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Post by BedokAmerican » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 1:43 pm

You're right about the weather being a topic they don't understand.

I was in a lift yesterday and the man in there asked when I moved to Singapore and I said during the summer. He then got a really confused look on his face and said, "Summer?"

I then said, "August" and he said, "oh, ok."

I then mentioned something like it being summer year around here because it's always hot, and he was so confused. I then just shut up because the conversation was hopeless and the lift landed.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 2:22 pm

Seems to me it was "you" who doesn't understand. They don't have summer here and you are in "their" country, not them in yours. :-k
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Post by Addadude » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 2:39 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Seems to me it was "you" who doesn't understand. They don't have summer here and you are in "their" country, not them in yours. :-k
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Post by bgd » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 3:45 pm

Talk weather all you like. Just don't believe a word they say.

"It's not going to rain. Lived here all my life. Trust me."

5 minutes later it's a tropical downpour.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 3:54 pm

Where I work, out here in the devil's triangle between jurong east, Bkt Batok & Clementi you can set your watch in the afternoon by the thundershower that hit's with uncanny regularity every bloody day. It can be a beautiful sunny day all day long and at 3:30~4:00 pm here comes the clouds and thunder and by 6 is usually all over and done with. Unless the rest of the island has rain, then it rains here ALL day.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 4:39 pm

Afternoon comes, temperature drops, relative humidity rises = boom.

Why the surprise?

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 4:50 pm

JR8 wrote:Afternoon comes, temperature drops, relative humidity rises = boom.

Why the surprise?
Sometimes, it doesn't even wait for the afternoon temperature drop.
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Post by JR8 » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 5:00 pm

nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:Afternoon comes, temperature drops, relative humidity rises = boom.

Why the surprise?
Sometimes, it doesn't even wait for the afternoon temperature drop.


Storms that barge in during the day are the meteorological equivalent of Rambo entering a gay bar.

Consider.

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Post by zzm9980 » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 6:48 pm

JR8 wrote:equivalent of Rambo entering a gay bar.

Consider.
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Post by JR8 » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 7:27 pm

QED :lol:


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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 7:39 pm

alias "The Italian Stallion"? or "The Party at Kitty and Stud's"
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 6:01 am

The former yes, the latter...(squinting)

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 8:29 am

JR8 wrote:Afternoon comes, temperature drops, relative humidity rises = boom.

Why the surprise?
Middle-West area looks typically like this:
8-10am first shower that lasts till ~11-12 (probably every 2nd day but some time it can continue this fashion for a few months)
Later we join the SMS weather zone.

Any theory? :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:28 am

I've been working out here in the debils triangle for 8 years, and don't have a clue as to why this particular area is like this. But it has something meteorologically similar out in Seletar area. There, it is the lightening strike centre of Singapore. And I've got a couple of harrowing tales about that as well (lived there for 15 years).
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Barnsley » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:03 am

Just read that following the Yale-NUS tie up , "No topics are Off Limits!"

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