter to come.  How it can be wetter when the sidewalks are slippery just because of the fog ????  Good think I am off to India in two days .
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on January 11, 2008, 01:24:55 AM
Here in Baoji....have no idea of the temp! But since yesterday the sky's been yuck and I think it's threatening to snow. We had the tiniest smidgin of snow about a month ago, and that was it. That's fine by me ababababab

Can anyone tell me the weather in Shanghai at the moment? Am leaving tomorrow by train, arrive Sunday morning, not sure if I will need my Michelin jacket or bikini afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on January 11, 2008, 01:49:19 AM
It's SNOWING!!

Yippee!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on January 11, 2008, 01:54:09 AM
Lotus, you're in Xian, aren't you? No snow here....yet!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on January 11, 2008, 05:24:48 AM
Here in Baoji....have no idea of the temp! But since yesterday the sky's been yuck and I think it's threatening to snow. We had the tiniest smidgin of snow about a month ago, and that was it. That's fine by me ababababab

Can anyone tell me the weather in Shanghai at the moment? Am leaving tomorrow by train, arrive Sunday morning, not sure if I will need my Michelin jacket or bikini afafafafaf

Cold and damp.  Dress for yucky weather.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Bugalugs on January 11, 2008, 05:29:48 AM
Miserable weather i rode to school only to be told "all junior ones have exams this afternoon, we don't need you". Bloody hell, oh well now i can play wii YYYYAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Shroomy on January 11, 2008, 05:51:29 AM
Bugs, no wii until you do your errands.

Missi, we're not going to make it to your house on our Xian adventure.  But you're very welcome to my spare bed if your want cold and snow.  We have skiing, skating, etc and are on the train route to Harbin, if that's where you're going.  No cooking, though.  (Changchun)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Bugalugs on January 11, 2008, 06:10:52 AM
But...but it's cold and raining out side and i don't wanna go back out. I already have a cough :(
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on January 11, 2008, 06:31:43 AM
Bugs, that's as good an excuse as any to stay inside and play Wii as any I can come up with.  Cough! Cough!  (I can hear you from here.)  Don't play so long and hard that you wreck your arm again.

George, Non-Dave already has a houseful. He probably has room on the couch, though.  This afternoon's project is to sort stuff in my office (ie spare bedroom).  But here I sit at the Saloon.  Procrastination is my middle name.  If I knew company was coming, I'd be more motivated to actually get something done.

I am doing laundry this afternoon.  The weather (to stay on topic!) is breezy and balmy - perfect for drying clothes out on the balcony.  The breeze must have pushed the pollution away because I can actually see blue sky out there.  Rare spotting in these parts!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Bugalugs on January 11, 2008, 06:37:49 AM
Ok i played my arm is starting to get sore and the rain has stopped. Now i guess i'll go do my errands...grumble, grumble. Then i am taking my wii to a friends place for my first wii party, YAYYY.

P.S if i get sick and am sick in australia i'll be sending nasty thoughts your way 'Shroomy lol. agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: non-dave on January 11, 2008, 03:33:55 PM
Dongguan. Summery 28C at 3pm this afternoon, blue skies and sunshine. Too hot for jeans... the t-shirt is ok. We're trying to organise a cold snap for your arrival Georgie.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on January 11, 2008, 03:41:49 PM
I've had the windows open to let the warm, fresh air in.  Now the mosquitoes are organizing a welcoming committee for George.

Blue skies.  All day.  Don't remember the last time I saw that in Dongguan.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on January 11, 2008, 08:30:04 PM
A cold snap and mossies? Land sakes and Heavens to Betsie!! Sounds inviting! I'll bring some books.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on January 12, 2008, 02:32:55 AM
Don't know if I want to leave now! Its chilly!

Snow, ice and winds...what more could a girl ask for!


NOTHING!

SNOW SNOW SNOW in Xi'an!!  Going out to play, have snowball fights and take photos. ahahahahah bfbfbfbfbf bfbfbfbfbf bfbfbfbfbf ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on January 12, 2008, 03:16:24 AM
Very very cold and very very windy here in Dalian.  I am drinking hot chocolate and not going out!!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: contemporarydog on January 12, 2008, 03:23:56 AM
It's bloody cold isn't it.  Our windows are all covered in ice.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on January 12, 2008, 03:27:02 AM
A bitter wind is blowing on this side of the Bohai too. 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on January 12, 2008, 03:39:52 AM
it is -10 with winds of 20kph for a wind chill of -17C.  Problem is the gusts to 77kph.  Going to -15C tonight (-30 with wind chill).  asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Shroomy on January 12, 2008, 03:53:18 AM
Was -20 here at 8 am and then they turned the heat off.  Luckily it's now back on.  It was either go back to bed or leave the apt.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Acjade on January 12, 2008, 04:42:53 AM
I've been out to buy my groceries. It was a very slippery walk. Children are building snowmen. The snow makes everthing look pure. Hope it thickens up. Too much yue jia xue ( rain in the snow) for me.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Acjade on January 13, 2008, 12:47:42 AM
Got my wish. The snow is thick and everything is white.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Acjade on January 13, 2008, 01:05:44 AM
That the street workers don't start hosing down the footpaths and turn them into skating rinks.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on January 13, 2008, 02:13:46 AM
Still lightly snowing.  World is so beautiful.

The Xi'an Gov't has a new 'rule' this year that the streets must be cleaned within 4 hours of being covered in snow.  So the sweepers are out around my area.

The traffic has slowed to close to walking pace. Very scary to be in a taxi that is not flashing along furiously. ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Bugalugs on January 13, 2008, 07:40:21 PM
Snowed here in Suzhou tonight, not enough to stick but definately enough for this Aussie girl to go, wow that's pretty. A little different from the 40+ i'm going home to :S
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on January 13, 2008, 08:26:13 PM
Yeah, snowed a long time here...lots of big fuzzy flakes tht melted instantly. Suzhou is a pretty town in the snow...lots of eaved roofs and cedar trees...and it's too bad it doesn't happen more often.

Kept thinking of a line from Calvin and Hobbes, where Calvin grumbles sourly, "No one ever closed a school on account of pretty." asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on January 14, 2008, 06:41:27 AM
Still snowing here - had my play in it again today.  I love this stuff!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Bugalugs on January 20, 2008, 03:52:45 PM
Balmy 27 here in Changi airport, a lot nicer than the 4 degrees and rain i left Suzhou in :D
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on January 20, 2008, 03:55:05 PM
Snowing!!  Xi'an rocks.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on February 20, 2008, 11:19:03 PM
 cfcfcfcfcf  Currently in water-shortage mode.  1/2 the expected rainfall over the past 3 months!!!  Temps hitting 70's (21-23) in daytimes.  And this is still February!!!  Something's gone haywire.....all those fireworks in PRC?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on February 22, 2008, 01:08:55 PM
Storm and rain and wind...at least the rain keeps the loonies from setting fire to stuff, so that is a blessing. Keeps my bank happy too. I am not going gallivanting around the streets, plying ladies with liquor and such, going to stay in my snug, warm apartment.

No snow, thank goodness agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on February 22, 2008, 02:21:10 PM
It's warm. WARM!  bhbhbhbhbh  Last night Bambam dragged a table outside at the Shamrock.  The sweet time of year has arrived!

except I just jinxed it. oooooooooo
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on February 22, 2008, 02:27:02 PM
Snowed for a few minutes in Dalian.  I think it is the second or third time this winter.  Enough snow so they had to sweep the sidewalk.  Might get freezing rain on Monday - yuck.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on February 22, 2008, 04:40:14 PM
In Langmusi - brilliant, brilliant blue skies, dusting of snow over night.  Still in the minus range. 4 layers of clothes plus down coat.

In Xi'an - in the + range - but no beautiful blue sky, no lovely snow.  ananananan
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on February 22, 2008, 04:50:08 PM
It's not warm here by any stretch, but the edge is finally off the cold.
I can get off my bike and still feel my fingers now. agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on February 24, 2008, 05:05:52 AM
After a day of reasonably warm temps, I woke up to glorious, glorious snow again in Xi'an.  Been snowing fairly solidly for about 5 hours and the world is white again.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on February 24, 2008, 09:15:50 PM
Snowing in Jinan! bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on February 24, 2008, 11:08:03 PM
My forecast on firefox shows currently -4C but promises +7C with some clouds. We were promised snow yesterday but never got it. THANK GOD!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on February 25, 2008, 12:57:13 AM
Dalian forcast is still for snow this morning - supposed to start around 10AM and end around 3 or 4PM.  When I spoke with my taxi driver Saturday, he also said we would have snow and/or freezing rain on Monday. The Chinese weather stations are also predicting this so it will probably happen. I don't have to go out today, so I won't! agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on February 25, 2008, 07:44:07 AM
I don't have to go out today, so I won't! agagagagag

Nice to have a choice, ain't it?? agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on February 25, 2008, 12:56:15 PM
I lied sorta.  When I wrote that, it was true.  Howsomever, I got phoned asking if I would like to  go out for supper at my favourite BBQ,. It is only a 5 min walk from my place so I went.  However, the bad weather had stopped.  I didn't even need gloves.  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on February 25, 2008, 06:51:01 PM
Flakes the size of doilies!  Fun, fun, fun!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on February 29, 2008, 02:30:21 AM
I'm depressed. Barring anything wildly unforeseen, it looks like the snow may have gone. Forecast temps are all well above minus - from 4-17 in the next week. ananananan

Just one (or two) more snows PLEASE!

Central heating goes off in 2 weeks.

I'll have to wait until next summer now to see more snow.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: decurso on February 29, 2008, 04:30:26 AM
 After a long, cold, bitter winter, things are warming up fast in Beijing. 15 degrees yesterday, a big jump considering last month going outside was some kind of torture. Not likely to get below zero for another nine months.  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on February 29, 2008, 09:25:18 AM
Too hot for a toque: Spring is nigh!  akakakakak
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on March 02, 2008, 06:31:56 PM
Apart from not snowing, for the last 2 days the weather has been perfect in Xi'an. Clear blue (as Xi'an gets) skies, crisp air, not too cold, but tingling. 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on March 11, 2008, 10:15:14 AM
Out of country but worth a mention

4.11m of snow has fallen since winter began in Ottawa and surrounding area with more snow on the way this week.  By the time the thaw comes, it is likely that the record of 4.58m set in the early 70s will be surpassed.

absolutely mind boggling...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on March 11, 2008, 10:22:10 AM
19 degrees in Xi'an - winter seems to have disappeared. Nothing near minus. No snow.  ananananan ananananan ananananan
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on March 11, 2008, 11:40:13 AM
'Twas sunny and beautiful today!  My sweater was almost too much.  Spring is coming! axaxaxaxax
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on March 11, 2008, 11:41:03 AM
Beautiful Spring in Jinan. The winter padding is being shedded(?) and the little butterflies are appearing once ore! agagagagag agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: belrain on March 12, 2008, 09:24:30 AM
Osnabrueck, Germany
Cloudy, Rainy, Cold  bbbbbbbbbb
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on March 12, 2008, 12:13:15 PM
Raining in Dalian.  Actually a little thunderstorm.

However, there was a major snowstorm where my house is in Canada. Take a look in the album.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on March 12, 2008, 01:11:32 PM
Raining in Jinan! bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on March 12, 2008, 04:48:01 PM
The perfect day in Suzhou.  And the yellow flowers are out.  ajajajajaj
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on March 13, 2008, 05:30:43 AM
The boy is hallucinating again. Today Suzhou is cloudy, wet, and cold.
But yeah, the forsythia (yellow flowers) are indeed in bloom. As are the tulip trees... agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on March 13, 2008, 06:02:36 AM
Yes, it's rainy today.  I taught kndergarten this morning, so it was a good thing: I taught them:

Rain rain (arms over head to shield from rain) go away (shoo!)
Come again (Chinese underhand come hither scoop) another day (point off to the side)
Little children (palms down. indicating much smaller being), little children, little children WANT TO PLAY! (shake fists up and down)

I told them, as I'm wont to do, that if they all sang it perfectly 3 times it wouild stop raining.  Now get this:

It did. ararararar  Then it started up again, so we sang it again, and it stopped again.   aeaeaeaeae  It stgarted up between classes, then when we sang the song, it stopped again, right on cue.

Rain Master Party Bear.  vvvvvvvvvv
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on March 13, 2008, 11:29:25 AM
Osnabrueck, Germany
Cloudy, Rainy, Cold  bbbbbbbbbb

What he said... asasasasas asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: belrain on March 14, 2008, 06:37:42 AM
Osnabrueck, Germany

Cloudy, Rainy, Cold  bbbbbbbbbb

Some things never change  bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on March 14, 2008, 06:41:36 AM
Spring is sprung.  The willows are greening up, the magnolias are flowering, the cat-tails are bombing all who walk beneath them with seed pods, all different birds have returned to keep the blue magpies and the sparrows company and the temps are in the high teens-low 20's.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Nolefan on March 18, 2008, 04:40:25 AM

the gobi desert is attacking beijing today.... it's looking like somebody stole the blue out of the sky.... pretty nasty to wake up and see that outside of my window.
 aaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaa aoaoaoaoao asasasasas
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh257/coeur-de-lion/BJmarch20th2008.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on March 18, 2008, 04:44:42 AM
wow, all we're dealing with is wet icky snow today...so much better than eating sand.  Hope it doesn't last long for our Beijing buddies.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on March 18, 2008, 04:45:57 AM
Good lord. aoaoaoaoao  It's raining here, but I don't think I'll complain.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on March 18, 2008, 08:04:37 AM
I was about to complain about the snowstorm but..jeezus...that's just plain not right..
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: belrain on March 18, 2008, 09:30:40 AM
wow - seeing Beijing sandstorm I think I am quite happy about the rain here in Germany
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on March 18, 2008, 09:47:17 AM
Raining in Jinan, as well. Just like Beijing, only wet!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Shroomy on March 18, 2008, 09:50:19 AM
Some snow in Changchun this morning and more tonight, I think, but Noles wines the sympathy.  Thanks goodness we've only had that thing's wimpy little sister.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on March 18, 2008, 09:51:54 AM
2-day long, late-winter gales aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Nolefan on March 18, 2008, 10:11:33 AM
it's gotten slightly better as the day progressed. we're back to nasty winds and normal color smoggy sky right now... never thought saying that would constitute a positive ever..  llllllllll

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on March 18, 2008, 10:23:51 AM
Imagine walking around in that, wearing contact lenses.  aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: belrain on March 18, 2008, 12:07:45 PM
Imagine walking around in that, wearing contact lenses.  aoaoaoaoao
Imagine having that on August 8th, 2008  ahahahahah
Olympic games gone with the wind  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on March 29, 2008, 01:24:01 AM
Absolutely a brilliant day for staying in bed and reading.  Slightly chilly - enough to make snuggling up nice, but not so cold to be uncomfortable - a little wet and overcast.  And Saturday - no work!! 

BBQ this afternoon if it clears up (or mulled wine if it doesn't!).
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Nolefan on March 29, 2008, 01:51:56 AM

it's absolutely disgusting today in beijing! Cold, wet, grey, overcast and low visibility... is it too much to ask for a little sunshine  asasasasas asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Noodles on March 29, 2008, 03:29:40 AM
Shorts, t-shirts, sun glasses, bbq and beer down here in Shenzhen.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on March 29, 2008, 03:36:13 AM
Cold and miserable in Jinan....and naturally, the heating has been decreed unnecessary!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on April 16, 2008, 06:35:02 PM
It's raining
It's pouring
The old man is snoring.....

We're making up our annual rainfall index.  With thunder.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on April 16, 2008, 11:16:58 PM
Sunny and surprisingly cool here in sunny Florida.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kcanuck on April 16, 2008, 11:17:32 PM
Getting very warm here in Liaoning, much warmer outdoors than in.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on April 16, 2008, 11:21:43 PM
Perfect Spring day in Jinan......blue skies, warm sun.....bliss!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on May 28, 2008, 05:52:39 PM
Summer, blue skies, birds chirping and this weekend promises 27 degrees (Celcius) outside. Sun and barbecue...mmmm....barbecue.....
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on May 28, 2008, 11:10:33 PM
Isn't Bugs coming to play with you?  She is an Aussie, she will know how to cook on them - best BBQ! agagagagag agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on June 01, 2008, 08:31:08 AM
 ahahahahah FIGHT!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on June 01, 2008, 11:30:54 AM
Beijing was windy tis morning and then coming out of Beijing in the train we came through rain - so today for the 1st time ever in Beijing I have been able to see the ranges around it.  Could see them from Qinghua.

And now 1 hour outside Beijing there is a real sunset!!!  Absolutely beautiful.  Sunsets in Xi'an and other polluted places are like the 5th carbon copy of your receipts.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on June 02, 2008, 10:51:13 PM
Rain, glorious rain! Not drought breaking... but it's a start.  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on June 02, 2008, 10:59:15 PM
Beautiful breezes last night in Xi'an.  Cooling and comfortable to sleep in.  Nearly time to break out my bamboo mat to sleep on.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on June 02, 2008, 11:36:02 PM
Hot and sunny in Florida.  Foolishly never got around to picking up all the sticks that fell out of the tree in the from yard, so one more day of grass growth for the robomower to deal with when I finally turn it loose.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on June 03, 2008, 01:00:09 AM
It's raining again. I dont like rain.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on July 14, 2008, 11:33:36 PM
 asasasasas asasasasas llllllllll llllllllll BERTHA!!! asasasasas asasasasas  Lots of wind and continuous wet stuff.  Even got the doors to my shed open (You know...the place where I stash my resource materials) asasasasas asasasasas
Electricity off for 2.5 hours llllllllll
Now there's Lightning tttttttttt





Is this the Weather thread, or the Upset thread? bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on July 15, 2008, 06:50:45 AM
Stay safe, Bunny.  And dry  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Bugalugs on July 15, 2008, 07:28:44 AM
Raining and windy here but not too cold. Am stranded at a friends place which is good cause now i can play on the net :D
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on July 15, 2008, 09:02:24 AM
Ominous black clouds, distant thunder, occasional bluish-white flash of lightning, no rain as yet but it will come. Slightly cold. Danish summer....gotta love it agagagagag agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: James the Brit on July 15, 2008, 09:10:23 AM
It's the usual 31C, 90% humidity, overcast and storm in the evening, in Singapore.

Weather forcasts are rather pointless here, it's always the same weather.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: solongtinik on July 16, 2008, 05:13:51 AM
went to a windsurfing and skateboarding event at SUBIC..the following day it rained really hard... llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on August 31, 2008, 03:17:19 AM
Since we can't say we aren't sweating when others are:  ahahahahah

Rained in Xi'an this week.  Temperatures beginning to cool, no aircon needed in the bedroom for sleeping.  Blue sky, white clouds.  蓝天白阴。
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on August 31, 2008, 03:49:27 AM
I think that last character is off Lotus - 蓝天白云

Changsha been nice and cool. We get that almost 3 days a year.  bfbfbfbfbf

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: decurso on August 31, 2008, 09:19:43 AM
 It's been a beautiful summer in Beijing. Low to mid thirties almost every day and only a few major rain storms. Blue skies most every day thanks to restrictions imposed by the Olympics.

 But a few days ago the temperature seemed to drop by about ten degrees. It does seem to be getting dark just a littleearlier. I chose pants over shirts for the first time in months and the girls are putting away their mini-skirts for another year. The campus is once again a bustle of student activity.

 Summer is over. ananananan
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on August 31, 2008, 09:33:55 AM
Started raining around 10PM last night.  Has been raining heavy all day.  Weather on computer said it would stop and 12, at 12 it said 2 etc.  Still raining.  llllllllll llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on August 31, 2008, 10:58:16 AM
It's been a beautiful summer in Beijing. Low to mid thirties almost every day and only a few major rain storms. Blue skies most every day thanks to restrictions imposed by the Olympics.

 But a few days ago the temperature seemed to drop by about ten degrees. It does seem to be getting dark just a littleearlier. I chose pants over shirts for the first time in months and the girls are putting away their mini-skirts for another year. The campus is once again a bustle of student activity.

 Summer is over. ananananan

People in Beijing dress according to the weather? Wow, 好奇怪. Here we do it the proper way - according to the date.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: old34 on August 31, 2008, 11:53:14 AM
People in Beijing dress according to the weather? Wow, 好奇怪. Here we do it the proper way - according to the date.

Right. And tomorrow's Labor Day/Labour Day (US/Canada). So back in the closet with those white pumps for you, Stil.

cf. http://ask.yahoo.com/20020913.html (http://ask.yahoo.com/20020913.html)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: James the Brit on August 31, 2008, 12:04:56 PM
I'm in England and it's cold, cloudy and rainy. Love it... for now.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on August 31, 2008, 02:00:31 PM
You can't get me out the white pumps so easy Old34. Gonna have to buy me dinner first.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Spaghetti on August 31, 2008, 02:19:43 PM
 I wrote a weather check today only to have the Bank of China's security  throw me out the door! bpbpbpbpbp
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on August 31, 2008, 09:32:23 PM
Must have been a rain check. bpbpbpbpbp
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on September 01, 2008, 12:59:59 AM
Not quite so steamy here in Dongguan, although temps hover around 30 and one gets dripping wet just doing anything that involves exertion, such as walking to class.

AMonk, how's your weather with Hanna approaching?  Take care.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on September 01, 2008, 08:10:41 AM
Our weather is fine, Ruth.  Thanks for asking.  Temps between 22*C (nites) and 28*C(days) with humidity around 85% 




Hanna is heading towards the Bahamas (about 1000mi SW of BDA) at present, and is nowhere near us. It's Gustav taking aim for New Orleans that is keeping most of my attention and interest, at the moment.

Bermuda is such a tiny dot in the Atlantic that we generally get missed or overlooked by hurricanes *knock wood*  Our last hit was by Fabian.  Stuck around for 24 hours!!!  If it had moved along, the way most storms do, the damage would have been a lot less.  Fortunately, 99.99% of our homes are made of limestone or concrete blocks, so damage is minimal.  At least in that regard.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on September 01, 2008, 09:37:29 AM
My bad.  Bahamas  bibibibibi  Sorry, I know better. 

Note to self - AMonk lives in Bermuda, not Bahamas.  My former neighbour from Florida moved to the Bahamas.  Guess I'd better email her...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on September 05, 2008, 02:04:22 PM
It's raining. No, it's stopped. Humidity is wearing off. Nanning is bearable once again for another 9 months or so.

Happy New Year.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: James the Brit on September 05, 2008, 08:23:13 PM
Stop start rain here in the UK. Cold and wet afternoon today. Afternoon to be spent in the pub.  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on September 06, 2008, 08:10:21 AM
Skies are (mostly) clear.  Temp @ 27*C  Humidity @ 80%  Time is 5:00am  Location is cfcfcfcfcf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on September 23, 2008, 02:36:13 PM
Seems a little (!) windy tonight and we have some rain.  I'm just thankful the 'breeze' is cooling things down a little. 

Checked my email and the Guangzhou consulate very kindly informed me that a typhoon is in the area. aoaoaoaoao  According to the map on the Hong Kong observatory site, it's heading off towards the west.  Mr. Nobody, are you paying attention?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on September 23, 2008, 02:42:54 PM
Typhoon was supposed to hit Guangzhou tonight at 9pm and continue tomorrow whole day. We are just getting a strong wind and rain showers here. HK and Macao are on Orange alert. We were on Blue today. But may as well have Orange tomorrow. So possibly no classes.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on September 23, 2008, 02:50:34 PM
Stay safe Cheeky.  I'm off to bed as usual, except for the accompanying sounds of the metal doors rattling in the (very strong) wind.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on September 23, 2008, 03:23:47 PM
Windy here as well, rain during the day.

Leaves are just beginning to change colour, and it is now OK to leave the butter out of the fridge.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on September 24, 2008, 01:00:20 AM
Still quite windy with a smattering of rain.  Blessedly it's much cooler.  (Thank you typhoon.)  There are gaps under my doors.  Welcome mats have been blown in a couple of feet  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: china-matt on September 24, 2008, 03:29:47 AM
Shenzhen has cooled off a bit, but the rain is still heavy. Last night I thought the cheaply-made windows were going to blow in. I actually had to tie a window shut because it kept opening even after the landlord fixed it.

Anyway, hope it stays cool for the rest of the year.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on September 24, 2008, 07:47:34 AM
I'm with you on the 'cool' front.  May to Oct. is too stinking hot here. (I'm right next door in Dongguan.)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on September 24, 2008, 08:35:52 AM
Has cooled down in Jinan, too. Had to wear my Geelong F.C. jacket, today. agagagagag Appropriate enough for Grand Final week, Schnerbs?? afafafafaf afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on September 24, 2008, 08:38:15 AM
I was afraid something would fly through the window. But I guess since we are on 19th floor nothing was flying that high.
It is still hot in Zhuhai and humidity ATM is very high. Everyone keeps saying this year is insane and usually it should be cooling down after the mid-autumn festival. Well, I guess we are in for a few swims at the open pool till end of October!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Nolefan on September 24, 2008, 08:52:12 AM
monsoon season in Beijing.. we're being treated to daily extended and extensive showers... and it's cooling down to the point where i actually got a little blanket out yesterday and my cat has a cold :(
 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on September 24, 2008, 08:54:25 AM
 ahahahahah ahahahahah
Quote
i actually got a little blanket out yesterday and my cat has a cold
Awwww. A widdle blankie for the puddy tat, too?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Nolefan on September 24, 2008, 09:12:01 AM
ahahahahah ahahahahah
Quote
i actually got a little blanket out yesterday and my cat has a cold
Awwww. A widdle blankie for the puddy tat, too?

yip.. and tonight chicken soup and a warm bath, for the puddy tat that is  afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on September 24, 2008, 09:25:00 AM
 ahahahahah ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on September 24, 2008, 09:26:11 AM
Humidity level I've never seen.  Someone please kill me.  llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on September 24, 2008, 09:27:15 AM
 bcbcbcbcbc bcbcbcbcbc bcbcbcbcbc bcbcbcbcbc bcbcbcbcbc bcbcbcbcbc bcbcbcbcbc bcbcbcbcbc bcbcbcbcbc How's that for a change?  uuuuuuuuuu
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Bugalugs on September 24, 2008, 10:04:01 AM
Cool here around 12 degrees, it's nice. It's good to be away from all the horrible humidity :)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on September 24, 2008, 11:40:22 PM
It's rather humid, we tend to get thunderstorms thrice per week, but it is nice and toasty outside at 9 in the evening, which is perfect weather for running.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Shroomy on September 25, 2008, 01:37:07 AM
The humidity here has finally let up, and the predicted low last night was 4 degrees.  Great walking and sleeping weather.  Of course it will be highs of 4 in a few weeks, but this week is my kind of weather.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Bugalugs on September 25, 2008, 03:44:57 AM
Back to beautiful 44% humidity after yesterdays cooler weather and fog. It's 14c now but he low humidity is what is making me so happy :D
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: adamsmith on September 25, 2008, 04:02:37 AM
here in the oven of wuhan we have finally gotten things down to a reasonable temperature. Light winds and I don't sweat my buns off while teaching. I think someone just left the oven door open.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on September 25, 2008, 09:11:47 AM
Oh. Aw. Cooler days agagagagag BDA still hits 28/29* temps with humidity at 80%+ most days.  Still needing A/C at night.....and you guys thought I wouldn't understand about your Summers?!?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on September 26, 2008, 06:17:50 AM
Oh. Aw. Cooler days agagagagag BDA still hits 28/29* temps with humidity at 80%+ most days.  Still needing A/C at night.....and you guys thought I wouldn't understand about your Summers?!?

I suspect you may be living in paradise...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on October 03, 2008, 05:01:48 AM
SO, Guangdong-ren, we are in for another typhoon in about 24 hours. Enjoy!  :snoopytrage:
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on October 03, 2008, 07:51:58 AM
No, no, no.  I have plans to go to the beer festival tomorrow, as well as a local garden site.  Typhoon weather just won't do.  Please postpone it until after the holidays.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on October 03, 2008, 08:10:17 AM
I wish. I had my plans for this evening. But it already started raining here  bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on October 04, 2008, 12:20:39 PM
Rain, rain, rain...lots and lots of rain. Rain is a good excuse to curl up with a good book do lesson plans...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on October 04, 2008, 01:12:18 PM
Well somebody postponed the typhoon or redirected it to Eric's neighborhood.  We had rain during the night last night and today was mostly overcast, but no rain to ruin my outings.  Much cooler here now.  Almost tolerable living conditions.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on October 04, 2008, 01:19:28 PM
I don't know about a typhoon. Maybe it has to do with the fact that my tranquil sylvan retreat lies nestled between tall, rolling green hills. There is just rain. No wind. No thunder or lightning.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on October 04, 2008, 01:24:35 PM
Was raining here last night. And apparently typhoon hit Hainan. It should be here tonight or latest tomorrow. Unless we are lucky and some Juju power makes us escape it.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on October 04, 2008, 01:28:38 PM
I would recommend making a sacrifice to Aeolus, he would appreciate that. A small bowl of noodles would suffice.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on October 05, 2008, 02:00:02 AM
We already have Juju power at work - seems like typhoon itself passed by and only left a trail of rain.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on October 05, 2008, 02:44:26 AM
And are we ever getting the rain!!  It hasn't rained in my office, yes that's IN my office, since the monsoon season ended in July.  I've got the bucket and mop out today.  No heavy winds, though.  Maybe Mr. Nobody's getting the brunt of the typhoon.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on October 05, 2008, 05:35:01 AM
Let's hope it passes by. We are on yellow alert again. If it is still on tomorrow, then classes will be canceled. I can't say it's been raining as much as when the previous one hit. Wind kinda comes and goes.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on October 05, 2008, 12:08:32 PM
Truly glorious day in Xi'an today - blue skies, sunshine, Max temp 25, min 14.  All good.  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on October 05, 2008, 12:13:50 PM
Ruddy cold and windy in Dalian.  I don't understand how we go from summer - no light jacket to COLD and a heavy jacket. llllllllll llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on October 05, 2008, 01:09:38 PM
Gentle Autumn rain in Jinan today. We are sooo peaceful here!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on November 01, 2008, 09:36:50 AM
It has rained non-stop for four days. I like rain but this is just silly....
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on November 01, 2008, 09:52:10 AM
Very heavy fog yesterday morning, getting heavier as we went out of the city.  Beautiful sunny day today, skies clear(ish) with visible difference between clouds and sky.  But definitely getting chilly.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: psd4fan on December 18, 2008, 03:37:57 PM
So cold with the windchill today that the xiao jies were charging 50 rmb just to blow on your (not mine) hands.  akakakakak
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on December 18, 2008, 04:49:08 PM
Warm enough I had to change from heating to air conditioning.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on December 19, 2008, 07:27:34 AM
Since I've been back it's been, on average, 32C warmer in Suzhou than in Calgary.  akakakakak
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on December 19, 2008, 07:54:45 AM
我的家是好冷 kkkkkkkkkk kkkkkkkkkk windy and cold, brrr..brrr...brrr...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on December 19, 2008, 08:02:00 AM
We have 32 cm snow forecast for Saturday night and Sunday. LE would be happy.  bfbfbfbfbf  Kids will be happy.  akakakakak I won't.  bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: psd4fan on January 06, 2009, 12:25:51 AM
-26 as I get set to watch Canada Sweden go for gold. aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on January 06, 2009, 01:15:59 AM
Some light flakes of snow yesterday - not enough to reach the ground.  ananananan

My friends rang me to tell me it was snowing.  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on January 06, 2009, 03:11:59 AM
Winter seems to have been misplaced.  Had frost once or twice around the beginning of December, and then it got warm again.  I was running the air conditioner today.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: synthette on January 06, 2009, 03:22:03 AM
We have 32 cm snow forecast for Saturday night and Sunday. LE would be happy.  bfbfbfbfbf  Kids will be happy.  akakakakak I won't.  bibibibibi


Yup - and Nova Scotia is still digging out from the blizzard - damned ploughs blocked my driveway with a glacier of snow  asasasasas
.......and another 30 cm tomorrow! (nearly out of smokes, red wine, and coffee  aoaoaoaoao)
Sold my skis though!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on January 06, 2009, 03:26:12 AM
When I lived in Nova Scotia, I can remember one winter we had a major blizzard every weekend for over 1 month.  Plow had piled snow in my drive way as high as the garage roof.

