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1338097.  Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:01 pm Reply with quote

Snow falling fast here, and I have to go out in it to the dentist, who sadly is not closed for a storm day :-(

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1338370.  Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:25 pm Reply with quote

Today began bright and windy, so I put some washing through late morning, and it was pretty well dry by 1500.
There was quite heavy rain for about 10-15 minutes at one stage. Guess who had gone for a short walk just at the wrong time? I had put on clean jeans after my shower; they are hanging over a radiator in the hall.

1338376.  Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:29 pm Reply with quote

Facing a single hot day for Melbourne, up to 38 C, so while uncomfortable - I have to go to one of my volunteer libraries - it's just a day and the cool change should come this evening.

1338791.  Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:42 am Reply with quote

Just had one of the shortest, most intense, hailstorms I can ever remember seeing. A couple of loud cracks of thunder, preceeded by the usual lightning, then less than a minute of torrential hail, some hailstones the size of frozen peas, then it was all over. I would post a picture of my back yard, but my computer has decided it doesn't have Bluetooth any more, so I can't copy it from my phone atm.

1338811.  Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:10 pm Reply with quote

The coast of Wales is taking quite a battering. I've been looking at this almost-real-time rendering(*) of wind conditions on and off today. I'ts almost hypnotic.,46.82,935/loc=0.113,51.612

(*): updated every 3 hours

1339057.  Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:23 am Reply with quote

Record breaking day today with the heat. Reached a top of 43 C around 4pm, cool change set to come overnight.

A couple of small fires in my area - one started by exploding gas cylinder bottles from a mobile catering business. News articles stated a couple of these bottles then flew a way away, into an abandoned industrial site and started a fire there in the dry grass. A nearby childcare centre was evacuated, and my music teacher lives at the end of that street.

1339062.  Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:32 am Reply with quote

Currently -13 C here.

1339068.  Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:14 am Reply with quote

Pissed down most of the night. Many flooded roads in the Southeast. I have to go to Eastbourne for bladder check, then to work.
Wish me luck!

1339072.  Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:56 am Reply with quote

Ah, that explains the paddling pool that has appeared in the greenhouse.


1339074.  Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:35 am Reply with quote

We were out picking up my son from the transportation centre last night, and then having coffee with him and his brother at Denny's for an hour. It was 12F when we were there, but went down to 5F a few hours later.

1339141.  Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:16 am Reply with quote

Was visiting a friend yesterday and came from a different direction to usual. I had an excellent tour of the countryside due to the number of closed roads. I couldn't get closer than about 5km away from her place. I encountered 6 closed roads and on the 7th* I decided to loop all the way round the town and try from the other direction. Luckily that was more accessible.
The fact that precipitation is continuing to fall is not helpful.

*Which happened to be the same as the 1st one I'd come across - just from a different direction

1340151.  Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:43 pm Reply with quote

Some rain at long last, which isn't enough to help the fires completely, but gives the men a bit of a break. Also smoke haze over Melbourne which affects me via stinging eyes and I can't go out at all.

1340650.  Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:18 am Reply with quote

Four seasons in one day today - hot and it got to around 36 C this afternoon, before a thundery change. I was on my way home when the storm hit, saw some lightning, heard loud thunder and got caught in the ensuing downpour.....luckily I'd thought to take the raincoat.

1340672.  Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:34 pm Reply with quote

My friend near Melbourne said they had spectacular hail as well. Hopefully it was widespread enough to dampen things and reduce fire risk

1340685.  Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:08 pm Reply with quote

The fires are in the far east of the state so the rain really needed to travel that far across. I'm in a weather page on the Book of Faces and people put their suburb or town and how much or little rain was received. 50 mm in my rain gauge.


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