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Old 03-26-2024, 08:32 AM
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Default :) In summer can you fry an egg on bitumen or a dark tin roof in Penrith?

Frying an egg directly on bitumen or a dark tin roof in Penrith during summer is possible, but it depends on a few factors:

Peak Summer Temperatures: Penrith's average maximum temperature in summer (December - February) is around 28C (82F). However, heatwaves can push temperatures well above that, sometimes exceeding 40C (104F).

Heat Absorption of the Surface: Bitumen and dark tin roofs absorb heat readily, and their surface temperature can be significantly higher than the ambient air temperature on a hot day. Studies have shown that road surface temperatures can reach up to 60C (140F) under extreme conditions. Dark tin roofs can also become very hot, potentially exceeding 50C (122F).

Cooking Time and Sunny Conditions:
Egg Yolk Coagulation: Egg yolks begin to thicken and solidify at around 62C (144F).
Egg White Coagulation: Egg whites begin to set around 63C (145F).. If the surface temperature of the bitumen or roof is hot enough and you crack the egg directly onto it during the hottest part of the day with sustained sunshine, it could cook. However, it would likely take longer than on a conventional pan because the heat wouldn't be as evenly distributed.

Here's why it might not be a guaranteed success:

Short Contact Time: If you place the egg on the hot surface for a brief moment, it might only get warm or the whites might partially set before the heat source loses contact.

Heat Loss to Air: The bitumen or roof will also be losing heat to the surrounding air, which can slow down the cooking process.

Uneven Cooking: The heat wouldn't be as evenly distributed as on a cooking pan, potentially resulting in a partially cooked or unevenly cooked egg.

So, frying an egg on a hot bitumen road or dark tin roof in Penrith
during summer is technically possible.

 

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Old 05-08-2024, 12:29 PM
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Default This neighbourhood covered roads with reflective paint

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"In the summer of 2022, more than 1 million of square feet of roads in L.As Pacoima neighborhood were covered with solar reflective paint. Schoolyards, basketball courts, and parking lots were also painted, some with colorful patterns by a local artist. " read what happened

 

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Claude please list the hottest/record breaking Australian city/towns temperatures in January 2020

Penrith, Australia: 48.9C (120F) on January 4, 2020

This was a record high for the Sydney metropolitan area.


Onslow, Western Australia: 50.7C (123.3F) on January 13, 2020

This equaled Australia's highest reliably recorded temperature.


Port Augusta, South Australia: 49.5C (121.1F) on January 24, 2020

This was a record high for this location.


Ceduna, South Australia: 48.9C (120F) on January 24, 2020

Another local record high.


Mardie Station, Western Australia: 50.5C (122.9F) on January 13, 2020

This was close to the Australian national record.

 

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