Lots of fun  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: synthette on January 06, 2009, 04:18:05 AM
Where in NS did you live?
I'm in Porter's Lake, about 25 km east of Dartmouth - the last place in the HRM to get ploughed!
I called HRM today to complain.....all I could get from the ditzy ****** manning the phones was "we only plough the roads, ma'am - how long have you lived in NS?"...."a year.....plus 5 yrs in Toronto and 5 yrs in Northern Freakin' Alberta! - so do NOT lecture me about snow, Lady!!.......well, DUH!!!......so that's an excuse for making me a prisoner in my own home? The snow is on YOUR road, blocking MY driveway! Move IT, or you will get the bill!  asasasasas" - my MLA got a snarky email too!
It got moved an hour ago.

So I can git coffee 'n smokes 'n wine 'n food tomorrow.......life's good, eh?
Seriously though - I'm very worried about the infrastructure here - power is down on average of 4-6 hrs a day (some days, 12 hrs) - New Delhi has it better then we do! And Scotia Power just increased their rates by 15% !!......oh, and a new tower block in downtown Halifax to boot! Way to go, NSP!

.........sorry...just really PO'd at NS tonight! llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on January 06, 2009, 04:30:04 AM
I moved from Alberta to Nova Scotia to go to University.  I lived in the valley first, made an appointment to get my car fixed.  Went to the garage on time to be told, oh he went fishing today come back another day.   

For the snow, I was in Berwick in the valley. Went to Acadia University.

I also lived in Dartmouth for about 10 years while I went to TUNS (now part of Dalhousie U)for my two Engineering Degrees and my first couple of jobs. 

We are off topic now  aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: synthette on January 06, 2009, 06:08:41 AM
LOL!
Well off topic........
I lived in Slave Lake (lesser) for 3 yrs, then Saskatoon for 1 (don't go there!), then Edmonton for 3, then Toronto for 2...........
The winters in Alberta were something else!
........but it's a dry cold...........m'kay........ aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on January 06, 2009, 06:28:49 AM
Mild rain, grey clouds, colder than a penguins unmentionables in my apartment. Perfect weather for snuggling up with a blanket, legs draped over the space heater and then try to understand my new Chinese MP3 player...Now, where is the 'On' button...guess this'll take a while.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on January 07, 2009, 11:41:20 AM
+2C and very wet in Suzhou.  It actually snowed for half an hour last night.  I have a cold now, and just pray it doesn't visit my lungs.

... although if it does I'll have another window to quit smoking.  aaaaaaaaaa
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: psd4fan on January 07, 2009, 01:15:35 PM
-21, dry, and a little smokey.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Riz on January 07, 2009, 07:55:31 PM
It was sleeting last night! I am afraid it will snow this year as well and this city is not prepared to combat snow. Unexpected power cuts, cabbies ask for any amount of money to take you from A to B and no water. We suffered big time last year.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on February 13, 2009, 12:31:47 AM
Wind is blowing super hard.  Flag isn't moving in the wind - rained last night and I bet it is frozen to the flag pole.

Water on my clothes rack outside is coated in ice.

Nasty  aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on February 13, 2009, 06:58:01 AM
Oklahoma has already had 2009's first round of tornadoes this week...killed at least 8 in a small town south of Oklahoma City.

Shore looks like we's in fer a spell o' weather. Yup.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on February 13, 2009, 07:29:06 AM
Yer not in Kansas?? At least ya can throw water at a bushfire and have some sort of hope of killing it. What can yer throw at a tornado? Then again tornadoes don't grow to be 100 miles wide. It's a tough life! Nice to be in Shandong.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: decurso on February 17, 2009, 02:13:41 PM
When I got back to Beijing last week it was five degrees.  akakakakak Now it is sub zero, windy and snowing!!! Looks like 6 more weeks of winter.  asasasasas asasasasas asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on February 17, 2009, 02:57:38 PM
Well the groundhog did see his shadow so like dah  bibibibibi

We are expecting snow, sleet and freezing rain here tomorrow and Thursday.  Not much of an accumulation though. Still it is -4 right now and the winds are picking up  llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on February 17, 2009, 03:57:40 PM
Experiencing a round of Winter Storms. llllllllll  Temps (overnight) in low-50s to (daytime) low-60s.  Winds up to between 25 and 40 knots, with gusts as high as 68 aoaoaoaoao

Did I mention that it's raining?!?  Buckets and gushers.  In fact, it even rained hailstones last evening...and my power went out until around 4am llllllllll






I really don't like the weather this month ananananan :wtf:
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: psd4fan on February 17, 2009, 11:30:30 PM
Bout - 27 as I type. :lickass:
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Bugalugs on February 18, 2009, 03:40:00 AM
Bout +28 here. It's been beautiful here, will be tough to hit the icy north next week.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on February 19, 2009, 09:54:35 AM
I got to practice 3 words with the kindies today: cold, rainy and windy.  asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on February 19, 2009, 04:58:23 PM
Rain, with added rain, with a side order of rain and garnished with rain... asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: non-dave on February 20, 2009, 12:47:23 AM
-18. Light snow. Occasional sunshine.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on February 20, 2009, 12:53:52 AM
-5 but windy so will feel like -15.  Sunny  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: MissMotz on February 20, 2009, 04:11:52 AM
36, 86% humidity and feels like 46! Burn factor in the extreme. Plus very smelly from stagnent water etc after flooding...very FERAL asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on February 20, 2009, 04:49:58 AM
14 degrees here (feels like 18 I think), weird in the mornings- dark, grey skies so cold, then it clears off by about 1pm every day. It's a pain to try and figure out what to wear to class!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on February 20, 2009, 05:21:39 AM
Sunshine, somewhat blue skies, warmth....no rain! Perfect Spring Cleaning Friday. agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on February 20, 2009, 05:28:36 AM
Quote
Perfect Spring Cleaning Friday
  bibibibibi
Beautiful, sunny day in Jinan....just right for my nap! Spring cleaning! ahahahahah ahahahahah ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: synthette58 on February 23, 2009, 11:43:42 AM
Bucketing down again here in Lin'an - and now we have a thunderstorm too - either that or my upstairs neighbour, who shall remain nameless (except to those who know him) is remodelling again!

It's just like dear old Blighty....only much, much worse!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on February 23, 2009, 04:46:00 PM
Yehhaaa... it's forecasting snow for the next 3 days.  Given that so far we have had 3 flakes of snow that melted before they reached the ground, I am not totally hopeful.  But.... I want snow!!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: MissMotz on February 23, 2009, 09:25:01 PM
Argggghhh after officially the wettest Summer on record (1700mm) we're back to rain, and its not event he end of Summer!! ananananan ananananan ananananan asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on February 25, 2009, 08:02:52 AM
29 when I went to bed last night.  I think I need to buy a fan and figure out how to use these weird remotes for Chinese air conditioners.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on February 25, 2009, 08:08:16 AM
It's -1 or -2. Seems normal for many of you but bloody freezing for me. I had never seen it snow until today.

Nearly makes up for the 2 pairs of knitted socks, shoes, thermal pants, stockings, jeans, 2 thermal tops, jumper, ski jacket, beanie and gloves while typing in a HEATED room.  ananananan

Guangzhou was lovely and warm on Monday. What a rude awakening.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: china-matt on February 25, 2009, 02:01:14 PM
Still warm in southern Guangdong province. Why is it 29C/84F in February?? Glad I don't have to teach in a warm classroom anymore.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: synthette58 on February 25, 2009, 02:16:52 PM
Warm? WARM???

I've forgotten what frikkin 'warm' is!!!

Raining cats and dogs (ok, I'm teaching 'idioms' right now.....does it show?)....
Told the FAO I'm thinking of buying some ducks, geese, and chickens....thank the gods I have a decent mop, 'cos these CCC buildings are something else!
(again, refer to Eric for definition!)

Bought an umbrella today (yay, finally!...duh - haven't owned one since '86!)...

No-one told me it was monsoon season in Zhejiang!!
If it wasn't for the delightful students (and the crap accomodation they have to put up with), I'd be off to warmer climes..........at least in Kerala, it might be raining, but it's a "warm" rain......
 ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on February 25, 2009, 02:37:37 PM
Thunder, lightning and rain...I think Thor may have been a little too deep in his cups these days and somehow managed to steer his chariot over China instead of Scandinavia. He's probably been arrested now for not having a visa, which would explain why the weather has slightly improved.
Warmth...that's that thing that makes it unnecessary to wear gloves inside, yes? Just wait til summer comes, then there'll be warmth.
CCC buildings....Crappy, Commie, Concrete buildings...may not be a PC name but it sure fits agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: synthette58 on February 25, 2009, 02:50:08 PM
Ahoy there, Matey!

....so the deluge is to end so soon?.......bummer for the geese I just installed in the bathroom. Not to worry - methinks we'll all be good for a barbie at the weekend, what?

Once more unto the beach.........urr........breach.....Lin'an has no beach - this could change before the weekend - the mud puddles expandeth by the hour!

Just emailed our oft-overlooked FAO - "what's up with the monsoon, dude???"

At least we have no snakes - our Good St. Paddy saw fit to drive them all out!
 agagagagag

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on February 25, 2009, 03:03:50 PM
I think so. Thor is in violation of the International Deity Act of 1954, so he's looking at some hard time. Also, it turns out he didn't check Mjolnir in customs, big no-no bringing magical lethal warhammers into China.

Huh...don't think the FAO can do much about the monsoon. We have no snakes?? I was sort of hoping they would eat the cats...

Well, maybe not a barbie this weekend but there is a nice little bar down by the river you need to be introduced to. There's a bottle of whisky there with my name on it. Literally. agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on February 26, 2009, 12:26:57 AM
My phone started ringing early this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It snowed overnight and is still snowing.  The world is getting more beautiful by the second.  YEAH, I'm so happy. agagagagag agagagagag agagagagag agagagagag akakakakak akakakakak akakakakak

Bunny please tell Mr Bunny my weather observers were on the job!  ahahahahah ahahahahah   
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on February 26, 2009, 02:37:44 AM
It's snowing.

Real proper snow.

A totally new experience for me!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Spaghetti on February 26, 2009, 04:46:16 AM
It's always nice to hear the joy for snow from new eyes.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: china-matt on February 26, 2009, 05:23:35 AM
Synthette, it's OK, I can sympathize. Fortunately I'm moving before the season that requires me to ride a walrus to work.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on February 26, 2009, 06:06:45 AM
My phone started ringing early this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It snowed overnight and is still snowing.  The world is getting more beautiful by the second.  YEAH, I'm so happy. agagagagag agagagagag agagagagag agagagagag akakakakak akakakakak akakakakak

Bunny please tell Mr Bunny my weather observers were on the job!  ahahahahah ahahahahah   


Oh, YEAH!!!! axaxaxaxax :candyraver: :banana: :candyraver: :banana: axaxaxaxax


It's snowing.

Real proper snow.

A totally new experience for me!

Enjoy!!! agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cheekygal on February 26, 2009, 08:35:32 AM
92% humidity and 22-24C. This is NOT February weather!  bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on February 26, 2009, 08:39:15 AM
1C and freezing rain. You're right. This is NOT February weather!  kkkkkkkkkk
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on February 26, 2009, 02:39:53 PM
我不喜欢雨!!!! asasasasas asasasasas asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: synthette58 on February 26, 2009, 03:08:00 PM
Dude!
Ve ist in de englisch-sprechen countriesch, ja?? Nein, nein!!

(tu et moi shall have words tomorrow.........post Oral Chinese, what?......now there blows an ill wind, eh?)

Oi Gevalt!! Damned foreigners!
 agagagagag

....not a word, not a word nor a kindly look about the damned rain that has been plaguing us for the past - god knows how long......

they even fixed the roof!! Dammit.........no more pleasure from cascading waterfalls down the stairwells of Hotel D'Kremlin!
 ananananan



Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: mlaeux on February 27, 2009, 12:36:02 AM
Just broke 80 degrees Fahrenheit in the Tampa Bay area.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on February 27, 2009, 08:01:59 AM
It's a bit warmer today.

I'm glad I saw snow, but that was enough cold for me!  ababababab
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on March 02, 2009, 10:23:19 AM
Rain, rain, GO AWAY!  asasasasas  I've been soaked from the shins down for 9 days running, with no letup in sight.  I can't afford a cold right now.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on March 02, 2009, 10:44:08 AM
Same here Connie. The worst possible temperature too. If it was a few degrees colder it would be snow instead pissing rain for two weeks and one very bad cold.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on March 02, 2009, 11:29:54 AM
Same thing here. Not to worry though, a student told me that the rain will end on Saturday. The Jade Emperor will punch the rain dragon and good weather will follow....so I am definitely rooting for the Jade Emperor.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: synthette58 on March 02, 2009, 12:34:50 PM
Hope he kicks some butt! There was actually ICE on the cars outside of W15 this morning!!
 ananananan

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: paddyfields on March 10, 2009, 04:01:15 PM
He didn't hit him hard enough ! The rain will be back on Friday 13th, just in time for the weekend. (http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/messon08/rain.gif)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: A-Train on March 10, 2009, 05:27:40 PM
Rain ALL weekend and turned to snow Sunday.  Rain started up again yesterday and hasn't stoppped all day today.  But that's still better than last Monday when Milwaukee was hit with 18 inches of lake-effect snow in one day.  In like a lion...out like a lamb.  But this beast has teeth. 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on March 10, 2009, 06:49:48 PM
...... Milwaukee was hit with 18 inches of lake-effect snow in one day......

CNN today showed 6-10 FEET of ICE-BLOCKS piling up outside (and in some cases inside) lakefront homes aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on March 14, 2009, 01:18:47 AM
Sunshine...sunshine...sunshine...it's Saturday, I have no classes during the weekend and it's a day filled with glorious sunshine.... agagagagag agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on March 14, 2009, 10:14:53 AM
Sunshine. I can dry my washing OUTSIDE!

Hooray  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on March 23, 2009, 12:09:44 PM
 llllllllll llllllllll asasasasas asasasasas llllllllll llllllllll asasasasas asasasasas

Forecast is for snow tomorrow.  llllllllll My fault, I put my boots away  llllllllll llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on March 23, 2009, 12:45:13 PM
I'm jealous!!  I'd love more snow.  But here, I've already killed the first mosquito.

Today was totally glorious for Xi'an.  Blue skies, sun and a nice breeze.  Evening cooled to good sleeping temperature.

But ... I realised I was addicted - I was having dinner at the Japanese FT's place, and in between courses (he was cooking tuna omelets) I zapped into my apartment to photograph the glorious dark blue velvet sky.   kkkkkkkkkk kkkkkkkkkk
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on March 24, 2009, 12:36:30 AM
I do take my camera everywhere. Photography is sometimes less about preserving a memory or taking an image as it is about interacting with the thing you are photographing. Well, enough of that thinking this early in the morning.

I don't have the heater or cooler on. It must be good weather!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on March 24, 2009, 04:14:19 AM
Bloody snowing this morning! Rainy, sleety, snow! Absolutely disgusting....and cold!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on March 24, 2009, 07:44:14 AM
Ya really cold and snowy here too.  High winds make it even colder  llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on March 26, 2009, 09:15:46 AM
A blissful summer has descended upon the fair city of Linan. Birds warble in trees (and sometimes, late at night, slightly inebriated laowai teachers wobble underneath them), sun is shining and all the trees are blooming. Living at a forestry university has its benefits. The campus really is a beautiful sight now.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: paddyfields on April 08, 2009, 04:22:16 PM
Well the day trip to XiXi Wetlands is re-scheduled for this Sunday having been cancelled two weeks ago due to Rain. kkkkkkkkkk

So the forecast for the weekend is
Saturday  25° | 15°
(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/messon08/chancerain.gif)
Sunday  22° | 17°

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/messon08/rain-1.gif)

Monday 26° | 16°

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/messon08/chancerain.gif)


I guess  that is why they call it the "Wetlands" mmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on April 08, 2009, 04:38:51 PM
This week has been totally glorious in Xi'an. T-shirt weather with the lightest of coats for early morning, relatively blue skies with white clouds. 

And the spring growth has been fantastic to watch after the rain of last week.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: china-matt on April 08, 2009, 04:58:54 PM
Really, what the hell is going on here? It's snowing in New Jersey...and it's April!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on April 09, 2009, 05:24:55 AM
What a beautiful day!

Blue skies, t-shirt weather and barely a cloud to be seen. The whole place has greened up. I'm off to the mountains tomorrow, so I hope it stays this glorious!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on April 10, 2009, 11:34:59 AM
 bhbhbhbhbh in Suzhou.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 10, 2009, 04:26:51 PM
The last few cool days are here until the unbearable oppressive humid heat begins to slowly unfold its heavy heavy wings on us poor people.

Thank god for air conditioning.

Thank god for beer.

Hell, God didn't do it.

Thank god for Tsingtao.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: paddyfields on April 14, 2009, 01:48:04 PM
Snowing in Beijing in April???


(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/messon08/0013729e4abe0b4e29690a.jpg)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/messon08/0013729e4abe0b4e296806.jpg)
Two women walk on a road as willow catkins drift in the air in Beijing, April 13, 2009.


People are warned to wear veils or sunglasses while going outside during the season when catkins from willow and poplar trees float in the air.
(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk287/messon08/0013729e4abe0b4e296808.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: decurso on April 14, 2009, 10:19:15 PM
Yup...tiz that time of year. For the most part it is pleasant and warm, despite the periodic burst of wind from Inner Mongolia. But those willow cratkins are a major bitch. Not only rough on the eyes, but they also cause a lot of lung infections this time of year. -cough.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on April 14, 2009, 11:27:47 PM
Weather is glorious! About 26oC and sunny, but not sunny enough to burn.

 bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: mlaeux on April 14, 2009, 11:33:01 PM
In the 60's and thunderstorms all day on and off in the Tampa Bay area. We will warm up in to the mid 80's by Thursday.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on April 15, 2009, 02:00:19 AM
Weather nice, but turning humid, here in the deep south.

Sigh.

The long horrible scary soggy steaming heat is just starting to threaten from around the corner. I feel like a jiaozi already.

Please send some icy blasts of the T'btan plateau, please. Or down off the Himalayas. Not yet, but soon.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: paddyfields on May 02, 2009, 10:44:11 AM
Holiday weekend   bhbhbhbhbh

It's raining again  llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on May 02, 2009, 12:37:33 PM
Zhoushan, especially Shenjiamen, is very pretty indeed, but there is bugger all to do in the rain.The bars suck. Rain has reduced me to playing computer games in a net cafe...grumble...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on May 02, 2009, 01:24:23 PM
30 degrees in Jinan tomorrow. Summer is here!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: paddyfields on May 10, 2009, 08:53:34 AM
Hangzhou 34 degrees   agagagagag bjbjbjbjbj
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: MissMotz on May 10, 2009, 09:11:37 PM
we've got a 'cold' top of 25 here in Townsville today....almost need to break out the winter woolies  ahahahahah ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Shroomy on May 10, 2009, 09:58:08 PM
It's currently 11.5 here in sunny northern California.  Perfect day for a garden tour in a small beach town just south of the Oregon/Califonia border.  This is a typical spring temp.  By summer it will be up to 16.  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on May 10, 2009, 10:36:46 PM
13 and overcast in DaXing, with promises of riding to 25 later today.  I think I brought the right clothes with me.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on May 10, 2009, 11:33:16 PM
Quote
with promises of riding to 25 later today. I think I brought the right clothes with me.
That'd be your jodphurs and stack hat!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 10, 2009, 11:37:59 PM
Raining. Warm and muggy.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on May 10, 2009, 11:40:53 PM
Quote
with promises of riding to 25 later today. I think I brought the right clothes with me.
That'd be your jodphurs and stack hat!

I wish!!  Definitely a wishful typing that one. ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Nolefan on June 18, 2009, 07:27:49 AM

It's official.. Beijing just went over their blue-sky-days allowance for the year as of yesterday...

http://beijingdaze.com/general/2009/06/18/beijing-bad-air/

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on June 18, 2009, 07:32:05 AM
The weather gauge on the computer is showing 35 degrees here atm....I'm MEEEELLLLTTTTIINNNGGG  aoaoaoaoao!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on June 18, 2009, 09:02:48 AM
All the other FTs are running their aircons or running for cooler climates.

I wonder what's wrong with me... Perhaps that is not something to wonder aloud.  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: china-matt on June 18, 2009, 01:40:20 PM
What the hell is wrong with the weather here in NJ? I'm wearing a long-sleeve shirt and it's mid-June! It's supposed to be beach weather this time of year (though I'd rather go hiking at the Delaware Water Gap).
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on June 18, 2009, 02:41:42 PM
Global cooling?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: china-matt on June 18, 2009, 05:50:01 PM
Probably not global cooling--plenty of other places are hotter than they're supposed to be. I'll just blame it on the gubernatorial election asasasasas I'm voting for myself because the candidates suck beyond comprehension.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on June 20, 2009, 08:19:47 AM
I'm sitting under my air con with the vent aimed at ME.  Unbelievably difficult to breathe, let alone do any physical activity.  My electric bill for May was 3 times what it was for April.  Wonder what June's is going to be like?

Last year this time we were building arks because of the floods.  Volume of water falling from the sky is lots lower this year - but the air is saturated with humidity.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on June 20, 2009, 08:29:01 AM
Ruth, haha, I'm the same up here! Fan on full here in the office as well as the aircon in the bedroom to provide relief for the rest of the flat. I will confess I am abusing the free electricity I get here though!!

Tomorrow will be a scorcher- 36 by my weather gauge.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on June 22, 2009, 07:51:17 AM
Hot, muggy alternating with pissing down in great big buckets. Every day. THis is NOT the good season for Nanning.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on June 22, 2009, 08:06:03 AM
A ripper of a storm just blew through here.  Apparently there's a big storm somewhere nearby and we're getting the torrential rain accompanied by electrical and sound effects.  Cooled things down for about 20 minutes so I opened the windows.  Steamy again.  Sigh.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: solongtinik on June 22, 2009, 08:43:36 AM
been raining for the past few days in this side of the city here in the philippines but when it the sun comes out, oh dear1 the worst weather because we're sorrounded with beaches bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on June 22, 2009, 08:54:26 AM
I have been fairly reliably informed that it is probably Lotus' fault.










The storm, not the person.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on June 25, 2009, 08:33:01 AM
Thankfully the weather here has cooled down a bit the last couple of days, though I do prefict thunderstorms on both tomorrow and Monday- because I am busy and out and about (and you know Murphy and all that...) ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on June 25, 2009, 09:53:58 AM
 cfcfcfcfcf is having a very wet June.  10 inches, so far this month (average of 5) and it's still coming down!!  kkkkkkkkkk

Mind you, we were over 7 inches below "normal" for the Year....so our water tanks and gardens are happy bfbfbfbfbf

Rain is GOOD!! akakakakak 




But it can stop now... :wtf:
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on June 25, 2009, 10:19:06 AM
Must be close to 40 these past few days in Jinan. Need cold beers. agagagagag agagagagag agagagagag
Thank god I'm on holidays!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Paul Carr on June 25, 2009, 03:27:01 PM
Yeah, pretty unnaturally hot (even for this time of year) in Beijing too. 38 degrees celsius forecast tomorrow.

I wonder if anyone here knows what causes the dust/sand storms in Beijing in March and April?  Is it because it is windier?  Or is it because since there has been like 6 months of drought with virtually no rain by March and April, the soil has become so so dry and desiccated, allowing the wind (though no stronger than at any other time of the year) to carry soil particles and dust and sand into a city like Beijing?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on June 25, 2009, 03:40:28 PM
Probably a little bit of both afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: mlaeux on June 25, 2009, 09:51:10 PM
I remember one of my TCM teachers talking about it. I believe he called it "yellow wind." That's what they call it there, right?   
 
Explanation here:
http://english.people.com.cn/200605/15/eng20060515_265735.html (http://english.people.com.cn/200605/15/eng20060515_265735.html)

Cool video here:
http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?p=sandstorm+inner+mongolia&n=21&ei=UTF-8&js=1&fr=moz2&SpellState=n-1811148661_q-NuZCWb4kg2VzVkcIEi5GbAAAAA%40%40&tnr=20&vid=0001334052030 (http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?p=sandstorm+inner+mongolia&n=21&ei=UTF-8&js=1&fr=moz2&SpellState=n-1811148661_q-NuZCWb4kg2VzVkcIEi5GbAAAAA%40%40&tnr=20&vid=0001334052030)

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on June 27, 2009, 06:14:45 AM
I think there have always been Spring dust storms in the Mongolian deserts...the winds come with seasonal climate change, just as we get winds when Spring comes to our home countries.

However, the dust storms have become MUCH worse in recent years, in the wake of some really bone-headed agricultural projects and policies that took place back in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Desertification has claimed vast areas of land, and the Mongolian deserts are growing at a staggering rate.

What was once a local phenomenon now covers a lot of North China, and the dusts- easily identified by their high pollutant levels- are being detected as far away as North America.

The Chinese are frantically planting trees, erecting windbreaks, and doing anything else they can think of to try and turn the tide, but so far no real headway has been made. Weather patterns over North China and the Yellow River valley have been cycling into patterns of increasing drought, making the problems even worse... bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on June 27, 2009, 06:35:21 AM
Meanwhile, Oklahoma is already settling into what can only be called the "Oh, F##k" season. We've had several consecutive days of highs over 100F (38C), with many more to come. But it's OK, because it's also terribly humid to match. llllllllll

After about 15 seconds outside, you're making your own gravy in prodigious quantities. Always nice for job-hunting and interviewing. bfbfbfbfbf bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on June 27, 2009, 06:29:04 PM
Meanwhile, Oklahoma is already settling into what can only be called the "Oh, F##k" season. We've had several consecutive days of highs over 100F (38C), with many more to come. But it's OK, because it's also terribly humid to match. llllllllll

After about 15 seconds outside, you're making your own gravy in prodigious quantities. Always nice for job-hunting and interviewing. bfbfbfbfbf bibibibibi

Welcome to Changsha
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Paul Carr on June 27, 2009, 08:47:43 PM

However, the dust storms have become MUCH worse in recent years, in the wake of some really bone-headed agricultural projects and policies that took place back in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Desertification has claimed vast areas of land, and the Mongolian deserts are growing at a staggering rate.

I arrived in Beijing in July 2006.  Apparently, that Spring there were bad sand storms that blew into the city. I was told this by my Chinese MSN contacts before arriving in Beijing, China for the first time.   I understand that in the subsequent 3 years the sand storms, at least, as far as Beijing is concerned, haven't been as bad.  I've been told this by Chinese people.  I've also had first hand experience of this.  I was a teacher in  Huijia college in Changping district, north of Beijing city, from September 2006 to June 2008.  It's a kinda rural area.  I don't know if that means that the government scheme of planting trees is working.  Perhaps, it is, at least so far as Beijing city is concerned.

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on August 16, 2009, 05:49:43 AM
Thunderbolt and lightning - very, very frightening...  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: old34 on August 16, 2009, 06:06:05 AM
Galileo,galileo, Galileo galileo. Galileo figaro-magnifico   ababababab
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on August 16, 2009, 07:20:15 AM
I just went out shopping and was singing that to myself as I walked. I must have looked a sight.  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on September 11, 2009, 02:49:24 AM
Yeay, it's getting cooler!!  This week I went from no sleeves in the morning to a light fleece in the evening, and now it's a light to medium weight fleece all day.  Don't have to put the butter in the frig any more!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on September 11, 2009, 07:40:05 AM
I think I'm about a month away from blessed heat-relief here in the south.  Every so often we get a cooling breeze, but standing in a classroom and teaching still makes me soaked.  I love the air con right above the desk in my office. akakakakak
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: pydilyk on September 11, 2009, 07:44:41 AM
nice and cool in Wuhan today, 88 with only 66% humidity and heat index of 97. hopefully starting to cool down a little.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on September 14, 2009, 07:26:36 AM
Changchun - daytime, low 20's (low 70's)
Changchun - nighttime, low teens (mid 50's - low 60's)

That means I can breath during the day and sleep with all the windows open at night.


My students have already started wearing jackets in class and I found one boy with longjohns. I don't even want to wear long pants
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on September 14, 2009, 09:16:09 AM
Here in Harbin we just had a very short but very intense storm.  I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like it.   My apartment is on the 20th floor of our building and the visibility through the windows was basically zero (I looked out the window when I heard the rain) - I think it was the heaviest rain I have ever seen and within 5 minutes it was gone ... The sky still looks very black (as it has all afternoon but the worst has passed at least for the moment.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Pashley on September 14, 2009, 01:29:02 PM
Fuzhou is cooling off. Highs still in low 30s, but down to mid-20s at night.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on September 14, 2009, 01:40:22 PM
Stopped raining, blue skies this afternoon.  But more rain forecast for this week.  Temps of 10-15 tomorrow.  COOL!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on September 14, 2009, 01:56:31 PM
I hear a rumor that surf's up for the next few days for those of us near HK.  Any idea where I can find some weather maps with storm path predictions, etc.?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Pashley on September 14, 2009, 02:08:08 PM
I hear a rumor that surf's up for the next few days for those of us near HK.  Any idea where I can find some weather maps with storm path predictions, etc.?
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on September 14, 2009, 02:14:36 PM
http://www.accuweather.com/world-index-forecast.asp?partner=accuweather&locCode=ASI|HK|HK---|HONG%20KONG|&u=1

It has 5 day and up to 15 day forcasts.
It has a satellite loop at bottom.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on September 14, 2009, 02:28:41 PM
It's getting cooler.

