Record cold morning in Sydney

Sydneysiders awoke to record cold weather and frost on Monday.

Richmond airport had its coldest morning since 1987 at -2.1C, the coldest morning for May on record in 23 years of data. The previous was -1.4C in May 2011.

Several sites in Sydney experienced their coldest May morning in 20 years.

Penrith residents awoke to 2C, an unprecedented low for May in 22 years of data, while Horsley Park set a new 20-year record with 1C.

Thanks to Ole Jensen for this link

5 thoughts on “Record cold morning in Sydney”

  1. Not a mention anywhere about this in the Australian press. Had it been a record high for the day, we would have seen headlines and TV reporting about AGW. Instead, silence. By now, the public must be thinking that there is something wrong with the AGW story as none of the predictions are coming true. We have now passed the 10 days we had left to ‘fix’ the CO2 emission issues, and so spare the world from catastrophic runaway heat.
    These liars are simply astounding in their ability to say such rubbish…

    • Australia and most of the more affluent countries with populations less than 30 million don’t make much difference to emissions – China and the US accounted for 44% in 2015 and China now has “official” UN approval to emit as much as it likes to 2030 thanks to that great environmental enabler Obama !

      The only thing Australia could do to reduce global emissions is to stop mining coal, gas and what oil we have.

      Of course that would be a display of insanity as there is no such thing as a “greenhouse effect” !

      If anything extra CO2 provides extra radiating power to the atmosphere for radiation to space. Satellite data has been showing Earth radiating more to space for decades – completely at odds with the “heat trapping” nonsense !

      If CO2 enhances radiation to space it could lead to global cooling and possibly be a more significant problem than if it actually did “trap” heat.

      Of course at 0.04% it is insignificant !

      Earth has been emitting more to space because the late 20th century and early 21st centuries saw 4 of 5 solar cycles with record activity – more than ever witnessed in the last 3 centuries.

      It has nothing to do with CO2 – it takes a long time to heat something as large as the Earth and, because gases have weak radiating power with lined spectra versus complete spectra of liquids or solids, it takes even longer to shed that heat.

      after all the “best” climate scientific organisation – the IPCC – tells us through Trenberth et al that the atmosphere emits 83% of the radiation Earth emits to space !

      Adding extra more “powerful” radiating gases to 99% which radiates feebly is akin to adding extra coolants !

  2. I live in this area and I dont normally expect frosts till later in June.

    I think australia has got away with better winters in the last 4-5 years than southern Africa and southern south America, which have been very cold at times.

    I think as we head into this minimum, when it does hit australia it will hit hard, and will take us by surprise.

  3. Richmond is the cool point of the Sydney basin and often sees frosts on windless winter nights and it goes by without a mention but I agree with Willcourt that had it been a hot day there might have been some twaddle in the MSM about climate change.
    I live in Berambing up in the Blue Mtns about 50km away and we had a similar frost but we are at 2400ft so expect regular cold nights when there is no cloud.
    The general climate of late has been El Nino affected so the ground is dry and nights have low humidity so outgoing long-wave radiation is largely unimpeded.
    It’s been so dry that one of my clients near Richmond set fire to his front paddock with a spark from his ride-on lawn-mower and I ended up taking an expensive 250kg of charred scrap metal to the tip.
    To-day is the 1st June and traditionally it is our driest month but already we’ve seen a couple of mils of rainfall which is very welcome.

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