Basically yes.Why is 50 deg C so hard to crack? I know it's just an arbitrary number, but more asking in terms of meteorologic factors. Is air in the high 40s so buoyant it makes it hard to stick around and continue heat accumulation? Or somy else, like not enough sunshine hours per day?
Does sound a bit too extreme...what are the 850h temps forecasts over the region ? would need 31 or 32 to get to 50c on the ground at Mildura.... rule of thumb of courseA long way out but EC going for 50C got Mildura next Sunday, something is seriously brewing for about 7-10 days, the models have all been hinting at it...50C is a tad too extreme though for Mildura I’m thinking lol
"That far south"...at 36° S? You've got to be joking with such an amateur statement.Incredible!! That's truly a scary temperature for that far south.
Well, implied was that I was talking about Australia. And I don't think there's been a temp close to that in Australia at that"That far south"...at 36° S? You've got to be joking with such an amateur statement.
Yes, I've been watching Giles too. Beat its yearly (since 1956) record max by over 1C with a 46.8C yesterday. Not bad for a station at 598m altitude.So here is an interesting fact re Giles Meteorological Station just over the Territory Border in WA.
Up until the end of 2018 they had recorded +44c 18 times in 63 years of records. If the forecast temps up until the end of Dec come off, they will record +44c 18 times this year ! Astonishing really, and brings home how hot it has been in Central Australia in 2019 !
Also Kintore ( altitude 454m asl ) just inside the Territory border recorded 47.7c. Now if we use the DALR of 1c per 100m of altitude, Kintore's temp would be the equivalent of 50 or 51c at sea level !
Incredible!! That's truly a scary temperature for that far south.
"That far south"...at 36° S? You've got to be joking with such an amateur statement.
not the adjective I would have used.## Moderator's Note:
Please restrict comments to playing the ball, and not the man.
Most people here are "amateurs", but there's no need to make derisive comments about people who are less qualified.
For those who are not "amateurs" (It seems that Adaminaby Angler is weather professional, judging from the comments about amateurs), stating your credentials as a professional weather forecaster / atmospheric scientist would be helpful.
By "amateur statement", I really meant that he was sounding like a non-weather enthusuast with that "too far south" statement. I am not a professional, but instead a weather enthusiast—there's a major difference between weather enthusiasts and amateurs; the latter group does not even know what is meant by AAO phase, for e.g.
Perhaps I should've said "amateur-like" instead; came across the wrong way, and I apologise for that. It was not intended to attack his character in the slightest, hence "amateur statement"—notice the under-lined word.
I'd suggest that the comments in question WERE made by a weather enthusiast, otherwise they wouldn't be posting in this part of the forum and making such comments, whether right or wrong IN YOUR OPINION.
That's a good chance of being the highest temp this summer.Alight then ... bump.
Been a few high forties of late.
Today, Birdsville, 48.7 C. Best yet as far as I can see.
Is today's Birdsville reading the best we can expect given all the doom and gloom of a La Nina Summer forecast?
The last Summer in the northern hemisphere made 50 look like merely a qualification of entry.
How about the south central areas though? That's where last year's records were all recorded. How are they affected by La Nina? Incidentally, 3rd 40C day in a row for Perth.That's a good chance of being the highest temp this summer.
Why? Big rains are likely in the deserts of Northern Western Australia and some of NT next week. That will moderate inland temps for a while IMO.
Pleasantly cooler and wetter than average here in NE Vic .except for the ski season probably the nicest year in living memory.How about the south central areas though? That's where last year's records were all recorded. How are they affected by La Nina? Incidentally, 3rd 40C day in a row for Perth.