That means winter is coming.  aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on September 14, 2009, 03:00:18 PM
Windy and rainy today due to the storm offshore.  Made the temp almost bearable.  A nice breeze was blowing through my classroom tonight and I was just about comfortable.  One girl was huddled into her jacket and another girl closed the windows.  Temps are still pushing 30.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on September 14, 2009, 03:39:42 PM
It's getting cooler.

That means winter is coming.  aoaoaoaoao

 akakakakak akakakakak :banana: :candyraver: :dancemj: bpbpbpbpbp axaxaxaxax  akakakakak akakakakak
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on September 14, 2009, 04:36:23 PM
Noooooooooooooooo

The weather now is lovely. I just went out for a run and the cool evening made it pleasant. I could run comfortably without sweating buckets.

But, the impending winter is a scary thought.  ananananan
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on September 15, 2009, 01:55:33 AM
Snow fights with the students, snow men, BEAUTIFUL scenery.  The world becomes so much more peaceful when it snows, quieter and gentler somehow. 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on September 15, 2009, 09:40:10 AM
Winter...yay!!! Rain, cold...I much prefer winter to the stifling heat of summer. We've had rain today...wonderful, wonderful rain.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on September 16, 2009, 12:54:49 AM
Getting out of bed was a struggle. Walking after midnight was lovely but somehow it was soooo cold this morning.  ananananan
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on September 17, 2009, 10:44:34 AM
Still too hot for my liking, but then I'm at the extreme in this. 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: decurso on November 01, 2009, 06:52:26 AM
 It's been pretty nice for most of October, but today I woke up to snow! aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on November 01, 2009, 07:55:54 AM
Maximum Temperature -6C (but -7 / -8 most of the day). Windchill at the moment - 16C.  The start of lots of days of thinking seriously about what the temperature is and about what you are wearing before you leave the house.   The canal I can see from my window and walked past this morning is definitely frozen.  And I know that today is not really cold at all (compared to what is to come).  But it is nice and warm inside. 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Bugalugs on November 01, 2009, 07:59:38 AM
At the moment it's -4°C, PARTLY SUNNY wind chill of -14 °C. Seriously chilly coldest day that we have had so far.


Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on November 01, 2009, 08:08:49 AM
Breezy and about 30oC here in the south.  Able to sleep at night without the air con.  Just now entering the season where the weather is tolerable living here.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on November 01, 2009, 08:30:25 AM
Around 10 degrees here in Jinan. No heating yet, but they are testing the pipes.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on November 01, 2009, 09:16:28 AM
Maximum Temperature -6C (but -7 / -8 most of the day). Windchill at the moment - 16C. 

I just want to cry thinking about it!  ananananan
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: psd4fan on November 01, 2009, 11:10:15 AM
-7 right now and I am happier than a pig in  bqbqbqbqbq
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on November 01, 2009, 11:58:36 AM
 cfcfcfcfcf We've got air & sea temps all in the mid-70s (= mid 20s).  Cool enough for jeans, if you want, but still no need for more than a t-shirt top.  And swimming is less popular, but still possible.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: chinalin on November 01, 2009, 02:03:35 PM
Today was 29C here in Zhaoqing, and like Ruth said, no need for air conditioning at night.  But I am still using a fan on the lowest setting for sleeping.  I wore jeans today, but did not need them.  Looking at 24C tomorrow, and 20C Tuesday, then heading up towards 30C again!!  I am hanging out for winter!!

Lin
Zhaoqing, Guangdong.
 bxbxbxbxbx bxbxbxbxbx
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on November 01, 2009, 04:16:50 PM
6 at the moment with windchill of 4, dropping to -3 in a couple of hours, with windchill of -6, according to the forecast.

Gusty wind blowing leaves everywhere.

I'm hanging out for SNOW!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: El Macho on November 01, 2009, 04:18:31 PM
Went to Tianjin for the weekend and it snowed on me. Came back to Beijing, it snowed on me. Time to break out the long johns.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: mlaeux on November 01, 2009, 04:20:33 PM
80 degrees, wind blowing in from the West causing all sorts of weird allergies.   llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on November 02, 2009, 07:38:42 AM
Changchun MINUS 11 Monday afternoon



Changchun PLUS 16 this Friday afternoon

If you don't like the weather here . . .
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on November 02, 2009, 09:48:04 AM
Yesterday, it was a gazillion degrees, I walked around in a t-shirt...today it's cold as buggery and I am trying to figure out where my woolen hat is...the weather in Linan is just weird....
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on November 02, 2009, 10:30:06 AM
We are forecast for a 5C day tomorrow (which if it happens will be the first day over 0C in 3 or 4 days) but the windchill forecast is -9C ... so combined with the fact that it is still going to be somethng like -7C when I walk to class in the morning (just a short 15 minute stroll) I think I'll just dress like today. 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: thedogateit on November 02, 2009, 10:38:53 AM
It's cold enough for the moisture in my breath to freeze in my beard. Definitely the coldest weather I have ever experienced, and it's only going to get colder. aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Pashley on November 02, 2009, 12:33:21 PM
I'm in Fuzhou. Big temperature drop in the last week. Now highs in low 20s, lows in mid-teens. Some rain.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on November 02, 2009, 12:40:43 PM
Yesterday afternoon we had a high of 32C

Tonight it is 3C

Many of my students don't have clothes for this weather yet. Their winter gear is still at home. It's quite nipply out there.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on November 02, 2009, 10:44:15 PM
Woohoo! Methinks winter is setting in in Dongguan....wore winter PJ's last night and actually had to *think* about stripping to get into the shower!

And now nice hot Milo's to take me to bed with- love it!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on November 02, 2009, 11:55:21 PM
Low of -6 and a high of +6 C here today in Saskatchewan, Canada ... en route to -40C by January 1st if all holds to the norm.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on November 03, 2009, 01:16:49 AM
... and actually had to *think* about stripping to get into the shower!

Um, trying to figure this out. Does that mean you are normally fully clothed when you bathe?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on November 03, 2009, 03:32:01 AM
I live where Becster lives.  My interpretation of her comment is that in the summer (and up till yesterday) it's so hot here that you can't wait to get in the shower to cool down and feel less sweaty.  With the colder weather settling in, it's a little chilly when one disrobes.  By January I really have to psych myself up to do it. (No heat here - not really needed except when bathing or changing.)

This morning Becster and I were in the office getting our keys and microphones at the same time.  The ladies commented on the fact that she (and most sensible Chinese) were wearing jackets or at least long sleeves.  I'm still in short sleeves.  Audaliaren vs Jianadaren.  ahahahahah

It's quite nipply out there.
Knowing you, this isn't a typo  afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on November 03, 2009, 03:35:57 AM
Yep, I meant the thought that goes into taking one layer off at a time, and pysching myself up to stand nekkid waiting for the water to warm up!

In Ganzhou (last place) we were very spoilt, having heater lights in the bathroom! I certainly wouldn't expect that here, given that winter probably only lasts for 2 weeks!

Anyway, I can't complain, given I had a HELL of a time in Gansu winters in 2004-5! Heating at the other end of the house, so yes, I had NO CHOICE but to shower in the afternoons. Even then it was icy!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on November 03, 2009, 07:16:25 AM
A state of emergency has been declared in Dongguan.  Emergency thermal protection shelters are opening around the city, and factories are running triple shifts to make warm clothing.  All of this due the shocking plunge in temperatures all the way from 32 down to 24 degrees in the last few days.   ahahahahah

I love living in the tropics!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on November 12, 2009, 08:10:29 AM
George said: 

Quote
That horrible white stuff invaded Jinan overnight, and continued all day. May be more tonight. Kids enjoyed it, but!

It is raining right now in Dalian.  Tomorrow it will get colder.  Saturday it will snow all day ( up to 1 inch) and Sat night and maybe some on Sunday.  Then again on Monday.  Unless the forecaster is wrong again.   

Hate snow when I have to go outside.  llllllllll Like to watch it from inside!!  ahahahahah

My Chinese teacher said that the weather is much colder than normal in Dalian this year.  llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on November 12, 2009, 09:50:57 AM
Snow mostly melted today because the sun came out - so this morning the world was bright and beautiful.  This afternoon - pretty wet and bedraggled.  ahahahahah 

But more snow is forecast for the weekend.  akakakakak akakakakak

The crisp air, the snow, the beauty fill me with energy!!  I bounded off to class this afternoon, stopping to take pics on the way.  I like this!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on November 12, 2009, 12:42:31 PM
Snow is incredibly beautiful. I really had no idea.

I was wandering about this morning, taking some pictures and just enjoying it. I will take some better shots next time it snows, this time I was just snapshotting! Too excited to care what the pictures looked like.

The snow kept falling until about 1pm, then it just hung about looking white and pretty.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ArialFont on November 14, 2009, 01:48:52 AM
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2009-11/chinas-weather-manipulation-brings-crippling-snowstorm-beijing

Was it really crippling? anyone live in Beijing? Sorry I haven't read all the way through the thread...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on November 14, 2009, 02:55:09 AM
Crippling is kind of an exaggeration. We had 3-4 inches of snow? Most everyone I know was still going about their business as usual. mmmmmmmmmm

It is sunny today and the snow is slowly melting.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on November 14, 2009, 03:15:30 AM
It snowed yesterday. We had almost one full inch of snow!

Please note, I said inch, not foot. The city came to a grinding halt  bibibibibi

One taxi driver refused to go on our sidestreet. So my g/f asked him if he would like me to drive, I'm from Canada and anything under 6" isn't worth a f%#$
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on November 14, 2009, 03:26:30 AM
Yes but in Canada we actually have treads on our tires.  ahahahahah ahahahahah  Bald tires and snow don't work worth a tinkers damn.  llllllllll

Yesterday the computer said it would snow overnight and all day today.  bfbfbfbfbf
This morning (at 6) the sun was shining very bright and no clouds in the sky.  computer said it would snow at 8 am, sun  mmmmmmmmmm  at 9 am, sun; at 10 am - sun.  Computer still says it will snow always in the following hour.  It is now 11:30 am and still sunny and no clouds.

Soon it will be tomorrow, when I want to go out for breakfast - Then it will snow  llllllllll llllllllll llllllllll  There won't be any taxi's to take me there  asasasasas asasasasas llllllllll llllllllll llllllllll

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on November 14, 2009, 09:29:16 AM
The only thing worse then the dreadful weather outside is the oven I live in. Average temperature - slow simmer! I am willing ti pay for my heat in exchange for a thermostat. I live in a government building with heated floors. The g/f and I are in underwear all day and I'm not a pretty site  kkkkkkkkkk kkkkkkkkkk kkkkkkkkkk

For the last two weeks, we've been sleeping with the bedroom windows open (cold heart, warm hands  ahahahahah)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on November 15, 2009, 03:17:50 AM
Temp in my office is 16 celcius right now.  My hands are icy.  Today's project is to get the winter clothes down from the top shelf of the closet.  Time to put the shorts away for a few months.  We won't see snow where I live, but it's definitely colder than it was a week ago.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: chinalin on November 15, 2009, 04:26:45 AM
Talk about sudden changes.  The forecast for today, in Zhaoqing, is 13c, and right now it is 12c.  A quantum leap from last weekend, eh Ruth!!  I did actually take jeans in my bag, when I visited you, but sure did not need them.  And you know that I had my thick pajamas, with me (bad move) because during that week we had had a couple of much cooler days!!

I had a plan to go walking today, around an inkstone village, but just called to put it on the backburner, for another day.  It has been raining since I got up this morning.  Not heavy, but just constant!!

Certainly a sudden leap from lingering summer, straight to winter!!

Lin
Zhaoqing, Guangdong.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on November 15, 2009, 06:26:10 AM
The high today in Beijing is 2C. I think tomorrow it is 0C. The early snow might have been a fluke, but I think it is safe to say that winter has properly arrived. ananananan
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on November 15, 2009, 08:44:08 AM
下雪了!

It's so pretty...

Also forecast for tomorrow.  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on November 15, 2009, 09:14:44 AM
Yep, it's cccoold here in the deep south all of a sudden! Sitting here with 2 layers on and wondering how the heck it became so cold so quick....I swear it was summer last week! Grey skies too- wonder if it will snow tonight?

*waiting for Ruth and Chinalin to clock me one over the head*
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on November 15, 2009, 09:29:36 AM
We have definitely had snow here in Harbin ... which has made me very happy ... but it is not going to be melting anytime soon with no temperatures forecast to be above 0C forseeable future.  Temperature at the moment (5pm)is -11C forecast to get down to -16C or so with windchill factors making it feel colder than that if you go outside. Next weeks temperatures are forecast to be between something like -8C as a maximum and -18C as a minimum (without taking windchill into account). There can be no doubt that winter has arrived.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on November 15, 2009, 11:09:56 AM
Snowed again today, but right now more light sleet than snow.  Pleased I'm back home in the warmth for this bit.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: pydilyk on November 16, 2009, 12:45:31 AM
0 C in Wuhan this morning with a few flurries outside. It hasn't been that cold temperature wise yet but with 100% humidity every day a damp cold seeps right through your clothing. And the freezing apartment and classrooms don't help either.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on November 16, 2009, 12:57:36 AM
Still lovely, lovely snow falling here.  Forecast is for a high of -2 and a low of -10.  The world is very beautiful.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on November 16, 2009, 01:11:01 AM
It's snowing again.  bjbjbjbjbj
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on November 16, 2009, 02:28:19 AM
We've got clear skies predicted for the next 5 days at least, but the high is only -3C, -16C with windchill. I'd much rather have snow, but unfortunately this is way more typical Beijing winter weather.  aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on November 16, 2009, 04:07:28 AM
The snow storm we were supposed to get in Dalian consisted of three sessions of 5 flakes each time.   llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on November 16, 2009, 11:47:16 AM
Weather here has been clear and sunny since late morning today - and very bright reflecting off the snow.   Temperature today reached as high as -10C and tonight has already dropped below the forecast minimum temperature of -16C.  As at 7pm it was
-18C ... so it looks like a very cold morning walking to work in the morning.  Sometimes cloud is a good thing in keeping the overnight temperature a little warmer.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on November 16, 2009, 10:22:23 PM
It is a beautiful sunny day in Harbin today. Current temperature at 6 am was
-23C. "Perfect" weather for a walk to work within the next hour.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on November 16, 2009, 10:53:23 PM
-1C here. That's pretty cold without heat anywhere. Outside is no problem. It's sitting around inside thats tough.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on November 17, 2009, 03:32:24 PM
Stil, is that -1 in your apartment?  My bedroom is 10ocelcius right now.  I've got a shirt and sweat pants on under my winter nightgown.  Currently hugging my 'heater of the electric heat' (that's what it says on the box) gel thingy and waiting for the body length heating pad to make my bed nice and toasty.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on November 17, 2009, 03:50:56 PM

Stil, is that -1 in your apartment?


Yep. Cold. There are advantages.

It's really easy to find company every night.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on November 18, 2009, 12:55:34 AM
Dang, that's cold.  Water in the pipes freezing?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on November 28, 2009, 01:23:08 AM
It's predicting snow today.  The commentary on the http://www.weather.com.cn/html/weather_en/101110101.shtml (http://www.weather.com.cn/html/weather_en/101110101.shtml)page is good again. ahahahahah ahahahahah

Car Wash Index:It is not appropriate
Not washing, the next 24 hours with snow, and if the car washing in the meantime, snow and road plasterers may again cast a word to
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on November 28, 2009, 02:05:15 AM
High of 3 and a low of -6 ... still no snow and I am thanking the various and sundry gods for this extension of autumn.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on November 28, 2009, 02:16:36 AM
Cool clear and sunny in Florida.  Just tiny bit little too cold for sitting outside working on a tan.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on November 28, 2009, 03:12:45 PM
Cool clear and sunny in Florida.  Just tiny bit little too cold for sitting outside working on a tan.

Come here, I'll help you tan your hide
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on November 28, 2009, 05:38:24 PM
Promises, promises.   cbcbcbcbcb
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on December 01, 2009, 07:53:03 AM
Today I taught my students 'pea soup' as a weather description.  We had a heavy fog that lasted until well after lunch.  Driving to the new campus was amazing.  One broken line length road marking  visibility, pedestrians looming up right in front of us.  Only saw one prang, but I bet there were many around the city. 

Lovely ghostly scenes.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on December 01, 2009, 02:24:46 PM
Yup, the fog was really thick today and it didn't even show signs of lifting.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: psd4fan on December 01, 2009, 03:12:08 PM
-11 now at 11:11 pm which will be the expected high for tomorrow. I love it here.  akakakakak akakakakak akakakakak
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on December 01, 2009, 03:57:11 PM
Woke up to about 4 cm of snow and -10 C.  Winter has arrived and the snow-shovelling has begun.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on December 02, 2009, 01:59:03 PM
After the 'pea souper' of yesterday, today was brilliant!  Blue skies, crisp air.  Just like Brisbane in the deepes part of winter there.  Magic day.

Not Queensland blue skies, but 'big-city-all-over-the-world' blue.  And a fantastic moon tonight.  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on December 04, 2009, 01:28:30 AM
Had a lovely day of light feathery snow with temperatures around -15 C and a slight wind. 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ArialFont on December 04, 2009, 04:56:21 AM
I wish it would snow here. Then the cold would be worth it. But it's just cold.

Weirdly, it feels a lot colder than it was when I was in Korea even though the temperatures were lower there. Must be the humidity.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on December 04, 2009, 10:12:33 AM
We are floating around the -1 to 12 degrees, so I have abandoned the thermals. 

I want it to snow!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on December 04, 2009, 12:46:25 PM
It is much warmer this evening. It has been between -10C and -12C with light snow falling as I walked over to and just back from English corner. Another warm day around -10C forecast for tomorrow as the snow is forecast to continue to fall so the clouds will help keep the temperature up.

After yesterdays -29C to -12C I think that is when I and a fellow FT noticed that -10C really didn't feel that cold anymore, so maybe we really had started to acclimatise.

Lotus I sympathise with you about the snow.  I think that for me one thing that has made the sub-zero temperatures we have had for the last month easier to take has been the fact that it means that the snow has remained on the ground and looking beautiful all around campus unless it is on a path or a road where they have succeeded in removing or partially removing the snow.  It is the first time I have lived in a place where the snow did not eventually within a few days or so melt and go away because the temperature rose above 0C.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on December 04, 2009, 02:45:42 PM
Woke  up to -20 C.  Promise of more snow and colder.  Ya gotta love Saskatchewan, Canada, land of -40s C. for usually three weeks at a go.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on December 04, 2009, 03:12:42 PM
It has snowed more this winter until now, than all of last year. Since China has yet to discover snow tires, taxis move at a lightning quick 20 KPH

Saturday and Sunday's forcast: a million degrees below zero. Thankfully I'm not prone to hyperbole
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on December 05, 2009, 03:52:21 PM
Some serious snow is falling.  Temp is about -12 C. and it is quite breezy.   Yesterday I got some great pics of hoar frost. Hope to post later today.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on December 05, 2009, 04:15:10 PM
I'm GREEN
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on December 05, 2009, 05:47:59 PM
I'm cold ... that makes me BLUEbrrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on December 05, 2009, 09:25:59 PM
If it gets any colder here, I may have to put on a shirt when feeding the animals and walking down to the mailbox.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on December 08, 2009, 04:04:40 PM
Woke up to -36 C with a wind chill of -45 C.  Don't you just love winter?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on December 09, 2009, 12:12:17 AM
Only -1 with -5 windchill here.  Freezing fog.  Possibility of snow on Saturday.  Yesterday was  another pea-souper - eerie and fascinating.

Riding to work

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/Deborann/Fog_0624.jpg)

View from the front seat of the uni bus

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/Deborann/Fog_0611.jpg)

Heading for class

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/Deborann/Fog_0629.jpg)

The buildings less than 10m away were invisible.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Pashley on December 09, 2009, 12:22:04 AM
Fuzhou rainy yesterday, foggy today but 16 now, high 21 expected.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on December 09, 2009, 01:49:28 AM
Toasty warm and a little cloudy in Florida.  Had to turn the AC back on.   ababababab
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ArialFont on December 09, 2009, 12:32:38 PM
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Toasty warm and a little cloudy in Florida.  Had to turn the AC back on.


No one likes a show off :P
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: china-matt on December 11, 2009, 04:30:25 AM
Winter has finally arrived in New Jersey. The thermometer at the DMV inspection station said it was 20F (I guess hell really does freeze). My wife is from Xinjiang and thinks it's too cold here.  mmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: belrain on December 14, 2009, 12:03:49 AM
Quite sunny today in Shanghai. But feels quite cold.
Anyway, a good start into three weeks vacation  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on December 14, 2009, 01:28:13 AM
You asked but you don't really want to know.  Temps about -36 with a wind chill of -50 C.  Yep, for two days now .... brrrrrr!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on December 14, 2009, 09:31:10 AM
It started to drizzle and I was feeling a bit  ananananan about the weather.

Then, the temperature muct have dropped that tiny amount and the drizzle became snow. I hope it continues!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on December 17, 2009, 03:28:22 AM
It was 11 celcius in my apartment this morning.  Cold front moved in yesterday and the students are complaining about the cold.  I'll let them know what it's like in Saskatchewan.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on December 17, 2009, 09:07:36 AM
The dodgy weather forecast tells me that Xi'an will be having a whirlwind for the next few days.  Oz - here I come. ahahahahah

It is a nippy 2, with a wind chill of -3.  But today was beautiful - blue skies, crisp air. Sitting on my enclosed veranda in the sun reading and eating TimTams was very nice.  bfbfbfbfbf bfbfbfbfbf agagagagag agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on December 17, 2009, 10:25:10 AM
Current temperature here is -19C with light snow falling as it has been most of the afternoon. I think it got all the way up to a maximum temperature of -18C. It is not as cold as it was same time yesterday, I think because the clouds usually keep things warmer. Though I wonder if it is possible to describe -18C as "warmer".  I like the fact that as soon as the snow we are walking on on campus gets a little bit too icy and becomes slippery the weather is doing the right thing and giving us enough snow to make it easier and safer again.  I am learning to live with snow that doesn't go away after a day or two.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: psd4fan on December 17, 2009, 11:52:14 AM
Current temperature here is -19C with light snow falling as it has been most of the afternoon. I think it got all the way up to a maximum temperature of -18C. It is not as cold as it was same time yesterday, I think because the clouds usually keep things warmer. Though I wonder if it is possible to describe -18C as "warmer".  I like the fact that as soon as the snow we are walking on on campus gets a little bit too icy and becomes slippery the weather is doing the right thing and giving us enough snow to make it easier and safer again.  I am learning to live with snow that doesn't go away after a day or two.
I walked for half an hour trying to get a taxi in this today. Ended up going to a bus stop where I knew the # 2 bus would stop. Oh well. TIFH and I love it here.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: El Macho on December 20, 2009, 05:19:36 AM
Don't forget your Star Wars weather report (http://www.tomscott.com/weather/starwars/).

Today in Beijing:
Oh my. 2°C, Cloudy?
IT'S LIKE HOTH OUT THERE.
Cold, ice, freezing desolation.
You may have to climb inside a tauntaun for warmth.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ArialFont on December 20, 2009, 05:41:57 AM
Man I'd give anything for a tauntaun. Riding my bicycle to work is freakin brutal these days. Waiting for taxi's and buses isn't much better.

Went down to 1 degree last night in Suzhou. If it snowed then I think the cold would be worth it. But all it does is rain and then, just to be an asshole, the wind shows up too.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on December 20, 2009, 06:41:01 AM
Around 1, but with a -5 wind chill.  Clear blue skies for the last few days.  The pollution is definitely decreasing in this neck of the woods. agagagagag agagagagag agagagagag  Sitting in the sun reading or chatting with mates is magic.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ArialFont on December 20, 2009, 07:18:59 AM
When it rains but the sun is shining it's called a monkey's wedding right?

What about when the sun is shining but it's freakin freezing?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on December 20, 2009, 07:21:24 AM
Brass monkeys?  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on December 20, 2009, 07:44:55 AM
When it rains but the sun is shining it's called a monkey's wedding right?

What about when the sun is shining but it's freakin freezing?

A typical Harbin winter day. Always freezing. Sun usually shining.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: El Macho on December 21, 2009, 03:56:18 PM
Man I'd give anything for a tauntaun. Riding my bicycle to work is freakin brutal these days.
Thank you for that, it really made me laugh.

The rivers near campus are all starting to freeze over pretty good. I'm hoping to be able to do some ice skating on a lake before I leave! (Last time I was in China was the first time ever seeing a frozen lake. It took me a while to get up the courage to actually walk out on it, even though there were hundreds of other people out there.)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: china-matt on December 21, 2009, 09:43:42 PM
We got our first big snowstorm of the year in Jersey. Dumped about a foot of snow here (about two in other parts nearby). Today it warmed up to a balmy 36F. And they didn't bother plowing the roads, so parking my car is miserable.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on December 26, 2009, 04:07:14 AM
The first flurries of snow have started.  Fingers crossed for lots more.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on December 27, 2009, 02:02:43 AM
Linan has snow agagagagag agagagagag agagagagag i sne staae urt og busk i skjul agagagagag agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Eagle on December 27, 2009, 10:34:01 PM
Snow a plenty and the temperature has risen to -9 ... love this kind of winter, well at least for another four days.  Next stop, Costa Rica and +30s.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on December 27, 2009, 11:18:12 PM
Current temperature at 7am just after sunrise is a "warm" -34C.  Our coldest night this winter by around 6C.  Our first time under below -30C.  It is 6-7C colder than the forecast temperature. Which I guess means that today is going to be a very cold day. -17C was the forecast high temperature, so I guess it is more likely to be around -24C.  Living here redefines the meaning of "cold".

And in just over an hour I have to go for a walk for 10-15 minutes to the library dressed as warmly as I can.  

(I just did some checking online and this is the coldest minimum temperature here since February 2001, and the coldest December temperature since 2000. So I guess it does qualify as extremely cold.)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on December 31, 2009, 12:12:24 PM
Harbin the last few days seems to have been trying to see just how cold it can get. This morning at 8am was a lovely warm -38C - which I can tell you is very very cold.  That makes 3 consecutive nights that have been colder than the night before.  And on the way it is going at the moment every chance of being even colder again tonight.   It is currently just after 8pm and it is already -34C (which a few days ago seemed like a really cold night).  It is a perfect night to stay inside.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on January 05, 2010, 12:34:02 AM
It's -5 at the moment, with wind chill at -10.  Overcast and not interesting at all.

A really good day for staying inside and catching up on reading. akakakakak akakakakak
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on January 05, 2010, 01:14:37 AM
In Dalian it is -14 C with a wind chill of -24 C.  It is -4C in my cooking kitchen.   aoaoaoaoao   bibibibibi

It is sunny outside, but the weather forecast says cloudy.  It is supposed to snow again around 7PM, but that will probably just be a flurry.

Definitely a good day to stay inside and watch TV or mark exams.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on January 05, 2010, 02:24:00 AM
Aaaaiiieeee!!!  It froze last night and will do it again for a few more nights.  Where's my emergency environment suit?  I can't take it any more!  Must migrate south!!!!
 aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: decurso on January 05, 2010, 02:46:09 AM
Minus 13 in Beijing.  ananananan It's expected to reach minus 16. We got snow on the weekend, and while it has stopped, there is a bout 6-8 inches of white stuff that isn't going anywhere.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on January 05, 2010, 03:44:20 AM

 It is -4C in my cooking kitchen.


How many kitchens do you have and what are they for?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on January 05, 2010, 05:43:52 AM
I have 2 kitchens.  The big one has my refrigerator, kitchen sink, a large table (to eat at or chop food on).  It also has my washing machine.

I go out through a patio door, to a smaller room (3-4 ft wide by about 10 ft long) that extends out from the side of the building.  It is has windows, but no heat.  It has my two burner gas stove on one end and some cupboards at the other.  I also have my toaster oven and coffee maker etc in that room.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on January 05, 2010, 05:59:38 AM
Oklahoma, bizarrely enough, is getting slammed. We're getting overnight lows approaching 0F (-18C) and another week of snow heading in.

My horrible pickup truck, The Behemoth, is a death trap on icy roads. On our White Christmas I took out a highway sign on the trip to Mom's, and had to be pushed/bumped/towed about 5 times on the way back.

I ain't goin' NOWHERE for a while... :wtf:
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on January 05, 2010, 06:18:21 AM
Chinese driver!! uuuuuuuuuu
Minus 13 or thereabouts in Jinan. Blue, sunny sky!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on January 05, 2010, 07:26:09 AM
I've never seen a frozen pond until today  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on January 05, 2010, 07:40:35 AM
Soon you will see a frozen river
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on January 05, 2010, 08:20:49 AM
Chinese driver!! uuuuuuuuuu

Yeah? Come over and let's see how YOU do on Oklahoma black ice, koala-breath! uuuuuuuuuu

Meanwhile, we're getting in one of those cold fronts that Dick Lexia, KMOD's dyslexic weatherman, says "will turn your ripples into nocks." asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on January 05, 2010, 08:52:42 AM
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Come over and let's see how YOU do on Oklahoma black ice, koala-breath!
Ha! Been there, done that. I have driven from Detroit, down the coast to Fla, across to New Orleans, then back up the middle to Detroit. In Winter!! Nary a scratch on the car!!
The spilt water from my morning, shaky cup of coffee was frozen on the kitchen bench, today!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on January 05, 2010, 08:55:24 AM
Yeah, Gerge, but I was driving SOBER. aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on January 05, 2010, 09:09:26 AM
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Yeah, Gerge, but I was driving SOBER.
Oh, well! That explains everything!  kkkkkkkkkk
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: pydilyk on January 05, 2010, 03:27:46 PM
-3 right now and some final flurries to end the day. There's maybe 2 inches on the ground, a lot for around here. Really nice though because it's dried the air out a bit and taken away the normal bone piercing cold humidity.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on January 06, 2010, 07:14:13 PM
The gloriously dodgy weather forecast advisea:

"..please use of moisture moisturizing cosmetics, a little powder, then use clean lipstick. Run lipstick. ... The elderly infirm are advised to a thick cotton or winter coats.

OK - now you've been told!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: A-Train on January 07, 2010, 04:56:56 PM
My horrible pickup truck, The Behemoth, is a death trap on icy roads. On our White Christmas I took out a highway sign on the trip to Mom's, and had to be pushed/bumped/towed about 5 times on the way back.

