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Just wondered, but the maximum temperature always seem high, 41°C +, does anyone know if this is right?

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On Saturday, 9 February 2019 09:55:41 UTC, Keith Harris wrote:
Just wondered, but the maximum temperature always seem high, 41°C +, does anyone know if this is right?

Keith (Southend)


Just checked from the beginning of the month, and found these maxima:
1 38.9
2 36.5
3 35.7
4 39.8
5 43.2
6 46.0
7 45.5
8 36.5

The site is located on the banks of the Namibia river on the border between Namibia and South Africa. Average maximum for February is 38, average minimum is 21. So, yes, I think the readings are reasonable.

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On Saturday, 9 February 2019 11:13:53 UTC, Freddie wrote:
On Saturday, 9 February 2019 09:55:41 UTC, Keith Harris wrote:

The site is located on the banks of the Namibia river

Sorry, I meant the Orange river - brain in different gear to hand! I also meant to say that I took a look on Google maps and it looks a pretty arid area - similar to Utah or Nevada.

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Op zaterdag 9 februari 2019 10:55:41 UTC+1 schreef Keith Harris:
Just wondered, but the maximum temperature always seem high, 41°C +, does anyone know if this is right?


Wikipedia seems to confirm what Freddie has said https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vioolsdrif

"The summer season lasts from August to April. It is very hot and there is no rain whatsoever. Vioolsdrif is officially one of the hottest places in South Africa; on 27 October 2015 a maximum temperature of 47°C was recorded ... temperatures above 30°C (are) measured on an average of 220 days of the year ... Daytime maximum temperatures above 43°C and nighttime minimums of 27°C are a regular feature in summer."

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On Saturday, 9 February 2019 13:27:31 UTC, Colin Youngs wrote:
Op zaterdag 9 februari 2019 10:55:41 UTC+1 schreef Keith Harris:
Just wondered, but the maximum temperature always seem high, 41°C +, does anyone know if this is right?


Wikipedia seems to confirm what Freddie has said https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vioolsdrif

"The summer season lasts from August to April. It is very hot and there is no rain whatsoever. Vioolsdrif is officially one of the hottest places in South Africa; on 27 October 2015 a maximum temperature of 47°C was recorded ... temperatures above 30°C (are) measured on an average of 220 days of the year ... Daytime maximum temperatures above 43°C and nighttime minimums of 27°C are a regular feature in summer."

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Thanks both Freddy and Colin, so ofen I have dismissed it in the South African data as it always seems to way out on it's own. But I will question it a little more subjectively now.

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Keith (Southend)


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