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Tyrone

Well we all hate this season, but how is it going in your part of the world.

We started with a 26C day, then the next we had thunderstorms and some heavy rain then it cleared by noon and got to 24C. This morning I woke to a cloud forest in my garden, with mist and thick fog in the canopy and water condensing and running off everything. The palms are springing open new leaves everywhere.

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Tyrone

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happ

Sounds great, Tyrone. If El Nino develops this year it will reduce rainfall for Australia.

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Tyrone
Sounds great, Tyrone. If El Nino develops this year it will reduce rainfall for Australia.

Happ, we actually need the rain.

El Nino (Pacific ocean temp oscillations) only seems to affect the east coast of Oz as far south as NSW. The west coast and southern parts of Oz like Vic and SA seem to be more affected by the Indian Ocean dipole.

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PalmsZA

Not bad here, coldest morning so far 11c, this morning lovely at 16c. The days are warm and sunny at a constant 24-27c. Only problem is we havent seem rain for a month and I dont expect any more until September. Humidity is low and everything is drying out quickly, so I am dragging the hose again.....oh well it could be worse!!!

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Tyrone

Dennis, you sound like you're going to have a lovely warm winter. You must be in USDA zone 15 hey??? :D

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Tyrone

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PalmsZA

Hey Tyrone!

Well this morning was cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass-monkey! 9c at the bottom of the garden and humidity was very low. I reckon tonight will be much the same with clear skies and no wind. Hows Perth shaping up for the weekend?

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Tyrone

Here's our forecast for the next few days.

Forecast for Friday evening

Fine. Moderate S'ly winds.

Precis: Fine.

Forecast for Saturday

Fine. Light SE'ly winds, shifting S/SW in the afternoon.

Precis: Fine.

City: Min 5 Max 20

Mandurah: Min 11 Max 19

UV Alert: Nil , UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

Fire Danger: Coastal Plain: NOT RATED

Hills: NOT RATED

Sunday Fine. Min 4 Max 20

Monday Fine. Partly cloudy. Min 5 Max 21

Tuesday Fine, cloud increasing. Min 7 Max 23

Wednesday Few showers. Min 9 Max 21

Thursday Few showers, easing. Min 8 Max 19

Friday Fine. Min 5 Max 19

Not so bad for here in June. We normally average 8Cmin to 18Cmax for June so the forecast isn't so bad. It's a bit cold at night but my Golden Dwarf Malay is still growing.

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Tyrone

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wowow

Hello Tyrone is this the coldest month of the year in oz or is that july

thanks

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Tassie_Troy1971

Been rather mild down here so far 10,11 c overnight last 2 days . We have had more rain in the last 2 weeks than in 6 months last year .

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Tyrone
Hello Tyrone is this the coldest month of the year in oz or is that july

thanks

July is marginally cooler by about 0.5C roughly. The first two weeks in July are statistically the coldest for my area, where we are most likely going to get a 14C maximum during the day. After July it gradually starts to warm up with extreme cold events less likely.

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Tyrone

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Walter John

It's getting way too cold here from tonight, down to single figures. Got to bring the babies in pots under cover.

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Tyrone

Wal, Don't you hate those high pressure zones? They bring lovely weather in the day, but once the sun goes down, brrrrrrrrr.

What's your most tender thing you're growing?

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Tyrone

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philinsydney

Tomorrow will be cold (14c) and sunny with westerly winds. Snow down to 800m on the ranges.

Potentially the best day of the year :) (not that I would want it too often)

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Miccles

Absolutely horrid here this week in Melbourne. Overnight lows around 4C to 7C (depending on where in Melbourne you are.....luckily I get the "warmer" 7C...) and highs of 13C-14C for the week. Very strong, gusty wind.....feels like it's straight in from the Southern Ocean.... :blink:

My smaller "sensitive" stuff in pots are currently in the laundry next to the hot water unit.... :huh:

Can someone push "fast forward" on Winter please ??

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ariscott

Can't complain... still above 30 with 50% humidity during the day... Pleasant really. We had a few nights of under 20, but we haven't had any single digit just yet. No wonder there are lots of Victorians and Tasmanians in town.... :winkie:

Regards, Ari :)

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Tyrone

Got to a sunny 23C today. Tonight around 11 or 12C and tomorrow rain with 22C. Then the maxs get a bit less to about 18C then go up back to 22C by next week and cold nights around 4C when the next high comes in. The coconut is still growing.

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Tyrone

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Miccles

From the local Melbourne paper this morning:

"Hail, rain and driving winds have hit Melbourne's suburbs and there's another "viciously cold" night to come, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

As the mercury dropped to below 1 degree in city's south-eastern suburbs, roads were covered with hail.

The winter chill is coming from a front moving quickly from the Southern Ocean.

"We've actually had so much hail it's actually whitened the streets a few times and we've had temperatures right down to 0.9 degrees in Dandenong," Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Bill Scherek said.

At 7.30am, the temperature sat at just 6.8 degrees, and the cold is set to endure for the next few days.

"The most notable thing is how viciously cold it's going to be overnight, we're expecting widespread severe frost in the north to the north-east and we're expecting frosty conditions over most of the state," Mr Scherek said.

