Record low temps in Australia

Smashing previous records

With 8 degrees C, Shepparton reported its coldest June max temperature on record on Sunday, as did Yarrawonga, with 7.7 degrees, and Kilmore with 4.6 degrees.

Mildura, usually one of the warmest parts of Victoria, had its coldest day since 1989 with a max of 9.1 degrees, and its coldest June day since 1973.

Max temperatures in Yarrawonga and Shepparton are expected to be only slightly warmer on Monday, both with a forecast top of 10 degrees, while Mildura will climb to just 14 degrees.

Melbourne on Sunday reached a top of 11.1 degrees, which is below the city’s June average maximum temperature of 14.1 degrees. The nighttime temperature dropped to 3.3 degrees, well below the June average minimum of 6.9 degrees.

Bureau senior forecaster Keris Arndt said the 3.3 degrees “is significantly below average.”

The mercury is set to plunge again on Sunday night.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/winter-truly-hits-melbourne-as-it-shivers-through-coldest-morning-of-the-year-20160625-gprz8s.html

Thanks to Dee Smith and Cameron Dale for this link

7 thoughts on “Record low temps in Australia”

  1. yeah tell me about it:-)
    I was out tilling water retention strips in a paddock on friday afternoon 3 to 5pm..we managed a break in the rains that had fallen for a day or so
    I suspect it was about 5c +windchill my hands were so cold I felt like someone had hammered the fingertips actual pain- more than discomfort;-( ..almost fell off when I stopped cos all joints had set into place.

    have to admit in spite of low firewood supplies and the bitter cold
    the rain:-) ahhhh the rain:-)
    its bliss to have full tanks when thats the only water you have to survive on for the rest of the year

    1. If you haven’t ever tried them… you might want to get a pair of sheepskin gloves. They are the warmest I’ve ever had… although they can be a bit thick if you have to have more flexibility, might want to try some fingerless variety of gloves or the ones that “convert” (the tops of the fingers bend over so you can go fingerless for a time, but then pop them back on to warm up)! Not many things feel worse than cold, wet hands… unless maybe cold, wet feet!

      I’m glad you got enough water to make you happy!

  2. The Blue Mtns of Sydney (33ºS) almost never see snow because it is rarely cold enough. I’m at 2500ft and it snowed when I bought this place in ’96 and the next proper storm was 2015 though there might have been a flurry one day in-between. That’s roughly every 9 years but we’ve already seen snow in 2016 and expect another cold front with a potential for snow this week. The impression is that we are seeing snow more frequently.
    Anecdotally it’s becoming cooler here. These past three winters we have burned successively more firewood despite having a better insulated dwelling.
    Most of the locals laugh at the global warming mantra but think I’m a bit of a weird-oh when I tell them about a repeat of the Maunder Minimum/LIA.

  3. But as if by magic it will still be the warmest year evah. It will be interesting to see the disconnect between the satellite series and the surface series come the end of the year. It will be a blow to the warmists if the temps drop and fun to hear their explanations. Suddenly it will be natural variation due to La Nina. Of course there has been hardly much mention of El Nino as the natural variation that caused the warmth. But then who will be surprised.

  4. “Of course there has been hardly much mention of El Nino as the natural variation that caused the warmth. But then who will be surprised.”
    Ocean circulation patterns and prevailing winds and other factors* gathers the warmth. El Nino is the release of that warmth from the Ocean to the Atmosphere, hence El Nino can be viewed as a cooling off mechanism!, and La Nina as the evidence of just how strong the El Nino cooling mechanism can be. I could be all wrong, but since El Ninos are characterized by the release of oceanic heat, I see them as an evidence of cooling. Just my opinion.
    * solar insolation, underwater volcanism to name just two.

    1. Why is it so implausible that ocean heating due to cyclic volcanic activity along the eastern edge of the “ring of fire” begins in the tropical Pacific off the American coasts and because warm water rises then spreads the only direction it can – towards the central Pacific ?

      Every volcano on Earth has a period of activity followed by a “lull”.

      Sounds at least as plausible as a breakdown in trade winds causing El-Nino.

      Neither will please CO2 is the cause climate alarmists !

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