Why We Are So Hot explains Tilligerry meteorologist Alan Gibson FEATURED Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Tilligerry Peninsular by News Of The Area - Modern Media - February 4, 2020 Alan Gibson: High sea temperatures add to our heat stress. RESIDENTS may very well wonder why Port Stephens has been so hot recently despite the cooling sea breeze from the north east kicking in on most days. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Tilligerry meteorologist Alan Gibson explains, “The Upper Hunter regularly gets temperatures in the high forties.” Mr Gibson said, “Our coastal temperatures are less but the THI (Thermal Heat index) is higher because the on-shore wind brings with it very high humidity. In fact the sea temperature hovers around 27 degrees at the moment and the wind picks up moisture which has an effect on the body. This makes us feel much hotter.” “It’s quite normal for the thermometer to read 39 degrees while the THI sits at 44 degrees,” he stated. “We’ve had far warmer days in the past but the humidity has made this year particularly uncomfortable,” Mr Gibson said.