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Post  Johnno on Wed May 27, 2009 7:07 pm

Whether its heat, Cold, Rainfall, Drought, wind, storms so on and are on the extreme side of breaking records.. Record in here everytime something like this happens so we have a list of all the records broken starting from now.

Would like to start Melbourne has had its driest start to a year in 42 years.

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Post  Johnno on Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:57 pm

Here is a fact that some people may not know...

Last time Melbourne passed its average rainfall during a 'Season' (Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring) Was the Summer of 2005/2006 when 82mm fell in December, 54mm in January & 72mm in February. Every Season since then we have had below average rainfall which means the last 12 Seasons in a row we have had below average rainfall... I wonder if this has ever happend before since the records began in 1855? It wouldn't suprise me if this is the first time.

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Post  norfolk on Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:35 pm

I doubt Johnno we have ever seen anything like that before, unless something similar happened before records began.

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Post  Johnno on Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:03 am

Well its offical now, since records began in 1855 Melbourne has had its driest start of the first 6 months on record beating the 1967 record by 8mm. 126mm 2009 & 134mm in 1967 just gets worse and worse here Sad

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Post  hillybilly on Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:12 am

Couple of records to watch - Melbourne's record high June Maximum of 22.4C. Probably won't fall today, but it could get close. Also the record high Australian June record of 37.2C (was a lot of 35C in WA's north yesterday).

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Post  norfolk on Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:04 pm

Melb got to 19.4c

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Post  droughtbreaker on Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:02 pm

The most disturbing thing about the very mild weather this June is that it has been a fractionally cooler month than last June. Shocked Although we've actually had much cooler minimums this month in Melbourne.

And now with the driest first half of the year officially recorded in Melbourne and no doubt much of central VIC, it is just more evidence (if we really need more) that our climate is changing and becoming warmer and drier. I'm really dreading next summer.

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Post  norfolk on Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:42 pm

Am I right in saying that today's 19.4c was the warmest 30th June on record?

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Post  Johnno on Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:49 pm

Yes Tony I heard the same thing that it was the warmest day ever for the 30th of June

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Post  norfolk on Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:57 pm

so another record broken! This has been a year of records....and not all good ones either!

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Post  Johnno on Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:00 pm

4th warmest July on record.. This year gets better and better by the look of it Rolling Eyes

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Post  hillybilly on Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:15 pm

Also suspect it is currently the driest Jan->July on record. Tomorrow's rain may put us into 2nd last place (behind 1967).

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Post  norfolk on Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:29 pm

tomorrow's rain? Will believe it when I see it!

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Post  droughtbreaker on Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:40 pm

Every month, every season is seeing records broken now for heat and dry. Melbourne has had no winter this year aside from a few minor periods of cold weather that barely register in amongst all the ridiculous mild weather. Back at home it has been cold, probably averaging around 10C or just under but for my elevation and 60km away from the coast that is warm for winter. Don't expect August to square the ledger, wouldn't be surprised to see some days approaching 30C in Melbourne by the end of the month and a 40C in early November. Crying or Very sad

Nothing surprises or shocks me with our climate anymore.

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Post  hillybilly on Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:06 pm

3rd driest Jan-> Jul on record for Melbourne.

To 9am this morning Melbourne's rainfall total is 39.2 mm for July, 165.0 mm for the year 2009 (thus far).

This yields the driest first seven months of the year since 1976 (159.9 mm).

1967 was also drier - 163.9 mm.

Missed the record by one day Rolling Eyes

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Post  Johnno on Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:10 am

Hows this for a stat DJ & Co... Only 10 of the past 43 months (since January 2006) have reached the average rainfall in Melbourne in other words since January 2006 33 out of 43 months have been below average rainfall that really amazes me thats how bad we have gotten

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Post  hillybilly on Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:47 am

Sounds about right. In recent years we (in Ferny Creek) have been getting average or above average only about every 3rd month - this year Jan/Feb/May/Jun were very dry, Mar/Jul above average and April a bit below. You have to go back to late 2004/early 2005 to the last consistently wet spell of "weather".

It seems our new average is about 20% below the long-term average... puts Melbourne at about 500mm and Ferny Creek at about 1100mm.

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Post  Johnno on Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:30 am

Yeah thats how its going isn't it DJ.

Did some more research and from July 2004 to December 2005 in Melbourne 10 of the 18 months reached the average or passed it only 8 months were below average in that 18 month period which means 56% of the period throughout that time we had average or above average rain.. Now put that into perspective since then Jan 2006 only 10 months have reached average in 43 months thats 23% of the time since then we have had average or above rainfall thats a drop of over 30% in such a short amount of time.
Climate change and global warming has been spoken about since the 90's especially since the drier weather begain at the end of 1996 but whats changed even moreso since early 2006? For this to happen its another total level all together now! Thats a Big dip going by these stats in what was happening in 2004 & 2005 and whats happend since then its very disturbing infact.

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