Driving empty pickup trucks in snow is just begging for a spin-out.  I hope you have that sucker filled with sand.  Throw a couple of bottles and snacks in the cab as an emergency kit and your set.  We're getting a foot of snow today here in the Dairy State so I do feel your pain.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on January 22, 2010, 11:48:25 AM
Dalian weather forecast for Bugalugs

Monday, Jan 25
Sunny and colder. Winds from the N at 27 km/h.
High: -3  Realfeel®: -11 °C 

Tuesday, Jan 26
Not as cold with increasing clouds. Winds from the SSW at 16 km/h.
High: 3 °C  Realfeel®: -6 °C
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Bugalugs on January 23, 2010, 03:21:11 AM
Ta muchly DS, not as bad as i feared, am looking forward to meeting you and the guys there :D
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on January 23, 2010, 03:29:00 AM
Of course we have snow now forcast for Tue nite and Wed morning then it will get quite warm, relatively speaking that is.  Mon nite -10C (-26C with wind chill).

http://www.accuweather.com/world-forecast.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&locCode=ASI|CN|CH018|DALIAN&metric=1
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on January 27, 2010, 08:49:48 AM
After a relatively easy period weatherwise, Oklahoma is now staring down the barrel of a massive Pacific cold front that is apparently coming in for the express purpose of dumping massive amounts of ice and snow on Oklahoma. Starts as rain, to get that heavy sheet of our famous black ice established, then turns into a huge sleet storm, then just dumps snow on us.

Kind of a good thing I got nowhere to go, I guess... oooooooooo

The South just ain't what it used to be. kkkkkkkkkk
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on January 27, 2010, 09:06:39 AM
I'm sure it's not just Oklahoma the weather gods hate! Keep warm. Drink more hot water! agagagagag agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on January 27, 2010, 09:10:09 AM
The weather gods don't hate us, they just use us as a playground. Oklahoma is the #1 training ground for meteorologists in the world...fair dinkum!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on January 27, 2010, 10:36:53 AM
Electrical storms!!! I wish hurricane Olga would hurry up and do her thing already. This is annoying... brown out after brown out! bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on January 27, 2010, 10:03:22 PM
Ah, I've just heard that they've revised our weather forecast. They're now saying little or no snow, and MUCH more pure ice than originally thought. llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on January 27, 2010, 10:38:26 PM
Crap. More revised forecasts coming in, all indicating a major ice storm. They're calling it a repeat of the storm of December 2007, which knocked out almost every power line in the State. My sister and her husband survived it by cooking grilled-cheese sandwiches on their gas floor-furnace...for WEEKS before they finally got power restored.

So, I may be, uh...off the air  for a while... llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on January 27, 2010, 10:57:42 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOO KLA HOMA where the wind comes sweeping down the plains, and the waving wheat...Hey you gots any wheat there? Stock up on bread, butter and cheese, my boy, and an extra bottle of gas! What is the recommended cheese for situations like that?
Meanwhile, Jinan is a sunny, mild, 4 degrees! agagagagag agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: psd4fan on January 28, 2010, 01:14:13 AM
It's a balmy -23 right now in Harbin. Damn but I love this city
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: MissMotz on February 15, 2010, 02:05:14 AM
ikky sticky gross 36C and 80% humidity ...and the sun aint even out yet! Sooooo not looking ofrwayd to when it shows its face! :-(
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: chinalin on February 15, 2010, 09:31:44 AM
Well, I dunno what has happened to the weather.  On Thursday it was 28C here, in Zhaoqing, and then dropped to 12C and by now today we had 10C and the forecast is for 7C maximum in a few days.  Just when I thought that winter was over......brrrrrrr!!

Lin, Zhaoqing, Guangdong.
 bxbxbxbxbx
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on February 15, 2010, 09:36:08 AM
Lovely, lovely snow for the last couple of days.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Schnerby on February 16, 2010, 11:58:18 PM
The sky is blue and I'm going to work in a skirt (no stockings, thermals or other unpleasant clothing) and a short-sleeverd shirt. It all feels rather strange.

Unfortunately, summer is on it's way out and I'm about to get another winter. Oh joy!  bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on February 19, 2010, 05:29:25 AM
Ccccoollllddd....ssooooo cold....can't get warm...can't even feel my fingers typng this....going back under the covers at 1.30pm!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on February 19, 2010, 05:40:59 AM
BLUE blue sky, 10 degrees.  Lovely sunny day.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on February 19, 2010, 11:19:50 AM
Cold and wet in Fujian, but not too bad tonight in Jinan.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ccvortex on February 19, 2010, 02:29:59 PM
I don't think it's broken 50f in Guangzhou in two weeks.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on February 21, 2010, 04:11:34 AM
Sunshine, blue skies, birds warbling in green treetops. Reading novels on my balcony..spring is here agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on February 21, 2010, 05:47:12 AM
Early afternoon. -11C. Light snow falling. Welcome to Spring in Harbin.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: xwarrior on February 21, 2010, 03:03:19 PM
I have no problem with weather forecasts in China - apart from lack of accuracy - but where can I find historical weather information for a city in China??

I am looking for information as basic as the temperature from the day before or for the last week.

PS For those looking for a weather forecast with a difference you can follow a link given to me by my niece;

http://thefuckingweather.com
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on February 21, 2010, 03:12:15 PM
The high in Beijing today was 14C according to google weather, and it felt really nice to finally not need a hat and a scarf and long underwear. I'm hoping that Spring has arrived, no more snow, no more biting cold.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on February 21, 2010, 03:47:42 PM
Go to weather underground http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/57036.html (http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/57036.html)

Add the city you want, then go down the page and you will find history.  Put in the date you want - and all the weather for that day recorded hourly.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: xwarrior on February 22, 2010, 02:07:33 AM
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Go to weather underground http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/57036.html

It is a good site but does not have data for Baoji. I can access Xi'an data but, judging from some of your updates, the weather here is not always the same.

PS The long range forecast for Shaanxi looks good enough for non long-john days for some time -  ababababab
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on February 22, 2010, 02:30:00 AM
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Go to weather underground http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/57036.html

It is a good site but does not have data for Baoji. I can access Xi'an data but, judging from some of your updates, the weather here is not always the same.

PS The long range forecast for Shaanxi looks good enough for non long-john days for some time -  ababababab

Have a look at this link for historcal weather data for Baoji

http://www.tutiempo.net/en/Climate/BAOJI/570160.htm  (http://www.tutiempo.net/en/Climate/BAOJI/570160.htm)

This website has the widest range of historical weather data I have seen in relatively user friendly form.  (I know other sites with the data but this is more easily accessible).

To access other historical data click through the Climate links on the website.



Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on February 22, 2010, 02:36:32 AM
I can get Baoji forecast on weather underground, but it doesn't seem to have current conditions or history - don't know why.

Xi'an's forecast for Thursday is 21 degrees + 30% chance of SNOW!!!   aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on February 22, 2010, 10:03:00 AM
Was 9 celcius in the house yesterday and today we're up to 14.  Outside temps a little warmer.  I opened the windows this morning thinking to let some of the 'heat'  kkkkkkkkkk in. Slight change in temp + humidity in air = condensation on all my tile floors, mirrors, glass topped tables and tile walls.  It's bizarre.  Damp and chilly doesn't describe it adequately.

Slippery when wet  :surfing: :snoopytrage:
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on February 22, 2010, 11:39:58 AM
Hey Ruth, you're back!

Yeah, I noticed it BIG TIME today too- I'm keeping all the windows open tonight, I feel like I'm in a sea both up and downstairs! I keep thinking I've done something wrong- it's not like this in summer (though we feel like it!).

Think I'll head out tomorrow to try and escape it for awhile.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on February 22, 2010, 11:49:59 AM
Sat on the balcony all day reading in the sunshine and then went running at 4, in shorts...considering we had a great big blizzard less than a week ago, this is a nice change.  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on February 22, 2010, 02:00:04 PM
+30 C when I got up this morning to go to airport.  Colder than cold in the airport in Guangzhou where I had to wait forever for my connection.  +1 C and windy when I arrived back in Dalian.   Brrrrrrrrrr

Forecast is for snow on Thursday. Hope it changes  llllllllll asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: latefordinner on February 22, 2010, 02:37:05 PM
Amazing, innit, how 2 people can experience the same thing so differently. DS has been down south and now finds Dalian a bit cold. I was up in Changchun for the holiday(hiya, DD!) and since coming back I don't think I've done up my jacket. We're both from the same hometown, so go figure.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on February 22, 2010, 02:43:04 PM
Amazing, innit, how 2 people can experience the same thing so differently. DS has been down south and now finds Dalian a bit cold. I was up in Changchun for the holiday(hiya, DD!) and since coming back I don't think I've done up my jacket. We're both from the same hometown, so go figure.

And you didn't let me take you out for hotpot! The nueuve of ya

That's what they eat here to fight the cold air. Good idea, sweat like mad, then go out in the cold air    bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: xwarrior on February 23, 2010, 12:27:35 AM
re: historic weather information for Baoji

http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/57036.html
Thnaks Lotus Eater. It gave an Error Message for Baoji (something to do with 'compression') so I sent the site a message. Maybe, it will get fixed before Global Warming becomes the norm.

http://www.tutiempo.net/en/Climate/BAOJI/570160.htm
teacheraus - it is a good site  for covering 1956 - 2004 but I still cannot find out what happened yesterday!   

       


Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: pydilyk on February 25, 2010, 02:05:00 AM
In Jinghong and Kunming it has been perfect the last few days, but I think it always is. Heading back to Wuhan should be nice and miserable.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on February 25, 2010, 10:57:02 AM
The moon tonight.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/Deborann/moon.jpg)


The promised snow did not happen!  But it did reach 19 degrees.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: china-matt on February 26, 2010, 02:59:51 PM
It seems the last two winters I've spent in New Jersey (2002-3 and 2009-10) are the coldest damn winters of my life. Just got pounded with another storm--wet snow, freezing rain, more snow, still snowing...I should be able to dig my car out by May.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on February 28, 2010, 07:20:20 AM
Jinan is being dumped on by big, fat, snowflakes....just in time for school tomorrow!! bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on February 28, 2010, 09:16:05 AM
We were supposed to get more than 35 cm but now only 14 cm is forecast.  bfbfbfbfbf

Supposed to start at 1PM but at 5PM only a few flakes to be seen.  Not complaining as I really don't want to walk to school in deep snow tomorrow.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on February 28, 2010, 10:27:28 AM
It is snowing a bit again here, but more like that nasty snow mixed with rain. It isn't really cold enough for real snow anymore as we're above freezing during the day now. I hope it stops, I've had enough of snow for this year. It is March 1st tomorrow, it needs to start warming up.

Our niece who is up here from Yunnan is flipping out though, I think maybe she's never seen snow before. Glad she could get a chance to see it before winter is completely over.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on February 28, 2010, 10:43:20 AM
It was 27C and sunny today in Changsha  ababababab
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on February 28, 2010, 11:50:31 AM
Coolish, plus light rain here in Xi'an - some more promise of snow.   Don't know if the major artillery and bombing of the fireworks will break up the clouds, or cause snow!  :)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on February 28, 2010, 04:58:49 PM
Thindrswtorms.  Who gives a shit? we're playing the USA in 3 hours.

HOCKEY.




Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on March 01, 2010, 02:04:13 AM
High 20's in beautiful Dongguan.  I think I need to buy a pair of shorts and some flip flops.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on March 02, 2010, 02:06:04 PM
The dashed rain dragon is visiting Linan again...I hate that dragon...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on March 02, 2010, 02:32:02 PM
Have a word with DS, Eric.  Dragons are her purview ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Monkey King on March 09, 2010, 05:12:46 AM
Ugh, freezing temperatures plus sleet, snow and high winds in Ningbo...'spring' festival eh?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on March 09, 2010, 10:39:44 AM
Clear blue skies, crisp breeze.  Nice day to sit in the sun and read.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on March 09, 2010, 12:05:04 PM
Ruddy cold, ruddy high winds, ruddy awful  llllllllll llllllllll asasasasas asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lotus Eater on March 17, 2010, 12:38:58 AM
Yesterday was another blue sky day in Xi'an - getting more and more of these, which is great as it means the pollution control measures are starting to have an impact.  Today is light cloud cover, with predictions of 21 degrees.  The faintly 'squiffy' smell of osmanthus has been beautifully replaced with the lovely May flowers and now the plums and magnolias are budding.  Spring is sprunging!

The snow in Beijing on Sunday was lovely, but winds in Beijing on Monday were really chilly - nasty bitter type wind.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: xwarrior on March 18, 2010, 01:26:17 PM
Quote
Spring is sprunging!

I am most probably misquoting some lines I read a long (very) time ago:

Spring is sprung
de boids is on de rise
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on March 18, 2010, 01:54:03 PM
Spring has sprung
The grass is riz
I saw a bird upon a wing
I thought the wing was on the bird

HOWEVER, in Dalian, the birds still have their thermal underwear on.

Snowed yesterday
Forecast is for snow Friday night and Saturday morning.  llllllllll llllllllll llllllllll llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: china-matt on March 18, 2010, 01:59:24 PM
Huh?? We're supposed to have 70F weather through the weekend?? Didn't it snow here a couple weeks ago? I may have to buy an air conditioner soon.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: xwarrior on March 18, 2010, 02:09:03 PM
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Spring has sprung

Good one  bfbfbfbfbf Thanks!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on March 18, 2010, 02:17:12 PM
Yes, Drangonsaver Harbin is in the same boat - At the moment we almost seem to be alternating - Clear Sunny Days (temperature still only just above 0 if it gets that high) that melt some snow - and then later get colder + sun sets - so next day = lots of ice AND then days where it snows again.  Our university had no sooner got most of the main roads really cleared of snow - more than they had been all winter - when we got our heaviest single fall of winter last week.  Now snow does make it safer to walk again - because snow is less slippery than ice - But I think we have reached the point now that we would be happy for the snow to stop falling and for the snow to melt - But on current forecasts we are going to get a few more snow falls before it stops for the season. 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on March 18, 2010, 08:34:10 PM
Quote
Spring is sprunging!

I am most probably misquoting some lines I read a long (very) time ago:

Spring is sprung
de boids is on de rise


The way my mother taught me was ----

Spring is sprung,
The grass is riz...
I wonder where the boidies is mmmmmmmmmm

The boid is on the wing
[But that's absoid -
The wing is on the boid bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on March 18, 2010, 09:50:19 PM
Spring has indeedly sprung! I saw the first magnolia flowers yesterday.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on March 19, 2010, 01:29:55 AM
Changchun = Long Spring

LIARS!!! Its a misnomer, it should be long f#cking winter. Its bloody snowing again.


 bjbjbjbjbj        Humbly, he adds that he is going skiing tomorrow
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on April 12, 2010, 06:39:41 AM
Just when we had a day that made it look like Spring really might be on the way yesterday, and having just had a week in which all the snow on roads and paths melted - so we could finally stop wearing ice/snow boots to be able to walk safely, part way through this morning it started snowing again, and has kept snowing for the last 3-4 hours. So everything is turning nice and white again  (after remaining snow covered since early November) -  It is currently -1C, so not cold (relative to what we usually have), but obviously still cold enough to snow and sit on the ground. I just looked at the forecast and we are currently forecast for snow for the next couple of days. So it looks like it will be around for a few days before it melts again. Some long time locals here have described this winter as much longer than normal (even for Harbin). 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on April 12, 2010, 05:03:24 PM
Changchun = Long Spring

LIARS!!! Its a misnomer, it should be long f#cking winter. Its bloody snowing again.


Damn, that was almost a month ago and its happening again
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kitano on April 12, 2010, 05:12:24 PM
had lightning today

and a terrible date :(
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on April 13, 2010, 12:22:44 AM
Overnight we have had our heaviest snowfall of this "snow" season.  I say snow season because the middle of April is not really still winter, and we had almost a week of weather which felt and looked more like spring, and all the snow had melted, and now though not any where near as cold it looks like winter - actually it looks like more snow on the ground than we had at any point in winter. I had to wait this morning for them to dig a path to get out of our building and down a few steps.  It redefines changeable weather.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: psd4fan on April 13, 2010, 03:06:28 PM
Overnight we have had our heaviest snowfall of this "snow" season.  I say snow season because the middle of April is not really still winter, and we had almost a week of weather which felt and looked more like spring, and all the snow had melted, and now though not any where near as cold it looks like winter - actually it looks like more snow on the ground than we had at any point in winter. I had to wait this morning for them to dig a path to get out of our building and down a few steps.  It redefines changeable weather.
I've been here in Harbin for over 3 years and this was the heaviest single snow fall I have ever seen. I love it.  akakakakak akakakakak akakakakak
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on April 13, 2010, 07:25:56 PM
Overnight we have had our heaviest snowfall of this "snow" season.  I say snow season because the middle of April is not really still winter, and we had almost a week of weather which felt and looked more like spring, and all the snow had melted, and now though not any where near as cold it looks like winter - actually it looks like more snow on the ground than we had at any point in winter. I had to wait this morning for them to dig a path to get out of our building and down a few steps.  It redefines changeable weather.
I've been here in Harbin for over 3 years and this was the heaviest single snow fall I have ever seen. I love it.  akakakakak akakakakak akakakakak
According to a couple of Chinese English teachers at my University who have lived here all their lives I spoke to yesterday it is around 27 years since Harbin had a snow fall like this one. None of my students I taught yesterday that grew up here can remember anything like it so that would make it more than 20 years.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on April 14, 2010, 12:07:35 AM
Saw your snow on the news this morning.  You're welcome to it.  They interviewed a bus driver who recommended people stay at home.  Said it took him 4 hours to do one complete circuit of his run that usually takes him 45 minutes.

My memories of spring snow are that it's the wet, packing kind.  Perfect for making snowmen and having snowball fights.  Get out there and enjoy it.

Meanwhile, hot and steamy two days ago here in Dongguan has brought us the milder spring temps of 20-22 today.  Not a flake of snow in sight  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on April 14, 2010, 02:33:51 AM
Dear Ruth,

I hope you take this in the way it is intended,

BITE ME  ahahahahah I'm freezing my ass

and I don't mean my donkey
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on April 16, 2010, 06:17:25 AM
Now it's plunged to a frigid 19 degrees here in Dongguan.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on April 16, 2010, 08:14:22 AM
yup, had to forego shorts for long pants again.

Day Dreamer - you can get me back when I'm melting later this summer.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on April 16, 2010, 10:03:20 AM
Frigid 19 degrees? You guys suck! Up here in Beijing we've only seen one 20+ day so far this year. Today it was 15 and I was excited about how warm it was.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on April 16, 2010, 11:09:58 AM

I must say I agree with Local Dialect on this one.  In Harbin today we had a sunny and warm 8C day.  Our warmest day so far has been 12C and we have had one night that did not get below 0C.  The day we get to 19C will not be described as frigid. After the winter we have just had I think my definition of frigid would be below -30C.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on April 21, 2010, 10:06:50 AM
Back from jackets to working in my underwear again.  I'd like a little more Springtime before the summer heat arrives.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on April 21, 2010, 01:10:28 PM
You're in the wrong part of the county, EL.  Spring is over.  The weather here between May holiday and October holiday can be pretty much classified as 'too stinking hot to bear leaving the room with AC".
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kitano on April 21, 2010, 04:43:33 PM
it sucks here too, it's still grey and rainy

my life has been grey, cold and rainy for the last 6 months :(
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on April 23, 2010, 01:41:53 AM
You're in the wrong part of the county, EL.  Spring is over.  The weather here between May holiday and October holiday can be pretty much classified as 'too stinking hot to bear leaving the room with AC".

I've got connections at the People's Weather Bureau.  Springtime conditions have been restored for a few more days.  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on April 23, 2010, 02:28:04 AM
it sucks here too, it's still grey and rainy

my life has been grey, cold and rainy for the last 6 months :(


Come up here if you want a change in things. Next winter, your life will be grey, cold and snowy   for the next 6 months
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on April 23, 2010, 12:34:07 PM
I've got connections at the People's Weather Bureau.  Springtime conditions have been restored for a few more days. 
I'm glad you've got connections.  Today was just about perfect.  The ferocious storm yesterday took away all the humidity and made the skies blue.  How much do I have to pay your guys at the weather bureau to keep this kind of weather for awhile?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on April 24, 2010, 09:57:39 AM

Today was the first day since October that I have been able to comfortably go outside without a jacket or even a jumper on. We had a warm sunny day and got all the way up to 19C which is the warmest day that we have had here in Harbin since October 14th last year (when we got up to 20C).  That day was actually the only day in October that was warmer than today. Other than it you have to go back to September to find days warmer than today.  I guess that explains why today did feel different.  I only arrived here at the end of August and the first month I was here (so almost 7 months ago) was the last month where we had more than 1 day over 20C.   Tomorrow is forecast to be much the same.  And then in line with this years "Weather Policy" that weather in Harbin should be as crazy or strange as possible, we then have another cold snap forecast with maximums below 8C and possible snow (even "heavy" snow in one forecast).
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on April 24, 2010, 02:43:43 PM
Hey teacheraus, same here in Changchun. Now if they can only do something about the smog/dust bowl
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on May 04, 2010, 02:21:19 PM
It's supposed to be heading into Winter but it feels like Spring!  bibibibibi Completely crazy weather... but I guess thats be expected when you're down under.  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on May 04, 2010, 04:58:02 PM
Spring is over! It's now Summer in Jinan. agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on May 04, 2010, 05:07:09 PM
In Changchun, we're entering the second of our three seasons. We just finished the cold and miserable and are starting the wet and miserable. This will be followed by the hot and miserable. Then we're back to the cold and miserable.     ananananan
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on May 04, 2010, 09:18:47 PM
At least its consistant. :)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 05, 2010, 01:59:03 AM
Weather still pleasant in the deep south. Very odd. Must be all that global cooling.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on May 05, 2010, 02:13:37 AM
16 degrees here today... chilly but beautiful.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on May 05, 2010, 12:18:50 PM
While it now is officially Summer here in China...  We think Harbin has decided to go back and spend a few more days in winter.  (Winter just wasn't long enough this year!!) We spent most of today around 8C.  On Saturday we had a very warm sunny day up to 22C to celebrate the holiday but today decided that the 11C it was at 6am was too warm and spent almost the whole day at 8C with heavy rain. This morning I noticed the trees were starting to bud and tonight I will put an extra quilt on the bed again because it is colder inside the apartment now that the heating is off.  (Not as cold as outside) And one of my students today said that the temperature in his home town today was 30C - I do love Harbin and did enjoy the winter here - even if it was the coldest and longest winter in a long long time - But I don't like being cold and wet.  I think I prefer -20C and snow.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mr Nobody on May 05, 2010, 04:03:07 PM
My previous post was utterly incorrect. It started nice, has been nice for weeks. However, by the end of the same day of my previous post, it was ridiculously humid and hot as per expectations.

Air conditioners are now ON.

Sorry about that.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on May 06, 2010, 01:02:25 AM
Mr Nobody, I hate you. If I had an air conditioner, I'd light it on fire!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on May 06, 2010, 07:46:24 AM
Yup, air con on for the first time this year.  Two of the six classrooms I'm assigned to this semester have air con  :candyraver:
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Lone Traveller on May 06, 2010, 11:22:01 AM
Yee haa Ruth!!!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on May 06, 2010, 12:59:59 PM
Ruth, I hate you too


really i don't   akakakakak
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on May 06, 2010, 02:22:18 PM
No a/c here in BJ yet, but we've got the windows wide open. It has been in the high 20s/low 30s for the past week or so. It seems like we're going to skip Spring completely and go straight into Summer ...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: decurso on May 06, 2010, 10:50:37 PM
Yup...May 1rst is a magic date in Beijing. without fail, the temperature automaticaly rockets up by ten degrees. On the night of april 30th you could eat outside, but you needed to be dressed pretty warm. 12 hours later-shorts and t-shirts weather.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on May 07, 2010, 02:06:00 AM
Wow!  Anyone else get whacked last night.  I see on the news that people were killed by tornadoes in SW China.
aoaoaoaoao


Here in beautiful Dongguan, I got stomped by an overnight storm.  Both drains on my roof got stopped up and the roof flooded.  The good news is that the emergency overflow prevented it from getting deep enough to do damage.  The bad news is that the emergency overflow is my stairwell.  I had to walk through an indoor waterfall to get up to the roof at about 1:15 in the morning to clear the drains.

I had some items hanging out of the balcony.  My towels ended up on the next building's roof (got those back).  I've still got one pair of jeans MIA.  I'm told a few houses down by the village pond got flooded.

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on June 07, 2010, 08:16:02 AM
I was suprised here in Harbin - Ice Capital of China to find that today our forecast for 34C was the highest forecast for all of China.  After a very long and cold winter we are definitely feeling the heat at the moment.  The average maximum temperature this month so far is 30C.  (The normal average Maximum high in June is 26C).  The current weather forecasts see these temperatures continuing for at least the next week, with every chance that sometime this week we might even get to 37/38C.  The same time one month ago the average maximum temperature was 16C.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on June 15, 2010, 09:57:12 AM
100F in Jinan for the past two days. Thank God I'm finished school, and only have to pack and lump heavy boxes! Sweat was rolling!! This weather will continue for a few days more, then we'll have an almighty cloudburst, the drains will block, the streets will flood, and a few citizens will drown. bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on June 18, 2010, 10:31:01 AM
Slightly unpleasant lately in Suzhou.  I'm the only one complaining so far,  but it's gonna get SOOOO much worse.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on October 05, 2010, 06:32:52 PM
*bump*
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on October 05, 2010, 11:08:23 PM
There it is, thanks hon  akakakakak

http://raoulschinasaloon.com/index.php?topic=5644.0 My rant
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on October 06, 2010, 05:13:03 AM
Changsha weather has been awesome recently. The beginning of the holiday had some rain but these last few days have been 25C and sunny with a light breeze, cooler in the evening .... perfect

If you are new to the area (Tai_Li) best to get out and enjoy it because it doesn't happen often. It doesn't even happen every year.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on October 06, 2010, 06:30:33 AM
Temperatures in beautiful Dongguan have been slipping below 30 on occasion for the last few days.  As soon as they hit 25, I expect the locals to break out their parkas.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on October 06, 2010, 06:36:14 AM
Gotta agree with Loonie.  Not a parka yet, but I just hosted lunch for two students and one (a local gal) was wearing a sweater.  It's 26 degrees.  The student from Nei Mongol, my honey and I are just now getting comfortable with the temperatures.  Last night was the first night it was cool enough to sleep without the aircon.  Lovely to have the windows open.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on October 06, 2010, 06:48:16 AM
You guys know better than that. It has nothing to do with the weather but the time of year.

I expect my students to return from holiday having traded their summer clothes for winter ones. They will wear their winter clothes now and complain about how hot the weather is.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on October 06, 2010, 08:05:09 AM
You guys know better than that. It has nothing to do with the weather but the time of year.

I expect my students to return from holiday having traded their summer clothes for winter ones. They will wear their winter clothes now and complain about how hot the weather is.

Down here in the tropics, it's the temperature AND the calendar.  I've been standing around sweating in a t-shirt on a hot day in December, only to have Chinese friends in parkas comment on how incredibly strong I must be to endure being so exposed to the cruel winter weather.  When the temperature dropped 3 degrees a few days later, the amount of extra layers of padding they added to their wardrobes was phenomenal.  Only a few complain about the heat, and only during the height of summer.

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Tai_Li on October 06, 2010, 08:39:46 AM
Changsha weather has been awesome recently. The beginning of the holiday had some rain but these last few days have been 25C and sunny with a light breeze, cooler in the evening .... perfect

If you are new to the area (Tai_Li) best to get out and enjoy it because it doesn't happen often. It doesn't even happen every year.

You don't have to tell me twice, lol. It rained every day from the day I got here to about three or four days ago. So, I welcome the change of pace. I was a little worried about today, but the sun managed to hang out. Quite nice!

I have heard from a lot of people that the Chinese really don't like the winter. Now, I'm from North Carolina, and we certainly have all four seasons. So, I'm just wondering if maybe the winters here in Changsha aren't as bad as they're cracked up to be. At least, I can endure them. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on October 06, 2010, 10:36:53 AM
It's much. much worse. It's not easy to describe. Most newbies look at temperatures and dismiss the winters in this area as no problem compared to their home countries.

Take a look around. The buildings are made to dissipate heat from furnace like summers. There's no insulation and any heat will come from small air conditioner units rather than central air or radiators. A low temperature in Changsha is anything under 0C, the problem is that there is no place to get warm. Your house, school, restaurants are all cold. You can't warm up. People go outside during the day to warm up in the sun. All public places will have icy cold running water.

When you are outside, you are moving around but inside you might be sitting around. I wear more clothes to watch TV than to take a walk. If i spend a lot of time at my desktop computer my mouse hand will start going numb with cold.

Inside during the day is quite cold but the evenings are better because more people are home in their apartments, maybe cooking etc. It's strange to have the temps go up in your house as the sun goes down outside

There is very little snow, just cold rain or freezing rain and it's humid all the time.

I visit mt home country every Spring Festival because A Canadian winter is far more comfortable. I never bothered with long underwear until I came here.

Oh and make sure you have the clothes and blankets etc. You might be ok with electric heaters but when the power goes out ............ and it will.

长沙天气有太热有太冷  chángshā tiānqì yǒu tài rè yǒu tài lěng
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on October 06, 2010, 11:25:52 AM
Tai Li, to help you through the cold, cold winter when the power is on - do yourself a favor and buy a body length electric heating pad.  I use one to warm my bed for about 15 minutes before I go to bed.  I don't sleep on it or under it like an electric blanket, just use it to warm the bed.  It takes the chill off the damp sheets. I remove it before getting into the bed.

Another little heating wonder, also needing electricity, is something you will likely see girls hugging once the weather gets cold.  They use electricity to heat up and then stay warm for ages.  I use one to keep my feet warm at night and it really does retain heat for most of the night.  These are also useful for keeping one warm while sitting at a cold desk or while huddled under quilts watching TV.

Sorry I don't have any tips for keeping warm when the power is off except find a warm body to snuggle with  afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on October 06, 2010, 12:14:59 PM
Yes, China is weird because winters in the South are, in some ways, worse than in the North because at least up North there is heating. When I lived in Kunming it never got all that cold, rarely down into the single digits even, and we'd see snow maybe once a year if we were lucky, but I remember it being very cold in the house and the office/classroom, to the point that I would teach wearing my coat quite often, and I wasn't the only one doing this. Outdoors was somehow warmer than indoors a lot of the time. The insulation here is terrible and at least outdoors there would be sunshine.

Up North you have heating in every room, so as long as you stay inside it isn't bad. Outdoors is awful, Beijing's winters are hellish. The temperatures don't get down to Canadian levels or anything but the wind is terrible and you usually have those very crisp winters here which feel extremely cold on top of the winds.

Luckily the weather here has been nice recently, just cool enough for long sleeves, not quite to where you need a jacket, at least while the sun is out. This will probably last another 3 weeks or so before it starts getting cold. Last year we had our first snow on November 1st and I don't want a repeat, winter lasted forever it seemed.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: old34 on October 06, 2010, 01:59:13 PM
Stil lobbed this softball:
IIf i spend a lot of time at my desktop computer my mouse hand will start going numb with cold.

