weather in your local area tonight.


bretti_kivi

Link Posted 08/01/2010 - 19:42
.... -20, snow's stopped again for the time being. Hasn't been above zero since Christmas and that was the first time in a month.

Need it, though; got an ice track day on Saturday next week and some people coming over six weeks after that....

Bret
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my kit: K3, K5, K-01, DA 18-55, D-FA50 macro, Siggy 30/1.4, 100-300/f4, 70-200/2.8, Samsung 12-24/f4, Tamron 17-50, and lots of other bits.

Yollie

Link Posted 09/01/2010 - 08:32
No snow here either in Sunny / Cloudy South Africa, just rain rain rain................

Banjo

Link Posted 10/01/2010 - 23:41
bretti_kivi wrote:
.... -20, snow's stopped again for the time being. Hasn't been above zero since Christmas and that was the first time in a month...Bret

Here, 45 degs C (113 degs F) yesterday and more of the same to come today (high eighties F overnight). I'll swap with you guys for week or two!

We have some visitors in town arrived from London, just in the last few days: they can't get used to the sudden change in temperature.
Last Edited by Banjo on 10/01/2010 - 23:42

bretti_kivi

Link Posted 11/01/2010 - 09:31
it warmed up to -5.... yay! well, sort of - it means that the roads will be treacherous tonight as the rise is just enough to make sure they are absolutely mirror polished by the traffic.

Bret
my pics: link
my kit: K3, K5, K-01, DA 18-55, D-FA50 macro, Siggy 30/1.4, 100-300/f4, 70-200/2.8, Samsung 12-24/f4, Tamron 17-50, and lots of other bits.

i-Berg

Link Posted 11/01/2010 - 09:55
Still 39 degreees C at 9 pm or thereabouts - after a top of about 43 C today in Melbourne, Australia...

But all is not lost - if we're lucky it might cool down to 30 C tonight

Nasty business with icy roads in Europe though - at least the tyres here stick to the roads pretty well

Stay safe all,
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terje-l

Link Posted 11/01/2010 - 16:25
After weeks at -10 to -16 degrees and over half a metre of snow, it's rather mild today, only -6 degrees.

Btw, why don't you get some decent winter tyres, UK folks?

And I would not be without my ABS and ESP for a moment. Both work wonders on my Passat Diesel.
Best regards
Terry

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womble

Link Posted 11/01/2010 - 19:27
terje-l wrote:
Btw, why don't you get some decent winter tyres, UK folks?

Because we so rarely get so much snow / cold weather that the expense for one day a year is hardly worth it. A bit different this winter though

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bforbes

Link Posted 11/01/2010 - 19:47
I used to think that but the rubber in summer tyres don't work as normal if the road surface drops below 7 deg.C. So you might be better off for longer than you think on winter tyres.
Barrie
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bretti_kivi

Link Posted 11/01/2010 - 19:55
Quote:
the rubber in summer tyres don't work as normal if the road surface drops below 7 deg.C

^^ this.

Bret
my pics: link
my kit: K3, K5, K-01, DA 18-55, D-FA50 macro, Siggy 30/1.4, 100-300/f4, 70-200/2.8, Samsung 12-24/f4, Tamron 17-50, and lots of other bits.

bforbes

Link Posted 11/01/2010 - 23:16
bretti_kivi wrote:
^^ this.

Bret

Sorry I do not understand ^^
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

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bretti_kivi

Link Posted 12/01/2010 - 07:41
summer tyre rubber is set up for high temps and so below 7 or so (pick a number below 10), winter tyres work better. Conversely, winters wear faster in warmer conditions.

Viking winters are set up for -10 downwards so wear extremely quickly in 20degrees (2mm lost in 1000km).

Bret
my pics: link
my kit: K3, K5, K-01, DA 18-55, D-FA50 macro, Siggy 30/1.4, 100-300/f4, 70-200/2.8, Samsung 12-24/f4, Tamron 17-50, and lots of other bits.

08tiger

Link Posted 12/01/2010 - 07:45
Sun is out and it's 32c
C&C welcome.
Don.

PentaxRocks

Link Posted 12/01/2010 - 15:11
Blizzards, very heavy snow, drifts some as high a 7ft. It goes from bad to worse. Do not set foot in West Wales you may never get out
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Nikon D700 ,nikon 14-24mm f2.8, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR.

Father Ted

Link Posted 12/01/2010 - 15:16
Sounds fun!
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

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PentaxRocks

Link Posted 12/01/2010 - 15:27
Father Ted wrote:
Sounds fun!

It just came from no where, we had all the normal snow, then all of a sudden it was just like a wall of solid white, and winds hitting 55m/h.
Pentax K20D, Pentax 16-45, Sigma 50-300, Tamron 70-200 f2.8. Tamron 90 f2.8 macro, The Sigma Bigma.

Nikon D700 ,nikon 14-24mm f2.8, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR.
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