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OFFLINE   Tom #41

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 07:06 PM

QUOTE (NewsWorld @ Sep 8 2005, 07:02 PM)
Imagine if Mark and MorningDude had kids  eek.gif


laugh.gif silly.gif biggrin.gif smile.gif

OFFLINE   Big Dan #42

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 07:08 PM

QUOTE (NewsWorld @ Sep 8 2005, 07:02 PM)
Imagine if Mark and MorningDude had kids  eek.gif


Thank god that's not possible... mischievous.gif biggrin.gif

Could be worse....

Me and anyone else with kids! eyepopping.gif crazy.gif scared.gif
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OFFLINE   MelbourneTV #43

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 07:30 PM

QUOTE (MorningDude @ Sep 8 2005, 06:06 PM)
Oh? Wheres this info from? Because I have the average Perth Rainfall as 861.0mm. And Im a weather nut!


BOM website.
It was quite hard to get the CBD averages etc as the BOM doesnt have weather stations in many CBDs...

OFFLINE   TV_Expert #44

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE (splashmo @ Sep 8 2005, 07:47 AM)
I don't think you can judge a city's climate by its extreme fluke temperatures... You need averages to get an accurate picture.



QUOTE (MorningDude @ Sep 8 2005, 10:17 AM)
Averages work well for somewhere like Sydney and Brisbane. But dont give a clear picture in Perth. Our 30' average in December would be made up of 35' and 25' days. Melbournes summers are usually made up of 20' and 35' days.


There are BOM statistics that shows how many days on average that the maximum temperatures go above 30'C, 35'C & 40'C.

Here is the list of the capital cities (exc. Darwin because its climate is a bit too obvious for comparison purposes) which gets the average amount of days were maximum temps go above 30'C, 35'C & 40'C respectively:
Sydney - 15, 3, 0
Camden (near Campbelltown) - 51, 14, 2
Canberra - 30, 5, 0
Melbourne - 30, 10, 1
Hobart - 6, 1, 0
Adelaide - 53, 18, 2
Perth - 58, 19, 2
Brisbane - 50, 4, 0
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OFFLINE   Big Dan #45

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 05:17 PM

Today was gorgeous outside! Around 22-23C....Shirt and shorts weather
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OFFLINE   Mawk #46

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 08:09 PM

After all that Brisbane isn't even going to be 27'C and 29'C this weekend

Brisbane
Saturday 26'C
Sunday 25'C
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Posted 09 September 2005 - 08:33 PM

QUOTE (mawk @ Sep 9 2005, 08:09 PM)
After all that Brisbane isn't even going to be 27'C and 29'C this weekend

Brisbane
Saturday 26'C
Sunday 25'C


In Sydney, it will be cooler than first expected in coastal areas with 25'C (5'C above September average) for tomorrow (Saturday). However, in the western suburbs, it will be slightly warmer than first expected with a top temperature of....wait for it....28'C (6'C above average)! eek.gif
All of Sydney will cool down to 23'C (3'C above average) on Sunday.

In other cities for Saturday & Sunday, respectively:
Canberra - 18'C (2'C above avg.) & 13'C (3'C below avg.)
Melbourne - 19'C (2'C above avg.) & 15'C (2'C below avg.)
Hobart - 17'C (2'C above avg.) & 12'C (3'C below avg.)
Adelaide - 16'C (3'C below avg.) & 15'C (4'C below avg.)
Perth - 17'C (3'C below avg.) & 20'C (on avg.)

Mawk, in case you're interested in how the temperatures are compared with the average, the September maximum average in Brisbane is 24'C. wink.gif
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OFFLINE   MelbourneTV #48

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 10:12 PM

24.6* yesterday, 19 overnight (21* at midnight) and 24 today.
Great weather - shame its turning nasty over the weekend - atleast its going to rain though because we do need it.

OFFLINE   Jac2287 #49

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 10:16 PM

QUOTE (MelbourneTV @ Sep 9 2005, 10:12 PM)
24.6* yesterday, 19 overnight (21* at midnight) and 24 today.
Great weather - shame its turning nasty over the weekend - atleast its going to rain though because we do need it.