How does the other hand fare?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on October 06, 2010, 02:17:11 PM
 bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: xwarrior on October 06, 2010, 04:41:10 PM
Quote
the problem is that there is no place to get warm

I agree - that is the real problem. Back home you felt you could endure the outside conditions because once you got inside any building you could get warm again.

PS  bgbgbgbgbg   There seems to be lot of weather in China - more than we get back home in New Zealand.
 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on October 06, 2010, 07:28:41 PM
....Sorry I don't have any tips for keeping warm when the power is off....

What about kerosene heaters and/or hot water bottles?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Tai_Li on October 07, 2010, 09:39:09 AM
Ah, I will try to prepare as best I can, tho I have a feeling only in experiencing it will I know what I need. So, okay, is there not one redeemable thing that winter brings?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on October 07, 2010, 09:55:15 AM
Well, the only redeemable thing is that winter happens and then spring follows.   bjbjbjbjbj

The cold cold cold cold south of China is why I happily live in the north.   agagagagag agagagagag 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: xwarrior on October 07, 2010, 10:00:20 AM

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is there not one redeemable thing that winter brings?

Not one - now that you can watch international rugby played on just about very month of the year
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on October 07, 2010, 10:10:32 AM

So, okay, is there not one redeemable thing that winter brings?


You can go out and enjoy beautiful sunny days unlike in summer when it's over 40C.

There's a camaraderie of everyone suffering together.

Drinking to keep warm.

Eating to keep warm.

Cuddling to keep warm.   bhbhbhbhbh

Winter food, like hot pots and dog stews.

People are less grumpy.

Foot washes, hair washes, massages are all better in winter.

Less crowds

The # best thing about winter

  China smells better in the winter.

It's cold but the only real problems are that it takes forever for your clothes to dry on a line and you have no chance at 'winning' with a Chinese girl playing strip poker.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Tai_Li on October 08, 2010, 05:38:05 AM
My plan is to have a mini-freakout, and over inflate it in my mind. So, eventually I'm seeing a post-apocalyptic city scape, littered with the frozen remains of mastadons and sabre tooth tigers. A hellish, barren place where people are reduced to hunting in packs, and wearing woolly mammoth furs for protection from the harsh winds, with frozen icicles hanging from the ends of their noses. Kind of like 'The Day After Tomorrow." So, in the end, I can say, well, it's really, really bad, but at least society hasn't collapsed.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on October 08, 2010, 09:31:55 AM
My plan is to have a mini-freakout, and over inflate it in my mind. So, eventually I'm seeing a post-apocalyptic city scape, littered with the frozen remains of mastadons and sabre tooth tigers. A hellish, barren place where people are reduced to hunting in packs, and wearing woolly mammoth furs for protection from the harsh winds, with frozen icicles hanging from the ends of their noses. Kind of like 'The Day After Tomorrow." So, in the end, I can say, well, it's really, really bad, but at least society hasn't collapsed.

Naaaw, that's the countryside. We're in the city.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Monkey King on October 08, 2010, 11:02:48 AM
Here in Shanghai we are currently in the golden period between the inescapable humid summer heat and the creeping damp winter cold.  it's lovely, warm, crisp and clear right now, but I got my thick extra blanket and winter clothes at the ready.  Still have the windows open, not sure for how long.  It's going to be freezing any day.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on October 11, 2010, 02:53:06 PM
I think winter might be coming early this year...

We had maximum temperatures for most of last week (Wednesday to Saturday) around 23C, a maximum of 13C on Sunday and today (despite a forecast yesterday of around 14C) we reached a "warm" 8C at 9am this morning and then spent the rest of the day getting slowly colder. It was 4C for most of the afternoon.  We look like having our first negative night tonight and on the current forecasts (all revised down from what they predicted yesterday) will get colder as this week goes on. 

But I guess that the true guide for when winter starts really is when they decide to turn on the heating in our apartments ... and they actually turned our heating on tonight.  Which I guess means they believe the forecast which could see us down to -9C later this week.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on October 11, 2010, 03:29:56 PM
Oh wow, TA it is too early in the season to be that cold!

We had a cold snap come in last night as well here in Beijing. It rained all night and then today was decidedly cooler. I feel like real cold weather is just around the corner, so I guess I have an incentive to go buy my kids their winter wardrobes.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on October 12, 2010, 04:43:59 AM
Donguan keeps hovering between "turn on the AC" vs. "open all the windows".
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: decurso on October 12, 2010, 05:13:45 AM
When in doubt, do both.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: James the Brit on October 12, 2010, 04:51:05 PM
Montreal: 2 centigrade today. Had to pull out my coat.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on October 14, 2010, 10:27:14 PM
Current temperature in "Sunny" Harbin now at 6am a warm -4C. Forecast Maximum 7/8C with probable snow tonight.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on October 15, 2010, 03:16:58 AM
I'll donate a few degrees to bring you guys up into the double digits.  That would bring me closer to a comfortable 20.  Currently in the high 20s here and still humid.  I count on October week holiday as the official end to the 'sauna' season, and this year temps were cooler that week, but they've gone back up again.  I hate teaching when I'm drenched in sweat.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on October 15, 2010, 06:45:17 AM
Ruth, students here have told me that the snow's started up north, and the massive drop in temps means down here will also massively drop over the next few days. They also told me that this winter will be colder than last, lots of rain expected.

Just when I'm thinking of stocking up on extra thermals anyway!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on October 15, 2010, 08:10:25 AM
When in doubt, do both.

Wow! It worked.  Now it's cooler inside and outside!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on October 16, 2010, 09:16:08 AM
Well, giving away a few degrees in temp seemed to work, too.  Much more comfortable today.  Did you folks up north experience any warming?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on October 16, 2010, 10:04:10 AM
Ruth .. No we haven't had any warming - actually colder I think.  Our maximum temperature today was 3C after our coldest overnight this winter of -4C - which was our first time below 0, though we have had 0C several times. We currently have light snow falling - our first snow of the season. Our forecast maximum tomorrow is 2C after an overnight low
of -7C.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on October 16, 2010, 11:57:27 AM
Here in Changchun its neice and sunny while the sun is out. Once darkness sets, its cold, really cold. My uni is starting to deliver heat to the teachers' building though I'm not sure about the classrooms.

I saw a snowflake or two today. I'd be happier if it was just dandruff.

Last year was fricken cold! I almost wore longjohns. We were crying for heat in early October. Hear it is halfway into the month and we are only soon going to need it.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on October 16, 2010, 01:47:54 PM
I think this winter so far in Harbin is at least as cold as last year (which was a record braeking cold year) and especially in terms of during the day colder earlier in the month compared to last year. Last October the first maximum temperature less than 10C was not until the 17th (7C) so tommorrow. This year we have so far had 3 days less than 10C 11th (7) 15th(6) and 16th (today - 2C) and on the 11th and 15th the temperature was much colder than the max for most of the day.  For overnight minimum temperatures we have had temperatures of 1C or below for 10 of the 16 days (inclduing 6 of 0C and 1 below 0). Last year we had temperatures of 1C or below for 12 of the first 16 days of October (including 4 of 0C and 6 below 0C). I know the temperatures that we are having now are nothing compared to what we will be experiencing soon but based on what we are experiencing now it looks like being every bit as cold a winter as last year and maybe colder.  The snow that we have today which while not particularly heavy was still enough to stay on the ground - and the first time we had snow like that last year was not until the middle of November.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on October 16, 2010, 02:12:22 PM
 cfcfcfcfcf Temp at 6am was 24*, with 60% humidity......I akakakakak this time of year.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on October 16, 2010, 03:13:25 PM
I used to like you AMonk  asasasasas

As a side note, I once almost got a job in Bermuda. I lost it because the other guy had no family and the company I applied to asked if they would be coming.


Someone now please explain in berry berry easy english, what is dew point?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on October 16, 2010, 09:09:02 PM
e.g. When car metal is cold, and air is warmer, you get dew on car.....like condensation on glass of ice+water.  [Variable] temperature at which this occurs = dew point.









p.s.  I still akakakakak you DD
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on October 17, 2010, 02:42:11 AM
Teacheraus  aoaoaoaoao It seems way early in the year to be having such cold temps. I remember a really heavy snowfall one year when I lived in Minnesota (school was canceled the next day because the roads weren't cleared - and they know how to clear snow in MN), but that was unusual. IMHO, snow shouldn't start until late Nov. or early Dec., but I'm a gal from southern Ontario and that's how we do it there.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on October 17, 2010, 07:39:33 AM
Ruth, I think just a little early.  The first significant snow last year was on the 14th of November, though according to the weather history we did have snow overnight on the 19th October (but there was no sign of it the next day so we don't really count it). I think our temperatures this year are just a couple of weeks early - ie they do seem to reflect temperatures for Late October/Early November rather than Mid October.  Last year we had our last day with a temperature above 0 on the 7th of November and did not have another day with a temperature above 0 until the 11th of March (a "warm" 1C) (but actually only had 5 days above 0 in the whole of March (3 of them right at the end and the highest of them was 5C). 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on October 17, 2010, 08:17:00 AM
It is really cold in Beijing today, 9 degrees outside right now. Definitely the coldest day of the year, which makes me think teacheraus' weather has headed down this way. I'm not ready for it to get cold yet, we still have until mid-November before the heat gets turned on.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on October 18, 2010, 02:02:05 AM
Beautiful Dongguan is a little toasty again, so the ACs are back on with the windows closed.

I need an umbrella for my table.  Then I could take the laptop up to the roof and work from there once temps fall a few degrees again.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: James the Brit on October 18, 2010, 02:48:07 PM
Montreal: 7C outside, 22C in the flat. :)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on October 29, 2010, 03:55:15 AM
Walked into class yesterday and was greeted with "Aaaaaaah" from the entire class.(The rising and falling sound doesn't translate into print.)  I had an idea what the exclamation was about, but decided to pursue it anyway.

Me: What's wrong?
Them: You're so strong.
Me: Why?
Them: So little clothes. 

Temp was 18C.  I was wearing a short sleeved sweater.  I'm glad to be wearing it again, as it's one of my favorites.  Too hot to wear in the summer. Not warm enough for the winter.  Perfect for crisp fall days.  They were wearing leggings, coats, sweaters and probably layers of long johns.

This weather is fabulous.  I love it.  Warm sunny days and cool nights for sleeping.  I'm missing the colored leaves that I believe go along with this kind of weather at this time of year.  Alas, not to be found in the sunny south.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on October 29, 2010, 05:50:53 AM
Ruth, hear hear!

First time in winter pj's last night, lovely to curl up in bed! Sky's a lovely flawless blue (even for Guangzhou!), crisp mornings warming nicely by lunch, what's NOT to love?

Students of course dislike it- and dislike it more when I tell them it's only going to get colder  uuuuuuuuuu!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: chinalin on October 29, 2010, 05:58:31 AM
Hi there to you all, and particularly Ruth and Becster.  I too, am enjoying this wonderful weather.   I put on a pair of jeans yesterday for the first time since leaving Australia in August!!  I have not quite got to the winter pj's yet, but I am thinking it will not be long.  So good, to snuggle up in bed, without the air con or even a fan.

I love this time of year.

Lin
Zhaoqing, Guangdong.

 bxbxbxbxbx
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: xwarrior on October 29, 2010, 06:06:35 AM

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enjoying this wonderful weather

... wish I was back in Zhaoqing!  ananananan

For most of this week it has been 2C overnight and struggling to get up to 3/4C in the daytime.

Still, looks like we are in for a good spell over the next few days and we may get back into double-digits.

   
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on October 29, 2010, 06:47:03 AM
Just wait until a warm day here in the tropics in December.  I've gotten shocked looks for wearing a t-shirt on a 24 degree day.  Since it was "Winter", I was obviously incredibly strong to be outside without wearing a parka.  ahahahahah

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on October 29, 2010, 07:15:38 AM
Yes.  I've sweltered here at Christmas in my Christmasy clothes.  Santa just about melts.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on October 29, 2010, 01:27:51 PM
I wore my "real" winter coat a couple of days this week - because it got down to -8/-9C without the windchill factor added in. I have a class on Monday that doesn't finish until 6 and start teaching at 8 on Tuesday morning and one thing I learnt well is that the temperature goes down as soon as the sun does and takes a while to come up in the morning. Monday and Tuesday both got all the way up to 1C, though the wind chill factor did mean that it actually never felt like that (not that even that is warm). I have some intereting conversations with some of my students about the weather here - because the students come from all over the country and I have 2 classes with around 30 Freshmen. For many of them it is the first winter they have had away from the weather of the South. We also have an American teacher for whom this is also a first "real" winter. She grew up in Southern Califoria and has just spent a couple of years teaching in the South. I actually find it difficult at the moment to remember what the temperatures you are describing feel like - All I know is that cold would not be a word I would use.  But we are lucky that China is big enough to have weather to suit all of us at least some of the time.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on October 30, 2010, 02:39:17 PM
....All I know is that cold would not be a word I would use....

The Brits have an expression that might suit - Cold enough the freeze the balls off a brass monkey aoaoaoaoao ahahahahah ahahahahah ahahahahah :wtf:
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on November 01, 2010, 03:10:22 AM
teacheraus, I'm wondering what your students from the south are wearing in the negative temps you are describing.  Their sisters here are bundled up and we're in the high teens.  I can imagine them in layers of long johns, wrapped in quilts and still not warm enough.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on November 11, 2010, 03:19:10 PM
We in Harbin are currently having what is called "Heavy Snow". This is something that we only experienced once last Winter in mid April - and which did a very good job of disrupting the city. One of the forecasts forecast "3 to 6 inches". Looking at how much has falling in the relatively short time since it started (less than 3 hours) I think anything is posible and it will probably not be easy to get around the city tomorrow morning. The view from my window even in the dark and nor being able to see very far due to the snow, looks just like winter looked last year.

I can remember saying last April that it was good that the heavy snow happened when it did (ie after it had started to warm up - because if it had happened in "real" winter it was possible that it would not melt until around March.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on November 12, 2010, 03:09:48 AM
We had heavy snow fairly early last year here in Beijing and it seriously did not melt all winter, until maybe March-ish. It turned black and disgusting of course, especially the parts clumped around the trees, sitting outside in Beijing for 3 months -- totally nasty!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on November 15, 2010, 02:56:10 AM
It is a glorious sunny day in Harbin today. Looking beautiful with all the snow from the last few days. It is currently -12C at 10:54am. The forecast was for something like -2C but at this stage I don't think it is going to get there.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kitano on November 17, 2010, 03:35:43 AM
just got the temperature drop last few days

was lying in bed for an hour this morning not wanting to move cos it was too cold :(
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: James the Brit on November 20, 2010, 04:46:14 AM
-2 outside in MTL

22 inside.  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: decurso on November 20, 2010, 08:56:27 AM
31 degrees here in the jungles of Pathumani, although winter looms on the horizon, and the locals tell me temperatures will plunge to a bone chilling 23 degrees. ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: china-matt on December 27, 2010, 05:33:38 PM
Snowmaggedon has hit the northeastern US. Yeah, it's blown out of proportion, but it's still fun to say. It was only about 18" but the snowdrifts are pretty big. The wind was amazing--howling all night. The news had wind speeds up to 50mph. And now it's about 22F to go along with those strong winds.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on December 28, 2010, 12:53:40 AM
Snowmaggedon has hit the northeastern US. Yeah, it's blown out of proportion, but it's still fun to say. It was only about 18" but the snowdrifts are pretty big. The wind was amazing--howling all night. The news had wind speeds up to 50mph. And now it's about 22F to go along with those strong winds.

That's pretty funny. I remember when I lived in South Carolina as a kid, one year we got like 6" of snow, at most, and for years after that they called it "The Winter Blizzard of '89." Americans are very dramatic about the weather. My dad is in Dallas and a couple of weeks ago he was going on to me about how they're about to have "The Perfect Storm" or somesuch and every time he talks to me on Skype he asks me if it has snowed in Beijing yet and how low are the temperatures and are they predicting a big one this year, blah blah.  It is sort of amusing how the weather suddenly becomes serious business this time of year, every year, without fail. kkkkkkkkkk
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: china-matt on December 28, 2010, 04:18:20 PM
People in the US have lost the ability to cope with storms. I had to drive through some pretty bad snowstorms for my first job out of college (25 miles each way). Also once had to drive through an ice storm on my way back to college to start spring semester one year.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on January 14, 2011, 02:06:38 PM
Changchun
Tonight: Partly Cloudy
High: -19°    Low: -33°.Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny
High: -21°    Low: -29°.Sunday: Sunny
High: -15°    Low: -28°.Monday: Mostly Sunny
High: -15°    Low: -24°.Tuesday: Few Snow Showers
High: -14°    Low: -22°

-22° sounds balmy 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on January 14, 2011, 05:08:13 PM
Wow that's a bit extreme,Day Dreamer. Here in the middle East it's a beautiful dry 10 C going up tomorrow to 12 and everyone (except me) is busy praying for rain....
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on January 14, 2011, 11:50:43 PM
-33°C

I guess that explains the glacier in my kitchen and the iceburg in the toilet.

Now I have to fight the damn penguins to make my breakfast

+ anything is like a pipe dream now
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on January 15, 2011, 07:22:18 AM
31 degrees here in Bangkok!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on January 15, 2011, 09:32:12 AM
Down to -37C here last night ... and by 11am it had warmed up to -30C. Another very cold night forecast for tonight.  I agree with Day Dreamer that after temperatures below -30C any temperature close to -20C does feel positively balmy. You really do need significantly more clothes on if you go out when it is below -30C
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on January 15, 2011, 10:06:10 AM
-22° sounds balmy barmy aoaoaoaoao

There, fixed it for you  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on January 17, 2011, 04:59:24 AM
Terrible flooding here in Queensland and now into New South Wales, Australia. The Central Business District has been closed in Brisbane and power cut off. Today is the first day the city looks like returning to normal. I'm selfish I know, but I've been suffering Withdrawal Symptoms; The "den of iniquity" has been closed ananananan ananananan and I have had to go to a couple of local clubs to get my poker machine fix. After I fought my way through the old farts playing Bingo and the rest picking off the poker machines,I realized that this was not the way to fix my symptoms. kkkkkkkkkk Guess where I am going to try to go tomorrow? :dancemj:

When I moved here, I got maps of all the areas that have ever flooded and then I bought my home in a safe place. I remember what happened here in the 1974 floods. Nice to see the number of folks, particularly the young ones volunteering for the clean up work. As you can imagine, the public transport system was in chaos and so many roads closed; it impacted on nearly everyone. Hope that lessons are learned this time! The ones I am most sad for are the folk who had NO warning that huge walls of water were rushing towards them and their homes and their animals. Several died and many are still missing. We will take years to recover from this.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: NATO on January 17, 2011, 05:06:25 AM
Yeah terrible times in Queensland, all the best to everyone there, poker-machine fiends and otherwise.

Here in Chengdu it's sticking at 1-3C and right now it's pretty wet - in fact we have a little bit of snow/sleet as well. Pretty grim weather actually.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on January 17, 2011, 09:53:48 AM
Terrible flooding here in Queensland and now into New South Wales, Australia......When I moved here, I got maps of all the areas that have ever flooded and then I bought my home in a safe place. I remember what happened here in the 1974 floods.

Smart Lady!!! agagagagag  Would that others could have been as wise bibibibibi

Good luck with your visit to the Den of Iniquity
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on January 17, 2011, 11:17:09 AM
Damp cold, biting wind.  Bad Seasonal affective thing happening: wake up sore and weak.  Okay, rose to a balmy -17 back home, but at least there it's warm indoors.

At least these sweaters are hiding my paunch.  Now reviewing my vague NY res to get in shape.  pppppppppp
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on January 19, 2011, 06:54:52 AM
Snow..snow...snow...lots and lots of snow...I have a stocked fridge, 8 cans of coffee and absolutely no reason to go outside, so the snow is very nice and pretty agagagagag agagagagag agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on January 19, 2011, 10:32:13 AM
Changsha is one of the four furnaces of China.

The past two days we have been having a massive snowstorm. People here don't know how to deal with it. They certainly don't know how to drive in it. Pedestrians don't allow for the difficult driving conditions. There are no plows, no sand or salt for the roads, no all weather tires, no curved shovels even.

The Changsha airport has closed. I am due to fly out to Canada on Monday. The storm is supposed to continue for at least another day but it seems to be getting better. I've been in China for seven and a half years. This is the second time I've planned to go home at Spring Festival. The first time I was grounded by an ice storm and never made it out of Changsha. This time ........

Looks nice though and the people here suck at snowball fighting. It seems that Hunan girls don't know how to duck.   uuuuuuuuuu

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac89/ChangshaNotes/6104b291.png)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on January 19, 2011, 05:27:53 PM
Great pic, Stil. We have no rain over here for the 3rd year running so your pic is inspiring.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on January 20, 2011, 02:52:13 AM
Looks nice though and the people here suck at snowball fighting. It seems that Hunan girls don't know how to duck.   uuuuuuuuuu

And after a couple of girls get knocked unconscious that way, I'm sure they wake up and are very grateful to be in Stil's nice, warm apartment.  Of course, their clothes were wet, so he did the proper thing - stripped them naked and tucked them into his bed.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: seamallowance on January 20, 2011, 04:28:15 AM
And after a couple of girls get knocked unconscious that way, I'm sure they wake up and are very grateful to be in Stil's nice, warm apartment.  Of course, their clothes were wet, so he did the proper thing - stripped them naked and tucked them into his bed.

The very definition of a perfect Gentleman.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on January 20, 2011, 06:03:30 AM
tucked them into his bed.


Was that a typo?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Con ate dog on January 20, 2011, 10:03:23 AM
Work cancelled!  Probably tomorrow too! axaxaxaxax
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: china-matt on January 27, 2011, 01:27:43 PM
I can't believe I heard this...New York City area got more snow this month than Anchorage, Alaska. We weren't finished digging out from the previous storm and we got another 16 inches. College closed early yesterday and is closed again today (I didn't have to teach today anyway). Will someone please send me a flamethrower so I can clear the sidewalks.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on January 29, 2011, 04:07:19 AM
Will someone please send me a flamethrower so I can clear the sidewalks.
bababababa
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on January 30, 2011, 09:30:05 AM
Barely above freezing (outside AND inside ananananan) here in YiChun, Jiangxi province.

I miss the tropics.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on January 31, 2011, 01:36:04 PM
I take back my previous statement it is now pissing with rain - the locals are rejoicing and I am miserable  ananananan
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on January 31, 2011, 10:59:02 PM
I'm sitting here with the perspiration running down my face. One cyclone has just crossed the Queensland coast, but we are expecting a really big one to cross the coast on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. bibibibibi People up on the North coast are being asked to evacuate their homes. Cyclones do terrible damage and are something you don't want to experience.  kkkkkkkkkk
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on February 01, 2011, 03:16:16 AM
Granny, Come back to China. akakakakak
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: solongtinik on February 01, 2011, 05:04:37 AM
it's unusually cold here in the city of pines (baguio city), philippines. it wasn't as cold as these past few days before... asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on February 01, 2011, 07:21:05 AM
Granny, stay safe. Forgive my ignorance of Australian geography, but is the cyclone headed to the area that's seen so many floods?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on February 01, 2011, 01:40:42 PM
Ruth, yes it is. And this cyclone is as big as Hurricane Katrina  aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao!

Here's hoping it doesn't blow south- a few days ago it really looked like it was headed towards Brisbane, but now it's back up the coast. Not surprising as that area always gets hit by numerous cyclones every year. Just not this big...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on February 01, 2011, 02:49:03 PM
Hey Stil

Here is Ontario weather:

Winter storm warning in effect.
     
Tonight
    Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight. Snow and blowing snow beginning after midnight. Amount 5 cm. Wind northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 13.
     
Wednesday
    Snow at times heavy ending early in the evening then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Amount 15 cm. Blowing snow. Wind northeast 50 km/h gusting to 70 becoming north 30 gusting to 50 in the afternoon. High minus 7.

Enjoy Canada   agagagagag agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on February 01, 2011, 04:21:56 PM
I live in Hunan dear with no indoor heat so i'm looking forward to the storm here in Ontario and watching it from the comfort of my toasty warm house. Long underwear is completely useless here. I've done the shopping and am ready to just hunker down in front of the telly. Bring it on I says.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: A-Train on February 01, 2011, 06:53:15 PM
Made it to Wisconsin Sunday night.  The driveway was filled with eight inches of snow.  After a few hours of work it started snowing.  Now there is 18 inches on the way.  Never thought I would miss Dalian's weather. 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on February 02, 2011, 01:20:29 AM
Stil  So glad you made it back to Ontario for the break.  agagagagag I know you were worried that your flight might be canceled.  agagagagag agagagagag

Yes, I too like watching a winter storm from the comfort of my home.  I have a fireplace in my house in Canada which makes watching a storm even better.  ahahahahah

A-Train  I am currently in Dalian where it is sunny and +1C.   bjbjbjbjbj  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on February 02, 2011, 02:32:30 AM
I was delayed due to fog out of Changsha and missed my connecting flight to Toronto. The next one I could book was two days later so I was stuck in Beijing for a couple of days. It turned out pretty good as I was able to meet up with Nolefan who I hadn't seen in about 5 years.

I too have a fireplace to cozy up to as the snow falls.  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on February 02, 2011, 03:11:52 AM
Yo'klahoma has just had a record-setting blizzard!
Tulsa is covered in deep snow and high drifts, accompanied by dangerous driving frigid winds and the first of several days of below-zero (below zero FAHRENHEIT, none of that wussy Communist Celsius nonsense) temperatures. They say the streets are littered with foundered four-wheel-drive vehicles. Ambulances, fire trucks, snow plows...ALL are getting stuck out there.

A good time to stay home, watch TV, get online, play Civilization IV, take long delicious naps, and load up on the pain meds...which is kinda what I like to do these days anyway. agagagagag bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on February 02, 2011, 03:16:46 AM
Beijng has actually warmed up considerably these past few days -- just in time for the temple fairs! Yesterday it was 9 degrees and I was actually kind of warm walking around in my layers. When we got home I had to open windows because the the indoor heating it was actually too hot in the house.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on February 02, 2011, 03:27:52 AM
It's warming up in YiChun.  It should be above 10 degrees in an hour or so.  I think it's the heat from all the fireworks. agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on February 02, 2011, 06:30:14 AM
Its so warm in Changchun, the temperatures have hit the single digits though still negative. It should hit zero in about 6 weeks. Hold it, today's Groundhog Day ooooooooooooooh nooooooooooooo
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on February 02, 2011, 08:38:44 AM
The Groundhog would have seen his shadow here in Dongguan today. Bright and sunny. Temp inside is still hovering at 10 celcius, but it warms up to the mid-teens outside mid-day.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Pashley on February 02, 2011, 01:08:37 PM
I'm in Xiamen. It gets down into low single digits (Celsius of course, no quaintly obsolete systems for me) at night but mostly seems remarkably warm compared to Shanghai, let alone other places.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on February 02, 2011, 01:21:46 PM
Ruth, yes it is. And this cyclone is as big as Hurricane Katrina  aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao!


Unfortunately it is actually a bit bigger than Katrina was.

This article gives some idea of just how big in size (much less strength) the storm is. I found this staggering.

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/floodrelief/how-cyclone-yasi-compares-around-the-world/story-fn7ik2te-1225998762870 (http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/floodrelief/how-cyclone-yasi-compares-around-the-world/story-fn7ik2te-1225998762870)

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on February 02, 2011, 02:33:04 PM
Unfortunately it is actually a bit bigger than Katrina was.

This article gives some idea of just how big in size (much less strength) the storm is. I found this staggering.

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/floodrelief/how-cyclone-yasi-compares-around-the-world/story-fn7ik2te-1225998762870 (http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/floodrelief/how-cyclone-yasi-compares-around-the-world/story-fn7ik2te-1225998762870)



damn!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: A-Train on February 02, 2011, 05:41:53 PM
Airport is closed, major freeways closed, reporting drifts of eight feet and swells in Lake Michigan of 20 feet.  The blizzard of the young century.  Gives me a good chance to catch up on Jon Stewart and the Oscar-nominated movies. 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on February 02, 2011, 05:45:25 PM
My brother is a teacher in Austin Texas and he told me they cancelled school today because it is too cold. No snow, no ice, just cold. Apparently the power grid there can't handle everyone running their heat at the same time so there have been rolling blackouts throughout the city. I gotta admit, I LOL'd. 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on February 02, 2011, 10:47:02 PM
Thanks for the concern folks. bfbfbfbfbf I'm ok here in Brisbane, but the folks up around Mission Beach and Tully copped a big hit. I used to live on the beachfront outside Townsville but the possibilities of tsunamis and cyclones was far too great so I sold out.This cyclone would have had an impact on where I used to live. alalalalal
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: A-Train on February 02, 2011, 11:58:01 PM
Apparently the power grid there can't handle everyone running their heat at the same time so there have been rolling blackouts throughout the city.

...except where it's REALLY important.

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/sports/nfl/super_bowl/020211-Why-Cowboys-Stadium-Never-Lost-Power-during-Rolling-Blackouts

DALLAS - Despite scheduled rolling blackouts across North Texas to relieve maxed-out power grids on Wednesday, electricity kept flowing at energy-hogging Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

According to Oncor electric delivery representative Megan Wright, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have asked for an exemption for the facility. The agencies said cutting power to the stadium ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl game would present a security risk, Wright said.

The Jerry Jones-owned stadium relies on a fully-automated intelligent power grid that keeps electricity flowing to its scoreboard and world's largest high-definition video screen.

Oncor said a team of 45 engineers and contractors worked for more than three years to produce the most advanced and extensive electrical infrastructure for the 3 million-square-foot complex.

The domed facility, often informally referred to as "Jerry World," is globally the largest of its kind and uses more power than most medium-sized cities, Oncor said.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on February 03, 2011, 03:09:25 AM
It's been raining fireworks non-stop for over 20 hours now (after a 2 day run up with gaps between explosions).  The momentary lulls are just the closer sites reloading, but there's been an absolutely continuous sound of firecrackers.

Assuming I can only here these things for a radius of 1 KM (as big as Chinese firecrackers are compared to the ones they sell in the US, I think it's a larger radius), I can't even hazard a guess about how many container loads of firecrackers I've heard.

Add in the rockets exploding above (or even with aoaoaoaoao) my 4th floor window and I'd say Shock and Awe has been achieved.

