Australia: Springtime winter wonderland

Snow, wind and rain whip eastern Australia
October 16, 2010

Snow, floods and gale-force winds have swept across eastern Australia overnight, transforming parts of New South Wales and Victoria into springtime winter wonderlands.

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New Zealand: Coldest October in over 25 years

Coldest October in over 25 years
Nov 02, 2009

New Zealanders have just shivered through the coldest October in more than 25 years – not long after they enjoyed the warmest August on record, says a climate analyst.

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New Zealand: Record icy blast was what hit us

Record icy blast was what hit us
October 7, 2009

…The polar blast is the result of a low pressure system and south-easterly that gripped much of the North Island on Sunday resulting in record 70-year lows for many areas, including Wairarapa….

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Australia: Cold snap set to bring snow in Spring

Cold snap set to bring snow in Spring
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.

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Wintry weather coldest on record

Wintry weather coldest on record
October 3, 2009

Whilst northern New South Wales sweated under the heat of a 30 degree
plus day, a large chunk of southern NSW shivered under the coldest day in months; for some the coldest October day on record.

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Perth shivers through coldest September days in 15 years

Perth shivers through coldest September days in 15 years
September 30, 2009

Residents of Perth have just shivered through their coldest September days in at least 15 years, according to

The city had an average maximum of 19 degrees, slightly below the long term normal of 20. This made it the coldest September in terms of daytime temperatures since records began at the current site in 1994. In fact, on the 29th, the mercury struggled to just 14 degrees, the coldest September day in 10 years.

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Canberra: Coldest September day in 40 years

A wintry weekend in the southeast
September 28, 2009

…Yesterday Canberra topped at a measly eight degrees, its coldest September day in 40 years. Sydney only reached 17, its coldest in a month-and-a-half…

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Record freeze for AFL grand final

Record freeze for grand final
September 26, 2009

WEATHER forecasters are predicting temperatures to drop below 10 degrees during today’s Grand Final at the MCG.

The freezing Antarctic blast is set to make this the coldest premiership decider in history.

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NZ: It’s spring, but winter won’t quit

It’s spring, but winter won’t quit
September 25, 2009

It’s spring, and the clocks are about to go forward, but weather extremes have brought torrential rain around Auckland and snow in the lower North Island.

The extreme cold hit Manawatu, with snow falling in Dannevirke, Woodville and Norsewood. The region also had heavy rain and temperatures down to 3C.

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Cold spring worries northern Michigan strawberry growers

Cold spring worries northern Michigan strawberry growers
June 08, 2009

LELAND, Mich. — June or not, it’s been getting pretty cold lately in northern Michigan, and that has some fruit-growers worrying about the effects of frost.

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