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OFFLINE   TV Addict #3861

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:08 PM

I only recently moved from Perth 4 months ago after living there for about 7 years. What I had noticed the past 2 summers it seems that it was rather more humid than usual untill about March then the dry heat was back.

Here in Yeppoon Qld the weather is same old same old , most days around 28-29 degrees with the occasional 30 deg day thrown in every 2 weeks. Humidity here is supposed to drop as low as 40 percent in the next 2 days . Two days ago the weather was the warmest in weeks with 32 degrees (feels like temp of 39 deg) , dew point of 27 deg and humidity percentages around the 90 mark. Add to that westerly winds that were light and it was like Rockhampton weather here.

Probably the hottest this summer was one day of 33 deg in December, overall about 10 days of temps of 30deg from December till now. No temps over 35 +

The great thing about on the coast is the seabreezes. No rain here I think till next week.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:45 AM

Sydney has faced its heaviest rainfall in 5 years this morning, causing flash flooding, which causes the city's transport system to grind to a halt. About 120mm fell on parts of the Sydney CBD, while 146mm fell in Merrylands near Parramatta in Sydney's west.

SMH article: http://www.smh.com.a...0308-1uld9.html

Edited by TV_Expert, 08 March 2012 - 11:46 AM.

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OFFLINE   TV_Expert #3863

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:50 PM

According to an ABC News item, Perth is currently sweltering through the 8th heatwave of the summer & autumn seasons, the first time such an event has happened since records began in 1897.
Link to the article: http://www.abc.net.a...atwaves/3882394

According to the BOM, Perth is currently nudging the 40°C mark as of 12:45pm WST. :hot:
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:53 PM

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OFFLINE   Matlock #3865

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:10 PM

Pretty mild summer in Brisvegas. Haven't needed the AC very much. Humidity is a bitch though- in PNG it was near 100% 24/7, with an afternoon thunderstorm everyday. Somehow I miss that...

Edited by tmorgan96, 11 March 2012 - 03:10 PM.


OFFLINE   bambbbam #3866

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:32 PM

http://au.news.yahoo...march-heatwave/

"Perth has had its hottest start to March on record.

Weather Bureau spokesman Neil Bennett said the average temperature so far was 35.4C compared with the monthly average of 29.6C.

The previous highest mean daily maximum from March 1 to 12 was 34.7C set in 1979. Only once this month did Perth's hottest daily temperature dip below 30C and Sunday was the hottest March day in five years at 41.1C....

Yesterday's scorching day broke another record: the gap between the minimum and maximum - 15.8C and 40.6C - was the biggest in WA since records began in 1897."

OFFLINE   TV Addict #3867

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:13 AM

BOM going for a lot of rain for Rockhampton and even more for Yeppoon on Sunday onwards. Currently predicting 100-150mm for Rockhampton and 200-300mm for Yeppoon.


http://forecasts.bsc...1318&chart_mode=

OFFLINE   TV_Expert #3868

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

From "Random Stuff" thread:

Anyone know when Summer will finish? 34 again here today and back to 33/34 next weekend.


For Perth, I don't know. Interesting fact here is that back on 1st May 2002 (nearly 10 years ago), Perth reached a top of 34.3°C, a month before winter starts!! :eyepopping:

Meanwhile, over on the East Coast, Sydney had quite a cool & windy day, where it reached a top of 19°C, whilst it reached 12°C in the Blue Mountains & Southern Highlands. It was snowing in the Snowy Mountains as well, where it reached only -1.5°C in Thredbo.
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OFFLINE   Squee! #3869

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:52 PM

Perth always has a summer "last hurrah" for a few days at some point between the 2nd week of april (i.e today and tomorrow) and the 1st week of May. Seems to be a fairly constant cycle.

OFFLINE   bambbbam #3870

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 12:07 PM

Coldest May morning in Perth for 98 years, down to 1.3

http://www.perthnow....u-1226366379911

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ONLINE   BJT #3871

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:55 PM

Coldest day in Melbourne for 4 years apparently… Its freezing!!

Edited by BJT, 25 May 2012 - 04:56 PM.


