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in: jennycas; jennycas > 2018-04-02

Apr 2, 2018 6:19 AM # 
Looking forward to this in Guangzhou in late June (not).

Actually, 26+ dewpoint is at the top end of the scale for Darwin in April - don't think it's a record but probably not too far away. Will look it up at work tomorrow.
Apr 3, 2018 1:19 AM # 
Now checked - the 27.2 at 8.30 this morning looks to be the highest in April since at least 1958 (and I don't really trust the extreme high dewpoints that far back). There are a number of 27.0s which look legitimate, although none since 1990.

Sunday peaked at 26.8, and Monday at 26.5.
Apr 4, 2018 12:49 AM # 
Sunday's 26.8 mid-afternoon dewpoint was when it was about to rain (although the airport didn't record any precipitation, there were cloudbursts all around); would the theoretical dewpoint be exactly the same as the air temperature at a time when the relative humidity is exactly 100%, i.e. it is actually raining?
Apr 4, 2018 4:53 AM # 
At 100% humidity, dewpoint does indeed equal temperature. It can rain at humidity below 100% (it needs to be 100% at the height at which condensation is occurring, but not necessarily at the ground), but normally humidity will rise to near 100% if rain continues for any period of time. It will also be 100% (or very close to it) in fog.

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