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AlmondFacialBar
1388838.  Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:23 am Reply with quote

tetsabb wrote:
I have awoken this afternoon to 20 or so degrees and sunshine. And this is set to continue all over the weekend and into next week. Hurrah!

I just looked up the phrase 'Indian Summer'. I has always assumes it was a hangover form the British Raj in the sub-continent
But possibly not so


In German that is known as the Old Women's Summer (etymology wobbly and unclear). Whatever you call it, life would be much poorer without its golden light.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar


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Jenny
1388840.  Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:27 am Reply with quote

Luckily both Henri and Ida passed over us with no more than rain.

 
tetsabb
1388856.  Fri Sep 03, 2021 10:39 am Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
Luckily both Henri and Ida passed over us with no more than rain.


Hurrah!
Friends in Noo Joizy are pumping their basement, but did not lose power, unlike other parts of their town.

 
Awitt
1388879.  Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:59 pm Reply with quote

The weather program last night stated just under 20 mm had fallen in some parts of Melbourne. (don't know where they get their info from)

My rain gauge shows up to 40 mm.

On FB I saw photos of potential flooding in a rural area, where the property backs onto a river.

 
Efros
1389983.  Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:23 pm Reply with quote

Severe thunderstorm warning and a tornado watch. 60mph winds and penny sized hail forecast.

 
Jenny
1389996.  Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:32 pm Reply with quote

Starting to look grey here but no actual rain and high winds yet.

 
Efros
1390015.  Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:45 am Reply with quote

We had thunder for nearly an hour, lots of crashing and flashing. Very dark skies and rain as heavy or heavier than anything I've seen in the US, a fair amount of wind blowing around but not anything approaching the 60mph suggested by the weather service. No trees down locally that I've heard about and our power only flickered a couple of times. It is still stiflingly humid some 12 hours later.

 
Jenny
1390066.  Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:27 am Reply with quote

Our thunderstorm was pretty short, but there was a fair amount of heavy rain later. The wind didn't seem as high as predicted, and no trees are down that I have seen or heard about.

 
Awitt
1390137.  Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:42 am Reply with quote

Reasonable day, original forecast predicted some rain by afternoon - didn't really happen in my area, cloud overhead, though it rained in the country town east of the state so the 3pm live video walk didn't occur.

Now at 10.40 pm, the wind is strong and the rain has started.

 
Awitt
1390195.  Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:59 am Reply with quote

Four seasons in a day today.

Alternating sunny periods, then light fluffy clouds, then dark clouds come over, heavy rain and some hail, then it all goes.

 
tetsabb
1390212.  Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:27 am Reply with quote

Awitt wrote:
Four seasons in a day today.

Alternating sunny periods, then light fluffy clouds, then dark clouds come over, heavy rain and some hail, then it all goes.


Pah! No snow? Not really trying, is it?😉

Another day of bright sun here, but heavy rain likely tomorrow evening.

 
Awitt
1390214.  Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:44 am Reply with quote

There has been snow in our mountainous regions before on days like this, but not today. (thanks to a FB group named 'weather obsessed' I see photos of it all)

 
suze
1390222.  Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:04 am Reply with quote

That got me wondering whether it ever snows at sea level in Australia - and the answer is yes, but not very often.

The last recorded snowfall in the central area of Melbourne was in 1986, and in the central area of Adelaide was in 1951. A snowfall has only ever been recorded once in the central area of Sydney, and that was in 1836. A newspaper report of a snowfall in Brisbane in 1927 is not widely believed, while there has never been a recorded snowfall in Darwin or Perth.

Your best bet is Hobart. Snow is seen every winter because the city lies at the foot of a mountain, while it falls in the city itself once a decade or so. That snow is more common the further south you go is as you'd expect in the Southern Hemisphere.

What I don't know is why snow is so rare in Melbourne compared to Northern Hemisphere cities at comparable latitudes. There is snow every winter and plenty of it in Pyongyang, North Korea, and snow every five years or so in Athens, Greece.

 
Awitt
1390814.  Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:13 am Reply with quote

I would have to pose that question to one of the experts (proper metereologists) who run that aforementioned 'Weather Obsessed' group.

There was snow here around 1951. I've seen photos of the suburbs around where my mother grew up and she remembers it, being aged 11 or so, and somewhere in the family collection is a photo my grandmother took of snow in the garden.

After a beautiful day yesterday, it's back to the cold strong winds and some rain is predicted overnight.

And I have just seen photos of snow today in Collinsvale, Tasmania. As I do not know it, I looked it up and it's not that far out of the capital Hobart.

 
tetsabb
1390857.  Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:15 pm Reply with quote

Glorious wall to wall sunshine all day in East Sussex.
I made our supper early this afternoon with bright sun fuelling the cooker: a herby lentil concoction was prepared. Pastry was made and rolled out-- the base had 15 mins 'blind bake' in the oven before lentils were applied, then a layer of pastry over the top.
Some of the lentil mix would not fit, so became my lunch.

 

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