OFFLINE   bambbbam #3872

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:48 PM

Storms continue in Perth, though the wind doesn't yet seem to have hit the predicted 125 km/h

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:21 PM

Storms continue in Perth, though the wind doesn't yet seem to have hit the predicted 125 km/h

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Spent the night cringing in bed waiting for something horrid to happen but luckily it didn't.
It often seems that when the weather bureau forecasts calamity it's often not as bad as expected, but it's the sneaky un-predicted events that do the damage.

OFFLINE   Mike Retter #3874

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:01 PM

Apparently an El Nino thats coming meens we are back to droughts again..

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:57 PM

Spent the night cringing in bed waiting for something horrid to happen but luckily it didn't.


We call that the 'Flannery' effect. :laugh:

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:38 PM

I went to bed at 10pm, slept like a log. Saw a massive tree uprooted on the way to work today but not that much otherwise, but it was pretty much as predicted, peak winds weren't far off the predicted 125km/h.

OFFLINE   TV_Expert #3877

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:46 PM

From SMH:

Australia will be hotter and drier than normal this spring and summer as a weak El Niño pattern develops across the Pacific Ocean.
This will be in stark contrast to the past two years, which were dominated by La Niña conditions that contributed to heavy rainfall and cooler temperatures across much of the country, Weatherzone meteorologist Josh Fisher said.



Temperatures this spring and summer are expected to be near average or warmer for all capital cities - and are also likely to be warmer than temperatures in the past two years. These warmer days also come with in an increased risk of heatwaves, particularly for the southern capitals of Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra.

While heatwaves in Sydney are rarer, they cannot be ruled out. The city experienced an unexpected heatwave in February 2011, a strong La Niña year, which is usually associated with cooler conditions.



Read more: http://www.smh.com.a...0920-268ns.html
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OFFLINE   SydneyCityTV #3878

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:59 PM

Although I'll be cautious about the risk of bushfires and severe thunderstorm activity, if these El Niño weather conditions mean an actual summer in Sydney compared to the Summer Second Winter of 2011-12, I say bring it on! :)

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:23 PM

From SMH:

With spring in full swing, much of south-eastern Australia hasn't looked this green for years. Sydney's dam levels are well above 90 per cent while reservoirs serving Melbourne slosh over the 80 per cent mark.
But enjoy nature's bounty while it lasts. Much of the country's south-east recorded another below-average rainfall result for the key April to September period, and the Bureau of Meteorology is tipping warmer and drier-than-normal weather for the rest of 2012.



Read more: http://www.smh.com.a...1002-26wfp.html

Also, Sydney has recorded its first 30'C day of the 2012-13 'warm season' last Friday, in which it reached 33.2'C in the CBD. On that same day, only 3 hours drive away, Canberra reached only 18'C, which was at 9am. At 3pm last Friday, whilst Sydney CBD was at 31.2'C, Canberra was at just 15.2'C!! :cold:

The next few days will be very warm, with Friday to be the warmest, with the expected top of 30'C in the City/Coast & up to 33'C in the west. A bit too warm too early for my liking. :unsure:

I'm going over to Perth later this month, where it might be a bit cooler than Sydney at this time of year, despite the fact that it reached 34.3'C there yesterday. Over the next few days, unlike in Sydney, Perth will have real spring weather, with forecast temps at around the low to mid 20s. :)
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OFFLINE   TV_Expert #3880

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:45 AM

According to this following excerpt from today's Sun-Herald, Sydney is going to have a hot summer.

DON'T let this weekend's cool change fool you. The NSW summer is set to be one of the hottest in recent years.
As the El Nino weather pattern starts to move in for the summer months, senior meteorologist Ben Domensino from Weatherzone said this summer is expected to be hot, dry and riddled with tropical storms - with more 30-degree days expected than usual.
The Fire and Rescue NSW Assistant Commissioner, Jim Smith, said the fire brigade was already preparing for ''wild'' weather conditions, with the potential of flash flooding, thunderstorms and more fires expected than in the past two years.



Read more: http://www.smh.com.a...1006-2763a.html

Friday was quite a hot day in Sydney, where temps reached as high as 35-36'C in parts of the metro area. It reached 34.2'C in the CBD. The cool change arrived in Sydney's southern suburbs at Midday & was slowly progressively rolled out across the metro area, reaching the CBD at around 1pm, Liverpool at around 2pm, Campbelltown at around 2:30pm & Penrith at around 4pm. The cool change hit the Wollongong area at around 10am.

Edited by TV_Expert, 07 October 2012 - 08:49 AM.

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