Any correlation?

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  1. agentBM

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    Was wondering if there may be any correlation with northern hemisphere temps - currently in a heat wave - London 35C!!!!, plus that of Nth America. As they seem to be passing to this heat phase, is the precipitation situation there easing as they have had some flooding recently? If it is and drier heat is coming in, is there any effect on us in the south? I have heard people mention northern flooding leaves us poorly snowed upon, but I am wondering if there is a trend here and if the heat is replacing the wet up north, then are we in for an Aghast August and see some of those steep snow depth chart peaks?

    Also, is there any monsoon effects applying to the weather correlation created for us with the Himmalayers?

    Anyone see the drought in the Amazon on ABC last night?

    I note there is little to no elnino affect for the west of Sth America as it seems regularly dry, and that Johannesburg minimum temps are higher than one month ago - now getting into positives whereas regular -2 was the go.

    Plus, the vortex circulating Antarctica was apparently drawing closer to the pole when I last read about it some 18mths ago - is there any update info on this, as when I read the article I saw, there was speculation about this vortex actually drawing the low pressure systems further south.
     
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    Don't know the answer to Berg's question but it sure is going to be a stinker in the UK today, especially around London.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. sir_rhyso

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    Geez IAB, apart from all the smelly poms, that looks almost bearable to be in the UK now :p
     
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    hey im a a smelly pom, i take exception to that!! :p [​IMG]
     
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  5. FatBob

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    29 in hampshire, beautifull.

    Miss them english summers.

    35 in London would suck the big ones though.
     
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    36C in London is anything but bearable (even without the smelly poms :p )!
     
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    Correct me if I am wrong but they were recievind late-30's (degrees) in the summer of 2004. I remember seeing pictures of people bathing in London fountains etc. And our snow was'nt to shabby that season! [​IMG]

    At first glace I would have to say, no correlation.
    However the frequent reference to; experiencing seasonal extremes can be best explained by global warming, comes to mind.
     
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    all poms smell
    Its part of the territory
     
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    Hasn't this just been after an extreemly cold winter for them? I remember they had cold extreems to, early this year? Weather is doing weird things!
     
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    It's my (very limited) understanding that nothing much crosses the equator including the weather - even nuclear fallout has difficulty. However, I stand to be corrected by more knowledgable folk.
     
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    Yep, but I smell good! :p

    Geez I left the UK for the Aussie temps, but anything 25+ in London would make you die with the pollution and humidity! So I guess it would be smelly [​IMG]

    But at least they don't have to share a shower and bar of soap anymore, but, [politics coming] if the NSW GOV and its lack of spending money on securing / pumping water to the right places doesn't change soon, then we may all be having to share a shower [​IMG]

    Oh BTW I was thinking that there must be a link in the NHemi temps and wet and our lack of it, USA claim that they have a 1.8C increase across the board this last june over last...
     
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    Did nuclear fallout reach us from Nagasaki?
     
  13. agentBM

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    It must have - the incidence of Thyroid cancer in Australia has increased in-line with french pacific nuclear testing.
     
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    Nagasaki = NTh Hemisphere

    South Pacific Islands = I will let you guess.
     
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    Of course there was Nuclear Fallout in Australia from Nagasaki, The War ended. [​IMG]
     
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    have you any evidence of this? It sounds interesting. I have tried searching to no avail.
     
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    I don't have the hard evidence on me, but I remember it being discussed on ABC radio some years ago.
     
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    Correlation doesn't necessarily mean causation.
     
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    I am living in leafy Surrey at the moment and it has been persistently hot for much of July. Last time I heard Central Southern England was +4 deg C above average compared with the Central England Temperature series (around 300 years of records). With just over a week to go till the end of the month and a forecast of further temperatures of between 25 and 35 deg C for the next week it will almost certainly break the July record I would have thought.

    The only comparison that I would make between the UK weather and that of SE Australia is that the patterns have been amazingly similar and persistent. This is the interesting part for me because as there is a reason for chaotic behaviour in our weather, there should also be a reason for persistence of weather patterns. I would love to know what that is.