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Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« on: August 01, 2014, 06:10:35 PM »
I enjoy reading what is bashing Victoria apart but feel as I live in the ACT cannot make a legitimate contribution.

Given that in the east this last two days (Tasmania, SA, Vic and NSW have taken a pounding from extreme weather - snow everywhere etc. I think we need a thread that all can contribute to.

We have had winds up to 90kph yesterday and strong winds and snow flurries today and snow down to about 600m. Will get some pics tomorrow as the hills around Canberra are likely to be covered.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 06:14:20 PM »
Mods just need to change the other title and merge ACT/Snowy Mountains to be part of SE Aus

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2014, 06:40:37 PM »
Great idea Terry, we had decent snow flurries in Amaroo this afternoon ! Sitting abou two and a half degrees now! The gortex jacket was welcomed walking the dog! I must admitt I do like this type of weather.


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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2014, 06:48:25 PM »
.....I must admitt I do like this type of weather.

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They breed 'em hardy in the ACT..... ;D

On our way to the Gulf last year we stopped at Belyando Crossing. Got talking with a fellow traveler (Qld-er) about our plans. He thought it would be good for us to spend some time at the Gulf, as it might toughen us Victorians up a bit.

I wonder how he'd go down here at the moment....... ;D ;D
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2014, 07:12:36 PM »
We generally get pretty agreeable weather in Adelaide. Once it goes further East and gets churned up by the Mount Lofty Ranges in SA then the lower great Dividing Range in Victoria it almost always gets more extreme than the way it left Adelaide.
That is probably why I think Adelaide has one of the best climates in Australia.

We have very distinct seasons. As each season rolls over and the first day of the new season arrives, sometimes you could swear someone has simultaneously adjusted the thermostat on the earths temperature. Particularly in Spring, all of a sudden the days temperature average jumps from a chilly daytime average of about 15° to a comfortable 20° spring day. Love it.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2014, 07:31:51 PM »
And sometimes we get humid days here in Adelaide. Wait for it,sometimes it gets up to 90% when it rains.

And hot, don't talk to me about hot. Did I mention how mild it can be sometimes, and then other times just right.

There ya go. I shouldn't have to contribute to this thread until next season now.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2014, 07:35:00 PM »
Current ACT temp is 3 degrees.  Minus 3 with wind chill!

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2014, 07:39:24 PM »
We got hail here and getting red

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2014, 07:44:05 PM »
And sometimes we get humid days here in Adelaide. Wait for it,sometimes it gets up to 90% when it rains.

And hot, don't talk to me about hot. Did I mention how mild it can be sometimes, and then other times just right.

There ya go. I shouldn't have to contribute to this thread until next season now.
Couldn't agree more, what nice weather, with the exception of all that snow at mount lofty.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2014, 08:38:36 PM »
currently 19 degrees here in Brissy  8)
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2014, 08:39:21 PM »

currently 19 degrees here in Brissy  8)
yawn..... Boring really.... No variety:-)

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2014, 08:40:35 PM »
When I was driving home from work at 5:30pm it was still 27 degrees..  ;D

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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2014, 08:54:01 PM »
yawn..... Boring really.... No variety:-)
our variety revolves around choosing which pair of shorts or t shirt or singlet we'll wear today  ;D ;D
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2014, 08:59:08 PM »

our variety revolves around choosing which pair of shorts or t shirt or singlet we'll wear today  ;D ;D
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2014, 09:00:25 PM »
Where's Elle Clouty?
PMSL...nearly spat my drink out reading that ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2014, 07:12:49 AM »
When everybody throes' out & the pink returns to your ears  , if you still have any that is it should be Summer .
And beer will still be cold  :cheers:
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2014, 10:05:30 AM »
Minus four here this morning and more fresh snow on the Brindies, gota love Canberra!

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2014, 02:44:21 PM »
Got a message from my boss yesterday. Him and his family flew to Launceston. It was too windy to open the cargo doors so the unloaded the luggage back in Melbourne!
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2014, 04:20:15 PM »
Got a message from my boss yesterday. Him and his family flew to Launceston. It was too windy to open the cargo doors so the unloaded the luggage back in Melbourne!
Gee that's handy your down there & your jocks are in Melb  :cup:
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2014, 05:35:05 PM »
or budgie smugglers. Where's Elle Clouty?

Pmsl...

Funny though as my son that lives in lithgow,and brother that lives in mt Victoria ( blue mountains) are sending me pics of their cars with snow on them, I sent them a photo of my air con set of 18  ;D  ;D
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2014, 07:19:27 AM »
Going to be a cracker day in Vic today!


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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2014, 07:34:45 AM »
Give it 10 mins and a new weather front will roll though  ;D ;D


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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2014, 08:30:04 AM »
I will have nothing to contribute until Summer, when the cyclones start rolling in.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2014, 03:27:26 PM »
Went up to Bulls Head today - lots of fresh snow - 3 degrees, no cloud, no wind and lots of people.



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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2014, 03:39:32 PM »
Not surprised Terry, minus six in Canberra this morning, it's going to be cold mornings all week.


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