At least it's helping to warm the whole city up another degree or two.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on February 04, 2011, 10:30:08 PM
At least 80 mls of rain last night here near Melbourne...and it's still raining. This is the long arm of the Queensland cyclone touching us down South.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on February 05, 2011, 12:55:07 AM
Gerge, glad you're down on the safe side. Well, mostly glad, anyway. uuuuuuuuuu

Meanwhile, the deep freeze goes on in Oklahoma, with significant fresh snow today and more coming Sunday. The fun is wearing out. I haven't been out in about a week, and most of Tulsa remains shut down anyway. llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on February 05, 2011, 02:41:31 AM
Meanwhile, the deep freeze goes on in Oklahoma, with significant fresh snow today and more coming Sunday. The fun is wearing out. I haven't been out in about a week, and most of Tulsa remains shut down anyway. llllllllll

Just be glad the walls aren't closing in and the voices in your head aren't telling you to eat the neighbors, yet. uuuuuuuuuu

Curl up in front of the TV and watch something pleasant, like The Shining. qqqqqqqqqq
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: George on February 05, 2011, 11:04:56 PM
Quote
Gerge, glad you're down on the safe side. Well, mostly glad, anyway.
I'm reasonably glad you are mostly glad. Build a snowman. agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on February 06, 2011, 04:06:06 AM
No, I'm never going outside again. :wtf:

Today was our first day (barely) above freezing, and I thought it might be safe to go to Mass. Bad idea: I never even made it to my truck. The street proved to be glare ice, and the minute I stepped into it I fell and bonked my head HARD on it. I'm hoping I'm not concussed...I seem to be OK.

Coming right up: another plunge in temperatures, snow in the forecast.

I'm running low on food... aoaoaoaoao

A prolonged freeze in Oklahoma, icy roads in Dallas, there are news reports of zoo animals freezing to death in northern Mexico. WTF up with dat? mmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on February 06, 2011, 04:28:59 AM
Yeah my mom is a teacher in Dallas and they had the whole entire week off for snow days. People in Dallas go nuts when it snows or there are icy roads. They just can't handle it.

Here in Beijing it is supposed to reach 11C today. The 10 day forecast doesn't show a single day below 5C. I am cautiously optimistic that we might be in for an early Spring!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on February 06, 2011, 08:21:34 AM
Perhaps spring has arrived in Dongguan. We're into the days when one takes off clothes to go outside where it's warm and bundles up inside where it's still a chilly 15. Lotsa difference between 9 (like it was in January) and 15 though, let me tell you.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on March 15, 2011, 11:09:00 PM
It fricken snowed yesterday, only an inch but still, sheesh
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: old34 on March 16, 2011, 02:01:04 AM
My students this week are saying that this sudden drop back to winter weather is due to the Japanese earthquake and how the affected island's supposed shift has altered the weather.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on March 16, 2011, 03:14:22 AM
My friend in Kunming just told me it snowed there last night. First time I can remember where Kunming was actually colder than Beijing. The high here today is 11C.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on March 16, 2011, 09:01:54 AM
Chinese weather experts must be clairvoyant, they predicted the snow BEFORE the disaster
Title: Knock, knock...
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on May 23, 2011, 03:52:10 AM
I kept hearing this annoying tapping outside, against my sliding glass patio doors.
"Damn crazy neighbors", I thought. But it kept up and I finally opened the blinds to look.

Say hello to quarter-sized hail, bouncing all over and accumulating on the ground.

I switched to a local TV station...golf-ball-sized hail is coming this way, followed by baseball-sized hail. They're saying East Tulsa, including me, is facing massive damage.
And I have no covered parking...

Ah, Spring in Oklahoma..
Title: Re: Knock, knock...
Post by: Pashley on May 23, 2011, 04:48:11 AM
Ah, Spring in Oklahoma..

Meanwhile, summer is coming in the South of China; First typhoon of the season looks like it might be large and might hit Fujian,

http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/wp201104.html
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on May 30, 2011, 02:59:19 AM
Damn monsoon! Stop raining already.

Back in Toronto, we had two seasons, winter and construction

In Changchun we also have two seasons, cold and miserable or wet and miserable
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Monkey King on June 18, 2011, 05:59:37 PM
The lower Yangtze has finally come out of a terrible winter/spring drought and into the "huang mei" wet season. 

I am all for the drought relief, but otherwise it's absolutely feckin horrible.  It's hot, humid and raining all at the same time, all the time. 

I can hardly breath during the day time because the air is like second-hand soup, and i need the fan on full blast or the air con just to get some sleep at night.  I don't remember it being this bad for me in previous years.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on June 18, 2011, 08:32:30 PM
MK, wish we could change places for an hour. I am sitting here in 5 degrees which is cold for Sunny Brisbane.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: jpd01 on June 19, 2011, 05:16:59 AM
5 degrees!!! holy crap!!! can't remember the last time it was that cold in Brisvagas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on June 19, 2011, 08:58:23 AM
I don't belive a word of it. I will be back on the Sunny Coast in a couple of weeks and I bet it won't even be cold!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on June 19, 2011, 06:18:34 PM
Are all you saloonies okay over there in Middle Kingdomland it sounds pretty wet from over here
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on June 19, 2011, 06:57:49 PM
In the North-east not wet at all. Yesterday was a hot 36 degrees in Harbin so summer is here.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: bwlewis4444 on June 19, 2011, 07:02:46 PM
Guangzhou is HOT AND STICKY....... Almost as bad as Texas.  Nice torrential rains from time to time though.... I just love a good storm!   uuuuuuuuuu
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on June 19, 2011, 08:35:24 PM
I don't belive a word of it. I will be back on the Sunny Coast in a couple of weeks and I bet it won't even be cold!

Are you bringing some "hot stuff" with you? afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Nolefan on June 23, 2011, 11:25:15 AM

worst rain storms we've seen in a while have hit Beijing tonight... the city is literally one hell of a large swimming pool!

Looks like I picked a great day to work from home:
http://beijingdaze.com/general/2011/06/23/massive-flash-flood-hit-beijing-during-the-worst-of-rush-hour/

(http://beijingdaze.com/images/2011/06/floodgeneral.jpg)

(http://beijingdaze.com/images/2011/06/floodaeroport.jpg)

holly  bqbqbqbqbq
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on June 23, 2011, 11:29:31 AM
Damn Noles - looks like yet another reason to always carry a towel!

So, are they passing out scuba gear in the subways yet?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: xwarrior on June 23, 2011, 01:05:11 PM
Amazing!  Surfs up in Beijing!
 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on June 23, 2011, 02:14:03 PM
Just checked the weather forcast for Dalian. aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao llllllllll

Sunday 26/06/2011
flooding rain           asasasasas
High Temperature: 21°C
RealFeel: 17°C
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on June 23, 2011, 09:25:20 PM
I'm sitting here in sunny Brisbane with a heater by my feet. aoaoaoaoao They babbled something on the news last night about its being 28 years since Brisbane has had this many days below whatever degrees.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on June 23, 2011, 09:52:16 PM
Just checked the weather forcast for Dalian. aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao llllllllll

Sunday 26/06/2011
flooding rain           asasasasas
High Temperature: 21°C
RealFeel: 17°C

That would be Tropical Storm Meari. Due for Harbin Monday. Our forecast for Monday is 13C-15C with lots of rain.

http://classic.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/wp201107.html (http://classic.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/wp201107.html)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: psd4fan on June 27, 2011, 12:26:16 PM
Just checked the weather forcast for Dalian. aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao llllllllll

Sunday 26/06/2011
flooding rain           asasasasas
High Temperature: 21°C
RealFeel: 17°C

That would be Tropical Storm Meari. Due for Harbin Monday. Our forecast for Monday is 13C-15C with lots of rain.

http://classic.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/wp201107.html (http://classic.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/wp201107.html)
I wish we'd got that. It was cool but not like that. I hope it lasts all s akakakakakummer.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on June 27, 2011, 01:00:27 PM
I agree pdsfan. We didn't get there but it was better than the last few days.  At least tomorrow should be cooler again before we warm back up again.  It is times like this I am reminded that I really do prefer winter when the temperatures are negative rather than positive.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on June 27, 2011, 03:22:29 PM
nice comfortable 31 here today in Jerusalem,apparently going down to a mere 25 later on this week just in time for the weekend and I bet the sea will be polluted too ...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on June 28, 2011, 08:56:38 PM
I think that the word is out that becster79 is coming home. I don't think they want her bringing any "hot stuff" (blokes) with her, so the weather has warmed up a bit and I haven't used my heater for a few days. The ladies are out shopping in clothes which could allow frost bite in some uncomfortable places. The guys are also wearing T-shirts and exposing the cracks of their bottoms. aoaoaoaoao I reckon they are all nuts, because I'm still wearing a couple of layers of warm clothes. bfbfbfbfbf ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on June 29, 2011, 12:39:33 AM
I think that the word is out that becster79 is coming home. I don't think they want her bringing any "hot stuff" (blokes) with her, so the weather has warmed up a bit and I haven't used my heater for a few days. The ladies are out shopping in clothes which could allow frost bite in some uncomfortable places. The guys are also wearing T-shirts and exposing the cracks of their bottoms. I reckon they are all nuts, because I'm still wearing a couple of layers of warm clothes. bfbfbfbfbf ahahahahah

So when the clothes don't fit, you can't tell if the guys are showing off their ass cracks or their nuts?  mmmmmmmmmm

Shame on you, go and have a better look  afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on June 29, 2011, 12:48:10 AM
Granny, haha, that's odd, because I thought the building industry was facing a downturn!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on June 29, 2011, 05:41:19 AM
Egad, why won't it stop raining?  Think I'm going to start building an ark.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on June 29, 2011, 06:07:46 AM
It's been done before EL  bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on June 29, 2011, 07:34:49 AM
And if it keeps raining in Dongguan llllllllll, it will be done again.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on June 29, 2011, 08:23:34 AM
EL, don't worry, we're getting the big dumpings and typhoons up here in Zengcheng too (nearly 2 hours north of you). Those grey skies are just eeeevvvviiiilllll.

Looking forward to moving to Shenzhen. It's doesn't rain in Shenzhen. It's absolutely perfect 365 days a year.

(yes I have my rose coloured glasses on)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on June 29, 2011, 08:26:11 PM

Shame on you, go and have a better look  afafafafaf

I'll borrow becster79's rose coloured glasses. I guess I should know if I'm looking at cracks or nuts or cracked nuts. afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on June 30, 2011, 04:06:11 AM
We're sinking!!!!  aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao

Worse, I've just eaten the last slice of cheese and there's no way I can catch a taxi in this downpour. ananananan ananananan ananananan
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Cassnadra on June 30, 2011, 04:19:48 AM
Ahh it's cold and rainy in Sydney...but I do have a block of cheese in the fridge...   dddddddddd
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on June 30, 2011, 05:44:52 AM
Ahh it's cold and rainy in Sydney...but I do have a block of cheese in the fridge...   dddddddddd

I'll wind you up if you'll share some cheese with me. afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Cassnadra on June 30, 2011, 06:27:33 AM
You suave bugger...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on June 30, 2011, 09:01:50 AM
Two hour gap in the downpour and I'm now resupplied. agagagagag

Cassnadra, now you can come over to my place for cheese and winding up. afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Cassnadra on July 01, 2011, 12:37:41 AM
I'll be right over... as soon as the school sends me my damn letter  bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on July 01, 2011, 02:03:40 AM
Oooooohhhhh... I can't wait!!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on July 02, 2011, 08:28:04 AM
Beautiful 28 here today off to Tel Aviv beach soon, and no lack of cheese (and icecream) supply,and shawarma if you are into that.  ababababab
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on August 02, 2011, 11:53:25 PM
OK, all right, this is just getting out of hand. Completely ridiculous.
Local time at writing is about 6:30PM.
The live weather feed on my computer is reading 112.8 F aka 44.8 C. aoaoaoaoao
We've been over 100 F every day for weeks now.
Hundreds of thousands of acres in Oklahoma have been destroyed by wildfires; they're even becoming a problem in the East, which is the only part that has water.
Now, the early stages of water rationing are here. No lawn watering.
It's hard to go outside even at night.
They're saying it will stay like this until sometime in September.
Oklahoma summers tend to suck, but not like this. This is just absurd.

Personally, I blame Canada. Canada produces our weather in the form of cold air masses, which are shipped to Chicago for distribution around the country...and those shiftless hosers are falling down on the job.
I demand war. Keep shooting until it rains. asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Cassnadra on August 03, 2011, 12:18:23 AM
I think our fortnight of winter is over in Sydney.

Today it's expected to hit 22 degrees C... I miss winter.

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on August 07, 2011, 05:12:29 PM
Meanwhile, my area of Oklahoma finally got some rain last night. axaxaxaxax

I think it was the first measurable rain we've seen in at least a month.
It may have helped in the battle against innumerable wildfires that are consuming much of the state. Might have even helped relieve the drought that many areas here have suffered.

But it came at a price.
When the cool moist cell hit the baking heat here, the reaction was extremely  violent. We got a long burst of intense battering rain, some hail, and lots of lightning everywhere.
There were no cyclones of any kind reported, but we had straight winds at speeds approaching 70 mph. aoaoaoaoao

Last number I heard, downed power lines had cut power to nearly 20,000 homes in Tulsa alone. (Fortunately, power to my apartment managed to hold together...)
Many streets here are clogged by destroyed trees and their debris.
A large pear tree right across the lane from me is split (at least) all the way down to ground level. After early Mass this morning, I ran out and brought in the church's outdoor security camera, which had been not only detached from its mounting and was lying in the parking lot, but its power and coax cables were all snapped!

Aaaaand, the relief is maddeningly brief. Tomorrow's forecast high temp is 109F, 43C, no real ending in sight. llllllllll

Autumn. Rain. NOW.
Please. ananananan
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: china-matt on August 08, 2011, 12:50:50 AM
And I thought this summer in New Jersey sucked. We only had a short span over 100 so far (but a lot of 90+ days). Fortunately, it's been decent lately--even had 70s for the summer streets bike ride through Manhattan on Saturday.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: NATO on August 08, 2011, 07:19:32 AM
We didn't get the typhoon as anticipated but we're in the midst of a pretty spectacular thunderstorm here in Ningbo right now. Can see lightning pinging around outside.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: latefordinner on August 08, 2011, 12:02:06 PM
Our typhoon in Dalian wasn't. Well we had a pretty heavy rain, but clearly the storm was much less than was advertised. What happened? did it vear over the Korean peninsula instead? (Not that I wish them ill or anything, I'm just mildly curious)
Which got me to thinking about the power of the media. I already have a healthy respect for the power of nature, thank you, but I found it fascinating how everyone here was not only aware of but deeply interested in every bit of news they could get about the impending apocalypse. What a disapointment it must be for everyone. 
No, not really; everyone is now talking about the heroic actions they and their families and friends took to weather the catastrophy. The fact that it was merely a bad storm, hardly the worst anyone has seen, doesn't seem to cross anyone's mind. In the collective conssience, this is the great natural disaster that we all bravely faced and overcame together.
Mother nature can be a bitch, but the news camera can be something else.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on August 08, 2011, 03:12:07 PM
Yeah LFD it landed somewhere in South Korea and some four people killed on an island there.That's about as much as I heard.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Mimi on August 08, 2011, 05:43:54 PM
The typhoon made for a heck of a storm in Shanghai.  I was woken up at 5AM by this horrific screeching sound.  A look out my hotel window confirmed it was a traffic light pole trying desperately to fall over.  Not sure if it did or not, since I soon had to go to the Pudong airport, where at least a third of the flights at Terminal 2 were canceled.  Including mine.  Asiana Airlines couldn't get me on another flight until the 18th and were quite rude about it.  Typhoon Muifa will definitely go down in history for me.  llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on September 29, 2011, 09:38:48 AM
Today it feels like winter has officially arrived in Harbin - even though it is still September. Our temperature today reached the balmy heights of 6C from a minimum of 4C. It will be some sort of record for coldest September day I think - but does give us a certain sense of foreboding as to what this winter will do. To give you some idea of how big a drop this is the previous 5 days had maximum temperatures of 23 24 23 23 and 16. I thought I had a month before I needed to worry about thermals but today makes me wonder.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on September 29, 2011, 12:24:13 PM
Beijing has had gorgeous weather for the past couple of weeks -- mid 20s with mostly clear blue skies. It won't last forever though, I'm sure we have about a month of this left at most before the cold starts to set in.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Cassnadra on October 23, 2011, 03:25:22 AM
All the cold weather froze my internet (well it sounded like a good excuse when I thought of it!)

Ice on the window this morning.  Shenyang has hit 0 degrees C....
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on October 23, 2011, 08:18:13 PM
Cassnadra, Ice on the windows? 0 degrees C? I think I'd be taking my key out and putting on my winter woollies! bfbfbfbfbf Nothing worse than frozen boobs. aoaoaoaoao  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on October 23, 2011, 11:20:55 PM
It got cold all of a sudden here in Beijing too. Of course it is nothing compared to the weather we'll be getting in a month or two, but it was a bit of a shock to have to put on a sweater and an actual coat to go outside last night.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: fullricebowl on October 24, 2011, 12:50:59 AM
And with this sudden blast of cold weather has come the obligatory head cold :( - or maybe that was from taking wedding pictures all afternoon in a strapless gown... either way, it was pretty chilly once the sun went down!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: china-matt on October 29, 2011, 11:20:33 PM
It's snowing in the New York City area. This is the wrong time of year for this much snow.  asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Cassnadra on October 30, 2011, 07:39:29 AM
Granny Mae - I threw on a cardy ;)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on October 30, 2011, 08:55:56 PM
Good girl cassnadra. bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on November 06, 2011, 04:08:49 AM
How's this for weather: we just had an earthquake! oooooooooo aoaoaoaoao

Our first quake was in the wee hours this morning and I slept through it.
But we just now  had a second quake. I thought the upstairs neighbors had gone berserk but realized everything in the house was shaking.

My first seismic event. Spooky as hell. apapapapap

BTW, the 2nd quake was mag 5.2. And yes, Oklahoma do indeed have earthquakes...there's a fault line out between Tulsa and OKC. It shakes a lot, but most quakes are so weak few people feel them.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: xwarrior on November 06, 2011, 04:26:40 AM
Scary, eh ....  aoaoaoaoao

New Zealand is known as the 'Shaky Isles' but I do not think anyone gets used to earthquakes - never know if it is the beginning of the Big One.

 

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on November 06, 2011, 04:36:51 AM
This last one was about a minute long, and there was no missing it. The news is now reporting the strength has officially been upped to 5.6...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Monkey King on November 18, 2011, 12:04:55 AM
What the hell, Nov 18th and it's sub-tropical in Shanghai and humid as hell...sweating...As a large fur-covered northern mammal, I have put on extra weight as is traditional in preparation for this time of year and I demand my winter!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: SpV on November 18, 2011, 05:09:59 AM
It was pretty warm yesterday in Yangzhou, went out e-bike shopping and stupidly took a coat, ended up having to carry the damn thing all day.

Today the weather is not so warm, we've had several short showers of rain but it's still not anywhere near 'cold' - the Chinese teachers here tell me I'm crazy for only wearing a t-shirt, I try to explain that this could almost pass as a nice day back in the UK - they just tell me I'm crazy.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: WastedYouth on November 18, 2011, 05:32:53 AM
Been a steady 25C in Guangxi.
Unseasonal for November so I've been told.
Bit muggy & grey somedays though.

When we do have a cold snap the Ss think I'm crazy for just wearing a polo shirt.
"You are so strong!"
I then explain it's not strong, its tough!
As my old mum used to say "You won't feel the benefit"


Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Monkey King on November 18, 2011, 01:28:55 PM
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As my old mum used to say "You won't feel the benefit"

I always feel like saying this when my students refuse to take of their winter jackets in heated class rooms...yes it's winter out there but it's warm in here!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Cassnadra on December 25, 2011, 11:52:08 PM
Hooray! Hooray -20 C today!  aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on December 27, 2011, 12:23:32 AM
Another cold weather emergency declared in Sunny Dongguan as temperatures again slipped below 20 degrees.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Cassnadra on December 27, 2011, 05:35:03 AM
Ahhh zip it.  auauauauau
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Bugalugs on December 27, 2011, 07:34:22 AM
About 35c here and supposed to climb to about 39c tomorrow :) Yay for summer <3
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on December 28, 2011, 04:25:09 AM
Another cold weather emergency declared in Sunny Dongguan as temperatures again slipped below 20 degrees.

Ahhh zip it.  auauauauau

Woohoo!  I managed to get Cassnadra wound up. ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on January 07, 2012, 06:12:55 AM
6 centigrade in my bedroom this morning. It's warmer outside than in.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Cassnadra on January 17, 2012, 06:26:22 AM
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Woohoo!  I managed to get Cassnadra wound up. ahahahahah

Yeah but what about unwinding me?!  afafafafaf

Wait is this supposed to be on-topic?  Still effing cold in Shenyang.  Harbin last week was a bit nippy too... well more than a bit...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on January 17, 2012, 06:52:16 AM
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Woohoo!  I managed to get Cassnadra wound up. ahahahahah

Yeah but what about unwinding me?!  afafafafaf

Come visit and I'll be happy to spend many long hours winding and unwinding you as many times as you like. afafafafaf


Gaaah - I'm in the cold northlands of Jiangxi Province.  The latest forecast calls for temperature to reach the unsurvivable level of zero or even below on New Years Day. aqaqaqaqaq

There's even a possibility of ice crystals falling from the sky and covering the city in a white blanket of death. aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: psd4fan on January 19, 2012, 03:57:02 AM
It's warmed up a bit and is now a balmy -12 or so.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on January 19, 2012, 06:10:01 AM
It's not just cold here.  It's wet too.  I wonder how many people kill themselves out of shear depression here each winter.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Cassnadra on January 19, 2012, 08:50:59 AM
Oh don't be such a baby.  It's only -4 here today and I'm quite warm enough under my 17 coats.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on January 20, 2012, 01:54:30 AM
Think I need a dozen or so more coats, or a few hours winding Cassnadra up and down to warm me up. afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on January 20, 2012, 04:44:29 AM
Hey EL, it's up to about 16 in Dongguan. Silly man, traveling north in the winter.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on January 20, 2012, 05:53:34 AM
Not my fault.  My wife's family chose to live in the icy northlands of Jiangxi.  Other than better access to things that go BANG!, I'd much rather spend New Years in sunny Dongguan.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on January 22, 2012, 02:16:19 AM
It's happened.  The temperature finally broke into the unsurvivable levels.  Water from the sky is no longer liquid.  Instead, it's coming down as white crystals.  It's just a matter of time until everyone here freezes to death.

Goodbye cruel world. ananananan
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Cassnadra on February 29, 2012, 12:43:53 AM
Wahay - above zero for several hours yesterday - now to do something about the wind....
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on February 29, 2012, 09:00:18 PM
Cassnadra, I'm told that if you stop eating cabbage that will help! bfbfbfbfbf ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on March 01, 2012, 01:43:14 AM
 bkbkbkbkbk axaxaxaxax
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Cassnadra on March 01, 2012, 05:03:13 AM
...but..but...now that the snow is melting I've found so many out there.... ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: xwarrior on March 01, 2012, 11:00:23 PM
Hangzhou (the Venice of China)
Woke up to snow on Saturday morning. It was a cold day.

Monday was bloody cold. I walked to class though a mixture of rain and ice crystals trying  to turn into snow.

Teaching 6 periods in unheated classrooms on a day like this becomes a real test of endurance.

Does it snow in Venice?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Fozzwaldus on March 01, 2012, 11:04:08 PM
winter in Ningbo is long, grey, cold and wet. just like... Ireland.  aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on March 02, 2012, 02:50:52 AM
My feet are slightly cold.  Maybe I'll put on a pair of socks.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: xwarrior on March 02, 2012, 11:19:08 AM
My feet are slightly cold.  Maybe I'll put on a pair of socks.


Question 4: Fill in the gaps.

Wakey, .......
Rise and .........
Hands off ........
........ on socks
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kitano on March 03, 2012, 11:47:46 PM
I think it's been raining in HZ for the past 6 weeks solidly, it's worse than I remember England or anywhere I've been. What it reminds me of is the city in the movie '7even'
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on March 03, 2012, 11:49:38 PM

I think it's been raining in HZ for the past 6 weeks solidly, it's worse than I remember England or anywhere I've been. What it reminds me of is the city in the movie '7even'


That was Gotham. See if you can find Batman.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on March 04, 2012, 01:53:18 AM
I believed Batman got tired of the rain and moved to Hainan...apparently, the rain in HZ will continue for several weeks, according to my students. Stupid, annoying rain dragon is back.....
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Fozzwaldus on March 04, 2012, 02:03:20 AM
yeah, seriously, same here in Ningbo, rainging all day every day, bloody miserable to be honest.

I'd like to get out and have a walk in the park!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on March 04, 2012, 02:24:44 AM
I wish it would rain here. It snowed ONCE all winter, and that was back in December. Then the other day it snowed (mixed with rain) for like an hour or two. It is so dry!

On the bright side temps are rising. It has been over 0 for about 2 weeks now and this week it is supposed to around be 8C-9C which is pretty tolerable weather. 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: fullricebowl on March 04, 2012, 02:50:53 AM
That rain/snow mix the other day actually accumulated a bit north of Beijing. I went to the great wall yesterday with a friend visiting from the US and it was a winter wonderland (complete with basically needed to ski down sections of it). Great fun. Bad luck that she happened to come on the one day in six months it was rainy/drizzly out. Heading to Shanghai tomorrow- to what I assume are bright, sunny, skies for the whole week of the wedding...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on March 04, 2012, 05:12:59 AM
I can see clearly now, the rain is gone. agagagagag

OK, not gone completely, but not all grey and cold all day long.  Getting some nice sun for a lot of the day and I've gone from being cold in a jacket to wearing shorts. ababababab
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on March 06, 2012, 11:24:31 AM
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr still bloody freezing up here in Lin'an-every day I ask the students" so when is spring coming then?" and they answer that the weather here is always "unusual" but this year is even more unusual.  mmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on March 06, 2012, 12:34:49 PM
Snow... Snow... and more snow... We have had more snow today in Harbin than for all of the rest of winter combined (We have had almost no snow this year - best described as the winter without snow).
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on March 06, 2012, 11:08:33 PM
Continuous rainfall swells Xiangjiang River in Central China's Hunan

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2012-03/04/c_131445482_3.htm

Fortunately for us it's also cold.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on March 18, 2012, 07:56:52 AM
28 degrees this afternoon.  That's it, I'm going to officially declare winter is 100% over here in beautiful Dongguan.

One more degree and I turn on the AC.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on March 18, 2012, 11:24:30 AM
Winter is not over yet in Harbin. Currently -6C... with lots and lots of ice on the ground... thanks to the combination of a snow followed by sleet/rain... with temperatures just above 0C (during the day) followed by a big temperature drop to back below -10C and the creation of great ice rinks on every surface that was not cleared... It more than makes up for all the ice that we didn't have this winter (because we didn't get much snow until the last couple of weeks)... and will make life interesting for a few more days at least.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on March 18, 2012, 08:25:13 PM
EL, your pot plants should really start taking off soon and you could send us some photos. bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Chief on March 19, 2012, 04:49:52 AM
Weather is very up and down here in Xingtai, some days its creeps up to about 15/16 others its too cold and windy to go outside without 2 layers and a ski jacket on  aoaoaoaoao

Last week was nice but then this morning my housemate swears he saw snow on the ground?? Looking forward to it getting warmer and the street bbq's to fully begin bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on March 19, 2012, 11:19:31 AM
Southern Ontario in Canada,the weather is abnormally high.  We have been breaking temperature records for the last 2 weeks. It is supposed to get to +25C tomorrow.  T-shirt weather in the middle of March is unbelievable.   akakakakak agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on March 27, 2012, 09:12:30 AM
Weather has been slightly up & down here in Shenzhen for several weeks now and driving everyone batty! Today was 26 and lovely- pity I've been in bed sick with a severe case of bronchitis since Sunday! Stoopid upanddown weather & damp and mould.....

Hoping my voice will be back enough to 'sqeak' in class tomorrow!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Clos on March 28, 2012, 10:12:00 PM
Highs in the low 20s here in Luoyang.

The weather is great but I'm still looking forward to the day I can see the sun or moon!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on May 09, 2012, 11:33:26 PM
Over 30,000 evacuated due to heavy rains in central China

CHANGSHA, May 9 (Xinhua) -- Lingering rains have affected about 1.07 million people in central China's Hunan province, and more than 30,000 residents have been evacuated to safe locations, the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters said Wednesday.

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the province had been hit by storms, heavy rains and thunderstorms since Tuesday. And monitoring statistics released by the local meteorological department showed that precipitation in the most affected areas, such as Fenghuang and Chenxi counties, reached 200 mm during the past 24 hours.

The water level of the Yuanjiang River, one of the most important rivers in Hunan, may surpass warning stages, and the Wuqiangxi Reservoir in the basin of the Yuanjiang began to release flood waters on Wednesday morning.

According to the local meteorological department, 595,000 residents in the Tujia-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Xiangxi have been affected by heavy rains, and 33,049 have been evacuated. 35,333 hectares of cropland has been damaged, and direct economic losses total 520 million yuan (82.5 million U.S. dollars).

Meanwhile, 1,200 residents in Huihua county have also been evacuated to safe places, and 26 houses have collapsed due to heavy rains. 47,666 hectares of cropland has been damaged, and direct economic losses total 210 million yuan.

Traffic, telecommunications and power supplies have also been suspended in Mayang and Chenxi counties.

The local meteorological department forecast that rains will continue in the coming days and may trigger floods and landslides, and it required relevant departments to strengthen measures to prevent or reduce damage from natural disasters.

http://is.gd/sjflZG
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Rin on May 10, 2012, 11:26:25 AM
It is too hot and humid here in Handan.  kkkkkkkkkk
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on June 24, 2012, 11:14:36 AM
Hot, humid, and startlingly clear. Within sight of my living room window there's 9 different high rise buildings going up, all of them taller than everything else and all of them wrapped up in that characteristic dark green netting. And also, on top of each of them, there are cranes. I have never seen those cranes before.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on June 24, 2012, 03:00:41 PM
Beijing had such crap weather over the holiday weekend. It has been hot and cloudy and muggy and today it rained, which usually clears the air a bit in BJ but no, it is still cloudy and humid. Ugh.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on June 26, 2012, 06:34:25 AM
In Beautiful Hangzhou that pesky Rain Dragon has arrived...the downpour has been tremendous...I do dislike that Rain Dragon...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Fozzwaldus on June 26, 2012, 02:39:19 PM
it's been 2 weeks of torrential rain and thunderstorms here in NIngbo.. ananananan
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: china-matt on June 28, 2012, 01:45:29 AM
Start of summer has been wonderful. I've only used my air conditioner a total of 5 days this year (we had a 3-day heat wave last week). It's been wonderful having morning coffee on my balcony...or a cocktail in the evening. It's going to get a little warmer this weekend, but I'm heading to Halifax where the weather will be cooler.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Chief on June 29, 2012, 04:24:45 PM
Really been pouring it down here in Xingtai for the past few days!
Still I think it needed it, the city seems alot less polluted and cleaner tomorrow.

Lets hope for some blue skys this week!  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cruisemonkey on June 29, 2012, 09:10:23 PM
Here in Henan it's been very pleasent - light rain/drizzle (don't even need an umbrella) 'on & off' for the last few days. Highs of 25 in the afternoons and lows of 22 at night.

