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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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cabbage 11:28 pm 29 May 11

Good grief! I’m currently in Riyadh where it is 41 and we are expecting 43 on Tuesday and Wednesday and it is still only May! I have a trip planned to Canberra in July – August s that should be interesting. Tell me it’s not going to get any colder please! Please!

welkin31 6:00 pm 29 May 11

We are all lucky “Robertson” – there are no laws against humour here.

Rawhide Kid Part3 11:02 am 29 May 11

Jivrashia said :

Not long before the first snowfall on the Brindies?

That’s when you’ll fee the cold here….

Watson 11:00 am 29 May 11

I am now happy that we had that really cold spell. It was a huge shock to our system as it happened when we’d just come back from an unusually warm European spring and 3 days in sweaty Singapore!

But now when the temperature stays on or just above zero, it seems balmy! And I got into the habit of taking a hot water bottle to bed and now received the electric blankets I ordered that week. Bring it on!

(It’s not having a positive effect on my carbon footprint though. But I’ll somewhat make up for it in summer as I don’t have aircon.)

Robertson 10:59 am 29 May 11

There’s no urban heat island effect out at the airport.

welkin31 10:20 am 29 May 11

Canberra Airport this May has had more minimum temperatures under zero degrees (19 so far) than any years since 1957 (which had 27).

welkin31 2:33 pm 27 May 11

Just checked out BoM daily min temp data back to 1939 at the Airport and figured how to work COUNTIF function in Excel. Yair I know – it takes a 7 year old.
This month has had 17 days under 0 degrees – which equals 1976 with 4 days to go. 1961 and 1959 had 18. But 1957 wins by a country mile at 27.
So this May is pretty nippy considering too the numbers are despite the ever growing urban heat island.

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