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???? I thought Perth was supposed to be warm and dry?

Discussion in 'Weather' started by trappers, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. trappers

    trappers Safety not guaranteed Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Only 6 rain free days in the last month, and even those had the risk of rain ... when does it start getting wrm and dry again?
     
  2. MisterMxyzptlk

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    1999..the coldest wettest most miserable winter of my life...Perth
     
  3. scott67

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    If we had some decent height over here in the south of the state, we wouldn't have to drag ourselves to Victoria every year for our ski fix

    I think we top out around 1200m and that's in the Pilbara at 40c for months on end.

    Not really condusive for ski fields
     
  4. Bushy69

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    Tell me about it. We got back from Skiing mid August, and my wife never packed her ski jacket away... had more use in Perth than in the Snow.

    I'm just hanging out for this rain to stop so that I can unwrap my boat, and get her ready for summer.

    Scott.... give it 30,000 to 40,000 years, weather cycles may have changed enough for snow in WA...... or maybe by then, we will have an indoor snow park!!!
     
  5. gareth_oau

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    I'm enjoying the rain and the wintery weather, not ready for it to end yet.

    The only advantage in the onset of spring is that its one season closer to next winter!!
     
  6. Sams

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    I'm with Gareth plus we need the rain. Definately not looking forward to the weather warming up. Thankfully me and my ski jacket will be in the northern hemisphere for 4 wks in the height of WA's summer:)
     
  7. Rabid K9

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    Don't complain, the season that masquerades as winter & the fringing months are by far the best time in Perth - one can still comfortably wear shorts, t-shirt & a light jacket, the crispness & lower angled light soften the featureless urban wasteland & even better the good season brings some half decent waves, some whitewater paddling & you can even climb in the sun without feeling like you on a vertical hotplate!!

    I think the peoples attitudes, lack of preparation & inappropriate urban design make Perths tepid winters seem far worse than they actually are!!

    Residing a reasonable distance south from the said place, I've often dreamed of what some decent 3000m peaks would bring to the south west as the roaring forties rip into the corner on their fortnightly winter cycle. And spending substantial time up on the 'roof' of WA, I drool over what a couple metres of decent cover would do to the terrain contours of the Hamersley's, although work colleagues don't quite see the same potential.... their usually too busy complaing about how hard done by the 'winter' weather they've been in Perth on days off!!
     
  8. Go Native

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    The average rainfall in Perth for Jun/July/Aug is 416mm and this year they've had 417mm. So about as close to average as you could expect.
     
  9. gareth_oau

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    speaking of wave Rabid, they are forecasting 12m waves at Margaret River for Friday
     
  10. Heli

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    When we ride over in March [​IMG]
     
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  11. ice_man

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    Now this has me thinking. Is there some sort of oscillation effect rainfall wise between southern WA and Victoria, ie. low rainfall in Vic = high in WA and vice versa?
     
  12. timmyhugecans

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    Don't worry , It will get warm soon enough! They need the rain!
     
  13. trappers

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    God if you guys tell me I should be enjoying the winter ... how will I cope with summer?
     
  14. gareth_oau

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    Trappers, we'll just block you during the summer months [​IMG]
     
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  15. trappers

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    Melbourne on Saturday was a lovely 30C ...

    Perth for the next week ... Yippee [​IMG]

    Mon
    Sep 14 Tue
    Sep 15 Wed
    Sep 16 Thu
    Sep 17 Fri
    Sep 18 Sat
    Sep 19 Sun
    Sep 20

    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Possible shower
    Showers easing
    Possible shower
    Clearing shower
    maximum 20°C 17°C 19°C 19°C 19°C 18°C 18°C
     
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  16. ice_man

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    It wasn't a lovely 30C. It was a windy, dusty, dry 30C.

    Actually, 26 was the best on offer at my place, but it gave me a bad headache just the same!
     
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  17. trappers

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    Well it was lovely to be able to sit outside in a tee-shirt and shorts having a GnT all the same ... and it wasnt that windy later int he arvo.
     
  18. snowishing

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    perth weather suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks atm, if its going to be cold and miserable there should at least be mountains nearby to enjoy the stuff that would fall up there!
     
  19. trappers

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    Finally! some decent weather! A stunning (if not a little cool) day outside today with a fantastic long weekend ahead! [​IMG]

    I think Perth beat its most rainy days in a month record by a fair whack over the last few months! [​IMG]
     
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  20. gareth_oau

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    my youngest son is 13, he's never seen a dam overflowing. fingers crossed we'll get a bit more rain too
     
  21. Bushy69

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    I believe the last time water was flowing over Mundaring Weir was in 1996. I moved into Lesmurdie around that time, and remember the traffic jams as people drove up to see the waterfall. Mr Whippy Vans made lots of money that week.
     