I like the 'rain'... as soon as it stops (this afternoon) the temp. will 'pop back up' to the mid-high 30s.

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on June 30, 2012, 10:36:29 AM
Enjoying cool seaside breezes in my Chinese hometown in Liaoning Province. Temps are high 20s in the daytime and low 20s at night. Quite a contrast from the sweltering humidity of Dongguan I left a few days ago.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on July 04, 2012, 04:19:40 AM
Lots of unusual wind from the south and the west the last few days. It's cleaned out the local air. That plus bright, clear sky sunny days makes for an unusually vividness in the environment. Lines are sharp, colours are bright, it's like being high. I walk around marveling at the trees and the buildings. Even the people are more lit up.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Monkey King on July 05, 2012, 06:40:14 AM
It's gotta be 40°C plus in Shanghai today, sun beating down from a clear blue sky onto the bare concrete, cold water tap running hot to the touch...also I have a hangover from end of semester dinner and drinks last night. Ugh.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: wOZfromOZ on July 07, 2012, 12:31:10 AM
G'day
We made the right move then to spend a week in Beijing having come from Shanghai before returning to Aus.  Haven't been to Beijing since 1977 - it's changed a bit!
The weather here has been great - so comfortable but the pollution - I wouldn't want to stay here more than a week!  I don't know how anybody can say Shanghai is polluted after coming to this place -

Cheers
wOZfromOZ
 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on July 07, 2012, 12:55:53 AM

Pretty nice here now but it's going to get hot in a few weeks.


(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a197/Bissessar/Expat%20Saloon/IMG_3282.png)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on July 21, 2012, 03:06:45 PM
Beijing has had its biggest rainstorm in 40 years today. The street leading to our apartment complex was completely flooded with at least a meter of water and lots of places around the city are also flooded. The rain isn't supposed to stop until sometime tomorrow morning!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Fozzwaldus on July 21, 2012, 03:22:27 PM
a meter? holy crap!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on July 21, 2012, 03:32:23 PM
This street that we lives on floods really really easily, it has flooded with less rain than we had today so today was a super flood. They've also been digging up the road to bury new electric lines and I think that made it worse. My husband tried to go out to the store on our corner and had to turn back, he couldn't get through. Crazy!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: CaseyOrourke on July 22, 2012, 11:12:47 AM
We have had cool and wet weather here in Yanji for the last month.  Thee have been so few warm sunny days that I feel I could count them on one hand.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Monkey King on July 22, 2012, 12:01:33 PM
Beijing's heaviest rainfall in 60 years kills 10 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/22/beijing-rainfall-heaviest-china)

The heaviest rain storm in six decades to hit Beijing killed at least 10 people and caused widespread chaos, flooding streets and stranding 80,000 people at the city's main airport, state media reported on Sunday.

There were pics of people literally swimming  through the streets on another website - gross!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: fullricebowl on July 23, 2012, 12:24:07 AM
Beijing's heaviest rainfall in 60 years kills 10 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/22/beijing-rainfall-heaviest-china)

So... guess who registered with a group to climb the highest mountain in Beijing on Saturday? The forecast only said 60% chance of rain, and it wasn't supposed to start until the afternoon...

HIKE FROM HELL!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on July 23, 2012, 12:29:14 AM
Good grief FRB. You and your husband made it back ok? The weather forecasters really screwed up this time. They should have been able to predict that it would rain heavily for about 12 hours straight.

They've now increased the death toll in Beijing to 36 last I heard. I guess as the waters receeded they found more bodies. I am really glad we stayed in on Saturday.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Fozzwaldus on July 23, 2012, 08:40:29 AM
 kkkkkkkkkk
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: fullricebowl on July 25, 2012, 06:28:21 AM
I feel like we were pretty lucky. The road on the way back to town had several small landslides and boulders, but nothing that really stopped us for long. Actually, we were both pretty out of it on Friday night and had just planned to skip it- but for some reason woke up really early on Saturday and thought- why not? (at least the mountaintop was fairly safe from a flooding standpoint...)

kkkkkkkkkk

Hey, don't give me that look! Lesson learned. I think we're both unwilling to really do much of anything outside at this point if there's a chance of rain. Must have been a rough weekend for people living on the first floor- or underground.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on July 25, 2012, 06:46:17 AM
I think Beijingers have been traumatized. It is supposed to rain again today and my kids' school just called and asked us to pick the kids up early just incase.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Fozzwaldus on July 25, 2012, 06:51:39 AM
sorry the  kkkkkkkkkk was just a general shaking my head at a horrible situation.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Nolefan on July 25, 2012, 10:18:46 AM
good grief... this one might be more severe than saturday apparently!!

http://www.timeoutbeijing.com/features/Blogs/16196/More-severe-storm-warnings.html

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Mere days after floods submerged Beijing, another storm is on the way - and it may be even worse than its predecessor.

At 11am on July 24, The Beijing Meteorological Bureau issued a Level 4 storm warning. By contrast, Saturday's storm was a Level 2. To make matters worse, the ground is already saturated with water, meaning that flood waters will rise faster.

The storm is set to hit Beijing at approximately 8pm today, so get somewhere safe as soon as possible and stay there. A good night to work your way through that stockpile of pirated DVDs? Yes, it is.

fucking A.....
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Fozzwaldus on July 25, 2012, 11:56:31 AM
whoah! people in BJ be careful out there!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on July 25, 2012, 02:13:20 PM
Check out this video of Fangshan district in Beijing on Saturday

http://tv.sohu.com/20120724/n348933842.shtml?pvid=tc_video&a=&b=%E5%AE%9E%E6%8B%8D%E5%8C%97%E4%BA%AC%E6%88%BF%E5%B1%B1%E6%9A%B4%E9%9B%A8%E5%BC%95%E5%B1%B1%E6%B4%AA%E5%A0%AA%E6%AF%94%E6%B5%B7%E5%95%B8

Ridiculous! No wonder people are freaked about the possibility of more rain!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on July 26, 2012, 02:12:49 PM
It's bright, sunny, and in the mid 80s (F) here on the (Cu)Cumberland plateau, somewhere in Tennessee.  Locals plan a dueling banjo concert followed by a squeal like a pig contest this weekend.

Happily, I can jump on a plane back to the alternate baking and raining summer of DG tomorrow before sunrise. akakakakak
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Ruth on July 26, 2012, 02:57:03 PM
You're right about the alternate weather here in Dongguan. Last week (first week of summer camp for me) was unbearably hot. This week it has been raining (typhoon went through early Tuesday morning) and that has cooled things down to 'tolerable'. I do the weather every day with my camp-kids and they get into arguments about whether it's sunny, rainy, cloudy or partly cloudy. Depends on the exact moment we are doing our weather pages.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Local Dialect on July 27, 2012, 01:39:32 PM
It is raining again in Beijing! *cues panic*
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on July 28, 2012, 08:39:13 AM
Hangzhou is now, officially, three inches from the surface of the sun. Hot...hot...hot...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: rattie on July 29, 2012, 08:32:32 AM
Maanshan, Anhui, hot, very bloody hot, and dry, and blindingly bright blue sky, dog is munching on ice blocks, I am dripping sweat on the keyboard, and not a single person outside, we're all waiting for a promised thunderstorm...
Rx
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on August 03, 2012, 02:50:27 AM
The wind changed. The last month I've been able to look out the window and see detail of cranes on buildings and cars on roads one, maybe two kilometers off. Today I can't even see the buildings. Big multi story things with those dark green screens around them, now invisible. Seems all of last month's pollution has been sitting somewhere up north waiting to come home and it all turned up today like a dirty pearl shroud. The sun's shining too. Makes it worse somehow.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: eggcluck on August 03, 2012, 05:38:45 AM
A typhoon report has been issued here, my rickety windows are shaking somewhat.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Monkey King on August 07, 2012, 08:47:29 AM
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Dear residents,

According to China Meteorological Administration forecast, Typhoon Haikui will affect Zhejiang, Shanghai and Jiangsu provinces this evening and tomorrow.

According to our Travel Advice, travellers should avoid visiting isolated or rural areas if a typhoon system is forecast or affecting the area. If you encounter a storm, pay close attention to the instructions of local authorities. Local infrastructure may be affected and there may be widespread flooding, including in urban areas. Take precautions including; avoiding unnecessary journeys, staying in touch with family and friends who may be concerned and ensuring you have a supply of clean drinking water. Flooding can increase the threat of water-borne disease; do not wade through flood-water with any undressed cuts or abrasions on your feet and legs. Continue to monitor weather reports.
The Japan Meteorological Agency( http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/) and the China Meteorological Administration (http://www.cma.gov.cn/en/) provides information and forecasts (in English) about approaching storms in the region.

Best regards
Consular Section
British Consulate-General Shanghai

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Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: old34 on August 07, 2012, 11:06:30 AM
This one's good for watching almost live (like hourly) updates.

http://typhoon.zjwater.gov.cn (http://typhoon.zjwater.gov.cn)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kitano on August 07, 2012, 11:20:22 AM
I got the day off work which is really cool cos I was actually fantasising about having the day off work at work today
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Monkey King on August 07, 2012, 01:45:59 PM
Hah, I've been checking my email all day, but no apparently my school want us all to risk our lives tomorrow and come to work...

...great site btw old34.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Fozzwaldus on August 07, 2012, 04:48:28 PM
my school is closed tomorrow

not that I'm there...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Hiphoppopotomous on August 08, 2012, 01:35:22 AM
I've got the morning off, not yet sure about the afternoon

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kitano on August 08, 2012, 01:42:16 AM
It's horrible here and I don't have any food in the house

It looked not that bad from my window because it's facing away from the storm, went outside and my umbrella snapped

At some point I am going to become hungry enough to go out into the storm :(

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on August 08, 2012, 02:08:12 AM
And when Kitano is finally hungry enough to go outside for food, the scene will look something like this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/RaoulSaloon/Saloonies/chinaunderwater.jpg)

axaxaxaxax
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: The Hiphoppopotomous on August 08, 2012, 02:14:30 AM
I always laugh at my friends for stockpiling, but its only 10:15 and i'm already hungry
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kitano on August 08, 2012, 02:41:57 AM
I'd better get a lot of beer in case it lasts a few days!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Monkey King on August 08, 2012, 03:16:56 AM
...That's more like it, food and water are for wimps.  Nothing like relaxing at home with a drink while a storm rages outside (unfortunately I choose this month to detox after my last hangover beat my ass).

From the link above it looks like Hangzhou is about to get well and truly battered BTW.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: old34 on August 08, 2012, 03:26:00 AM
Unless it makes a sharp right turn, it looks like Shanghai will be mostly spared.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on August 08, 2012, 03:39:15 AM
I always laugh at my friends for stockpiling, but its only 10:15 and i'm already hungry

Sound like it's time to raid the stockpiles of your friends. uuuuuuuuuu
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: eggcluck on August 08, 2012, 03:43:16 AM
Having had an empty fridge for two days..I will be going out to flop my way along the streets
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kitano on August 08, 2012, 07:06:29 AM
SO erm, it's stopped raining and we got nothing here, less of a storm than the ones in July :(
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on August 08, 2012, 08:22:40 AM
It is just raining in HZ. Typhoon-smyphoon, I rode my bicycle for an hour to and from the school and just got a little wet. Went all the way up to the supermarket which sells Western goodies only to be told it was closed due to the typhoon. Can't get daily dose of exercise due to typhoon, as gym is closed too. It is just a wee bit of rain...I love China but they are seriously wussies when it comes to bad weather.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kitano on August 08, 2012, 08:36:07 AM
Saw a crazy video of Ningbo with a woman doing a report in the middle of a proper typhoon with a rope around her so she didn't blow away while she was doing the report :D

Same thing happened when I lived in Korea, the school closed and everyone was saying 'stay safe in the typhoon' and then it was just like a summers day in Newcastle!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on August 08, 2012, 09:14:07 AM
It is just raining in HZ. Typhoon-smyphoon ...It is just a wee bit of rain...I love China but they are seriously wussies when it comes to bad weather.

Having lived through 3 direct hits from hurricanes aoaoaoaoao I can assure you that the Chinese attitude is actually a very healthy one.  I'd rather that they over-reacted ahead of time bfbfbfbfbf than tried to explain themselves afterwards :wtf:
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Monkey King on August 08, 2012, 09:26:05 AM
China isn't always the most saftey conscious society and even in mild typhoons you still hear of people dying, like drowning in floodwater, hit by falling trees/debris etc...there was one a few years ago in Ningbo that seemed like it was no worse than a typical stormy Scottish day and the next day in the news they were saying 10 dead or so...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: kitano on August 08, 2012, 11:35:27 AM
I'm actually genuinely disappointed. I was expecting to see trees flying about and things. I mean it is good because that means that everyone is safer, but still

I might try and persuade my girlfriend to move to Japan....
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on August 09, 2012, 04:00:38 AM
I might try and persuade my girlfriend to move to Japan....

There are simpler ways to say "I don't want to date you anymore" than asking her to leave the country. ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on August 09, 2012, 06:57:20 AM
Quote
then it was just like a summers day in Newcastle!
ooh Kitano you are such a card.  ahahahahah ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: eggcluck on August 09, 2012, 08:15:56 AM
A non event, well....the corridors are going to need replastering ( yea right) and a tree did fall over, yes thats right a tree. I did slip and fall on my a** with all that water around though.

No thanks from helping the ladies who could not open the doors in the wind ^^ Still I did not do it to get thankyous. I have learned not to expect any  bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: SpV on August 09, 2012, 09:46:47 AM
Woke up with a brutal hangover this morning but had to go down town, was nice and sunny outside and the hangover ensured I forgot about all the rain, went out in shorts and t-shirt, 30secs after getting out the cab it began to chuck it down.

It has not stopped since.

Yesterday the wind was so strong in knocked SilverMay's ebike over and broke it :(
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on April 11, 2013, 12:38:48 AM
20 degrees and nearly 3 weeks of rain every day. ananananan

Normally, I'd expect to be baking by now and have the occasional storm blow through to cool things off for an hour or two.

If this keeps up, I'm going to need to build an ark.

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Guangzhou Writer on April 11, 2013, 01:02:05 AM
In Guangzhou...

This kind of weather is why Al Gore invented gore-tex. Or was it the internet? Either way, it's the perfect time to test rain gear. So far, so good.

Umbrellas are almost useless in the wind, especially the taller you are.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on April 11, 2013, 01:40:59 AM
In Canada we are expecting a major winter storm tomorrow.  They expect around 20 cm of snow and possibly freezing rain or ice pellets.   llllllllll asasasasas asasasasas

Not nice   asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on April 11, 2013, 05:07:03 AM
gzwriter, I agree! I am ssssooooo over this weather! It's been raining almost non stop for almost 3 weeks now, with maybe a day's break a week ago. Bleh.....
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on April 11, 2013, 05:19:26 AM
Does anyone have contact info for the Guangdong Bureau of Weather Control?  I want to have a chat with them. asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on April 11, 2013, 08:25:33 AM
In Canada we are expecting a major winter storm tomorrow.  They expect around 20 cm of snow and possibly freezing rain or ice pellets.   llllllllll asasasasas asasasasas

Not nice   asasasasas

[insert guilty snicker icon here]


16˚ today and going into the mis 20's for the weekend
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: roadwalker on April 11, 2013, 11:33:23 AM
Yeah, I'm confused.  It seemed like we already had those two comfortable days not too hot not too cold:  I should be complaining about the heat and unbelievable humidity by now!  (Also in Guangdong but I think the weather pattern is quite a bit larger than one province.) 
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on April 11, 2013, 12:42:33 PM
Day started off nice to cool,suddenly went nasty and hot then suddenly rained and was darn cold this evening.
(Fujian Provincde) WTF?  mmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on April 11, 2013, 02:49:19 PM
Yet more snow today here in Harbin... We are beginning to wonder just when it will end!  This has been and remains our "winter of snow".  It is starting to warm up a little. We almost have minimums above 0C now... But despite the fact that the ice and snow on the ground has melted... the snow continues to fall.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on April 20, 2013, 12:56:35 AM
What gives, a few days ago it hit the mid 20's. Next week the same. Last night went down to -4 with freezing rain. 
Taxis were hard to come by
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on April 20, 2013, 01:03:06 AM
Yep, we were at 30ºC two days ago. Last night it was 5ºC with strong winds, rain and a little hail.

"Changsha weather is so changeable"
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Guangzhou Writer on April 20, 2013, 03:41:31 PM
Still intermittently soggy in Guangzhou. Typical for this time of the year and not as rainy as last year in April.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: A-Train on April 21, 2013, 03:05:34 AM
Dalian weather looks nice through my apartment window.  But, the truth is revealed when I open the outside door.  The wind is enough to send small children airborne. 

I've noticed that Dalian's air quality is much poorer than I'm used to. By the sea with no coal mines nearby and relatively little industry, the air has been great.  But this Spring, not so much.  Must be the Japanese.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on April 21, 2013, 12:48:44 PM
Nope, not the Japanese.  The Gobi desert and all the  asasasasas Chinese industry between the desert and Dalian.

Yellow wind is common in the spring.  ie  dust storms.  Very hazardous to breath.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on April 21, 2013, 01:16:18 PM
We are forecast for our first night with a minimum above 0C... for a long long time.  Winter really is almost over.  Spring is cancelled. We will proceed directly to summer.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on April 21, 2013, 02:23:17 PM
I remember all those 2-3 day long spring seasons in Changchun. Then one day I found out what "Changchun" meant; "Long Spring"

Long Spring my ass! In dongbei it went from 6 months minus double digits to three weeks of rains of Biblical proportions to damn its hot. I think the name "Long Spring" was somebody's twisted sense of humour. Chinese don't usually get irony
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: A-Train on May 28, 2013, 10:53:17 AM
What a depressing mixture of rain, fog, chill and wind that Dalian has become all of today and yesterday.  Feels like you're wearing a wet blanket in a darkroom with the fan stuck on low.

Forecast is for sunny and warm weather tomorrow afternoon and Thursday, (for Sports Day), so I'm hoping to burn off the mold that has formed by tomorrow night. And then sightseeing most of Friday.  Yes, Dalian does have several worthwhile tourist and historical attractions.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on May 28, 2013, 11:00:55 AM
Well and truly summer now down here a sweltering humid 31  I love it!
Students complain all the time and drowse off in afternoon class despite the a/c
 ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on May 29, 2013, 03:43:25 AM
A week of rain with more on the way. It doesn't rain hard, it.just.keeps.raining.

At least it's not cold, around 18-24 for the most part. My plants need sunshine
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: roadwalker on May 29, 2013, 06:09:47 AM
Yeah, now it's hot.  A couple of hours ago, it was a downpour.  I think we're in for those two possibilities from here on out.  At least until Septemberish.  "Cool breeze" is one term I have to double check to see if they get it, here in Guangdong.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on June 22, 2013, 05:31:09 AM
Temperature at the Changsha train station 46.8ºC

(http://changshanotes.smugmug.com/photos/i-bJhKbPx/0/1024x1024/i-bJhKbPx-1024x1024.jpg)

Still, it's better than the last few days as it's not as humid.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on June 22, 2013, 06:19:45 AM
46.8!

Shit, we just hit the third day in a row of +30º yesterday. I finally gave up and turned on the AC last night and slept through nicely

Today: 27, hazy, and only 52% humidity
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Borkya on June 22, 2013, 06:44:51 AM
I got a outdoor BBQ party planned for 80 people and weather report say 50% chance or rain. There's no other place we can go and no shelters. 

Fingers crossed. It's cloudy right now, but not rainy. I got 2 more hours till the party starts. Nervous!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Guangzhou Writer on June 22, 2013, 08:00:18 AM
Guangzhou is finally into the hot weather, although a week or two later than I previously recall. Nowhere near Changsha hot. That's hot!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on June 22, 2013, 08:26:27 AM

It's 28* with humidity at 82% here in BDA cfcfcfcfcf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: decurso on June 23, 2013, 02:02:49 AM
I heard from my Dad in Calgary in this morning. He's quite liking it there at the moment. As a retired sailor, he's missed living near the water.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Guangzhou Writer on June 23, 2013, 03:14:18 AM
Yah, I read about the floods going on, even up in the mountains too, in Banff and Canmore.

The Bow River must be raging! Wonder what it looks like at the Seebe dam and the cliffs just below?

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on June 23, 2013, 03:31:38 AM
Calgary should have a flood every year; the day after the Stampede is over   

aaaaaaaaaa  what a smell, even for cattle country!

Funny, in one class we're doing a more than normal lesson on weather. It's not just the regular words. One that I introduced is Chanook. (sp?) The kids couldn't believe that Calgary and those parts of Alberta would get snow in the summer
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on June 23, 2013, 04:22:06 AM
I hear China Town in Calgary is in a bad state.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on June 23, 2013, 04:58:53 AM
I hear China Town in Calgary is in a bad state.

Nope, it's in a bad province, Americans have states  ahahahahah

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cruisemonkey on June 23, 2013, 09:47:02 AM
Chinook = warm wind or Chinese girlfriend.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Guangzhou Writer on June 24, 2013, 03:53:52 PM
The Trans-Can westbound bridge is flooded out between Canmore and Banff.

Cat rescue.
(http://nationalpostnews.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/wea_alta_flooding_20130620-9.jpg?w=940&h=676)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on June 25, 2013, 02:05:52 AM
In 1997 the ex and I had to go to Winnipeg in the summer. A few months prior, they had another flood. The area is prone to them about every 40-50 years. The locals told me that a lot of the water had subsided and yet, I stood amazed at the sheer volume of it. I was shown a bridge that was just a few feet above the water line. They said at the height of the flooding the bridge was submerged. Usually, ships pass beneath it.

The difference between Cagary and Winnipeg's situation is that the former rarely experience these events. It more like they weren't ready. Winnipeg has long time ago installed anti-flooding measures.

There are some similarities to New Orleans; different cause, but same effect
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Guangzhou Writer on June 25, 2013, 01:49:37 PM
The Trans-Can got flooded out and closed just west of Banff in the summer of '99 during a rainstorm and mine was one of the last couple of cars to make it back to town. Couldn't drive west of Banff for something like 4 days. There was a lot of rain that summer.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: A-Train on June 25, 2013, 03:50:03 PM
Not much flooding here in Wisconsin, but a constant torrent of rain for the last month including today and scheduled through Thursday.  Got home and my grass was, literally, up to my hips, (no, I was walking upright), and in some portions up to my shoulders.  It's usually green here, but THIS is ridiculous.

(http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff324/aaronjmatteson/Home/IMG_0861.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on September 25, 2013, 03:05:41 PM
All of a sudden the weather dropped by 10°
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on September 25, 2013, 04:45:01 PM
We went down 25º from that typhoon. It's been rather nice.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on September 26, 2013, 12:42:53 PM
Felt a distinct autumnal breeze today here too.. Don't like (go on shoot me all of you)  :wtf:
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on September 26, 2013, 01:08:12 PM
What is autumn?... We have been having distinct wintery breezes the last week or so... It is starting to feel like winter is going to come early this year...
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on September 27, 2013, 12:04:07 AM
Cool and damp here in Phoenix Town, Hunan.  At least it didn't rain yesterday.

Everyone's bundled up like there's a blizzard coming.  Then I walk by in shorts and flipflops.  Yep, I'm a little cold, but the weather weasels claimed it wouldn't get below 25 all week while I was packing.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on October 09, 2013, 12:19:00 AM
Nice little slide show courtesy of Typhoon Fitow

http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTX143OS#a=1
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Fozzwaldus on October 09, 2013, 02:48:38 AM
Yep, Zhejiang hit particularly hard by the looks of it. Ningbo less than other places.

The clean up is going to be difficult. People are already talking about food prices going up from ruined crops.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Li Fu on October 11, 2013, 01:31:10 PM
A little breezy here in Heze, but the days are still 30C+. The nights are down to 14C and next Tuesday is due to be 3-5C at night! asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on October 11, 2013, 01:36:46 PM
My friend called me from Ottawa as he works the night shift. He said it's about 3 degrees but the wind chill makes it below zero. I told him we might turn on the AC, the sun is too hot today. I don't understand why he's pissed off
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on February 05, 2014, 07:01:55 AM
So 48 hours ago the daytime temp was 24C and I was thinking that's it for this Spring Fest, no snow. But today's top is 3 and apparently there's been a blizzard alert issued for Northern and Eastern China, right in time for all that travel back to work at the end of the holiday. And in fact, the weather forecast on my phone says snow for the next 4 days.

Now, I like snow. But I'm having premonitions of snowpocalypse and I've nearly run out of hibernation supplies. amamamamam
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on February 05, 2014, 07:55:05 AM
I feel your pain.  It was almost time to change into shorts and t-shirts in Yichun.  Then yesterday temperatures plunged and it's colder now.  Hopefully, it won't freeze.

3 more days and I fly back to sunny Guangdong.

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on February 05, 2014, 10:19:50 AM
We had the first snow sprinkling of the year. The g/f told me it was snowing. I told her that if each and every flake was poison, she still wouldn't die. I've brushed off more dandruff
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: becster79 on February 05, 2014, 11:10:14 AM
Sorry EL, we've had a few blizzards here in Guangzhou, to welcome you back!

 oooooooooo
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on February 06, 2014, 02:42:35 AM
Sorry EL, we've had a few blizzards here in Guangzhou, to welcome you back!

 oooooooooo

 aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on February 06, 2014, 02:57:40 AM
We had the first snow sprinkling of the year. The g/f told me it was snowing. I told her that if each and every flake was poison, she still wouldn't die. I've brushed off more dandruff

Total overnight accumulation: <2 inches (that's UNDER 2 inches) The city has come to a standstill and our meeting this afternoon has been cancelled. They can't deal with all this snow
 asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Tree on February 06, 2014, 05:59:06 AM
It was ~70 F here a few days ago, although it has deteriorated into brisk and damp.

Back home has been hit with storm after storm - looks like we dodged the bullet this year.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on February 06, 2014, 12:56:58 PM
Ice pellets.

"Pellets" is not a weather word.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on February 07, 2014, 01:43:13 AM
Ice pellets.

"Pellets" is not a weather word.

How about Ice Bullets or Ice Missiles? mmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on February 07, 2014, 02:46:51 AM
It is accurate inasmuch as pellets of ice have been falling from the sky. Each one is small, about the size of half a grain of rice. Nonetheless, pellet is a farming word. I dub the ice pellet phenomenon "sleet", for that is its name.

Or "ice rice", and God thinks we're all getting married in the rain.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on February 07, 2014, 02:55:48 AM
Just wait until it changes to hail, or, as I like to call it "Ice Grenades" ahahahahah

Bloody hell!  I'm getting out of town just in time.  Freezing temps are expected here on Sunday and there's a possibility of snow on Monday.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Nolefan on February 07, 2014, 04:20:03 AM
first snow of the winter today in Beijing...
it's been a dry and mild one so far..
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on February 07, 2014, 08:25:09 AM
Present weather reports for hereabouts suggest a low of -8C for Monday. I don't care what you people with the central heating say, -8C is the apocalypse. WE WERE SUPPOSED TO DIE IN FIRE!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on February 08, 2014, 04:22:46 PM
So what do I wear when I leave Israel on Thursday (18C) go thru Amsterdam 8 hour layover (5C0 and arrive in Xiamen (10C)?? Help!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: teacheraus on February 09, 2014, 01:06:26 AM
I don't know... I have forgotten what you wear when it is warmer than 0C... One day briefly over 0C since the start of December... and currently -28C (at 9am)... Wonderful blue sky... But certainly cold this morning.  Just in time for me to go outside.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: English Gent on February 09, 2014, 03:12:20 AM
Ice-rain is hail. Or hale. I don't know, I've only ever said it before, not written. I think its hail as you say 'It's hailing' like 'it's raining'. Anyway, in Tianjin it's bloody cold today!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: rattie on February 09, 2014, 03:14:31 AM
Snow flurries here right now. But due to the strange false spring we had last week it's melting as soon as it hits the ground, but it does look nice drifting by my 3rd floor window.
Rx
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Tree on February 09, 2014, 05:03:21 AM
We are finally getting a dusting here! Hooray!

I love snow - I love it when it shuts the city down and regular life grinds to a peaceful halt.

We had a serious blizzard 3-4 years ago that dumped two feet in a day, with lightning and gale force winds to boot. There was nowhere to put all the snow, so they had to grind it for miles and dump it in the river. Naturally this means we all enjoyed at least 2-3 days of glorious stay at home nothingness.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on February 09, 2014, 12:54:47 PM
Bah can't abide the white stuff or anything like that which falls out of the sky.Give me 28C any day.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on February 10, 2014, 08:20:56 AM
Someone at the bureau of weather control messed up.  I flew south and it's still bloody cold! asasasasas

So what do I wear when I leave Israel on Thursday (18C) go thru Amsterdam 8 hour layover (5C0 and arrive in Xiamen (10C)?? Help!

Hawaiian shirt and shorts.  Whether the weather is hot or cold, at least you'll look cool. ababababab
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on February 10, 2014, 10:04:37 AM
 cfcfcfcfcf
Temps have stayed in the high-teens to low-20s all winter.  However, they have come with rain and wind.   kkkkkkkkkk
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: ericthered on February 18, 2014, 04:04:14 AM
SNOW!!! WHY???  llllllllll llllllllll llllllllll llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: rattie on February 18, 2014, 04:24:53 AM
Snow here too, I'm in Anui. Sadly it's slushy rather than fluffy....my only concern is I pruned my potted Japanese maple and potted wisteria during the 'false spring'a couple of weeks ago, so I hope it doesn't hurt any budding new growth  ananananan

Otherwise it's perfect weather for ignoring the world and watching the latest episode of Black Sails while drinking hot chocolate.

Rx and (feeling much better bow thankyou) Kostya x
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on February 18, 2014, 09:06:48 AM
No snow but nasty foggy misty rain but also sweaty... WEIRD  mmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Tree on February 18, 2014, 09:44:08 AM
Slushy snow. Soaked the cuffs on my last pair of clean pants - the others are "drying". We need to buy one of those indoor drying racks.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on February 18, 2014, 10:16:18 AM
Last night it snew. Just in time for my longest work day of the week, the one with all the walking from campus to campus.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on March 15, 2014, 02:32:29 AM
A couple of days ago, all the stores took down their floor mats that cover the entrances. Some have even removed doors. Today's expectant high is 16 degrees about 60 for you Fahrenheiters. Double digits for now on. In a month's time it will hit the 20s

Beware the Ides of March

How's that snowstorm doing Toronto?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on March 15, 2014, 07:57:46 AM
 cfcfcfcfcf NOW we get the winter weather we usually have in January and February llllllllll  Temps dropped from mid-20s to mid-teens and the winds sped up.  The only "good" news is that the humidity was been hovering around 50% ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Tree on March 15, 2014, 01:54:52 PM
A lovely day in Zhejiang - I went out with my language partner and we found a small arboretum with cherry blossoms and spent the afternoon lolling about in the sunshine. I had some 二锅头 again today and it tasted much better than I had previously. Wondering if the batches are inconsistent or if I had knock-off bottom shelf liquor the first time.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on March 15, 2014, 04:07:38 PM
A lovely day in Zhejiang - I went out with my language partner and we found a small arboretum with cherry blossoms and spent the afternoon lolling about in the sunshine. I had some 二锅头 again today and it tasted much better than I had previously. Wondering if the batches are inconsistent or if I had knock-off bottom shelf liquor the first time.

