Good point on sharpness versus definition . . .
As far as temp up here (I'm in B.C., Canada), the temp this past week has been about -2C — pretty darned livable for winter here actually. It was -22C before Christmas. Now, 43C is just plain nasty, although we hit 40C here in our summer as well, which is your winter, of course.
And what the heck is a bingle?