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Would you like your mornings frostier?

By johnboy - 12 May 2011 27

frosty barbie

Apparently it’s been the coldest May week since 1972. Rosebud has sent in this picture of Jack Frost’s wicked work upon poor Barbie in Ainslie.

For those without good heating the bad news is the bureau is forecasting Friday’s 1-14 is the warmest ahead with Sunday and Monday particularly icy.

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Would you like your mornings frostier?
EvanJames 2:55 pm 12 May 11

Pommy bastard said :

EvanJames said :

You’ll notice that we haven’t had real rain for many weeks.

I wonder what that cold wet stuff that soaked me when I was on top of Mt Painter yesterday was in that case?

You’d best alert the Bureau then. As yesterday’s official rainfall for ACT was 0.2mm. That, my friend, is not real rain.

total rain this month is 0.8mm. The long-term May average is 21mm, which is not a lot, but I don’t think we’ll get near it if the dry trend continues.

Pommy bastard 2:42 pm 12 May 11

EvanJames said :

You’ll notice that we haven’t had real rain for many weeks.

I wonder what that cold wet stuff that soaked me when I was on top of Mt Painter yesterday was in that case?

Thumper 2:08 pm 12 May 11

I love canberra winters.

Stunning crisp mornings with brilliant sunshine. frosty grass that snaps under your steps. Mist floating lazily off the dark, still lakes.

Beautiful.

EvanJames 2:04 pm 12 May 11

The cold weather has happened earlier than usual, and this is magnified by the way we’ve had very long Indian Summers in the last few years. This year, we had an early and rather abrupt descent into winter. The records being broken confirm that. We don’t usually experience severe frosts and 10c days in early May. And we certainly haven’t in recent years.

So people who are feeling a bit disgruntled about it, you have just cause!

Now, does anyone have a recipe for green tomato pickles? After last night’s horrible frost, I’ve got about 10 kgs of tomatoes which will never ripen.

Watson 1:54 pm 12 May 11

vg said :

just a few weeks earlier

I thought that was what the article was about? Not about the fact that we get mild frosts in Canberra, we all already knew that.

Holden Caulfield 1:48 pm 12 May 11

Mr Gillespie said :

More like back to normal, it is supposed to be frosty in Canberra. It’s the only capital city in Australia where winter really happens!

What did Hobart ever do to you?

D2 12:57 pm 12 May 11

Mr Gillespie said :

More like back to normal, it is supposed to be frosty in Canberra. It’s the only capital city in Australia where winter really happens!

😀 And I wouldn’t change it for quids.

vg 12:29 pm 12 May 11

Stock standard Canberra winter, just a few weeks earlier. Live here long enough you get used to it. Visted friends in Canada once who were getting over consistent -20 degree temps. Put our temps in a little more perspective. Something Channel 9 could do when Sydneysiders bleat over their ‘cold’ weather

Holden Caulfield 11:28 am 12 May 11

Jivrashia said :

Not long before the first snowfall on the Brindies?

There is/was a light dusting of snow on the Brindies this morning.

Watson 10:48 am 12 May 11

EvanJames said :

La nina has broken down and gone. In a La Nina winter, it is wet and therefore warmer. You’ll notice that we haven’t had real rain for many weeks. Dry = clear = cold

Thanks, I wasn’t sure if La Nina could cause cold winters perhaps. And I was out of the country for 5 weeks, so have no idea about recent weather. Except for that the paddocks looked dry when I came back.

And much rather a dry cold winter than a warmer wet one!

Mr Gillespie 10:36 am 12 May 11

More like back to normal, it is supposed to be frosty in Canberra. It’s the only capital city in Australia where winter really happens!

Jivrashia 10:34 am 12 May 11

Not long before the first snowfall on the Brindies?

EvanJames 10:10 am 12 May 11

La nina has broken down and gone. In a La Nina winter, it is wet and therefore warmer. You’ll notice that we haven’t had real rain for many weeks. Dry = clear = cold.

the day temperatures next week will be back into the mid teens as the sun is still quite high, but we are getting this cold air pushing up from the south, so the minute the sun is gone, the cold goes into overdrive.+

Watson 10:05 am 12 May 11

When I got my bike out of the bike shed at work last night (I did not choose to ride, mind I add) someone on his way to his car burst out laughing when he spotted me and gloated “You’ll be SO cold”! That did kind of sum up my ride home indeed.

Is this still that La Nina b!tch’s fault?

Bluey 9:42 am 12 May 11

The government should step in and do something.

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