You probably just spent the extra kwai without noticing
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on March 31, 2014, 04:29:41 AM
Yesterday hit 20°, today only 16° but feels much warmer with a south breeze   ababababab
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Day Dreamer on April 09, 2014, 02:54:36 PM
In Toronto, it's officially spring. You know how? It's the day marked when the Leafs fall.


 llllllllll    asasasasas    ahahahahah    kkkkkkkkkk

I think that covers the gamut of emotions
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on April 09, 2014, 10:48:30 PM
The Interwebz says it will be 29 today in Xiamen  aoaoaoaoao but outside it is looking decidedly misty.. we shall see.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on April 11, 2014, 03:05:18 AM
Hazy and 25 degrees in beautiful Dongguan right now. agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: xwarrior on April 11, 2014, 07:15:26 PM
I guess that right now Granny Mae is looking out her window and hoping that Cyclone Ita is not heading her way. It looks like a real biggie!

From what I can make out it has landed  a long way further north so I hope you and your friends will be ok.

 agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on April 11, 2014, 11:50:29 PM
Thanks xwarrior! Cyclone Ita  crossed the coast last night and is fortunately a long way away. Reports are coming in on the damage done, which would have been much worse if they didn't have the advance warnings and the emergency services so well trained. There will be a lot of rain and very strong winds heading down the north coast, but I am ok here in Brisbane. Townsville is the closest any of my family are and fortunately they should only experience some heavy rain. bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cruisemonkey on April 14, 2014, 08:44:26 PM
4:00 AM - Woke to the first thunderstorm of 2014 in Zhengzhou.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on August 05, 2014, 01:51:42 PM
Stil  -->  This link is for you   bjbjbjbjbj agagagagag agagagagag

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/flash-flooding-sweeps-burlington-more-storm-chance-tuesday/33328/
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: latefordinner on August 05, 2014, 02:12:20 PM
ooch! last summer there was similar flash flooding in Hamilton, especially along the Red Hill expressway and east mountain. Now for those of you who don't know (or care) about Hamilton, storm sewers on the east mountain should drain downhill, but don't. The infrastructure has not kept up with suburban blight, so the drains regularly back up. Below the mountain, in the city proper, no flooding problems. Hamilton, perhaps the only city where you're safer from flooding at the foot of the hill than at the top.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on February 13, 2015, 01:29:52 PM
Ok, how is the weather where you are?

In Kingston Ontario, it is -27C ( -16F) right now.  aoaoaoaoao Glad I am not a brass monkey.  This cold will be hitting Boston and NY city.

Then it will snow tomorrow.  The snow will also hit Boston and all those areas already snowed under.

Then another cold snap will occur over the weekend going as far south as Florida.   aoaoaoaoao

I am currently in the Caribbean.  It is +27C  (80F) 

So what is the weather in Harbin?  Dalian? Suzhou?  or the place in China you call home mmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Tree on February 13, 2015, 04:22:32 PM
Daytime here in Hangzhou climbs to 15-20 but is smoggy. This morning smelled like burning plastic on the west side of town, and the sunset was obscured by the smog.

But back home hovers around 0, so warm and smoggy or cold and clear? Perhaps just move to a different part of Asia is the thing.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: piglet on February 14, 2015, 04:24:52 PM
Amazingly here in sunny Jerusalem it is clear blue skies but bloody perishing cold only 5C. This week we had a horrid sandstorm the worst for some 15 years or something,followed by rain which turned the sand on my car to mud. We had gale force winds which crashed lamp posts onto people's cars.Today clear but cold... can't wait to be back in beautiful warm sweaty Xiamen only10 days to go..Happy VD everyone.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: latefordinner on February 15, 2015, 04:15:11 AM
in Dalian this morning it was 4C, with a low last night of 0 and projected high this afternoon of 5. Overcast today, but yesterday it was sunny and warm, 9C. I was walking about after class with my jacket open. Compared to what my friends and family in Ontari-ari-ari-ohhh my Gods its cold! are putting up with, I feel like I'm just a step away from DS and the Caribbean. Best thing is that with the slight uptick in the thermometer, there's less coal being burned, less crap in the air. My eyes, nose and throat are grateful.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on April 09, 2015, 09:31:48 AM
It's not especially cold here - 9 or 10 degree Celsius by phone report - but the air is damp and somehow that feels so much more bitter. I'm back in full winter regalia and still hunching over to wring my hands.

 bgbgbgbgbg
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on April 09, 2015, 09:41:56 AM
It was pushing 30 degrees a few days ago, but then a cold front came in and reset things.  Currently, it's 20 degrees here in beautiful DG.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on October 29, 2015, 01:04:24 AM
It's 13degC outside and wet. Though quite plainly it has, I still don't want summer to end.  amamamamam
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: psd4fan on October 29, 2015, 01:28:06 AM
-2C here and I'm inside watching hockey on CCTV 5+  akakakakak akakakakak akakakakak
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Isidnar on October 29, 2015, 10:39:35 AM
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Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on October 29, 2015, 11:15:20 AM
At just before 8am, it's 75*F/24*C, humidity is 78% and the winds are out of the East at 19knots ababababab
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on October 29, 2015, 02:57:45 PM
Canada.   Remnants of Hurricane Patricia that hit Mexico earlier this week.  aoaoaoaoao  Very heavy rain yesterday, over 50 mm rain.  Now very high winds, gusting to 90 km/hr.  Rain falling sideways.   agagagagag agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on October 30, 2015, 09:26:29 AM
29 or so degrees and debating turning on the AC.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on December 27, 2015, 12:26:40 PM
Lots of wind. Here's hoping it blows all this muck away. My white Christmas was a poisonous mist with visibility half a block.  aaaaaaaaaa
AQI presently 250.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on January 18, 2016, 10:00:05 AM
Woohoo! AQI of 320 - "Everyone should avoid all outdoor exertion"

Awesome.

Question. If the air outside is that awful, what happens when you turn on the air conditioner?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Isidnar on January 18, 2016, 03:17:53 PM
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Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on January 19, 2016, 12:02:06 AM
Hunan.

Winter thus far has been still and mostly dry, and the haze seems to be hanging around more than it usually does. Last night was some kind of spike though. The AQI rose fast and peaked around 325 then started falling pretty much straight away. Right now it's 161. Looking at the wider map, central China has been crappy for weeks.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on January 19, 2016, 02:49:31 AM
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh35/calachpfeffer/AQI20160119.jpg)

Yuck.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Isidnar on January 19, 2016, 10:33:32 AM
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Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on January 21, 2016, 12:30:13 AM
It's getting cold in Guangdong.  Single digit temps expected within the next few days here in the formerly tropical DG.  Allegedly, it may hit 0 or even go negative in the northern parts of the province. aqaqaqaqaq
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on January 22, 2016, 07:23:20 AM
My WeChat has blowing up today about all the snow in Changsha.

I've been trying to explain the difference between snow and freezing rain, but they don't seem to get it.

Happy for snow... Ok I can understand that.

Happy for freezing rain....... Absolutely insane.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on January 31, 2016, 05:49:27 AM
Horizontal snow! The wind's not that strong. But the snow...

(http://i.imgur.com/c732z.gif)

And been skidding in sideways since mid-morning.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: babala on January 31, 2016, 06:12:02 AM
Snow in Henan today.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: psd4fan on January 31, 2016, 03:11:07 PM
-28C not including the windchill.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on January 31, 2016, 09:49:30 PM
In Brisbane 36 degrees today and overcast.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: psd4fan on February 01, 2016, 02:57:49 AM
In Brisbane 36 degrees today and overcast.
asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on February 01, 2016, 03:10:23 AM
Changsha is in a panic after the massive snowstorm we had last night.

The kids like it, though their snowballs and snowmen are really not up to snuff.

(https://changshanotes.smugmug.com/photos/i-r3TqM8b/0/XL/i-r3TqM8b-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: babala on February 01, 2016, 04:02:31 AM
I usually love the snow but since the uni is shut down for New Year so is the service building where I pick up packages so now I have to hike across campus to get them. No problem with the motorbike but due to the snow I'm stuck walking. Not bad if you are picking up deodorant but really sucks if you are picking up a 50 kg bag of cat litter or wine asasasasas
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on February 01, 2016, 09:37:40 AM
My wife swears she saw snow flakes in Dongguan last week (Sunday or Monday).  I was up very early on Sunday and checked the roof for frost, but a pre-dawn rain ruined any photographable proof.  I did find frost damage on my plants this weekend.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: rattie on February 01, 2016, 10:53:46 AM
Heavy snow and much below zero last week. More snow yesterday and last night, we've had alternating periods of no water at all or limited water supply as pipes have frozen and burst! The water problem has been going for more than a week. Can't get a hotel room for a bath as apart from it being so close to spring festival everybody in town who has lost either power or water has moved to a hotel for the duration! When we get a trickle I fill buckets, do dishes, mop the floor and then settle back for more 'abandoned campus holiday indoor fun'!
There's a really nice old codger who is very handy with a 'well bucket' and if you head to the well during slightly warmer daylight hours he will fill your buckets and bowls for you - yeah - we still have wells here. I live in the boonies. The elderlies are doing their laundry by hand in freezing well water in plastic basins, I'm recycling clothes and zipping my puffer coat nice and tight when in public so nobody else can smell me aoaoaoaoao
Kostya the Wonder Dog doesn't mind as he is pretty confident he won't be getting a Chinese New year bath this year  ababababab
My place is supposedly called one of the Furnace Cities....Wuhu!!!!
R and Dirty Dog Kostya
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on February 01, 2016, 11:53:00 AM
Water's out campus-wide since about 6pm. There's snow on the ground. Overnight temp forecast as -1. So here's an interesting question: do I leave a faucet open or not? When the water is running, leaving a faucet dripping steadily reduces the risk of broken pipes. But what happens when the water's not running. The open faucet will suck air. Which is... okay?

Edit-to-add: I'm informed this is a city infrastructure problem, not some dumbass campus choice associated with all the construction going on lately. No water until tomorrow, 5pm. (How can they know the time? I'm guessing dumbass city infrastructure choice.)

And household pipes burst, I'm informed by the internet, if they're outside, uninsulated, and temps immediately surrounding them hit -6.

Fingers and toes crossed. And if they turn off the power too, then eyes as well.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Isidnar on February 01, 2016, 01:03:32 PM
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Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: rattie on February 01, 2016, 01:36:11 PM
Calach, our pipes didn't freeze until it hit an ambient -15. But leaving your taps on slow drip makes no difference as it's not your place that will pop it's pipes, it will be the abandoned apartments around you  aoaoaoaoao

I can't wait for your reports of your water feature stairwells abababa Ah the cascading stairwell deluges have been fantastic, we had a couple of thaw days in between, they were useful as the engineering department (2 guys in Michelin Man pyjamas) were able to make ticks on their clipboards as they roamed about the housing area.

But being on a very small campus, there is only me, Kostya Dog, a couple of garbage collectors, two gate guards and the 'engineering department' living here at present, so I guess there's no rush to make repairs?

Went to a bathouse the other day, aiiyaaah, full house with people actually living there, due to many people losing power as well as water...let's count our blessings hey?
R and Kxx

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on February 01, 2016, 02:34:53 PM
The caveat on the -6 figure is it's for climates where subzero temps are uncommon and where facilities construction may not have taken such temperatures into account, leaving pipes exposed to the wind and whatnot. Also, long, long ago, there was a cold snap here that did burst pipes, mine included, but which left one fellow with running water and people running up and down stairs carrying buckets from his house. As I recall, the pipes to different apartments popped at ground level at some junction. I seem to recall it was the meters themselves that broke. Maybe crappy plumbing will work in my favour this time around.

But yes, there are few blessing left to be counted. Eyes crossed, no stairwell fountains tomorrow.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on February 02, 2016, 05:00:06 AM
It's not just pipes, it's the whole city planning.

In the massive ice storm (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Chinese_winter_storms) years back, it was almost impossible to get to my front door. My apartment building sits on a hill and there is a long steep slope to walk/drive up to get to it. During the ice storm it was completely iced over and no one could get up the hill, even on foot. We would toboggan down the hill on our asses. There was nothing to hold on to and even crawling, people couldn't make it up. Watching the grandmothers trying to make it up was a cover your eyes uncomfortable spectacle.

Many of the roads have slopes and tight turns that do not take icy roads into account. Of course the city has no salt or sand trucks and there are no such things as snow tires. A real clusterf^ck in weather we just call January in southern Ontario.

No water, no power, can't get into the house. When you do, you need to turn the gas stove on and sit in the kitchen with the door closed for heat. No taxis or buses, couldn't get out of the city. We gathered on the streets burning crap (and I do believe much of what was burning was actual crap) I stayed with a girl I met that ran a China Mobile store. She couldn't go home for Spring Festival either. The store was not open for business but we stayed there. She had a stove and coal and we would just hang out there all day and keep each other warm at night. Almost a week of this.

This year is nothing. If my power or water went out, I could still leave or get a hotel room. I much prefer this week's weather to the freezing rain we had all last week.

(https://changshanotes.smugmug.com/photos/i-64t7mm2/0/XL/i-64t7mm2-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: babala on February 02, 2016, 06:14:14 AM
The sun is shining here today. The snow on the roads have melted (so I'm back driving around). We had a pipe burst last week but luckily they fixed it within 24 hours. The main place where it burst was on the steep hill going out the west gate. I don't like that hill when it's dry as it's at a 90 degree angle but the trucks trying to drive down it covered with ice.... mmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on February 02, 2016, 06:40:10 AM
Good god, AQI 515!   aaaaaaaaaa

There are six measuring stations in and around the city and most of them are reading 170 or so, merely "unhealthy". And indeed, the sun is out and the haze is see-through. But this one station a kilometer or so down the road is reporting 515, aka "hazardous". I'm really hoping it's someone blasting off fireworks right next to the measuring devices. This one station and one out by the reservoir do usually report about the same as everywhere else, but they do also routinely jump up higher and faster than the others too. It's sort of disappointing when you can literally see pollution in action and know that behind it is people probably visibly and obviously filling the air with shit.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on February 04, 2016, 05:01:25 AM
Finally some sunlight (after weeks of grey).  I'm hoping the living room makes it up to 15 or 16 degrees today.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Isidnar on February 04, 2016, 07:34:44 AM
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Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: rattie on February 04, 2016, 11:44:13 AM
We have water again  agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on February 06, 2016, 12:57:46 AM
Woohoo! AQI 91. Bright and sunny. PM2.5 finally came down out of the red. And tomorrow, official PM10 day all the fireworks. Actually, as far as fireworks go, it has been quiet around here. Too quiet.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Nolefan on February 06, 2016, 02:33:44 AM
yup.. haven't heard a single boum/bam so far in Beijing.
beautiful blue skies and a nice little (cold) breeze.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Stil on February 07, 2016, 01:16:48 PM
Changsha countryside has been absolutely beautiful these past couple of days and there has been a lot of bing-bang-boom.

*click images to view larger*

(https://changshanotes.smugmug.com/photos/i-HPcZHSM/1/X3/i-HPcZHSM-X3.jpg)

(https://changshanotes.smugmug.com/photos/i-J6hJtKc/2/X3/i-J6hJtKc-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on June 20, 2016, 03:57:50 AM
Hot. Overcast. So freaking humid you sweat sitting still. Whatever's going on down south, it's playing silly buggers with the weather here.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: dragonsaver on June 21, 2016, 12:27:30 AM
We just had a severe thunderstorm / tornado warning.   aoaoaoaoao Lost one branch of a tree but that is all I think.  Still too yucky out to go out to check on any other damage.  I think there was some hale, very heavy rain but I think we missed the tornado.  Still some thunder and lightning but nothing like it was an hour ago.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on June 21, 2016, 12:56:52 AM
Hot. Overcast. So freaking humid you sweat sitting still. Whatever's going on down south, it's playing silly buggers with the weather here.

Those of us down south call it "summer".

I'm waiting for the next BIG thunderstorm to run around the village taking pics.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on June 21, 2016, 03:57:38 AM
We just had a severe thunderstorm / tornado warning. 

Stay safe, DS
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on June 21, 2016, 10:49:25 PM
It's Winter here in Brisbane Australia. I really feel the cold because I'm on Blood thinners. My hands feel like ice blocks and I'm just getting over a runny nose which has left me with a cold sore under under my nose. I had my annual flu needle a couple of months ago.  What a shame we can't time travel and I could soak up some warmth for an hour and you folks could escape the bad storms. agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on July 11, 2016, 09:42:59 AM
OK.  We are officially in the HotSummer Times.  Temperatures reach mid-80s, but feel like mid-90s  qqqqqqqqqq  Step out of the shower, towel off, and the energy used starts you sweating  aoaoaoaoao A/C is pretty much the only answer, but that raises the electricity bill  bebebebebe to astronomical heights. Fans help.  Sort of.  A bit.  But mostly, it's DoAsLittleAsPossible and PrayForRain Time ananananan
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on July 12, 2016, 02:48:15 AM
GM, I'd be happy to ship you a little of the excess summer heat in DG.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on July 12, 2016, 11:57:26 PM
Thanks EL, I could sure use it. The temperature dropped in Brisbane last night so I will enjoy being in the warm today at the movies. bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on August 01, 2016, 11:06:36 AM
TYPHOOOOOOON!!!!!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: AMonk on August 01, 2016, 07:00:40 PM
Please stay safe :wtf:
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on August 01, 2016, 10:58:23 PM
El, sounds nasty mate. I reckon that you would be as prepared as you could be for any bad weather situations. bfbfbfbfbf By the way, just don't go running naked in the streets, because it might end up on the NEWS in OZ! uuuuuuuuuu
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on August 01, 2016, 11:53:50 PM
Aw man, I should have read GM's advice sooner. ahahahahah

So far, it's not too bad.  Light rain and breezy. According to weather.com, the winds should start ramping up and the thunderstorms will kick in around 2-ish.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on August 02, 2016, 10:25:21 PM
Keep us updated EL! bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on August 03, 2016, 01:56:15 AM
It's wet.  Some of my sorghum broke in the wind.  Other than that, no damage here.

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on August 17, 2016, 10:26:52 AM
Sweat and hottie.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Isidnar on August 17, 2016, 03:56:27 PM
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Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on August 18, 2016, 12:42:42 AM
Warm and wet. afafafafaf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on September 28, 2016, 11:46:51 PM
Couple days ago temps were in the 30s. Today it's suddenly 16 degrees Celsius. There's cold rain and 30km/h wind. And pigeons. Still with the pigeons. Is there no environment they can't ruin?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on September 29, 2016, 04:08:10 AM
Still with the pigeons. Is there no environment they can't ruin?

Harbin in the winter?
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on September 29, 2016, 04:43:22 AM
Pigeons and doves are distributed everywhere on Earth, except for the driest areas of the Sahara Desert, Antarctica and its surrounding islands, and the high Arctic.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbidae


they want it all, man. They are a virus
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on September 30, 2016, 12:50:28 AM
Planning to buy an igloo in Antarctic for a pigeon-free retirement? ahahahahah

And in weather-related news, temperatures in DG have plunged to a very cold 24 C.  Authorities are reminding residents to make sure to dress warmly to avoid hypothermia.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on September 30, 2016, 04:08:36 AM
For preference I'd be warm. I guess it'll have to the Sahara.

Or anywhere else and a shotgun.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on October 03, 2016, 03:53:08 AM
Wouldn't work.  At the rate pigeons can breed, you'd never have enough ammo to kill them all. bababababa
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cruisemonkey on October 03, 2016, 12:44:42 PM
CP should become a Buddhist and be reincarnated as a peregrine falcon.

Anyway... it warmed up to over 32 drgrees today a little south of Zhengzhou after a few days of fall cooling and intermittent rain.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on October 29, 2016, 06:09:33 AM
Well it's wet and windy and below 10 deg C, but the PM2.5 AQI just dropped into the green for the second time in two days, making it a clean, green sweep: PMs 2.5 and 10, dioxides nitrogen and sulfur, along with Ozone and carbon monoxide, all below 50. One forgets how weightless breathable air can be.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on November 09, 2016, 05:44:43 AM
Feels like about 28 or 29 here in beautiful Palolem.  There's a nice breeze off the ocean.  Waves seem a little less active today. (Got slammed hard in the surf yesterday)
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on November 22, 2016, 02:56:02 AM
Around 6pm yesterday the Air Quality Index blasted way up to a ludicrous 999. Tremendous amounts of PM10 had appeared somehow and most of it read as Sulfur Dioxide. There was no obviously widespread airpocalypse though. It was all very localised - sites a few kilometers away were still reading only red scores, merely unhealthy as opposed to hazardous. Apparently, what happened was still cold air sank down to here and brought all sorts of shit down with it, including a sudden drop in temperatures. Yesterday was - almost - shirt sleeve weather, and tomorrow it gonna snow.

 bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cruisemonkey on November 22, 2016, 04:18:18 AM
About 4" of snow (so far) here in Henan today... and it's comin' down! The pigeons are freezin' their little asses off.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on November 22, 2016, 07:40:20 AM
26. grey, and a bit rainy here in beautiful Dongguan.  I just hope it's not a cold front.  I'm hoping to schedule winter here for the next time I'm out of the country.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cruisemonkey on November 22, 2016, 09:58:31 AM
Now about 12" of snow... and got an email from the FAO - tomorrow is a 'snow day', classes cancelled.

ahahahahah Woo hoo! (Wed. is my 'busy day' with 6 hrs. of classes). No mention of 'make up' day... fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on November 23, 2016, 01:59:02 AM
24, grey, and drizzle.  Think that "cold front" is looking more and more possible. kkkkkkkkkk
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on November 24, 2016, 12:32:56 AM
0 degrees C

Still with pigeons.

Later today: sunny, with a certainty of pigeon.


WHY WONT THEY DIE!?!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on November 24, 2016, 03:53:09 AM
20 degrees and falling.  Getting a little chilly here.

Oh, and no sign of pigeons anywhere in the village.  They all migrated to Calach's place. ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on November 28, 2016, 05:59:41 AM
Clouds of midges.

Temp dropped like a stone Thursday to 0 degrees, and has stayed pretty cool since, but yesterday was sunny, and today is sunny and in the teens, and the spring bugs have lost their minds and birthed themselves early. They're everywhere in tightly packed clouds, sticking to your clothes, in your hair, up your nose.

And if I didn't know better, I'd say they chased away the pigeons. I don't know which side to root for.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on November 29, 2016, 02:57:01 AM
I have some very bad news for you.

Pigeons have mutated.  Those aren't insects swarming you.  Those are clouds of tiny pigeons.

Wait until they are a little bigger and they'll start making noise.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on January 29, 2017, 02:23:42 AM
AQI down from Hazardous to a mere Very Unhealthy for Everyone. Woohoo. Choke that Nian right out of our year!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cruisemonkey on February 06, 2017, 07:00:02 AM
Here in Kep on the Cambodian Riviera, it's 32 degrees and partly cloudy - a lot better than the -4 with haze back home in Zhengzhou.  ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on February 21, 2017, 05:12:34 AM
And we're back up to 24 again.  I love the tropics. ababababab
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on May 06, 2017, 07:27:48 AM
After 2 weeks of unprecedented clear skies, stunning vistas and air so lightweight you could breath it all day long and not get tired....

AQI: 433 and rising.

"Everyone should avoid all outdoor exertion"

 bibibibibi
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cruisemonkey on May 08, 2017, 04:41:15 AM
Above 400 everyone should avoid breathing!
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on May 08, 2017, 05:18:28 AM
27 degrees and pleasantly breathable air in beautiful Dongguan today. agagagagag agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on July 08, 2017, 04:42:44 AM
About this time of year the weather starts coming up from the south, seems like. Days and days of southerly wind seems to clear the pollution right out. The skies have been remarkably clear for several days and are forecast to stay so. (It's both eye-opening and depressing to see all you can see on a clear day that you can't see from the same location on a normal day...) Lots of humidity too, and some rain. Seems like there's been a lot of rain elsewhere too because the lake is about 2m higher than usual, which is a damn lot of extra water. The walkways at the water's edge are all submerged. You used to be able to look over the edge of those railings and see where the walkway supports stood out in dry dirt. In the city proper, there are actually a few places I'd normally ride my bike that are underwater too - very low lying parts of small roads that have poor drainage, and are now waist deep. At least one large new road is closed due to water damage. On the other side of the city there are boats tied up an arm's length from walkway railings where they used to be a long stone's throw away. All this water is undoubtedly really bad news for some people, but it's actually not much higher than it should be. We've just gotten used to drought levels, I think.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on July 10, 2017, 03:24:34 AM
Hot and often rainy in DG this summer.  Thankfully, years and years of digging up streets for drainage improvement has paid off.  There's still some localized flooding in a few intersections during heavy storms, but it doesn't last long.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on July 24, 2017, 01:43:24 AM
Daytime temps have been low 30s (celsius) for a while. AQI rarely over 150, and quite often under 100 (aka damn clear skies and startlingly breathable air). Forecast temps for the next few days will hit 40 celsius during the day.

So, yeah, of course, now that the lake is flooded and the there's water, water everywhere, why yes city management, now would be an excellent time to turn off the mains supply for three days.

 ababababab llllllllll llllllllll llllllllll llllllllll llllllllll llllllllll llllllllll
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on January 27, 2018, 08:22:21 AM
Holy shitballs, weather underground is forecasting -10 Celsius (OR LOWER!) minimum temps for the next week. Maximums are 0 or higher but geewilickers I don't know that I've ever seen a week like that here (or anywhere). Dear Lord Mao, please don't turn off the electricity this coming seven days, m'kay? I'd really like the water to stay running too but if it's a choice, leave me my air conditioner...

Dear Friends, if you don't hear from me again, you'll know I jinxed it.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cruisemonkey on January 27, 2018, 03:15:38 PM
-8 and snow. Brrrrrrrrr.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on January 27, 2018, 11:37:08 PM
Heavy snow in central, southern China wreaks havoc on travel (https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/heavy-snow-in-central--southern-china-wreaks-havoc-on-travel-9902240)

Heavy snow continued to affect parts of China on Saturday, closing highways, causing train and flight cancellations, and even interrupting the final of a soccer match between Vietnam and Uzbekistan in a southern Chinese province.[

In central Hubei province, sections of more than 30 highways were closed due to icy conditions, while the number of passing vehicles were restricted, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

The three railway stations in Wuhan, Hubei's provincial capital, also cancelled more than 100 train trips.

As of 11:30 a.m. (0330 GMT), 95 flights had been cancelled at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, stranding about 1,200 passengers.

The airport at Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, had also cancelled 30 flights as of 10:50 a.m.

In Changzhou city in southern Jiangsu province, the second half of the Under-23 Asian Cup final was interrupted for an hour on Saturday afternoon as snow covered the soccer pitch and the mercury dipped to freezing.

Vietnam, long seen as an underdog, has defeated Australia, Iraq and Qatar to face Uzbekistan in the final, cheered on by Vietnamese at home and at the Changzhou Olympic Sports Centre.

On Friday, a unit of China's State Oceanic Administration issued a blue alert for sea ice in a key port area in the north of the country, potentially disrupting commodities shipments.

The snowy conditions are expected to ease in the coming week, although temperatures will remain frigid.



Shades of 2008
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cruisemonkey on January 28, 2018, 02:00:59 AM
Pussies! I Canada we played soccer in the snow.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on January 28, 2018, 06:56:45 AM
-4C when I went out walking two hours ago. (-2C when I got back just now.) Last night's snow has become today's solid inch of ice. Today's snow is powder over the top. Very slidy. Lots of raised hands on the sidewalk. Even the drivers are going slow. Little bit of sun right now, enough to make squinty snow glare. But tonight....

Tonight is to be -8C.  aoaoaoaoao
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: cruisemonkey on January 29, 2018, 01:41:21 PM
Almost the same just out of Zhengzhou -7.

Two more nights in freezing-cold China and I'm off to retire in tropical Phu Quoc, Vietnam.  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on January 30, 2018, 12:45:14 AM
Bon voyage, you lucky devil.

Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on January 30, 2018, 05:39:08 AM
Less than 10 outside. I'm not going out to get an actual reading.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on August 02, 2018, 01:16:47 AM
Feels like an oven.  Weather guessers say it's 31, but feels like 37.  Supposed to get to 33 today.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on December 30, 2018, 02:27:01 AM
Several inches of snow overnight. -3C says the weather app. Decided to go biking.

Didn't get far. Too much ice. Riding in the grooves cut by cars and trucks was fine, not even all that cold (I had plastic bags on my feet inside my shoes). But riding up the mashed snow left at the sides of the grooves was problematic - okay if it was just mashed, but very slidy if it had frozen. I was eventually going to have some accident as I got more worn out so turned around and skidded on back to the ranch.

Pffft
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on December 31, 2018, 01:50:46 AM
Twelve degrees and grey skies here in the usually tropical Dongguan.  Too cold for my tastes.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on April 07, 2019, 08:22:01 AM
It's sneezin season again. Hot dry winds blowing pollen from the four corners of the globe right straight up my nose and I'm doing my best to blow it out my eyeballs
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on April 22, 2019, 06:46:34 AM
After days of massive downpours, there's finally some sunlight. agagagagag
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on May 06, 2019, 02:12:33 AM
After pushing up to 30 degrees a few times in April, some sort of late cold front came in.  Highs have been 22-23 for about a week or so.  Plenty of rain and not quite enough sunlight.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on February 15, 2020, 09:40:27 AM
Thursday - 19 degrees, so humid the floors were wet, so hot the gate guards said shocked oh! at the sweat upon my brow (and shot a forehead temperature gun at me that said 35.5, natch).

Saturday -

SNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...

And 0 degrees


The cold, apparently, is not over.
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on February 17, 2020, 07:34:53 AM
All the way down to 8 overnight.  I may have to find my socks. ahahahahah
Title: Re: Weather Check
Post by: Granny Mae on February 17, 2020, 11:53:32 PM
It has been getting up to about 35 degrees here in Brisbane Australia. I go out to the Shopping Centre, the Movies or to "The Den" to be in the air conditioning. When I am putting on my makeup, perspiration is already starting to form on my face. When I come home in the afternoon, I sit and watch TV with a cloth in my hand, to wipe off the perspiration dripping down my face. I have an air conditioner in my bedroom and  ceiling fans in a couple of other rooms. I don't use them much because they blow things (like loose paper) around. I also have insulation in my roof to help keep down the effects of extreme weather conditions. bfbfbfbfbf