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Autumn(Fall) in the south, Spring in the north

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Tyrone

Well the southern summer is technically finished. Right here it doesn't feel like it. The long range forecast says that March will be nearly identical to February here in Perth. Just two days ago we had 2C dewpoints. Today we've had a 37C day and now at night the beautiful humidity has moved in with 23C temps and 20C dewpoints. Talk about extremes. Tomorrow will be humid and 30C after a night around 20C. It's still and humid tonight. Wonderful.

So what are your Autumn or Spring experiences?

Best regards

Tyrone

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Zeeth

Spring? I think it's hiding behind the cold weather. The average for this time of year is 77F, but we haven't seen anywhere close to that, and we won't for a while if forecasts hold

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ThomasP

@ Zeeth 20C. thats spring temperature for me. In germany still temperatures around 5-8 degress at day, -3 to 3 C at night ...

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Walter John

I've never seen so much green around. Lucky it's my favorite colour.

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Tyrone

I've never seen so much green around. Lucky it's my favorite colour.

I'm happy for you. :D

Aren't you called Greenleaf now???????

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BS Man about Palms

I think the weather about a month or two from now would be pretty good for MOST of us! :D

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Tyrone

After a sizzling summer we are going to cool down a bit and drop below 30C for a couple of days. Lastnight was the first night in about a fortnight that I turned the air conditioning off. Tonight will be the same. The heat has been so unrelenting it's great to have a break. 26-28C is still great growing weather but things start to go backwards above 38C. I think I've lost my Dictyosperma album var furfuraceum. I have others but I grew this one from seed and he used to look magnificent. The ironic thing is even if we had a ton of hail and frost in winter I doubt it would have died, just look ugly. But a few 42C days and it's all over. I must have to confess that I'm looking forward to some days in the mid twenties with rain every now and again. Nice gentle soft weather.

Here's the forecast for the next few days.

Forecast for Wednesday evening

Sunny. Moderate to fresh S/SW'ly winds.

Precis: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday

Partly cloudy. Moderate to fresh S'ly winds, shifting fresh S/SW in the

afternoon.

Precis: Partly cloudy.

City: Min 16 Max 28

Mandurah: Min 18 Max 26

UV Alert: 9:10 am to 3:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

Fire Danger: Coastal Plain: HIGH

Hills: HIGH

Friday Sunny. Min 13 Max 26

Saturday Sunny. Min 14 Max 29

Sunday Partly cloudy. Min 18 Max 33

Monday Sunny. Min 20 Max 35

Tuesday Partly cloudy. Min 20 Max 34

Wednesday Partly cloudy. Min 21 Max 36

Best regards

Tyrone

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amazondk

Lastnight was the first night in about a fortnight that I turned the air conditioning off.

Best regards

Tyrone

Tyrone,

I never sleep with my A/C off here in the city. And, when the power goes off it is a real drag. The nightime lows are always around 22 to 24 degrees, but it too stuffy and uncomfortable to not use A/C. In a real pinch a fan will work, but not the best. Now at our place in the country where we sleep in an open structure in hammocks it actually gets cool. Hammocks are cool to sleep in anyway, but I did need a light blanket to stay comfortable.

March is the rainiest month of the year traditionally so we can expect rain.

The attached picture of the Negro River from my country place is a good picture of a rainy season day. You can see the humidity in the air I believe. It was about 32 C and the humidity probably around 80 percent or so.

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ariscott

The rain has stopped for now... the monsoon has deserted us... so we might have have these sunny days for a week or so, with very isolated storm. I hope the rain will be back soon because I am not giving up on this wet season yet....

Regards, Ari :)

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Miccles

Rain on the way !!! Woohoo :mrlooney:

Getting cooler though....

. Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

Maximum 28°C 25°C 21°C 20°C 17°C 19°C 21°C

Minimum 17°C 20°C 17°C 14°C 13°C 13°C 13°C

%Chance Rain 60% 90% 90% 90% 80% 70% 30%

Amount(mm) 1-5 10-20 5-10 10-20 10-20 1-5 1

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Trópico

A few lows will dip into the 30's °F but I would expect this to be the last for the season. It was soooo windy last night with tropical storm force winds that toppled some of my potted palms. My palms are just there, in a state of slumber, like it never ends. No wonder why so many wimpy palms, they get biologically spoiled by Don's weather.

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Tyrone

Lastnight was the first night in about a fortnight that I turned the air conditioning off.

Best regards

Tyrone

Tyrone,

I never sleep with my A/C off here in the city. And, when the power goes off it is a real drag. The nightime lows are always around 22 to 24 degrees, but it too stuffy and uncomfortable to not use A/C. In a real pinch a fan will work, but not the best. Now at our place in the country where we sleep in an open structure in hammocks it actually gets cool. Hammocks are cool to sleep in anyway, but I did need a light blanket to stay comfortable.

March is the rainiest month of the year traditionally so we can expect rain.

The attached picture of the Negro River from my country place is a good picture of a rainy season day. You can see the humidity in the air I believe. It was about 32 C and the humidity probably around 80 percent or so.

