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Heat wave in Oz

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:34 am
by frank
We've heard stories on the news here in england about a heat wave in Australia as well as flash floods washing crocs into residential areas.

While here in the UK we've had the worst snow for 13 years according to news reports. I thought I'd share my experience of global warming as seen from my living room window, below.

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Re: Heat wave in Oz

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:21 pm
by roadwarriormfp
I dunno about the flash flooding being caused by global warming....
The northern parts of Australia was always under the influence of a monsoon trough which would move "up and down" between Papua New Guinea and the top half of Australia.

Regular heavy rains and flooding was a common thing in this area up until about 1989/90 when a sevre drought started. Even in area of PNG which has some of the highest annual rainfall in the world suffered from a distinct lack of rain.

What we are seeing here is a reversal of the weather patterns and we are back to the "good" old days of flooding and monsoon rains.

The crocadile in the streets story stems from a town called Normanton (some 2000 people) which is in the remote part of Australia called the Gulf of Carpenteria. Crocadiles in the area are quite common, however the one which caused the story to appear was just a 1.5meter salt water croc which was still a baby at that size!

The heat wave being experienced down south in Victoria (2500km away from the flooding) is however an unusual occurance and normally only occurs for a few days, not weeks as has been the case so far.

So far here in town we have had a record 1080mm of rain in just over 3 weeks. This is normally our "annual" average! A few nights ago just 180km away a whopping 500mm fell in just one night up in the mountain ranges.

Some towns have now been cut off for 3 weeks and food and fuel are running short.
Everything is either being flown in or shipped via barges to other coastal towns.

Re: Heat wave in Oz

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:44 pm
by cob115
love the pic of the snow ,brrrrrrrrr its going to be 44 in adelaide today ,thankfully the air con in the coupe works helyea :D ,as for global warming im such a non beliver grrrrrrrrrrrr,al gor can take my corbon foot print and jam it up his clacker,

Re: Heat wave in Oz

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:52 pm
by frank
cob115 wrote:love the pic of the snow ,brrrrrrrrr its going to be 44 in adelaide today ,thankfully the air con in the coupe works helyea :D ,as for global warming im such a non beliver grrrrrrrrrrrr,al gor can take my corbon foot print and jam it up his clacker,




Like most people in the western world, I don't have a carbon footprint because I drive everywhere!

Re: Heat wave in Oz

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:27 pm
by Big Bopper Bart
Its 32 degrees outside right now here in SOUTH FLORIDA! :cry: heat wave sheeeit bring some of that shit here pleeeze!

Re: Heat wave in Oz

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:35 am
by cob115
jeeez just saw the news 65 people died in victoria from bush fires bloody horrible

Re: Heat wave in Oz

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:48 am
by Spitfire
in tasmania here, we got some bad temps. one day it was about 32 deg C. the next day it rained.

Re: Heat wave in Oz

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:22 am
by LC69GTR
Took this pic when i was driving down springvale rd Glen Waverly Melbourne on Saturday 7th feb
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