February 10, 2012
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February 10, 2012
Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery in 2005:
But since 1998 particularly, we’ve seen just drought, drought, drought, and particularly regions like Sydney and the Warragamba catchment – if you look at the Warragamba catchment figures, since ‘98, the water has been in virtual freefall, and they’ve got about two years of supply left, but something will need to change in order to see the catchment start accumulating water again…. So when the models start confirming what you’re observing on the ground, then there’s some fairly strong basis for believing that we’re understanding what’s causing these weather shifts and these rainfall declines, and they do seem to be of a permanent nature…
Well, the worst-case scenario for Sydney is that the climate that’s existed for the last seven years continues for another two years. In that case, Sydney will be facing extreme difficulties with water.
The Sydney Morning Herald in 2008:
IT MAY be time to stop describing south-eastern Australia as gripped by drought and instead accept the extreme dry as permanent, one of the nation’s most senior weather experts warned yesterday.
“Perhaps we should call it our new climate,” said the Bureau of Meteorology’s head of climate analysis, David Jones….
“There is a debate in the climate community, after … close to 12 years of drought, whether this is something permanent. Certainly, in terms of temperature, that seems to be our reality, and that there is no turning back….”
Jones to the University of East Anglia in 2007:
Truth be know, climate change here is now running so rampant that we don’t need meteorological data to see it. Almost everyone of our cities is on the verge of running out of water and our largest irrigation system (the Murray Darling Basin is on the verge of collapse…
The Age in 2009:
A three-year collaboration between the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO has confirmed what many scientists long suspected: that the 13-year drought is not just a natural dry stretch but a shift related to climate change…
‘’It’s reasonable to say that a lot of the current drought of the last 12 to 13 years is due to ongoing global warming,’’ said the bureau’s Bertrand Timbal.
‘’In the minds of a lot of people, the rainfall we had in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s was a benchmark. A lot of our [water and agriculture] planning was done during that time. But we are just not going to have that sort of good rain again as long as the system is warming up.’’…
Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery in 2007:
Flannery predicted cities such as Brisbane would never again have dam-filling rains, as global warming had caused “a 20 per cent decrease in rainfall in some areas” and made the soil too hot, “so even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and river systems … “.
THE NSW State Emergency Service (SES) has had a busy night after huge rainfalls had parts of western Sydney and the Illawarra flooding. SES spokesman Dave Owens said the suburb of Londonderry, near Penrith, received about 104mm of rain in a short few hours overnight.
Sydney dam storages this week:
October 5, 2009
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October 05, 2009
VICTORIANS have been warned to brace for a springtime cold snap, with freak conditions to bring rain and snow.
The Bureau of Meteorology predicts temperatures will drop to the low teens tomorrow and Wednesday as a front blows in from southwestern Tasmania.
“We will have a couple of days where we will struggle to get above the low to mid teens and there will be snow down to 600 or 800 metres,” forecaster Peter Newham said.
He said heavy snow in early spring had been rare in the past 50 years.
May 1, 2009
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30 April 2009
Record low April temperatures at some sites: The last two mornings have seen Flinders Island Airport drop below its previous April lowest temperature of 0.1 °C, reaching zero on Wednesday and down to -0.3 °C on Thursday morning. Several other sites (including Fingal, Geeveston and Dover) have also registered record low April temperatures. Meanwhile, Orford, Scottsdale and Tarraleah are among those to have had their coldest April days on record.
Near-record April low for Tasmania: The temperature at Liawenee, on the Central Plateau, dipped to -7.5 °C on Wednesday morning. This is the second-coldest April temperature ever recorded in Tasmania, just short of the -7.7 °C at the same site in 2001. It is still well short of the annual record of -13 °C recorded at Butlers Gorge, Shannon and Tarraleah in June 1983.
Three cold days in Hobart: The maximum temperature at the Bureau of Meteorology’s observing site in Battery Point, Hobart on Monday was 11.5, on Tuesday 11.3 and on Wednesday 11.1 °C. This is the first time since 1952 that Hobart has recorded three consecutive April days with the temperature below 12 °C, and it has only occurred on six previous occasions since measurements with standard instrumentation began in 1896.
Two cold mornings in Hobart: The temperature at Hobart dropped to 1.3 °C just after 6 am this morning. On Wednesday morning it dropped to 1.7 °C. This is the first time since 1953 that Hobart has had two consecutive April nights below 2 °C.
Four cold days in Launceston: The temperature in Launceston only reached 11.6 °C on Sunday, as cloud kept temperatures down in the north of the state. On Monday it reached 13.5, on Tuesday 13.0 and on Wednesday 14.4 °C. This is the first time since 1986 that Launceston has had four consecutive April days below 15 °C.
Three cold nights in Launceston: Launceston recorded minimum temperatures of -0.3, -0.5 and -0.6 °C over the last three mornings. A run of three April nights below zero has not been recorded since the current observing site was established in 1980.
Cold weather interstate: Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT have also been experiencing unseasonably cold weather, with similar long runs of cold days and very low temperatures at some sites. Temperatures recorded on Wednesday morning at the alpine sites of Victoria’s Mount Hotham (-8.2 °C) and NSW’s Charlotte Pass (-13.0 °C) are both new record April lows for those states.
April 26, 2009
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April 26, 2009
NSW has experienced its first snow of the year, with five centimetres falling in the state’s Snowy Mountains the earliest fall in more than a decade.
Perisher reportedly had five centimetres of fresh snow, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) saying similar falls were recorded at Charlotte Pass.
November 23, 2008
GALE force winds and snow in the NSW central-west are keeping State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers busy, just a week from the start of summer.