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News Wettest March in Sydney in 33 years

Discussion in 'Daily & Chat' started by FourSquare04, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

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    Mr. Mook One of Us

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    depends on where its measured.
    which is why I really hate stories like this.
    We had more rain in March 2012 than March 2017.
    So it was our wettest March in 5 years.
     
  3. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    The irony of complaining about unclear location by a person who does not disclose their location.
     
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    Falls expat One of Us

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    There must be some mistake with the observations.

    PROFESSOR TIM FLANNERY: We're already seeing the initial impacts and they include a decline in the winter rainfall zone across southern Australia, which is clearly an impact of climate change, but also a decrease in run-off. Although we're getting say a 20 per cent decrease in rainfall in some areas of Australia, that's translating to a 60 per cent decrease in the run-off into the dams and rivers.
     
  5. Ramshead

    Ramshead One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Disingenuous post. Sydney has a completely different climate to southern Aust (VIC, southern SA and WA, Tas). These areas are all seeing a decline in winter rainfall year on year because the roaring forties (which also bring us snow) are being forced further towards the 50s. I am no Flannery fanboy by a long stretch. He has made some clangers in the last but he is dead accurate on this one. Also, the high Sydney rainfall happened over end of summer, early autumn, not winter.
     
  6. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    If this becomes a climate change discussion, I'll shut this thread down very quickly.
    You have been warned.
     
  7. gareth_oau

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    and by comparison, Perth's last rain, of 0.2mm was recorded on 26th March, and none in the forecast for at least the next 7 days
     
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    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    It was stonkingly wet in the Blue Mtns in March.
    Stupid wet!
     
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    I stand 100 percent by my post, which added much needed meteorological context to a deliberately provocative comment
     
  10. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    I'm not picking out any posts in particular; but climate change discussions here become a shitfight, and everyone knows it.
    That's why we don't have them in the weather forum. By all means, discuss in CV.
     
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    Weather these days seems all about setting records. They drag records out of any data they choose. What it should say is that some parts of Australia had a wet March.
     
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    No they shouldn't. It was actually 38 years. For some suburbs it was their wettest March on record. Observatory Hill recorded its wettest March since 1975.
    http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/month/nsw/sydney.shtml
     
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    I apologise for dropping that bombshell. It was done in a light hearted way...at least I thought so. Once again sorry.
     
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    Thus have several things been averted, included among them:
    1. Angry mods (and nobody EVER wants that).
    2. Angry me (ditto, although I'm much more harmless)
    3. General annoyance and lack of good spirit on the forums
     
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    A question to those from Sydney. What has been the impact of the rain on soils, gardens and the bush?

    The Geelong area had rainfall in the top decile for April. We had a wetter winter and early spring last year and even though the summer period was dry the cracks in our heavy black clay soil did not open up so much, indicating a fair bit of sub-soil moisture. It has been interesting to observe how well the established trees looked over summer and how much the shrubs we planted last year have grown. After the April rain out soils are saturated and we would be happy for a couple of dry weeks. Happy to send our rain to anyone who needs it.