Climate chaos continues: Australia’s warmest end to July in decades

August 1, 2011AUSTRALIA – Much of central and southern Australia has had its warmest end to July in decades, with the last few days of the month 3 to 8 degrees above average. To get at least four days of this warmth at the end of July without a cool change is rare, Brett Dutschke, senior meteorologist at weatherzone.com.au said. It hasn’t happened in more than 100 years in some places, he said. In each of the past four days, Adelaide reached 19 degrees and Hobart 15, their warmest end to July in more than 120 years of records. Canberra also hit 15 degrees over four days, its warmest end to July in 36 years. In central Australia, Alice Springs’ four days of 25 degrees is the first time July has ended this way in 38 years, he said. For the east coast, it was not as warm. It was the warmest end to July in only seven years for Brisbane, reaching 21 degrees for 11 days, and the warmest end in six years for Sydney, hitting 20 over four days. The jet stream forced cold fronts to slip south of the mainland after peaking in Western Australia, leaving much of the country with clear skies and mild north-westerly winds. These winds have fed off warm waters off Western Australia, giving Perth its warmest end to July in 33 years, six days of 20 degrees despite 60mm of rain. And August will start even warmer as north-westerlies pick up. A colder change is still a few days away. –SMH.com
contribution by Gen
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13 Responses to Climate chaos continues: Australia’s warmest end to July in decades

  1. Bone Idle says:

    They didn’t tell you it was minus 7 degreesC overnight in Canberra yesterday.
    Or that the rest of July was colder in other southern states.
    You are reading a MSM outlet supporting Julia Gillards Carbon Tax.

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  2. Gen says:

    Bone, thanks for updating Alvin on the cold. I had the sun blinding me through the window when I sent Alvin the link and did not give the cold nights a thought.

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  3. Pagan says:

    It’s not all Carbon Tax propaganda. I’m in South Aus & I’ve never seen it hit 28c in early August. It feels like early Summer here not late Winter.

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  4. Professor Socks says:

    to add to Bone Idle’s point – It was also the coldest night in 17 years the other night in Canberra when it dipped to -8 degrees.

    The end of July has been nothing but cold & miserable. They must be getting their readings from the outback

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  5. traderjack53 says:

    Just maybe there is more going on in our solar system than we can understand. Our sun has enormous energy spilling out of it all the time. Could it be that streams of this penetrates our atmosphere and warms certain areas with heat waves? On another note: scientist have found active volcanos under the ice cap. Could this along with our deposits have an effect on it melting?
    Yes ….again raises more questions than answers! But that is how we learn!

    Good day!

    Trader Jack

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  6. Gen says:

    According to this Adelaide topped 19 on two of the last four days.

    Click to access IDCJDW5002.201107.pdf

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  7. Raven says:

    In Perth we have certainly had some rain…a blessing we need it! But it hasn’t been very cold as the article said. The nights have gotten pretty cold at times but our days have certainly been quite warm for this time of year 🙂
    Blessings

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  8. Nymphaea says:

    I think it is silly to talk about average temperatures when the range over the day is so great. Going from 5/6 degrees C in the early hours of the morning to 18 in the afternoon and then back down to 6 in the night does not make it a warm day. The wind chill and shade temperatures weren’t all that warm. Winter isn’t really over yet and it is freaky how the day temperature spiked. It is entirely possible that temperatures can dip again. There are years when we get hail and mountain snow in the middle of summer. Most of July we had really cold nights and days. My power bill has doubled and nearly all of it has been for heating and cooking. Power rates have gone up but the usage during July was quite astronomical. It has been going on for some years now where we get freaky weather, flowers blooming in mid-winter and then succumbing to the frost and it is affecting our fruit trees. The usual patterns seem to be disrupted and everything is just unpredictable. It is a sign of the times and it is certainly not carbon dioxide.

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  9. carol says:

    Depends where they are taking the reading from. I know where I live its normal temeratures for thisw time of lyear. There is still quite a chill in the air.

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