It has been nice but very humid no.gif

OFFLINE   TV_Expert #50

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 02:42 PM

Today, in the Western suburbs of Sydney, it got up to 30'C, with Holsworthy (near Liverpool) peaking at 31'C! hot.gif

Even Brisbane & SE Queensland was cooler than most of Sydney. Brisbane peaked at 25'C & Ipswich peaked at 26'C.
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OFFLINE   TV_Expert #51

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 09:00 PM

On Thursday & Friday, expect another wave of warm weather coming to Sydney.
On both days, Sydney can expect a top of 25'C (5'C above average) while in the western suburbs, it will get up to 27'C (5'C above average) on Thursday & 28'C (6'C above average) on Friday.
In other cities on Thursday & Friday, respectively:
Canberra - 21'C (5'C above avg.) & 20'C (4'C above avg.)
Melbourne - 23'C (6'C above avg.) & 20'C (3'C above avg.)
Hobart - 18'C & 18'C (3'C above avg.)
Adelaide - 21'C (2'C above avg.) & 23'C (4'C above avg.)
Perth - 20'C (on avg.) & 18'C (2'C below avg.)
Brisbane - 25'C (1'C above avg.) & 27'C (3'C above avg.)

It seems to me that the weather in Sydney at this time of the year is more closely linked with Brisbane than with the southern cities (inc. Perth).
Personally, I'd rather have a more distinct Spring weather than 'Summer coming 3 months early in September' weather at this time of the year that we have in Sydney. silly.gif
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OFFLINE   TV_Expert #52

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE (MorningDude @ Sep 20 2005, 11:40 PM)
Yea I hate how Sydney and Brisbane start their summer just after winter has ended. I would hate that.


I totally agree with you, MorningDude. I just hate how as soon as winter ends, summer begins. It's like as if Sydney & Brisbane only has two seasons: Summer & Winter.

This is why I prefer to live in a more southern city, preferrably either Canberra, Melbourne or Hobart. Their climate shows that its temperatures are very appropriate for this time of the year, as it's the case.
Adelaide & Perth can get a bit too hot in the summer for my liking.

Just checking the BoM weather forecast, and the western suburbs of Sydney will get as high as 29'C on Friday & Sunday! We will be as warm as Ipswich on the same days! hot.gif
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OFFLINE   MelbourneTV #53

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 08:14 PM

21.5 today in Melbourne CBD, 23 tomorrow smile.gif

Hopefully it will be a warm night tomorrow too - nothing like sitting out the back at the pub!!! So sick of having to crowd up to get warm.

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 03:24 PM

This from smh.com.au....

QUOTE
Sydney faces dengue fever threat, warns report
By Stephanie Peatling and AAP
September 22, 2005 - 1:47PM


Up to 15,000 Australians could die each year from heat stress, and dengue fever could spread as far south as Sydney by the end of the century unless greenhouse gas emissions are cut, a new report warns.

A joint report by the Australian Medical Association and the Australian Conservation Foundation found growing temperatures would lead to increased poverty rates, more migration and large scale population movement in the Asia Pacific.

The report urges immediate action by governments and individuals to counter the threat.

The two groups called for the greater use of renewable energy, mandatory biofuel blends, and an effective, national emissions control program.

AMA president Mukesh Haikerwal said there had to be a national response to climate change and its effects on human health.

"Projected heat-related deaths to 2100 could be halved with strong policy action and, while the zone for potential dengue transmission is likely to move south to Rockhampton or Gympie, it would stay north of [the] more heavily populated south-east Queensland, coastal NSW and metropolitan Sydney," Dr Haikerwal said.

"Failure to dramatically cut carbon dioxide emissions will leave the world with serious environmental and health problems."

ACF president Professor Ian Lowe said urgent action to curb climate change could save thousands of lives in Australia and reduce the suffering of millions in the Asia-Pacific region.

"Co-ordinated action from governments, business, and the community to reduce greenhouse gas and air pollution is essential if we are to protect the health of all Australians and the wider global community," he said.

The report's co-author, Australian National University epidemiology expert Rosalie Woodruff, said the potentially fatal dengue disease, transmitted to humans by the aedes aegypti mosquito, affected about 240 people a year in Australia.

Its current risk zone extends south to around Broome in the west and Cape York in the east.

However Cairns, in far north Queensland, has had significant outbreaks in recent years.

