I might need to get a rain gauge for the new place so I can participate in this thread with quantifiable comments rather than - it’s raining, has been for a while, and we have many fairly deep puddles.6.5mm since 8am this morning. In a bit of a lul right now. It is always interesting how we get more rain up here (half way to Toodyay) than anywhere else. There are no close AWSs but most others around Perth are reporting 2-3mm only. I have an accurate rain guage and all our neighbours report similar numbers so it seems real. Suspect it is an orographic lift effect
6.5mm since 8am this morning. In a bit of a lul right now. It is always interesting how we get more rain up here (half way to Toodyay) than anywhere else. There are no close AWSs but most others around Perth are reporting 2-3mm only. I have an accurate rain guage and all our neighbours report similar numbers so it seems real. Suspect it is an orographic lift effect
Needs a "don't like" button.New Australian max temp records set on consecutive days up in the Kimberley this weekend.
The previous August record of 40.0c was set at Kalumburu way back in 1970.
On Saturday, The Defence facility at Yampi Sound broke the old mark with 40.7c, and today West Roebuck reached 41.2c ! Outstanding heat for August..... and it is expected many Top End, Kimberley and Pilbara sites will record new August heat records before the end of the month.
All Top End weather nuts like seeing August heat.... the Kimberley heat low is the engine room for the impending storm season.
1/-Port Hedland might be one to watch today re August records.....35.8c at 09.40 WA time !
Depends on the sea breeze there of course, but its on track for a +40c you would reckon....
2/- And my Port Hedland prediction was a bit off, although I did pick the sea breeze as a possibility of crueling a record 40c attempt. The temp topped out at 37.9c at 11.24 am. Still an August record for the site. The old record has been broken 3 times in the last week !
Roebourne Airport maxed out a full 2.1c above the previous August record with a 38.5c today.
Marble Bar has broken the August ( for this site location ) record on 5 consecutive days including 4 in a row ( so far ) above the 37.8c ( 100f ) mark.
It really is an exceptional August heatwave in the north west of the Continent.
Given that we ( Top Enders ) are in the middle of that doldrum period of mindlessly similar weather day after day atm, I thought I would have a look at some sites on the Southern Coast, specifically the Great Australian Bight.
The combination of the huge continental landmass to the North and the Southern Ocean to the South gives the Nullabor region a unique climate in Australia. The variability and changeability of the weather is fair dinkum legendary.... with near 50c temps in the summer months and frosts that can happen at almost any time of the year. Anecdotally, regular travelers across the Nullabor can recall high 30's at say Ceduna, then a few hours west freezing temps at the Border Checkpoint. Been caught out myself a few times when running trucks across back in the day.....
So a few stats from the first 10 days of September and running West to East across the Nullabor ( same direction as the passage of the weather systems )
Date Eyre Eucla Nullabor Ceduna.
1/9 22.8 -10.1 33.1 - 10.1 35.0 - 7.4 28.1 - 6.3
2/9 22.4 -10.6 22.0 - 8.7 22.6 - 8.7 22.4 - 8.5
3/9 19.4 - 2.7 20.6 - 8.6 20.5 - 5.3 19.5 - 6.2
4/9 21.1 - -0.1 26.2 - 6.1 24.8 - 4.1 22.3 - 2.1
5/9 30.7 - 4.6 27.0 - 7.0 26.6 - 5.6 23.2 - 1.9
6/9 36.5 - 6.2 36.3 - 13.2 34.4 - 8.8 30.9 - 6.7
7/9 19.7 - 11.5 23.7 - 17.3 37.6 -19.7 37.9 - 19.1
8/9 23.0 - 5.8 18.0 - 10.7 17.7- 12.2 17.5 - 14.8
9/9 26.0 - 8.2 29.2 - 13.1 21.0 -12.7 22.5 - 11.3
10/9 ? - 14.5 40.1 - 12.4 38.6 - 8.6 35.0 - 14.5
And forecast max's today 11/9/20
26c 20c 22c 29c
Both Eucla and Nullabor set September record maximum temps yesterday
And as an aside, there has been a great deal of chat on world weather forums re the huge temp changes in the Mountain states of the USA in the last week ie Denver and Caspar with near 100f temps to freezing/snow two days later.
Well, Eyre is renowned for massive changes too ( never snow at sea level of course ) from a 32f on the 4th to a 97.7f on the 6th ! What an horrendous ( by Aussie standards ) climate ....lol !
Will be looked back on as one of the best experiences of your and their lives - trust us who have gone beforeback to wet as crap on Saturday tthough.
Spare a thought I will be in a field for 3 days with a bunch of children.
Will be looked back on as one of the best experiences of your and their lives - trust us who have gone before
Absorb in the joy of that day and hold it dear.
Your lot are hardened campers anyway, so not sure what you’re worried about
I always find this time of year a tad confusing.
From heaters and hoodies one day to tank tops and sunscreen the next!
It did give me excuse to buy a new $450 ski shell this week to use as a rain coat too (got it for $180 clearance at kathmandu... seems noones buying ski gear in WA!)
Hot weather starting to happen. Top of 31 today. Always gives me a sense of dread when those 30 numbers begin showing up.