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Australian Town Too Hot to Pump Gas

January 10, 2013

Ow:

IT was so hot in the South Australian outback town of Oodnadatta yesterday that the local servo stopped selling petrol.

The Outback town has been sweltering through one of its great heatwaves with the temperature soaring above 40 degrees every day this year, reaching a peak of 48.2 degrees yesterday.

“The ground, the building, everything is so hot, you walk outside and you feel it’s going to burn you,” Pink Roadhouse owner Lynnie Plate said.

Mrs Plate said the Roadhouse couldn’t serve unleaded fuel after midday because it was vapourising and wouldn’t pump in the extreme heat.

That 48.2 is of course Celsius – which is equal to 118.7 Fahrenheit.

It’s supposed to be hotter Sunday.

(Do they make an SPF-5,000?)

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• 118.7? Pshaw!

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Tim
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Tim

Here in Mississippi, during the summer the temp gets over 100* F, with a heat index that often rises past 120* F… Never has my gas vaporized while pumping.

Thom
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Thom

Wish we could go there and debunk this – thanks for the personal reports.

Steb – it gets above 118° in Vegas for weeks at a time?! Did not know this.

Steb Nalang
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Steb Nalang

In Las Vegas it is at or above 118 for weeks at a time, they still sell petrol there when it is that hot.

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