Stinker of a day

A very hot day with a strengthening northerly wind. A cooler gusty southwest change in the evening with raised dust and thundery showers to follow.

Min 19 Max 43

Bureau of Meteorology forecast for Sunday

They predicted that Sunday would be a stinker of a day – no less than 43 degrees in the shade (that’s 109 for you people in the undeveloped world still using Fahrenheit). Thankfully it didn’t get much higher than 36. 36 is high enough, of course, but is much better than 43, I can tell you.

It makes me somewhat doubt the abilities of the weather forecasters though. On Sunday morning they were still claiming it would be 43, even though it was pretty obvious to the average idiot in the street that it wasn’t going to be that high. I’m sure they recently installed a multi-gazillion dollar supercomputer to do this stuff.

Did it do them any good? Apparently not. Maybe they should stick to forecasting with a pair of dice. Maybe us taxpayers who paid for the thing could use the supercomputer while they do? I wonder if you can play games on it?

On the other hand, they were pretty much accurate at predicting the temperature in Mildura, which got to 46 degrees. Makes me want to go get a cold drink just thinking about it.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.