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Southern Hemisphere winter now gone. Hello spring.

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Tyrone

It’s always good to say goodbye to winter.

Goodbye winter.

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sandgroper

Agree with that Tyrone!

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cbmnz

Indeed. Though who knows what's coming with this crazy strong Southerrn SSW in progress.

Nice here today, hit 18C with no wind, but a lot of showery weather starting from tomorrow.. The native Kowhai have flowered early this year. At 10s is one of only three outdoor Howea that I know of growing in this basin. With the place now being for sale figured that made it ok to video and post this garden.

 

 

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greysrigging

Spring has sprung in Fitzroy Crossing...
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GottmitAlex
8 hours ago, greysrigging said:

Spring has sprung in Fitzroy Crossing...
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Incredible. 

Well things such as they are, we never had a spring. We had a prolonged cool winter that turned into summer late May.

Hope our summer is as prolonged as our past winter.

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greysrigging

The harbinger of Doom in an Australian Spring..... Aussies and Kiwis will understand.....lol !
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Tyrone
11 hours ago, greysrigging said:

Spring has sprung in Fitzroy Crossing...
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Looks like a hot summer is coming up then. Will we get increased monsoonal cyclonic activity this year?  They make for good growing years in the south as the spin off thunderstorm activity and humidity comes much further south in years with good monsoons in the north. Good lightening shows too which is always enjoyable with a beer on the patio. 

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Tyrone

Forecast 28C max tomorrow with low to mid twenties for the entire week with dewpoints in the mid to high teens. What is goin on?

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sandgroper

Nine days into spring and temps like this already!

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Tyrone

29C in albany. Temps take a dive on Sunday. Back to winter with a 12C max. 

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greysrigging

We had our first +36c temp of the 'build up' today. Humidity was low so didn't feel 'build uppy' to me', but there were people commenting about the heat today.....
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tropicbreeze

Our average maximum for September so far (only a week in) is 35.8, highest is 37.5 and lowest 34.9.

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GottmitAlex

Wow guys. I believe we are arriving at the zone of convergence:

31C high /16C low

 

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sandgroper

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greysrigging

I did a little research on Darwin Airport September extremes....
 So.... some interesting stats re Darwin Airport +36c temps in September
There have been 42 September days exceeding 36c since 1941.
1940's - 0 days

1950's - 4 days
1960's - 3 days
1970's - 5 days
1980's - 7 days
1990's - 8 days
2000's - 7 days
2010's - 8 days so far.
And individually 31 years since 1941 have recorded +36c in September.
So not unheard of but up there in the 95th percentile of Sept maximums.
Record is 37.7c in 1983.

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sandgroper

I haven't been to Darwin for years, it's a great place, I've got to go back. 

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greysrigging
12 minutes ago, sandgroper said:

I haven't been to Darwin for years, it's a great place, I've got to go back. 

Bit ratty looking now at the end of a long dry season.... not a lot of watering done in my street.......

 

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Tyrone

It feels like Lord Howe Island this morning. 14.8C cloudy and humid with sun breaking thru the clouds.

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greysrigging
47 minutes ago, Tyrone said:

It feels like Lord Howe Island this morning. 14.8C cloudy and humid with sun breaking thru the clouds.

I worked on Lord Howe and Norfolk back in 2002 and 2003. Norfolk in Feb was the worst imaginable humidity.... first 2 days there was a complete low cloud cover / misty drizzle. My accommodation quarters ( no aircons over there back then ) had condensation and dew dripping off the inside walls, the bedclothes felt damp and fog tendrils wafted in through the front door and out the back door like a scene from a horror movie.... never seen anything like before or since. Working out in it was pretty ordinary too, not cold, but very uncomfortable.
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Tyrone
8 hours ago, greysrigging said:

I worked on Lord Howe and Norfolk back in 2002 and 2003. Norfolk in Feb was the worst imaginable humidity.... first 2 days there was a complete low cloud cover / misty drizzle. My accommodation quarters ( no aircons over there back then ) had condensation and dew dripping off the inside walls, the bedclothes felt damp and fog tendrils wafted in through the front door and out the back door like a scene from a horror movie.... never seen anything like before or since. Working out in it was pretty ordinary too, not cold, but very uncomfortable.
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What were you installing there. That looks wet slippery and highly dangerous.

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greysrigging

It was wet, it was slippery and it was dangerous, but 17 years ago I was younger and dumber and thought I was bullet proof.... lol. Oh, and a contractor as opposed to wage earner....
This was a communications satellite dish for Telstra on the Island. Prior to the Antenna, they used an old unreliable sub sea cable.
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And being a palm forum.... haha ( my accommodation on Norfolk )
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Tyrone

Had a wild night with hail and high winds. Looking at a max around 13C today. Cold.

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sandgroper

Freezing in Perth today, high of around 15c and raining!

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greysrigging
8 hours ago, Tyrone said:

Had a wild night with hail and high winds. Looking at a max around 13C today. Cold.

Crikey ! only 8.8c at 3.50pm this arvo ! That's a cold day anywhere in Australia ! !
6.6c at Jacup and 7.6c at Katanning ! Any snow on the Stirlings today ?

 

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Tyrone

It was blimmin cold. Don’t know if any snow fell on the Stirlings. It would have been a horrible trek up there to find out.

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