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Old 11-02-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Today, we hit 30.5 C/87 F under sunny skies.
I left all the windows shut in my room before I left for work,
to see how high the indoor temperature would get.

When I returned home from work around 4:30pm it was 33.0 C/91.5 F inside.
Oddly, I did not have a desire to open windows, though it had probably dropped to 28-29 C/ (82-84 F) outside.

The dewpoint today was 13.3 C/56 F.
Our high temp of 30.5 C with a 13.3 C dewpoint made the humidity 35%
So inside my room at 33 C, it was probably 30% humidity, perhaps less.

I have some Halloween chocolate that was very-soft, but not yet liquified; perfect!

If it never got more humid than today,
I think I could be happy setting my air-conditioning at 34 C/92-93 F all summer.
And that cooling would not be so much about my indoor comfort,
but more so a reasonable temperature to keep appliances at, so they don't work too hard.

I wonder if what I crave inside is a particular heat index.
Back in Toronto, I found 28 C to be a nice indoor temp,
and 29 C indoors might have been sweatier than 33 C in SW Australia.

Currently, at 8:30pm it is 30.5 C/87 F inside
I'm sitting in a t-shirt and shorts... shirt collar stuck to my neck, while I sip a nice hot cup of tea! (for %*#'s and giggles)
I wonder what that will make people think, members who say I might be overwhelmed by the heat of Darwin.

Feel free to comment however you like.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I will often put the central heating up to 30C, it feels very comfortable for a short while until it becomes oppressive and I end up opening all the windows, then it ends up too cool! For me around 21 - 25C indoors is perfect, without feeling too warm.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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26-29 is perfect, higher gets sweaty, lower is okay until about 21, below which I tend to turn on the heating.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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I find the maximum temperature for indoor comfort is 85F. I'm often sitting in shorts and no shirt at that point. I've managed at 87F or 88F but it's starting to get a bit much at that point. The room I had at the time had south facing windows so the sun was often aimed near my desk, making it feel a bit worse (like I was at a beach). I'd prefer to leave the windows open and let my room get a few degrees hotter rather than not have the air move.

I've never seen my room go above 88F or so. Perhaps it was because I was on the first floor? But I did get a lot of direct sun. If we had daytime highs of 88F there's no way my room reach in the 90s. Houses here have thick walls and take a while to heat up.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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With low humidity (such as below 50%) I wouldn't mind it up to about 28C. Any warmer and I'd have to remove layers of clothes.

The usual combination in my computer room is about 22C and 60% humidity which is a good combination with the high amount of clothes layers I wear.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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This reminds me of an episode of Curb your enthusiasm where Larry, Leon and Loretta were discussing what the ideal indoor temperature.

Im with Larry on this. No more than 23 celsius, ideal will be between 20-23. I think i keep my house (i have no heat only an electric stove) at around 18 in winter and im fine. Summer withouth air conditioning must be around 30 indoors, so when i buy my A/C im gonna be keeping the house at around 23 in summer, 20 in winter.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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What do the heat indexes average in Darwin in the summer?
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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What do the heat indexes average in Darwin in the summer?
Define "Darwin summer."

The "build-up season" is hotter than the normal southern hemisphere summer months of Dec, Jan and Feb.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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This reminds me of an episode of Curb your enthusiasm where Larry, Leon and Loretta were discussing what the ideal indoor temperature.

Im with Larry on this. No more than 23 celsius, ideal will be between 20-23. I think i keep my house (i have no heat only an electric stove) at around 18 in winter and im fine. Summer withouth air conditioning must be around 30 indoors, so when i buy my A/C im gonna be keeping the house at around 23 in summer, 20 in winter.
No more than 23 C? I might want gloves and a sweater.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:32 PM
 
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Ok then lets say most humid month.
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