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Post  Madmel on Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:00 am

Well it was obvoius the rain predicted on the weekend turned fizza. Was in Riddles Creek for the weekend and wasnt as cold as I thought it may have been, though late Sat arvo the wind was a real chill factor which caused a bonfire project for the boys during the day to enjoy during the night LOL Fun to be had around the bonfire with cold beverages Wink

Mild day today with a strong northerly.

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Post  norfolk on Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:38 pm

Very very springlike temps, 19 in the city 20 or about 20 in Laverton and Avalon.

So when are the 8 and 9 degree days going to arrive!

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Post  hillybilly on Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:28 pm

OK - perhaps cheating - but we had 9.8, 8.9, 9.4 and 9.4C last week Very Happy

Has been a very mild winter (or rather a lack of cold) for "Melbourne" - CBD running at 14.6C for July (about 1.3C above the long-term average) and June was 15.6C (about 1.7C above the long-term average).

Perhaps the strangest thing about recent times has been the lack of extreme days (up to today the hottest for the month was 16.9C and the colder 13.2C).

BTW looks like Thursday and then later on the weekend into next week will see rather cold air - thickness values just below 536/850T down to about -2 which should see snow in the range of 800 to 1000m.

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Post  AUSSKY on Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:57 am

after a cold night (-4.4C at Clyve's, -3.9C at my place at 7am in Trentham, -2.6C Woodend at 6am) there were completely dry roads till around Gisborne when the first patch of black ice appeared quite unexpectedly on the bridge (they had a shower last night that dampened the roads there) - I watched the car in front of me 'twitch', went around the bend and came face to face with a car pointing the wrong way on the next bridge.....put out a warning across ABC Bendigo & Melbourne stations and have now just heard that there has been an 8 car accident at Gisborne......

always worthwhile expecting the unexpected.....
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Post  hillybilly on Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:15 am

Jane you really should shift to the Dandenongs - we get the rain/snow/sleet but little to no frost. Can grow just about anything - except tomatoes which just get big and stay green and flaxes which go brown a die What a Face .

Only had one frost at our place in 8 years (back in 2002 and even that was marginal). You gotta love drizzle and fog though!

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Post  Karl Lijnders on Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:22 am

It didn't surprise me reading your report or hearing it this morning as people drive like maniacs through that region on the Calder!!! I saw a person driving at ~170kmh on Saturday coming back from Bendigo!! And black ice is like oil - very unexpected!!

A cold start here but above frost level thanks to northerly winds. 2C start.
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Post  droughtbreaker on Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:16 pm

-0.7C for a minimum this morning and very icy. Heavy frost thanks to moist atmosphere overnight with the cold temps. I suspected quite a bit of black ice all over the place so I had to drive pretty slow on the way to the railway station.

David, we don't get all that much severe frost here either. We get quite a few light ones and heaps of mornings below 2C, but usually only a handful of days a year with the min temp below 0C. I know that further up the mountain in some locations they never get radiation frosts. As a result of this we don't get severe frost damage in the garden and we do get tomatoes ripening (even if it is usually March/April Rolling Eyes )

I guess it all has to do with mountain/forest microclimate as opposed to exposed undulating and open elevated country like around Kyneton, Woodend and Trentham. Coldstream vs Ferny Creek is a good comparison for out east of Melbourne.

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Post  Australis(Shell3155) on Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:02 am

Re Frosts. 4 years ago I moved 9 doors up to the top of the hill and havnt seen a frost since, I really miss the pretty frozen bird baths. Is this because Im at the top of the hill or that there hasnt been any good frosts in this amount of time. The grass here is always very wet but never white.
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Post  Snowd_on on Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:34 pm

Hey droughtbreaker, what is a radiation frost?

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Post  droughtbreaker on Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:07 pm

It's your standard frost that develops overnight due to radiation cooling i.e. heat from the ground being lost into the atmosphere between sunset and sunrise and in a moist atmosphere you get frost forming on the ground which is basically frozen dew.

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Post  hillybilly on Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:47 pm

Is this because Im at the top of the hill or that there hasnt been any good frosts in this amount of time.