Under the worst-case scenario in a warmer climate in 2100, the disease would encompass Brisbane and the coastal strip south to Sydney.

The dengue fever risk would be much worse in developing countries, Dr Woodruff said.

"We can say that it's very likely that climate-change impact in those countries would be much more severe than in Australia," she said.

Dr Haikerwal said greenhouse gases, caused by burning fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal, were predicted to lead to average temperature increases of 6 degrees by 2100.

"We're not just talking about a longer summer or a shorter ski season," he said.

"Climate change will damage our health. People will get sick as a direct result. People will die in larger numbers as our earth, our world, our home, heats up."

He said about 1100 people over the age of 65 died each year in Australia due to high temperatures.

"But we could be looking at 8000 to 15,000 deaths by the year 2100," he warned.

Other adverse health effects could come from extreme weather such as flooding, droughts and cyclones.

Dr Haikerwal supported the move to add 10 per cent ethanol to petrol and 20 per cent biodiesel to diesel, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.

He called on the Federal Government to set a mandatory renewable energy target of 10 per cent by 2010, a call backed by environmental groups.

But he said the AMA commended the Government for its Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate with five other countries.

"Here's hoping that this partnership is more than hot air," he said.

"It has the potential to be significant in terms of benefits to the world."

AAP

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OFFLINE   Mawk #55

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 03:03 PM

Melbourne's predicted temperature today
18'C
Really Spring weather :sarcastic:
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Posted 29 September 2005 - 05:18 PM

QUOTE (mawk @ Sep 29 2005, 03:03 PM)
Melbourne's predicted temperature today
18'C
Really Spring weather  :sarcastic:


Then do you call Sydney's forecast for Sunday & Monday a Spring weather? mischievous.gif
On both days, we can expect up to 29'C in Western Sydney (25'C in city & coast), which is really more of a summer weather. hot.gif
Canberra will be warm as well, with a top of 25'C on Sunday, cooling down to 22'C on Monday.
Adelaide will be warm as well with 25'C & 26'C, respectively.
Melbourne, Hobart & Perth will have temperatures hovering around the high teens/low 20s.
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OFFLINE   MelbourneTV #57

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 06:23 PM

QUOTE (mawk @ Sep 29 2005, 03:03 PM)
Melbourne's predicted temperature today
18'C
Really Spring weather  :sarcastic:


That actually is warmer than the average. The seasons are changing, thats why its unstable atm. We're moving from the winter pattern to a summer one - and the storms are a result of the atmosphere being unstable.

Someone with more experience in what they're talking about, take over now wink.gif

OFFLINE   Mawk #58

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 06:37 PM

QUOTE (TV_Expert @ Sep 29 2005, 05:18 PM)
Then do you call Sydney's forecast for Sunday & Monday a Spring weather?  mischievous.gif
On both days, we can expect up to 29'C in Western Sydney (25'C in city & coast), which is really more of a summer weather. hot.gif
Canberra will be warm as well, with a top of 25'C on Sunday, cooling down to 22'C on Monday.
Adelaide will be warm as well with 25'C & 26'C, respectively.
Melbourne, Hobart & Perth will have temperatures hovering around the high teens/low 20s.

Yeah same with up here in Brisbane
at the moment predicted temps:

Saturday Fine.
MIin 17'C Max 29'C

Sunday Fine.
Min 18'C Max 31'C

Monday Fine
Min 18'C Max 31'C


I guess after I come home from Athletics on Saturday I'll have to jump in the pool biggrin.gif

though at least it's great beach/swimming weather
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Posted 02 October 2005 - 05:26 PM

Tomorrow's top temperature in Western Sydney is going to be 33'C!!! eyepopping.gif eyepopping.gif
We're already having summer weather here in Sydney, yet its about two months away until its officially started! eek.gif
For tomorrow, Sydney will be as warm as Brisbane. Canberra will be relatively warm as well, with its top temperature of 24'C.
Other mainland capital cities like Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth will have normal on-average (October) spring temperatures around the low 20s.
Hobart's top temperature will only be 16'C, which is just over half of what the top temperature will be in Western Sydney. wink.gif

Edited by TV_Expert, 02 October 2005 - 05:27 PM.

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OFFLINE   MelbourneTV #60

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 05:41 PM

26* is forecasted for Melbourne's CBD on Tuesday. smile.gif