I can relate to that Don. With all this hot weather we were still around 35C at sundown, 30C at midnight and around 22-25C just before sun up. You can't sleep through 30C plus midnights without air con, especially if you've just endured 40C plus temps through the day. Nothing seems to cool down before the sun comes up again. The difference is, we only get this at a certain time of the year. You have much more consistent weather and humidity, so you get nice warm nights all year round and less temp spikes than us.

Best regards

Tyrone

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Tyrone

Rain on the way !!! Woohoo :mrlooney:

Getting cooler though....

. Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

Maximum 28°C 25°C 21°C 20°C 17°C 19°C 21°C

Minimum 17°C 20°C 17°C 14°C 13°C 13°C 13°C

%Chance Rain 60% 90% 90% 90% 80% 70% 30%

Amount(mm) 1-5 10-20 5-10 10-20 10-20 1-5 1

Yes, I saw that on the BOM and was going to drop you an email. Not bad weather although a bit cool Tue, Wed. Still your Rhopies and Hedyscepe will love those days. I hope you get some decent tank filling happening.

Best regards

Tyrone

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Daryl

Still wet here...can't complain...temps are very mild, with no extremes, but good humidity. Plants are going nuts!

Daryl

Forecast for Thursday

Further showers, moderate E to SE winds.

Precis: Further showers.

City: Max 29

Bayside: Max 28

UV Alert: 8:10 am to 3:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Forecast for Friday

Showers about. Light to moderate E to NE winds.

Precis: Shower or two.

City: Min 22 Max 29

Bayside: Min 22 Max 28

Saturday Rain periods, moderate to heavy falls. Min 23 Max 27

Sunday Rain periods, moderate falls. Min 22 Max 27

Monday Shower or two Min 20 Max 28

Tuesday Mostly fine Min 21 Max 28

Wednesday Mostly fine. Min 21 Max 28

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Tyrone

Still wet here...can't complain...temps are very mild, with no extremes, but good humidity. Plants are going nuts!

Daryl

Forecast for Thursday

Further showers, moderate E to SE winds.

Precis: Further showers.

City: Max 29

Bayside: Max 28

UV Alert: 8:10 am to 3:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

Forecast for Friday

Showers about. Light to moderate E to NE winds.

Precis: Shower or two.

City: Min 22 Max 29

Bayside: Min 22 Max 28

Saturday Rain periods, moderate to heavy falls. Min 23 Max 27

Sunday Rain periods, moderate falls. Min 22 Max 27

Monday Shower or two Min 20 Max 28

Tuesday Mostly fine Min 21 Max 28

Wednesday Mostly fine. Min 21 Max 28

Ahhh. Very nice. :)

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ariscott

Definitely dryer here now... Apparently the hit and miss storm is back :angry: . Although, we got lucky today and managed to scare 7.5mm. Nothing compared to the rain that we have been having, but still rain nonetheless....

Regards, Ari :)

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tropicbreeze

Downloaded my February weather station data today. Managed to get 11% over my average February rainfall (January was 81% over). As a matter of fact, October was the only month below average.

With the collapse of the monsoon the temperatures are up, and the humidity is still hanging in. UV rating still up to 16. But the MJO (Madden Julian Oscillation) looks like it's on its way, possibly before the end of the month. Hopefully that'll be the monsoon on its way back.

Ari, you got a 7.5mm hit, I got a 0mm miss. sad.gif

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ariscott

Zig,

Are you into the weather?? Are you in the local weather forum too?? You should join us...

Yeah, this year has been good... above average rainfall, although I would rather the rainfall spread a little bit more...

Regards, Ari :)

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tropicbreeze

Ari, in the "hit and miss" stakes looks like I scored a hit today, suspect you had a miss. Got 14mm out of that storm. Noonamah (the store) got 34mm. I think it was centred more over Berry Springs.

I've been into weather for quite a while, especially during the "interesting" times. Mostly check in on Wunderground when things are happening over there. Having contact with so many people via the internet there's often someone in the path of something. That's when I start playing the amateur. With the amount of data that's accessible on the internet it makes it easier to make predictions. At work they often ask me about the weather since it has a big impact on our activities. I didn't know there was a local weather forum.

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floridasun

tropico, i just noticed your picture thingy, i love that game!

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ariscott

Ari, in the "hit and miss" stakes looks like I scored a hit today, suspect you had a miss. Got 14mm out of that storm. Noonamah (the store) got 34mm. I think it was centred more over Berry Springs.

I've been into weather for quite a while, especially during the "interesting" times. Mostly check in on Wunderground when things are happening over there. Having contact with so many people via the internet there's often someone in the path of something. That's when I start playing the amateur. With the amount of data that's accessible on the internet it makes it easier to make predictions. At work they often ask me about the weather since it has a big impact on our activities. I didn't know there was a local weather forum.

Yeah... it wouldn't cross the Stuart Highway... the bloody thing... :rolleyes: . It was close but not close enough... I can't wait till the next monsoon hits, which is probably towards the end of the month... (not soon enough). I will pm you the local weather forum... quiet there at the moment due to lack of activity...

