"Heatwave" to his parts of Aus this week

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  1. adminvb

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    If the start of this season is any indication of what's to come for the rest of summer we're in a lot of trouble water wise.
    The best we can hope for is we're going into a "Clayton's" El Nino or we get some significant thunder storm activity over the next few months.
     
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    Looking like a bad fire day down here in the snowies, thredbo clocked 114kph last night and it still blowing hard down at my place. We have a 800 hectare fire in the national park to our NW that's in containment lines for now, firefighters are in for a busy day down here with warm overnight temps and very strong winds.
     
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    Hobart's Eastern Shore last night

    <img src=http://www.snow.net.au/photo/d/716-2/Hobart+Eastern+Shore+Bushfire+13+Oct.jpg>
     
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    That's a beautiful shot, in a scarey, sad sort of a way [​IMG]

    Fires always look spectacular at night... except when they are threatening your (or anyone else's) house [​IMG]
     
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  5. adminvb

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    Any rain with the change down there Beeper?
     
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    Lightning strikes derived of thunderstorms start many wildfires. One of the most notable was the McIntyres Hut fire - AKA the Canberra suburban fire of 2003.
     
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    There was a dry cool change last night, no rain though. Conditions have settled down though with light winds, cool temps (18 degrees) and higher relative humidity 40%. Yesterday the relative humidity got down to dangerous levels ie 6%, which would be close to some sort of record for Hobart.
    There would be alot of work mopping up and establishing control lines for the firees over the next few days.
     
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    I realise that seak. I was referring to rain bearing storms. Fires are bad, no water to fight them is worse.

    Thanks Beeper.
     
  9. zar

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    It was the earliest 35+ day in Melbourne on record. The previous earliest date was October 14 1940 ( 35.1 ).

    And it was the earliest 36+ day in Melbourne by almost 2 weeks. The previous earliest date was October 24 1914 ( 36.9 ). That's also the monthly record for Melbourne.

    More details from here: http://www.earthsci.unimelb.edu.au/~blair/extremes/extpage.html . * Unfortuently though the last year of data is 1997.
     
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    Beeper,

    Where did you find the photo of Hobart on fire. I wonder if the original is available from that source?
     
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    37.2 at Penrith. 36.3 at Olympic Park.
     
  12. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Top photo beeper.
     
  13. Squidly

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    The photo was taken by a guy at the Hydro in Tasmania and was sent around the Tas govt email on Friday. The local rag "The Mercury" also published it today, the original is actually better (and bigger) than the one on this page. If you like I can email it or put it on a public ftp site to download.
     
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    Shrek I've uploaded it to the Darb website as suggested, its looks as though its been uploaded as is without resizing. Viewing the actual size 1600 x 696 is very pretty.