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Are we in for an extremely cold winter?

By jacarandas - 16 May 2011 46

fog over civic

Is it just me or is Autumn this year extremely cold?

I don’t recall seeing negative temperatures during Autumn last year. We hit -6.7 degrees Saturday night.

What’s Your opinion?


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46 Responses to
Are we in for an extremely cold winter?
Mr Gillespie 11:50 am 16 May 11

Makes a change to all the duds we have been through ever since the days of “global warming” and “the greenhouse effect” were renamed “climate change”.

EvanJames 11:48 am 16 May 11

As others have confirmed, it’s unusually cold. This is exacerbated by our long run of Indian Summers. We’ve had later and warmer summers during recent years, and have grown accustomed to a very gradual descent into cooler temperaturs. No so this year!

we had a cool summer, thanks to La Nina which brought lots of rain and cooler temperatures. The change to cool started much earlier than usual, and we didn’t get so much of a stop/start/stop jolting change-over to the new season.

now we’re having a classic Canberra June/July, with fogs and frosts and sparkling cold days. We’re just getting them in early May instead.

The change out of La Nina is interesting. If it had persisted, we’d be having rain, and so milder temperatures especially at night. If this hard dry continues, you’d be expecting the announcment of a drought.

I threw away probably more than 10kg of perfect green tomatoes on the weekend. heartbreaking.

dpm 11:45 am 16 May 11

georgesgenitals said :

This year there were lots of berries.

Yeah, but we had lots of rain this last summer…?

georgesgenitals 11:38 am 16 May 11

As a kid I remember a few REALLY cold winters, and each year in Autumn the cattoneasta (sp?) trees would have heaps and heaps of the little red berries on them. On the milder years, there’d be much fewer berries.

This year there were lots of berries. Although what we’re getting now is unusual (antarctic air pushing north), I still think we are in for a cold one.

neanderthalsis 10:19 am 16 May 11

“I don’t recall seeing negative temperatures during Autumn last year.”

According to the BoM, we bottomed out at -3.7 on 13 May last year and had a solid week of negative minimums. I must add, however, we have already surpassed last years coldest (-5) with our -7 yesterday morning.

Holden Caulfield 10:14 am 16 May 11

The Frots said :

Good luck with it – need any donations of heaters…..? The temp this week is going to be a real monster!

Thanks, we should be okay for now. I think we have another week or two before the first wall for the extension comes down. So, as we get closer to winter, hopefully things warm up a little, haha.

TVStar 10:06 am 16 May 11

Must be global warming. Where do I hand my money over to fix the temp again?

Pommy bastard 10:06 am 16 May 11

I certaily hope we’re in for a cold one, makes me quite homesick.

Mind you I could do without all the idiots driving in pea-soup fog with no lights on, as evidenced this morning…

The Frots 9:49 am 16 May 11

Holden Caulfield said :

Yep, looks like we picked a great time to rip our house apart for renos/extensions. Brrrrrrrr…

Ha! You have to be kidding? I recall renovating another house in another land a long time ago where I had the whole back of the house ripped out…………….much to the pleasure of the local cats and other wildlife!

Good luck with it – need any donations of heaters…..? The temp this week is going to be a real monster!

Thoroughly Smashed 9:47 am 16 May 11

Gungahlin Al said :

Stand by for the usual ill-informed “I thought climate change was supposed toi make it hotter” comments from the usual suspects.

I’ve seen some already from certain ACT Liberal MLAs on FB.

magiccar9 9:46 am 16 May 11

Gungahlin Al said :

Stand by for the usual ill-informed “I thought climate change was supposed toi make it hotter” comments from the usual suspects.

I’ve seen some already from certain ACT Liberal MLAs on FB.

You only see these posts from the Liberals because Labor fails to understand that anything is even happening and the Greens have already run for cover fearing the end of the world.

Gungahlin Al 9:37 am 16 May 11

Stand by for the usual ill-informed “I thought climate change was supposed toi make it hotter” comments from the usual suspects.

I’ve seen some already from certain ACT Liberal MLAs on FB.

Holden Caulfield 9:33 am 16 May 11

Yep, looks like we picked a great time to rip our house apart for renos/extensions. Brrrrrrrr…

The Frots 9:17 am 16 May 11

Mrs. Frot and I were saying that it is indeed the coldest we have experienced here. I cannot believe just how chilling it gets. So………………….this winter is going to be a real bitch I think!

groonsnout 9:13 am 16 May 11

Yep it’s a cold one. Coldest May since 1974.

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