100+year cold records broken in Australia

Parts of southern Australia see their lowest back-to-back minimums this late in the year in more than a century.

Monday morning was the coldest morning this late in the year in more than 25 years in Kingscote (0C), more than 15 years at Robe (0.8C) and 14 years at Stenhouse Bay (8.3C).

Further east, Victoria’s Rutherglen dipped to -2.1Cs on Sunday and -0.9C on Monday,  well below their October average low of six degrees. It was also the first pair of mornings below zero C this late in the year on record. Records date back more than a century, to 1913.


Thanks to Laurel for this link


9 thoughts on “100+year cold records broken in Australia”

  1. Big journey of zero isotherm – (At least 2500Km in 5 days!)
    So, the cooling, which we wrote about at the beginning of last week, started. Following the final cyclone, the Arctic air moved to the Russian plain. And in this situation, of course, one of the main questions is how far the cold will go.

    It is most vivid to show the development of this cooling by the example of the zero isotherm value. That is, a temperature line that separates negative temperature from positive.
    On Sunday, it passed far beyond the Arctic Circle, approximately at the latitude of Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Naryan-Mar. On Monday morning, it will already be located along the line connecting St. Petersburg and Kirov.
    Over Tuesday and Wednesday, cold air vigorously moves south. And on Thursday morning -3°C awaits residents of Kursk and Voronezh, Tambov and Ulyanovsk.
    Well, on the first day of the last fall month on Friday, cold air will reach the foothills of the Caucasus. To -2°C…-4°C, the night temperature can drop not only in the steppe Rostov-on-Don and Salsk, but also in Krasnodar, Stavropol and even in Nalchik and Vladikavkaz.
    But the cooling will not be limited only to the south. During the week, it will become much colder by 8-10 degrees in the Urals and southern Siberia.
    In short, why not a big trip? At least two and a half thousand kilometers in 5 days! And this speed is an indirect evidence that the cooling has come seriously and for a long time.
    We have certain reasons with a high probability to assume that the entire first five days of November will be cold.

    -It seems that something similar this (continental cold) will arrive in EUA in early October too, maybe softer than RU.

  2. Definitely cooler here. Have had our wood fire on into mid spring! Trees budding really late. Also because of cosmic rays coming (due to the sun), there is more cloud cover but less rain. In 4 1/2 months we had perhaps 7 full sunny days.

  3. and the BoM still hasnt got their act into gear and got temps and barometric pressure up
    so for 5ish days theyve JUST managed to give us a high for monday and tuesdays low

  4. In Normandy France, after a warm day last Friday (18C), we’re getting winter temperatures already, highs in single digits Celsius. Constant cloud, often rain and strong winds. Very harsh weather.
    I believe much of Siberia and Scandinavia are very cold. So there’s a lot of it about….

  5. I live in southern Australia, Tasmania to be exact. It has been a very cold and dry spring, still having frosts one Month out from summer. The media never report this of course, they only ever report every bush fire with such hysterics you would think the world was coming to an end. Stopped listening to them a long time ago.

  6. It isn’t just southern Australia.

    Temperatures for the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane are up to 4 degrees lower than is usual for October with low humidity.

    November will be the real test – our average daily maximums should be 29 – 30°C instead of the 24 – 25°C for most of October.

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