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Why is it so hot in Australia these days?

  1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
    Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years ago

    Temperature has been reaching 38-40 degrees Celcius in winters. Australians might know why.

    1. TerryGl profile image61
      TerryGlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well not so much in winter. That would be a rare event and outside the norm. Our temperature is all based on the high and low pressures over central Australia where it gets very hot. The winds from the pressure systems drag that hot air into areas that are at times cooler on average.

      In winter the pressure systems move south and then bring up the artic air.

      This might make it seem our climate is hot. As an Aussie though, we do enjoy our summers and the hot days. Bar B Q's, beer, beaches and the shade from an old eucalyptus tree. Nothing better ...

    2. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "These days" are in the middle of summer.

      It's summer right now in the southern hemisphere.

  2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    its summer there isnt it??

  3. Mike Lickteig profile image86
    Mike Lickteigposted 8 years ago

    that would certainly explain it....