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Just when you thought we were done with winter

By johnboy 11 November 2013 29

Miserable days in succession but what does the bureau have to say?

Well it’s miserable as far as the eye can see.

Hope you didn’t pack up your winter woolies yet.


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SheepGroper 1:22 pm 12 Nov 13

EvanJames said :

Maybe a bit more this weekend, too. Keep it coming, we need it. And we don’t need sustained 30s temperatures in Spring.

Damn right we don’t – my silverbeet are already bolting to seed. Canberra’s Spring is the short time gardeners have between it being too cold for plants to grow and it’s so hot that plants die in the dry winds of Summer.

HiddenDragon 12:14 pm 12 Nov 13

As we’ve moved on to climate change (quelle surprise), Edmund Capon’s recent series on Australian art provided an interesting reminder of extraordinary events, long before the BRICs started industrialising:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Thursday_(1851)

Thumper 11:59 am 12 Nov 13

I recall a christmas day some 15 years ago and it was absolutely freezing.

If I recall correctly it may have snowed as well.

maxblues 11:48 am 12 Nov 13

Roundhead89 said :

Gee, freezing cold weather in November.

Global warming brigade, where are you? Oh, that’s right. They’re too busy at the moment trying to blame the Phillipines typhoon on “climate change”.

johnboy said :

Seeing as the recent wild temperature shifts match perfectly with the extreme weather modeled by climate scientists they’re being much more restrained than some.

The worst typhoons in the Phillipines (in the short time that humans have been recording these things) were more than 50 years ago. The Phillipines average 6 to 7 typhoons a year, but it is just luck or bad luck if they hit the coast in populated areas. By the way, there is no difference between typhoons, cyclones or hurricanes they generally form above the oceans about 4 degrees N or 4 degrees S of the equator (but not on the equator).

Codders111 11:46 am 12 Nov 13

Roundhead89 said :

Gee, freezing cold weather in November.

Global warming brigade, where are you? Oh, that’s right. They’re too busy at the moment trying to blame the Phillipines typhoon on “climate change”.

ps. I’d like to hear how you’re well-informed enough to dismiss the overwhelming scientific consensus. Have you done research yourself? Collected data for the last two hundred years? Conducted research on carbon dioxide’s greenhouse properties? Or have you just been listening to Alan Jones?

Codders111 11:40 am 12 Nov 13

Roundhead89 said :

Gee, freezing cold weather in November.

Global warming brigade, where are you? Oh, that’s right. They’re too busy at the moment trying to blame the Phillipines typhoon on “climate change”.

Isolated days, or even years, are meaningless. What matters is the overall trend. Temperatures are undeniably heading up.

Robertson 11:23 am 12 Nov 13

Roundhead89 said :

Gee, freezing cold weather in November.

Global warming brigade, where are you? Oh, that’s right. They’re too busy at the moment trying to blame the Phillipines typhoon on “climate change”.

Here you go, kook, much to Abbott’s chagrin, the BoM is still doing science, collecting data, and presenting that data in a way that even you may understand:

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/change/index.shtml#tabs=Tracker&tracker=extremes-timeseries&tQ%5Bgraph%5D=TN10&tQ%5Bave_yr%5D=0

See what’s happening?

Roundhead89 10:48 am 12 Nov 13

Gee, freezing cold weather in November.

Global warming brigade, where are you? Oh, that’s right. They’re too busy at the moment trying to blame the Phillipines typhoon on “climate change”.

    johnboy 10:49 am 12 Nov 13

    Seeing as the recent wild temperature shifts match perfectly with the extreme weather modeled by climate scientists they’re being much more restrained than some.

Thumper 10:32 am 12 Nov 13

Thumper said :

poetix said :

I have tried to be cheerful, even wearing my ‘new’ weird ‘cashmere’ jumper bought at a fete, which no cyclist with any taste would think of stealing, and it’s not working. Even making stupid in-jokes isn’t working.

This weather is horrible and it always brings out the resolutely optimistic, and those who like to boast that they don’t feel the cold, and wear singlets when it’s minus fifteen.

Whereas normal people sit round being miserable and drink too much.

I quite like it… 🙂

I should have added, and I drink too much…

Solidarity 10:05 am 12 Nov 13

This weather is miserable, just when we were getting out of the depressing lull of winter too. I don’t know what is wrong with you people.

poetix 9:27 am 12 Nov 13

I just saw the sun. Probably a mirage.

Thumper 8:59 am 12 Nov 13

poetix said :

I have tried to be cheerful, even wearing my ‘new’ weird ‘cashmere’ jumper bought at a fete, which no cyclist with any taste would think of stealing, and it’s not working. Even making stupid in-jokes isn’t working.

This weather is horrible and it always brings out the resolutely optimistic, and those who like to boast that they don’t feel the cold, and wear singlets when it’s minus fifteen.

Whereas normal people sit round being miserable and drink too much.

I quite like it… 🙂

Robertson 8:29 am 12 Nov 13

Robertson said :

poetix said :

This weather is horrible and it always brings out the resolutely optimistic, .

This weather is beautiful. It’s filling the dams, extinguishing the Wiritin bushfire, greening the hills, and nobody will suffer sunburn, sunstroke, heat exhaustion or calenture.

All my indoor plants have been outside for 36 hours getting a good healthy wetting. My extensive collection of newly-acquired tree ferns (thanks, Wiritin ridge bushfire!) couldn’t have wished for a better timed bit of weather.

Robertson 8:25 am 12 Nov 13

poetix said :

This weather is horrible and it always brings out the resolutely optimistic, .

This weather is beautiful. It’s filling the dams, extinguishing the Wiritin bushfire, greening the hills, and nobody will suffer sunburn, sunstroke, heat exhaustion or calenture.

Minz 7:49 pm 11 Nov 13

watto23 said :

RedDogInCan said :

Hope you didn’t pack up your winter woolies yet.

Anyone who even considered packing up their winter woolies before Rememberance Day isn’t a true Canberran.

I thought true Canberrans don’t need winter woolies. My winter wardrobe means either a jumper on or a jacket. I rarely ever go to a third layer of clothing.

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

Seems like were back to normal weather for this time of the year for Canberra.

Yeah, as a true Canberran I rarely wear any more than 4 layers (although, admittedly, I’d wear more if I could work out how to do so and still be able to move at all 😉 )

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:04 pm 11 Nov 13

Veggie garden is absolutely loving it.

maxblues 4:49 pm 11 Nov 13

Global cooling?

poetix 4:04 pm 11 Nov 13

I have tried to be cheerful, even wearing my ‘new’ weird ‘cashmere’ jumper bought at a fete, which no cyclist with any taste would think of stealing, and it’s not working. Even making stupid in-jokes isn’t working.

This weather is horrible and it always brings out the resolutely optimistic, and those who like to boast that they don’t feel the cold, and wear singlets when it’s minus fifteen.

Whereas normal people sit round being miserable and drink too much.

watto23 3:28 pm 11 Nov 13

RedDogInCan said :

Hope you didn’t pack up your winter woolies yet.

Anyone who even considered packing up their winter woolies before Rememberance Day isn’t a true Canberran.

I thought true Canberrans don’t need winter woolies. My winter wardrobe means either a jumper on or a jacket. I rarely ever go to a third layer of clothing.

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