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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #450 on: January 04, 2019, 11:16:46 AM »
Hi,
   Hobart has just got a cool southerly, down to 22 deg, but it is laden with heavy smoke from fires in the SW unfortunately.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #451 on: January 04, 2019, 12:31:41 PM »
Having lived in the top end and fnq for many years, cyclones are a part of our routine weather.  People often comment about our build up heat and humidity.  Naturally most say they would be worried about a cyclone. One thing I know for sure...no way in hell would I move to SE Qld!  The unpredictable and violent weather is ridiculous.  Every month it seems to be that some sort of abnormal weather pattern is causing havoc in the region.  I,ll take the general stability with the occasional excitement of a cyclone any day.
I've lived in Brisbane for 47 years, big storms are the norm here and far from abnormal....and it really depends where you live as to how many you get and how bad the storms are. I've lived in roughly the same area most of my life, I can recall 3 big destructive storm events in all that time that have hit here, most storms spilt as they come from our West and hit the area South of Brown's Plains (far Southside of town) or up on the Northern side of town/ Caboolture way to the Sunny Coast or West of Brisbane past Ipswich and out through the Lockyer Vally area to further North past Gympie region ....rarely does the inner Brisbane city suburbs get hit with big destructive storms. SEQ runs from the NSW border / Gold Coast to about Gympie and out to Toowoomba, that's a massive region  with plenty of population (over 3/4 of Queenslands population live in SEQ) so you always hear of every storm now that hits somewhere. I call the area South of Brown's Plains to Beaudesert and into the Gold Coast hinterland as storm ally, they get some cracking storms there, certain areas see a lot more storms aswell as destructive storms then others due to topography of the land, it's always been that way here since I was a kid.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #452 on: January 05, 2019, 07:37:53 AM »
Having lived in the top end and fnq for many years, cyclones are a part of our routine weather.  People often comment about our build up heat and humidity.  Naturally most say they would be worried about a cyclone. One thing I know for sure...no way in hell would I move to SE Qld!  The unpredictable and violent weather is ridiculous.  Every month it seems to be that some sort of abnormal weather pattern is causing havoc in the region.  I,ll take the general stability with the occasional excitement of a cyclone any day.
Also a NQ boy born and bred and I completely agree with that.

Our family house is right on the beach up there, fully exposed to everything coming off the ocean.
In the 30 odd years I was up there I’d been through every cyclone that passed by (and over) our place.
Nothing from a cyclone came close the ferocity of the hail storm that hit us while staying at Currumbin in 2005. That thing was scary as hell.

When I built my house here on the Sunshine Coast I made the engineer design it to meet cyclone rating.
He reckons it was overkill, but I’m comfortable with my decision. For the little bit of extra construction cost, the peace of mind knowing we’re as safe as we can be is worth it.

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Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #453 on: January 05, 2019, 10:08:09 AM »
And I don’t know how anyone could possibly live up north with all of that predictable humidity and rain.
It would be much better living where the temperature could drop by 15 degrees in minutes and over 20 degrees in a couple of hours, that place sounds like heaven...


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In Melbourne on January 4th 2019 the temperature peaked at 42.6 degrees at 3.40pm, dropping to 26.8 degrees just after 4pm. It was 21.3 degrees by 5pm and by 6pm it had plateaued at 21 degrees.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #454 on: January 05, 2019, 12:15:00 PM »
My insurance premiums tell a very different story. Insurance on my Townsville house is around double the insurance on my house here in Brisbane.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #455 on: May 30, 2019, 10:43:00 AM »
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #456 on: June 04, 2019, 05:03:00 PM »
Bit Chilly around Goulburn!

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #457 on: June 04, 2019, 06:25:55 PM »
Some good old sensationalism in the news "In the past week, the world has experienced chaotic weather phenomena, from deathly Indian heatwaves to snow inundating parts of Queensland. Now, the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Change has issued a report predicting the end of human civilisation as we know it."

Granted, it has been a bit chilly in SEQ today and there was a bit of snow out Stanthorpe way, but an inundation it wasn't!