Tasmania weather of worth

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Postby MikeF » Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:56 am

Hi all,

Well you may have got the rain from Pancho but we will get the wind!!

Have you ever seen hurricane wind in a coastal wind warning other than from a tropical cyclone?

Should make for an interesting day!!

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Coastal Waters Wind Warning
for all Tasmanian coastal waters.
Issued at 5:15 am EDT on Wednesday 2 April 2008

Synoptic Situation
A low is developing south of South Australia. It will continue to intensify while moving southeastwards, passing just south of Tasmania late today, its central pressure likely to fall near 970 hectopascals. An associated cold front will cross Tasmania during the day.

Hurricane Force Wind Warning
For the Southwest Coast, South East Cape to Low Rocky Point
Northeast to northwesterly winds 20 to 30 knots, tending northerly at 35 to 45 knots during the day, locally 50 knots about the west coast. Northwesterlies at 45 to 60 knots developing this evening, locally 70 knots later. Seas rising to 5 to 8 metres. West to southwest swell near 3 metres.

Storm Force Wind Warning
for central west and far northwest coasts from Low Rocky Point to Stanley
Northeast to northwesterly winds 20 to 30 knots tending northerly at 30 to 40 knots this morning. During the afternoon, northerlies reaching 40 to 50 knots in the west and also locally in the north. This evening a west to northwesterly change of 35 to 45 knots, reaching 45 to 55 knots south of Sandy Cape. Seas rising to mostly 5 to 7 metres.
West to southwest swell 2 to 3 metres, increasing late today.


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Postby Tim S » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:32 am

Welcome to Tassie hey Chop! ;) going by those figures that low could be classified as a 'bomb' low, the requirements for one to be classified as one are that it must drop 24hpa within 24hrs and since it was at 993hpa on this mornings synoptic it definitely looks like achieving that!

New Zealand tends to see a lot more bomb lows than we do mainly becuase of their latitude, not sure how common they are down Tasmania way. But yeah should be a fun day for yah Chop, you got your weather station up and running their yet?

I love watching Maatsukyer Island obs on days like these, the winds they can get there are Phenomenal!
Kia Kaha, stay strong, live long and above all have fun. :)

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Postby Lert » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:48 am

Time to put another chain on the dog Chop.. sounds like your in for some fun. Went over to the coast west of Zeehan once and it was blowing an absolute gale.. I guess nothing has changed..
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Postby silvercloud » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:51 am

Wow thats some serious wind. Hang onto your hat Mike :D

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Postby MikeF » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:39 pm

Thanks guys.

Well its 2.30 in the morning and there are some pretty good stats to put here.

Highest wind gust that I can find so far is 156 km/h last night at scott's peak though there are many near that.

The lowest pressure is right on the sw coast on an island on the coast and that is Maatsuyker Island and currently it is sitting on 967.1 hpa at 2.30

I have done the maths and it is now officially a bomb low. It has dropped 26 hpa in less than 24 hours.(21.5 infact)

Looks great on the sat pic!!! No reports of damage in Tasmania that I can see except trees and powerlines down around.

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Postby MikeF » Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:25 am

updated stats

Look at these obs for Maatsuyker Island located right down on the sw coast of Tasmania.

This was one very windy place last night enough to break the anemometer!!!

http://radar.strikeone.net.au/temp/maatsuyker_island_obs/IDT60801.94962.shtml

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Postby Tim S » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:43 am

holy crap! :shock: 169km/hr gust that is amazing, must be close to a record for a non-TC gust speed for Australia. I think it was Mt Buller that scored a 180km gust a couple of years back but that was at 1600m asl, Maatsuyker Is is only 146m asl! It was very strong over a long period of time too, had sustained winds over 60knots for over 2 hrs!
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Postby MikeF » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:53 am

I am not too sure if records were broken at the moment

The strongest gust in tasmania was 200 km/h, on Mount Wellington, in March 1998

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Postby Lert » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:09 pm

Stroot :shock:
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Postby silvercloud » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:13 pm

Jeez its been a bit breezy down your way Mike. :shock:

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Postby MikeF » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:17 am

LOL Silvercloud and Lert!!!

Actually wish I was down there for a week. Beautiful place if not isolated.

An article about the island lighthouse

http://www.lighthouse.net.au/lights/TAS/Maatsuyker%20Island/Maatsuyker%20Island.htm

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Postby Tim S » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:47 am

hrmm Beautiful, maybe on a nice calm sunny day but I don't think it would have been too beautiful with a 60knot + Northwesterly blowing, but maybe your definition of beautiful is slightly different to mine! :)

Interesting to note on that website the lighthouse is a reasonable way up a steep hill, I imagine that would mean any wind coming up that hill will be accelerated as it is forced up the hill. Still wouldn't have more than a 5-10% increase on wind speed and only from that one direction.
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Postby Monsoonal-Maiden » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:06 pm

MikeF wrote:I am not too sure if records were broken at the moment

The strongest gust in tasmania was 200 km/h, on Mount Wellington, in March 1998


I have been up there many times when it's been impossible to walk, It will blow your hat away on a good day. One day hubby and I had a kid each to stop them from blowing away as we walked into the wind from the viewing area back to the car!!! I was finding it hard enough, so they had no chance of walking forward. Actually....thinking back now, not even sure why we felt a need to get out of the car that day... hahaha. The things we do for a beautiful view :lol:

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Postby Lert » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:08 pm

Yeah, and the icicles hanging off that tower ready to penetrate your scull at the drop of a hat :shock:
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Postby MikeF » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:35 pm

LOL Lert

Didn't think about that but now you mention it I am not sure that that would be a fun way to go.

MM - yeah even when I was there is was not a windy day as such but it was wtill windy up there.

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Postby MikeF » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:20 pm

Sorry to cross forum polinate but I really can't be bothered to re do all the pics so to check ou tthe snow and storm photos from the weekend take a peek at my post in the Tasmanian forum



http://stormplanet.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=201&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=80#p2601

It was an interesting weekend up here in Wynyard.

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Postby ozzie » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:39 pm

MikeF are you coming back to WA as your location still says Esperance?

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Postby Snowman » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:32 pm

Tim S wrote: I think it was Mt Buller that scored a 180km gust a couple of years back but that was at 1600m asl


OOoo What an interesting thread! I was actually on Buller that frightful evening during the 2006 winter season, it literally blew the snow base off the mountain. It was 12 hours of clean-up for me.

Brilliant link, thanks MikeF.

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Postby MikeF » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:27 pm

Ahh thanks Ozzie.

Nope not going back to Esperance.

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Postby Vinny » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:32 pm

If someone from tasmania came to perth now .. during the day .. wouldn't they think it was shorts weather in perth? 8)

eg here it is 18 -19 degrees.

in hobart it is 10-12 degrees

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