record heat in the south of chile

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Re: record heat in the south of chile

Post by mem » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:20 am

admin wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:40 pm
why heat + humidity is so dangerious, and will get more dangerous:

https://slate.com/technology/2017/12/hu ... change.amp
Thanks for this, this is important information for dealing with high heat and humidity. Since it is so rare here it can be easy to underestimate the risk

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Re: record heat in the south of chile

Post by at46 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:00 pm

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9th region fires:

https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/nac ... ania.shtml
Apparently, Chile bought two Russian fire fighting aircraft with an option for three more. These things have their work cut out for them. https://es.rbth.com/economia/81641-chil ... bios-rusos

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Re: record heat in the south of chile

Post by HybridAmbassador » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:12 pm

35 degrees and whining! Every freaking year back home when summer strikes, we have over 40 C with horrible humidity ! Especially in downtown Tokyo concrete jungle, heat trapped during the day carries over throughout the night so when waking up next morning you start the day with high temp already. Older folks do not perceive high temperature heat as younger people so they go to sleep without A/C and found next day dead !
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Re: record heat in the south of chile

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Re: record heat in the south of chile

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Re: record heat in the south of chile

Post by at46 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:25 pm

HybridAmbassador wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:12 pm
35 degrees and whining! Every freaking year back home when summer strikes, we have over 40 C with horrible humidity ! Especially in downtown Tokyo concrete jungle, heat trapped during the day carries over throughout the night so when waking up next morning you start the day with high temp already. Older folks do not perceive high temperature heat as younger people so they go to sleep without A/C and found next day dead !
It's when you're acclimated to either heat or cold that makes it really hard to switch from one to the other.

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Re: record heat in the south of chile

Post by admin » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:35 am

I have lived in climates above 40 c and below -40 c, for years. not too interested in spending much time living at either extreme anymore. Pretty happy with my southern chile average temps of around 10 to 20 Celsius.

Although does make me inclined to go shopping for a property a bit futher south in the patagonia for the long-term, in the event these heat spikes become more common someday.

probably just the crazy amount of tourist around frutillar is more motivating to find a summer escape further south than the temp.
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Re: record heat in the south of chile

Post by mem » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:15 pm

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Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:35 am
I have lived in climates above 40 c and below -40 c, for years. not too interested in spending much time living at either extreme anymore. Pretty happy with my southern chile average temps of around 10 to 20 Celsius.

Although does make me inclined to go shopping for a property a bit futher south in the patagonia for the long-term, in the event these heat spikes become more common someday.

probably just the crazy amount of tourist around frutillar is more motivating to find a summer escape further south than the temp.
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing....was wondering how much further south I would have to go before the pendulum switched and I was dealing with year around below zero lol. I thought maybe Puerto Montt/Varas which is quite a bit further south than where I am in Araucania, but it sounds like it is still got the business end of the heat wave as much as we did. Much further south and other amenities begin to drop off the map of decadence. ; )

Ive been running this portable AC unit I got for the last 3 days nonstop. It has been a real lifesaver...worth every peso I paid for it. Something crazy...first 2 days the thing was pouring out water. I kid your not...it was producing 10-20 liters of water a day! We could hardly keep the drain pain from overflowing. Then by the third day it has hardly produced any water. We weren't even using the dehumidifier setting, just the ac setting. Apparently we had a ton of water in the air and now the unit has removed all this water from the air. It is soooo much more bearable in the house.
I am still just in awe that so much water was in the air, it almost seems impossible.

Fortunately the heat wave is over and it is returning to normal now. Yes living between 10-20C was something I took for granted. Now I am going to look into a serious five figure BTU split/wall mount ducted system and get it installed in the house. Then I can just use the 9K BTU portable one I have for my office when the need arises. Not sure how long the portable will last running at the 24/7 duty cycle though lol : )

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Re: record heat in the south of chile

Post by admin » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:44 am

short of antartica, or a glacier on top of a mountain, i dont think there is anywhere in chile that is near zero all year. even puerto natalias set a a record at a whopping 20+ celcius.

most of chile is a martime climate that is pretty stable all year around, just more or less rain depending on where you live. while we were having a heat wave in the south, in the far north dessert they were having flash floods.
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Re: record heat in the south of chile

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:46 am

Inland from the coast changes that stability. If I lived on the other side of this hill, it would easily have been 25-30 vs. 17-20.
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Re: record heat in the south of chile

Post by 41southchile » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:33 am

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Re: record heat in the south of chile

Post by mem » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:18 pm

Ah yes, I just saw this article today in the Washington Compost. Apparently it is not just us getting the heat wave. That makes me feel better for some reason. I feel for the people in Australia and South Africa getting it ever worse than Region 9 and the river and lakes regions due south.

South Africa wasn't mentioned in the article, but we know some people that live there and they have been contending with 46C!
Highest is got here was 36C, so I guess we should be counting our blessings. Adelaide OZ is around 116F...

So southern Chile has had it relatively easy for this heat wave. Even us inland lemmings ; )

Wowee I am loving this 9K BTU portable AC unit (procured from Falabella the Godfather)...I have been running it 24/7 since Sunday and it keeps our downstairs nice and cool. As I mentioned, after draining 20-30 liters of water out of the air it has stayed pretty bone dry on the water output the last few days. My computing equipment is happy as a clam...my computer fans are phoning it in and even my kids complain it's too cold...muhahahahaha :wink:

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