"We've had reports of snow at Trentham and the Dandenongs and we've had 25 millimetres (of rain) here in suburbia."

"Tomorrow will start of similarly with some showers particularly in the eastern part of the state and another cold start for Friday morning.

"The most extreme forecast might be minus 4 degrees in Wangaratta tomorrow and Friday."

Cold, wet, windy conditions are forecast for Melbourne until at least Monday."

At least it's raining I guess !!! :mrlooney:

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Tyrone

Miccles, how are your foxtail and redneck faring?

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Tyrone

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Miccles

Hi Tyrone,

Hmmm.... they seem to be OK for now. The foxtail leaves are an olive-green colour...but that is better than brown I guess !!

I am prepared to lose the D.leptocheilos, as it might give up the fight this winter. I have a better one in a 10" pot (in the relative safety of the pergola).

It got a maximum of 9C here today......sheesh. Better bring some more stuff into the laundry for the evening......

Regards

Michael.

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Daryl

Looks like we are really in the grip of winter as well. Cloudless skies and extremely low humidity...lips are all cracked and falling off...brrrr! The Cyrtostachys gets tucked away every night now.

Daryl

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Walter John

I'm tucking nearly everything away in this crappy weather, except MY Cyrtostachys, it can stay planted...about 1500 klicks north of here. :D

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bubba

This has to be the best thread on the Board! Listening to you complain about 75/50F=22/10c when we are sweating our dogs off!

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Daryl

Yeah, roll on spring, I'm over this winter already! :angry:

I wonder if Mike and Di are confirmed with swine flu yet?

Daryl

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Walter John
Yeah, roll on spring, I'm over this winter already! :angry:

I wonder if Mike and Di are confirmed with swine flu yet?

Daryl

say what ?

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Tyrone

We've got 3 nights of 3C forecast in a few days. Winter's here when you get that sort of minimum.

Soon the days will be getting longer again. It's a warm night tonight though with a min of 12C, then we dump into the freezer for a while. Stupid winter. :(

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Tyrone

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Tyrone
This has to be the best thread on the Board! Listening to you complain about 75/50F=22/10c when we are sweating our dogs off!

All good things come to an end, and we grow better palms over here anyway. :mrlooney:

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ariscott

It was 13 deg this morning. Freezing for us, Darwinians... :mrlooney: . Yes, the dry season is here, complete with cold night/morning and the tourists...

Regards, Ari :)

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philinsydney

Thredbo's maximum of -6.4c on Wednesday was the coldest June day ever, beating the previous record of -6c. I'm assuming this was at Top Station (1900m), not the village (1300m).

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PalmsZA

He he, We are looking great for the weekend and going into next week....Hope you guys dont get to nippy.

Durban

Today 14c - 25c

Sat 11c - 25c

Sun 16c - 26c

Mon 12c - 24c

Tues 13c - 25c

Wed 14c - 21c

Thurs 14 - 23c

Cheers

Dennis

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philinsydney

Breaking news: Canberra was only 4c maximum today due to the cloud rolling in just as the fog was lifting.

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Tyrone
Breaking news: Canberra was only 4c maximum today due to the cloud rolling in just as the fog was lifting.

Wow. Now that's crap weather.

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PalmsZA

Hmmmm Toasty....I reckon thats death for most palms.

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chris.oz
Hmmmm Toasty....I reckon thats death for most palms.

I dont think I can remember seeing any palm growing in Canberra.

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Tyrone

Well it's forecast to be a 3C night tonight, and at 9.30pm the official reading is 8C. I think it's going to be the coldest night so far tonight. It's clear, still and starry outside. A typical radiational cooling set-up under a 1027 hPa barometric pressure. Unless the wind picks up or something it could get real cold tonight. :(

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Tyrone

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Tyrone

It got to 3.4C but my coconut didn't drop below 8.5C and actually grew through that night. Is there any stopping this little Cokie?!!!!!! :)

It got up to 21C today and it was warm and sunny.

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Tyrone

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peachy

Two below freezing nights last week,a minus 1 and minus 3C in succession. All the babies were safely inside (so I thought) but yesterday I found a couple I had forgotton about (calyptrocalyx hollrungii and drymophoelus oliviformus) sitting beside the big philodendron, both unharmed and thriving. However I think it was a case of good luck more than good management as the big foxtails across the river from here were frost burnt from the same cold spell.

Peachy

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Tyrone

Peachy, you get cold for QLD. How far inland are you?

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Tyrone

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peachy
Peachy, you get cold for QLD. How far inland are you?

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Tyrone

Tyrone, believe it or not I am 38 klms from the Brisbane CBD !! Places about 15 klms from here really get the deep freeze treatment far more often than I do. I think most of the outer western suburbs here are prone to frosts and freezes.

Peachy

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Walter John

Hi Peachy, is that 38 klicks west ?

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Tyrone

It's amazing what the ocean and a coastal aspect does to your absolute minimum temps. The same would be true 40km inland from Perth CBD. Most of that area is about 300-500m asl and if you're in a valley out there, you'd get frozen solid I'd think.

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Tyrone

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