  22. gareth_oau

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    yep bushy, that fits exactly in with my son's age/timing
     
  23. gareth_oau

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    and Perth tomorrow is Australia's coldest capital 15deg max, and with thunderstorms and hail forecast.

    gotta love it!!! [​IMG]
     
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  24. Sams

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    Perth didn't have the thunderstorms and hail as forecast just some much needed rain and boy was it cold. Glad I had my ski jacket on :) A couple of people in the lift at work remarked that I had the right idea re the jacket as they shivered in their knits!
     
  25. gareth_oau

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    hehe, had my Columbia on, god we are wusses!! [​IMG]
     
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  26. trappers

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    [​IMG] Heading for 35C tomorrow! Summer has come!
     
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  27. gareth_oau

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    and then showers and 22 on monday
     
  28. trappers

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    Almost like Melbourne ... except it would be rain and 18 on Sunday.
     
  29. Sams

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    The merc didn't get quite that high.. just over 31 deg, but that was plenty hot enough for me. Here's wishing the next 14 weeks goes really quick so I can bring out all the cold weather gear again for my Northern Hemisphere trip! Meanwhile one very dirty ski jacket needs a wash ....
     
  30. gareth_oau

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    agreed sams, time to wash some of gear from this season passed
     
  31. trappers

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    32.0 here yesterday according to the BoM, but my weather station said 33.5 and we are heading for 35 today with a humid uncomfortable change in the afternoon. it is not even 9am and it is 27C outside!!! [​IMG]
     
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  32. trappers

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    33.1C now at 10:38am ... it will be a hot one for sure!
     
  33. trappers

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    37.8C in the shade now
     
  34. Sams

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    Cooped up inside cos its blimin hot out there. Go away summer.. I don't like you :-(
     
  35. trappers

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    Yeah it is getting a bit silly now ... 39.6C in the shade outside here, 25C inside with the AC on ... I was going to go to the beach for a swim, but it is a little too hot for that. Oh well at least it is like Melbourne heat, nice and dry, 39.6C here is more pleasent than KL was last week at 30C.
     
  36. trappers

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    Offical BoM AWS has it at 35.7C and rising ... the alltime October record is 36.9C on 20th October 1996 ...will we break it?
     
  37. ice_man

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    Definitely not my kind of weather Trappers [​IMG]

    You must envy me. At my place down the other end of the country it's 13.2 degrees, still jumper weather [​IMG]
     
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  38. Heinz

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    You can keep that! I can put up with low 30 temps but prefer to wait until December for those. Don't want them in October!
     
  39. trappers

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    [​IMG] just hit the 40.0C mark outside in the shade under my patio! Official perth AWS is at 36.4C, just 0.5C away from the all time record ... and it is still rising! I just went outside to hang out the washing and I reckon the clothes I put on first were dry by the time I put on the last ones! [​IMG] Ok not true, there is very little wind (none) and it is just stiffling. I dont think the wife will be happy because I washed her dressing gown and towels and hung them on the line to dry. She likes to dry them in the dryer because they are softer that way ... I simply could not bring myself to use the dryer on a 35+ day! That would be soooooo wrong.
     
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  40. Sams

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    Drying the washing outside is great, when there is a bit of a breeze, in this heat it just rapid dries to a crisp. Horrible to iron and yep, it shags towels.

    And now I have to go out cos I forgot something at the shops :-(
     
  41. trappers

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    Ok ... I've got to get out of the house ... I'm going down to the supermarket to do some shopping ... and I am going to walk it. Might have to stop at the pub ... [​IMG]
     
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  42. Apresski

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    I hope that doesn't mean that we're all in for a hot summer.
     
  43. trappers

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    Well Perth has equalled it's October max record of 36.9C and it is still hovering around the 36.4 mark ... Temp at home has dropped to a much more manageable 35.5C but still ... The hoegardens at the pub went down well [​IMG]
     
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  44. gareth_oau

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    was this morning perfect enough for you? [​IMG]

    woke up to around 13 deg, only the slightest puff of breeze and not a cloud to be seen
     
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    That sort of heat is good for nothing!
     
  46. trappers

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    0.2mm overnight in perth ... the first recorded precipitation since 20th November last year, missed breaking the record by only a few days. I didnt get a drop of rain at my home though [​IMG]
     
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  47. Austin powers

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    What a joke, just because some plastic/glass tube didn't get some water in it means it's a dry spell.
     
  48. trappers

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    I havent seen any rain here since 20th November? What is your point?
     
  49. gareth_oau

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    AP, we dont let it rain in Kalgoorie - its just deemed a waste [​IMG]
     
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    rain this morning!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    traps, is that the first rain you've experienced here?
     
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