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  1. Just confirming it never got higher than 10.3c in Sydney on Thursday ( at the long-running Observation Hill site, near the harbor )-- making it indeed the second coldest June day on record there. The coldest day for any month was 7.7c in July 1868. Sydney - Lowest daily maximum temperature for June ( records since 1859 ) 9.7.......1899.....13th 10.3......2021....10th 10.4......1995....21st 10.6......1935....30th 10.7......1893....25th 10.7......1874....26th
  2. I snapped the image from Meteye on Thursday afternoon. It shows the low readings across New South Wales which has been at the center of the first decent cold outbreak of the winter. Widespread snow settled across towns as low as 800m in New South Wales. Such a snow event happens once every second winter or so, but some places would have fared better, especially for snow depth. Sydney's maximum of 10.3c ( 7 below average ) was the coldest June day since 1899 - and second coldest June day in 163 years of records but it may exceed that before 9am Friday.
  3. Thank you, spent several years living over there, regretfully never made it that far north. Tasmania's west would be quite comparable to your location temperature wise I suspect, except the winter season. Hobart ( in the south east ) is one of the warmer spots on the island. It's a shame we don't get 'proper' winters down here but Tasmania is quite mountainous; a few elevated settlements with the most basic services get winters with all day frost and occasional snow. My future dream is to move upward...
  4. May - Hobart, Tasmania Very dry. A mean temperature anomaly of +0.3c above 1991-2020 or +0.8c above 1961-90 period. Mean maximum: 15.7 ( +0.5 ) Mean minimum: 7.8 ( +0.1 ) Rainfall: 17mm ( average 47mm ) Rain days ( +1mm ) : 4/from total 9 A very dry end to autumn with high pressure dominating across southern Australia and pressure building quickly behind occasional fronts. The coldest days were mostly dry. There were brief windows for settled snow on the mountain behind the city but totals were low. A dusting to near 700m into the 15th, a light covering to
  5. Autumn 2021: Near average climate condition in Australia. Rainfall +3% from long-term average, mean temperature a shade above 1961-90. Autumn ended with chilled clear sky across the south-east, quite a number of record low May minima on May 30-31. BoM. Autumn mean temperature anomaly ( 1961-90 ) : +0.3c March: +0.2 April: +0.2 May: +0.5
  6. April - Hobart, Tasmania A very dry month with a mean temperature anomaly of +0.7c above 1991-2020 or +0.6c above 1961-1990. This month included the hottest April day on record ( 3rd ). Mean maximum: 18.5 ( +0.6 ) Mean minimum: 10.1 ( +0.7 ) Rainfall: 24mm ( average 50mm ) Rain days ( +1mm ) : 6/from total 11 Hot and sunny ( 1st-3rd ) with a central Australia air mass drawn south from strong high pressure over east Australia. The 2nd was temporarily cooler behind a weak dry front. Dry weather continued up to the 9th in a mild to warm westerly wind but then
  7. March - Hobart, Tasmania Slightly wet with a mean temperature anomaly of +0.3c above 1991-2020 or +0.6c above 1961-1990. Mean maximum: 21.2 ( +0.5 ) Mean minimum: 11.6 ( +0.2 ) Rainfall: 60mm ( average 45mm ) Rain days ( +1mm ) : 6/from total 9 Generally cool at first with Southern Ocean fronts but showers few and far between. The trailing high to the west moved to the east on the 12th bringing a warm continental airflow. The cooler change was dry, with high pressure following through to the south and strengthening to the southeast of Tasmania and remaini
  8. 32.3c in Hobart today ( +14c above average ) and a new record high for April. It is also the highest April temperature recorded in Tasmania, beating 32.0c in 2005. Clear blue sky, fresh wind and humidity bottoming out at 15%...very summery indeed. Moving forward, trending cooler. Hobart highest April temperatures ( records since 1882 ) 32.3.....2021.....3rd 31.0.....2014.....1st 30.6.....1940.....1st 30.2.....1992.....4th 29.7.....2005.....1st
  9. In a historical context it appears to be the worst flooding along the mid north coast of New South Wales since the 1960s. That was one of the biggest floods recorded along that stretch of the coastline. In Sydney it is approaching the major flood event of 1990. It is going to get worse in Sydney over the next day or two as they are forced to release water from the engorged Warragamba Dam in the city's west.
  10. Australia had its coolest summer since 2010-11 and second coolest of the past 20 years. Rainfall was +29% above average. There was some expectation the eastern side would have a wetter season. Queensland for instance had a rainfall anomaly of just +8%. Few flooding events this summer ( and only in the tropics ) and just a single weak cyclone crossing the coast, certainly not typical of a La Nina summer.
  11. February - Hobart, Tasmania This was the wettest February for 10 years with a mean temperature anomaly of +0.1c above 1991-2020, or +0.5c above 1961-1990. Mean maximum: 22.4 ( +0.2 ) Mean minimum: 12.9 ( +0.1 ) Rainfall: 52mm ( average 39mm ) Rain days ( +1mm ) : 3/from total 8 41mm fell on the night of the 5th - the bulk of the month's rain - as low pressure developed over the Great Australia Bight, rain feeding down in a muggy north-westerly airflow. The low lost its influence on its southward trajectory toward Tasmania, as cooler drier air began to
  12. A reflection of Australia's summer which is about to come to an end: just 5 days exceeded 40c in the state capital cities this season ( in Perth and Adelaide only ), compared to 27 in total last summer - in which there were multiple days of 40c+ everywhere, almost all during the bushfire emergency of December 2019. The 27 days ( season 2019-20 ) 26 days ( season 2013-14 ) and 20 days ( season 2008-09 ) are in fact the three highest figures I could find going all the way back to the 19th century. The long-term averages reflect a cities complete record set. They are approximate figures and
  13. Possibly "over 100" homes lost to bushfire in the Perth hills yesterday, according to a radio broadcast this morning. I think it's the most destructive fires in Western Australia since 1961 - but I can't verify that, I earlier did my own quick search. Perth has had 0.2mm since December 15 - the summer monthly averages are just under 20mm. Nothing extreme or unusual about the temperatures in Perth this season, although they have been moderately elevated recently. The rest of Australia has had very little fire activity this summer, after last season's disaster.
  14. January - Hobart, Tasmania This was the coolest January for 6 years with a mean temperature anomaly of -0.3c below 1991-2020. This 30 year bloc of years are the warmest in the 140 year climatology of the local weather site. So far, it is the coolest summer for 6 years. Mean maximum: 22.4 ( -0.3 ) Mean minimum: 12.7 ( -0.3 ) Rainfall: 29mm ( average 47mm ) Rain days ( +1mm ) : 5/from total 10 ----------- Extremes in daily temperature for January ( records since 1882 ) : High max: 37.5.....25th ( record 41.8 in 2013 ) Low max: 15.
  15. These events really do become extra spectacular in a warming world with diminishing wintry action... I see Spain has recorded a new record low of -35.8 which is pretty special. Madrid is forecast to drop to -12 (!) on Monday which would be a record low for the city apparently, unless that is a forecast for Barajas airport, which has previously been colder?
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