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Event Eastern Australia Low Pressure Troughs 22 Oct-31 Oct

Discussion in 'Daily & Chat' started by AshestoAshes, Oct 20, 2020.

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  1. Homer

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    Soaking rain is perfect.

    Just remember, this time last year we were suffering from heatwave after heatwave. The Gospers Mountain fire was just starting its 3 month life, and there were fires from Qld to Victoria and beyond. It was the beginning of Australia's Black Summer, and the summer from hell.
    I know which type of summer I would prefer. Nice long, soaking rain. Last summer was the complete arsehole of climate, one I don't ever wish to experience again in my lifetime.
     
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    In Wollongong we've now got intense rain rolling in from the SE on the wind.
     
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    Didn't you say it was all over for you before?
    These systems are quite bizarre. One should never say never.
    Also, it was always going to turn southerly.
     
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    Similar on the Jindy North Shore, a long damp two months has the place looking lush in stark contrast to last year.
     
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    La Nina.
     
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    It’s cool and cloudy this morning with light Westerlies. It hasn’t rained here since mid-evening. There have been some sunny breaks.

    Meanwhile there are still storms off the Sydney coast - you can hear the lightning is crackling in the radIo. The low seems to be centred out to sea maybe 250 km slightly South of East off Sydney. It’s not over yet.
     
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    Another 21.8mm in the guage o'night. Thats's it for the month, 396mm. The contrast to last year is just iiiincredible.
    Plenty of local flash flooding down here yesterday, but no real pain at my place only a few garden beds to rebuild.
     
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    Last year was significantly better weather-wise IMO, for the most part. Had a real winter with multiple major snowfall events (i.e. proper westerly events), and an actually volatile spring, unlike this stable shithouse year.
     
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    Agree with you about winter last year AA, down here near the coast though it was dry and almost grim. Last year total rainfall was 445mm for us, about half the long term average.
    Any way the glass is now well over half full, in fact overflowing.....
     
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    A bit like a repeat of last Sunday...
     
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    After early sunny breaks there’s been persistent light rain for the last two hours or so. It’s brightened up in the last little while and the rain’s stopped but there’s lots more coming up from the South. The low appears to be about 300 km ESE of Sydney. The forecast winds haven’t arrived - the Severe Weather Warning from the coast from Newcastle to Jervis Bay has been cancelled so it looks like they won’t.

    Here’s a report in WZ about Sydney’s wet October: https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/syd ... -up/532811. What it doesn’t say is that October came in two halves - starting very warm, sunny and dry (4.2 mm to the 17th) followed by cool, cloudy and wet (104 mm from the 18th).

    That might represent a seasonal flip into a cool, wet pattern as we’ve seen in past La Nina years.
     
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