Australia: Record cold weather and floods leave a summer daze

Cold weather and floods leave a summer daze

http://inner-west-courier.whereilive.com.au
12 March 2012

THE inner west has shivered through its coldest summer for 52 years. The overall average temperature for the region was 20.8C – 1.5C below the long-term average of 22.3C.

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Auckland, New Zealand: It’s official – summer was rubbish

It’s official – summer was rubbish

http://www.stuff.co.nz
5 March 2012

It’s been a summer of cold temperatures, water spouts and lack of sunshine.

Now new Niwa figures back up what everyone already knows – Auckland’s summer was one of the worst on records.

The figures also show December 18 was also among the coolest on record.

The 14.9C recorded in Whangaparoa that day was the second lowest recorded on December 18 since 1982 while the 15.1C in Whenuapai was the coldest since 1951.

It was 15.5C in Henderson – the second-lowest since 1971 and 15.4C in Auckland central – the third lowest temperature on that day since 1961…

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Western Sydney – coldest summer on record

Sydney’s record cool weather to continue

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au
February 15, 2012

WESTERN Sydney is experiencing its coldest summer on record thanks to cloud and rain associated with the La Nina weather cycle.

Tom Saunders, senior meteorologist at The Weather Channel, said Penrith had experienced average maximum temperatures of 26.2C, while Parramatta recorded an average of 24.6C.

Blacktown hit an average 25C.

Meanwhile, Sydney was only able to record an average 24.6C, putting it on track for the coldest summer since 1953.

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Sydney finally cracks 30 degrees!

Sydney finally cracks 30 degrees

http://www.smh.com.au
January 30, 2012

Sydney has just ended its longest summer spell below 30 degrees in 15 years, weatherzone.com.au reports.

After a 60-day break, Sydney has finally reached 30 degrees, ending the longest summer run below 30 since 1996/97. In that summer there were 61 consecutive days below 30 degrees.

The record number of consecutive summer days below 30 degrees is 90, set in 1952/53. During that summer, not one day reached 30 degrees.

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