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pipbarber wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:05 pm We're having a rare hot spell, for this summer, in Melbourne. 35 today and tomorrow with a typical Melbourne change expected tomorrow night with temperatures dropping to 10C. But February is looking decidedly warmer than what we've had so far this season. I keep looking at the ocean temperature records, everyday now, it's like a standard whether check. I'm mildly concerned that it and other weird climate happenings might produce a hot autumn here, summer might simply be late for us. But who knows.

Not wild about the heat, i have to say.
The impression I've had here is that it's been a mild summer. It's misleading because overall it was the hottest January ever, but in some of the big population centres it hasn't been too bad. I suspect the additional moisture as a result of high ocean temperatures has helped caused the anomaly. This will fuel climate misinformation. Also, el nino could still bite and dry things out over autumn and winter.

It's 29 here right now, at 7pm. I nearly always enjoy hot weather - although there are iimits. I think it was the summer of 2013 where I experienced temperatures around 45 degrees, it was unpleasant.
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It's gone apocalyptic here. Crazy lightening, wild wind. Not much rain where i am but i just heard it was torrential a couple of kms away. Big hail too in the south of the city, power outages to the west. Gawd.

Edit that: the sun has just come out. Wtf?
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pipbarber wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:48 pm It's gone apocalyptic here. Crazy lightening, wild wind. Not much rain where i am but i just heard it was torrential a couple of kms away. Big hail too in the south of the city, power outages to the west. Gawd.

Edit that: the sun has just come out. Wtf?
Forecast here today, 41c, feels like 44c! Wtf!
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stevebrooks wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 1:59 am
pipbarber wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:48 pm It's gone apocalyptic here. Crazy lightening, wild wind. Not much rain where i am but i just heard it was torrential a couple of kms away. Big hail too in the south of the city, power outages to the west. Gawd.

Edit that: the sun has just come out. Wtf?
Forecast here today, 41c, feels like 44c! Wtf!
Yes, we Melbournians can't make too much noise about the weather, we and Hobartians have had it really fucking easy this summer compared to everywhere else in Australia. Feels like 44c is just downright dangerous.

The wild Melbourne weather yesterday was notable for how weirdly brief it was. Half an hour at most, where i was, and then the sun came out and 10c had been knocked off the day. A pleasant evening.
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pipbarber wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 7:22 am
stevebrooks wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 1:59 am
pipbarber wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:48 pm It's gone apocalyptic here. Crazy lightening, wild wind. Not much rain where i am but i just heard it was torrential a couple of kms away. Big hail too in the south of the city, power outages to the west. Gawd.

Edit that: the sun has just come out. Wtf?
Forecast here today, 41c, feels like 44c! Wtf!
Yes, we Melbournians can't make too much noise about the weather, we and Hobartians have had it really fucking easy this summer compared to everywhere else in Australia. Feels like 44c is just downright dangerous.

The wild Melbourne weather yesterday was notable for how weirdly brief it was. Half an hour at most, where i was, and then the sun came out and 10c had been knocked off the day. A pleasant evening.
I never paid too much attention to meteorology, but I've been concentrating on it this past year. One day I noticed a strip of hot air blowing through bringing high temperatures between Wollongong and the VIctorian border, but it was cooler outside my local area. I guess the weather patterns sometimes push that hot air from the north west down to Melbourne and Hobart, bringing those days when it's hotter in the south.

But there are all different factors at play, e.g. the Southern Annular Mode, when it happens, is interesting because it blows the cold air from Antarctica over south eastern Australia. Then there are the Pacific effects like El Nino. The weather is a chaotic system and climate change has unpredictable effects.
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