If I knew Berry Springs get ALL the rain, I would really consider it before I was buying... (sigh)...

Regards, Ari :)

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Cycadcenter

Spare a thought for those in inland and western Queensland.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/st-george-charleville-swamped-by-a-mighty-inland-sea/story-e6freon6-1225837527731

Biggest floods probably on record.

Paradise Dam near Bundaberg was finished four years ago and only filled for the first time last week and now a third of its capacity is going over the spillway every day.

Bruce

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Daryl

403,000 gigalitres is a lot of water!

What ever happened to El Nino????

Still raining here, but at least it can flow out to sea.

Daryl

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ariscott

I told you El Nino doesn't really work for up here....

Regards, Ari :)

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Tyrone

When I find that El Nino guy I'm going to drown him in a a bucket of water - cos that's all we got over here in the west. :(

It's warming up again here after a nice cool spell of mid twenties.

Sunny. Light to moderate E/SE winds shifting moderate S/SW'ly near the coast

during the afternoon.

Precis: Sunny.

City: Max 29

Mandurah: Max 28

UV Alert: 9:00 am to 3:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

Fire Danger: Coastal Plain: HIGH

Hills: HIGH

Sunday Sunny. Min 17 Max 32

Monday Partly cloudy. Min 19 Max 34

Tuesday Sunny. Min 20 Max 36

Wednesday Partly cloudy. Min 23 Max 36

Thursday Cloudy periods. Min 22 Max 34

Friday Partly cloudy. Min 20 Max 30

Best regards

Tyrone

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Miccles

Yeah !! That's what I'm talkin about !!!!! :drool:

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ariscott

I hope the black dot isn't hail...

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Miccles

I hope the black dot isn't hail...

Ha - no - I don't think so... but extremely heavy rain. And it sounds wonderful....thunder every 20 seconds or so..... good steady rain...the sound of tanks filling....not a hint of wind.... just awesome....

Heaven. :D

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Tyrone

Awesome Michael. May your tanks fill to overflowing. :D

Best regards

Tyrone

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ariscott

I hope the black dot isn't hail...

Ha - no - I don't think so... but extremely heavy rain. And it sounds wonderful....thunder every 20 seconds or so..... good steady rain...the sound of tanks filling....not a hint of wind.... just awesome....

Heaven. :D

Yeah... can't wait till we have one of those again... Enjoy it!!!

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Miccles

Put a few things out to get a bit of rain....... may as well not let it go to waste !! :winkie:

And now sitting back with the best burger going around (it's the bacon that does it...seriously)...listening to the rain...bliss. :D

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Miccles

Uh-oh. :huh:

"The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:10 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms

were detected on weather radar near Gembrook, the area east of KooWeeRup, the

area east of Pakenham and the area northeast of Pakenham. These thunderstorms

are moving towards the south to southeast. Other severe thunderstorms were

located near Neerim, the area west of Kilmore, the area west of Sunbury, the

area west of Whittlesea and French Island. They are forecast to affect

Craigieburn, Greensborough, Melton and Preston by 4:40 pm and Dandenong, Glen

Waverley, Melbourne City and Ringwood by 5:10 pm.

Damaging winds, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and large hailstones are

likely.

Reports of hail between 2cm and 5cm have reported from these thunderstorms in

several suburbs of Melbourne including North Melbourne, Ascot Vale, Heathmont,

Mt Waverly and Melton. Hail as big as 10cm has recently been reported in

Ferntree Gully.

Wind gusts to around 100 km/hr have been recorded at Melbourne Airport.

Significant rainfall totals have been recorded in 15 minute to 1 hour periods,

including;

62mm at Maribyrnong

47mm at Rockbank,

42mm at Keilor

40mm at Melton

38mm at Deer Park

32mm at Keilor"

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ariscott

So.. the black dots are hail!! I hope you don't get them...

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Tyrone

I had a dream lastnight of hail the size of coconuts. My relatives live in Gembrook, but they don't grow palms. My uncle used to have a giant Sequoia growing at his place. Hail shouldn't bother them. It should be good for or the drought ravaged streams and rivers in the Dandenongs.

And the Yarra will run brown as always.

Best regards

Tyrone

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Miccles

The storms today hit Melbourne hard......I was fine in the outlying area I live in ...but the city took a hammering.

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Miccles

It was only a 30 minute storm...but the hail was fairly sizeable !! :unsure:

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Miccles

A day to remember.....

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PalmGuyWC

Wow!

That's killer hail. One of those would fracture a skull. God knows what it did to plants.

Dick

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Tyrone

You missed a missile there Michael. Phew. How full are your tanks now? I think more is on the way from north too. Lookout Tassie.

Best regards

Tyrone

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Miccles

You missed a missile there Michael. Phew. How full are your tanks now? I think more is on the way from north too. Lookout Tassie.

Best regards

Tyrone

Hi - didnt get a heap of rain here compared to other areas (seem to be saying that a lot )...but meant to be sizeable falls tomorrow... here's hoping. Tanks are about 30% full. Just thankful I didn't get smashed by that killer hail..... plenty of broken windscreens in the city. That would have shredded my garden in 5 minutes.

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