Australis I would expect it is both. My perception is that we have not had many decent frosts out in the foothills in recent years - the first couple of years in the Dandenongs I recall quite a few hard frosts down in Boronia/FTG but recent years haven't seen so many.

Small altitude difference can make a big difference (as do changes in aspect). Some parts of the Dandenongs are very frost prone - the "flat" areas south of Mt Dandenong for example often gets sub-zero frosts despite being essentially on a ridge. Similar some areas of Sherbrooke. In our area we have a katabatic kick in every calm night which drifts down hill (from the north) at about 5 knots. This wind prevents an inversion from forming at night, and provides a constant supply of "warmer" air.

Curious thing that the katabatic means are that our coldest temperatures are usually (about) 1 hour after sunset and about 2 hours after sunrise. The first minimum is before the katabatic and the late minimum is as the rising sun breaks down the katabatic.... it's not unusual for it to drop 2C at our place between 6am and 9am.

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Post  droughtbreaker on Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:53 pm

I get similar patterns here David, the temperature plummets around sunset and a couple of hours afterwards and then stays constant or even rises a degree until close to dawn when the temp drops again. We don't have any local winds as this happens though, it remains calm all night.

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Post  Power Storm on Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:39 pm

A partly cloudy and very spring like day today, with fresh winds this evening and warm temperatures today generally, and some lightning could be seen to our west and south from that cell off the coast. Wink

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Post  Australis(Shell3155) on Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:05 am

Re Frosts. Thanks for the reply. Im waiting on a bracket to be made to place my weather station on, then I will be able to take note more, other than getting out early rugged up and heading down that hill, which i will do "one day".
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Post  norfolk on Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:10 pm

I am finding it interesting that alot of people recently have spoken about 'very springlike today'. When was the last time we spoke about 'very winterlike conditions today'?

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Post  droughtbreaker on Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:20 pm

Yeah, 10.9C here which is probably around 2 degrees above average for this time of year, (admittedly not exactly springlike but mild for July). What has been springlike is the sunshine and just high cloud around, as Tony points out it is the lack of 'winter-like' days that is causing us to think things are springlike.

In Melbourne this winter it has been sunny and cool to mild most days, much like places in the north are like in winter normally.

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Post  Johnno on Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:52 pm

In saying that though the North of the state temps were below average today was only mild in and around Melbourne Mildura only 13c while in Melbourne 17c should be the other way round

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Post  Snowd_on on Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:55 pm

Super frosty at my place on the mount today, didnt melt til lunchtime, -1C to a max of 6.4C, really chilly because it clouded over early in the arvo and it stalled the daytime max.
Was great to see a little sun this morning, felt "spring-like"! after all the grey weekends of late.
looks like it is going to be a snow-free July, very sad really. Still. i had my best fall ever in mid August last year, so definitely not out of he question yet. Going to hope for a big blizzard in August What a Face

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Post  Australis(Shell3155) on Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:53 pm

Blowing a gale here. has been for the last hour..
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Post  norfolk on Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:19 pm

Johnno wrote:In saying that though the North of the state temps were below average today was only mild in and around Melbourne Mildura only 13c while in Melbourne 17c should be the other way round

Yeah I have wondered why that has been the case, has to be more than just the heat island effect.

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Post  droughtbreaker on Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:45 pm

It's been non stop strong wind and gales here since about mid afternoon and squalls expected overnight. Wind chill is the main inconvenience with this sort of weather here. Early tomorrow morning is going to be hell standing on the railway platform. pale Expecting 3C temps, squally winds and showers perhaps heavy.

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Post  typhoon29 on Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:37 pm

looking at the radar looks like a mean squall line developing along the change. Becoming lightning active too according to the lightning tracker.

Very windy here atm windy enough to blow an elephant off a chain!
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Post  Sniper on Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:56 am

Good to see the NE still getting some isolated falls Very Happy

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Post  Sniper on Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:55 pm

Very spring-like instability around, especially in the NE again. If it was 5-8 degrees warmer, there'd be a STW in place.

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Post  Power Storm on Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:10 pm

Yeah again another unstable day up in the uppers... would of love it to be Summer regarding temps... Alot of convection here too this afternoon.

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