Yeah it does look more like the 9th and it probably won't snow on the mainland.Looks more like the 9th, and chiefly TAS IMO.
-26C @500mb is very impressive for December in Aus. That's midseason upper-level temps.
Could it not be a media catch all designed to maximise traffic through painless thinking that actually doesn't mean anything at all?
The people who died - how are they different from the other eight people who died from respiratory infections last year?
My parents are up in Cairns at the moment. They can't believe how dry it is. To quote Mum: 'It's just like Townsville at the end of September - brown!'Hot and dry in FNQ at the moment with no relief in sight. In my old hometown of Townsville the primary water storage is sitting at 15%. Plus there is a large scrub fire burning between Cairns and Mareeba at the moment. Thankfully fires up here are nowhere near as extreme as what happens down south.
Hurry up wet season.
It does look pretty sad at the moment, my sprinklers are doing their best to keep the yard green.My parents are up in Cairns at the moment. They can't believe how dry it is. To quote Mum: 'It's just like Townsville at the end of September - brown!'
Hopefully the monsoon kicks in soon (and has a break in mid-January when I'm planning to go up there!)
Current models are not talking dry, they are talking wet. Some parts of Tasmania are looking like 10, 15, even 20cm of snowAll major models are signalling an even deeper, colder (yet drier) airmass over TAS next Wednesday PM. It's been drifting in and out of runs and will struggle to endure the 174hrs, but these back-to-back systems are clearly out of season.
Sorry, wasn't very clear here. Dry for Victoria & Mainland! Tas will largely be the only region affected by the winter-like influence here if it verifies. A very tight thermal, moisture gradient indeed.Current models are not talking dry, they are talking wet. Some parts of Tasmania are looking like 10, 15, even 20cm of snow