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Re: Tasmania weather of worth

Postby MikeF » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:06 am

snow but not in this system.

I meant to say snow as some time this winter :)

I read my post and see how it sounded

and vinny. It does get that and a lot of the time it is sprinkles off the mountain.

A number of times the rain has been very light and with the sun shining fo hours on end. It is so light that you can walk in it and above you is is wispy cirrus looking stuff.

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Re: Tasmania weather of worth

Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:41 pm

:shock: :shock: oooooo.... prettttyyy :mrgreen:

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Re: Tasmania weather of worth

Postby MikeF » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:08 am

LOL

it is actually a very pretty city.

There is this huge mountain to continually remind you of where you are.

At over 1200 m it is quite a site when you are at sea level.

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Re: Tasmania weather of worth

Postby Lert » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:58 pm

Many many moons ago I was up on Mt. Wellington in late October. There were 500mm icicles hanging off the radio tower at a great height. There was no barrier but a sign warned 'Beware of falling ice'.. Good view from up there.
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Re: Tasmania weather of worth

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:29 pm

Yep and the bike ride down is goooood :)
My Mrs said to me driving up, "If you could see what I can see, you wouldn't be driving like this"

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Re: Tasmania weather of worth

Postby Vinny » Sun May 02, 2010 11:52 am

Hobart's equal warmest April in 20 years

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/hoba ... ears/14331

April has been a very warm month for Hobart this year; in fact it has been the equal warmest April in 20 years, according to weatherzone.com.au.

Minimum temperatures were high, particularly during the second week of the month, averaging 11 degrees, two above the long-term average. This means that Hobart just sweated through its highest minimum temperatures in 20 years.

Maximum temperatures were also quite unusual for this time of year, with an average of 19 degrees this April. This made it Hobart’s highest average maximum temperature in 17 years.

Combining both minimum and maximum temperatures, the city just experienced its equal warmest April in 20 years, or the warmest in 17 years.

“Northerly winds dominated over Hobart this April, driving in the warmer air from the mainland,” said Samuel Terry, meteorologist for weatherzone.com.au. “On top of this there was a lack of intense cold fronts over southeastern Australia, allowing the warm air to linger for quite some time.”

Coupled with the warmth was a lack of rainfall, with only 16 millimetres accumulated across the entire month, 35 millimetres below the average. All in all, this was Hobart’s driest April in eight years, and the fourth driest in the last three decades.

“Hobart has been fairly dry over the last month, but this hasn’t been the case for all of Tasmania,” said Terry. “The northerly and northwesterly winds that we’ve seen persist have brought showers and rain to the north and west. By the time they reached Hobart, though, they were too dry to bring any rain.”

“In the next week we’re expecting an intense cold front to push through. Behind the front, winds will go southerly and should bring some rain to Hobart and the rest of the Lower Derwent area.”

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Re: Tasmania weather of worth

Postby Duideka » Sun May 09, 2010 5:15 pm

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/tasm ... warm/14360

hehe, omg its over 20c panic!!! ;)

On that note lately i have been looking at the obs for Maatsuyker Island in Tasmania, jesus that place is windy - very few days do i look at it and not see gusts of 90+KM/h
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/station.j ... 41&list=ob

Weather conditions in the area can be extreme, with the Roaring Forties wind being a particular problem. The maximum wind gust ever recorded was 172.4 km/h.[9] Reportedly, the first keepers of the light took chickens with them to Maatsuyker but the fowls blew away into the ocean. Given the wind and lack of shelter, this is possible if they were left outside during storms. Vegetables get blown flat by the wind, but surprisingly, can be grown successfully,[10] even though the garden is on the west side of the island, facing into the prevailing winds.

To add to the wind, there are an average of 249 rain days a year.[9]


11c 95KM/h wind gusts and rain today, that sounds like fun to be in ;P

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Re: Tasmania weather of worth

Postby Vinny » Sun May 09, 2010 8:57 pm

That is very warm, the average max for May is 14 degrees, it is like Perth getting 30 degrees in May :shock:
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Re: Tasmania weather of worth

Postby Vinny » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:32 pm

It is cold now there, well compared to Perth with 18 deg, they have 10 deg
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Re: Tasmania weather of worth

Postby Vinny » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:08 pm

Tasmania goes tropical
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/tasm ... cal-/16928
Douglas Fenton, Thursday March 24, 2011 - 12:38 EDT
Tasmania's east and north coasts have been inundated with the heaviest rain in up to 49 years.

Northeast Tasmania has received scattered falls of 100-300 mm in the 24 hours to 9am on Thursday, thanks to a deep low pressure system moving over the state.

Gray picked up a tropical like downpour of 327mm to 9am today, which is the highest daily rain since at least 1998. This comes after a previous daily total of 125mm, bringing the 48 hour rain total close to half a metre.

Pyengana got 200mm to 9am the highest on record since 1962 and St Marys received 173mm, the highest for March since 1974.

This low pressure system has now brought flooding rain to coastal NSW, eastern and Central VIC and now on to Tasmania. The South Esk and St Pauls Rivers have exceeded their major flood levels from Wednesday.

The low will move offshore today bringing strong and gusty southwesterly winds through until tomorrow.

The heaviest rain has already fallen, with a further 20-40mm of rain expected over the interior and east today, before rain tends to isolated showers on Friday.

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Re: Tasmania weather of worth

Postby MikeF » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:03 pm

I unfortunately only got 25mm out of it and everyone around me got 50 mm or more :(

I hate it when that happens.

It is pretty wet still with us not really having had a summer here.

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Re: Tasmania weather of worth

Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:31 pm

You need one of these, well you would if you lived back this way because we wouldn't know what that much rain was like any more.

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Re: Tasmania weather of worth

Postby MikeF » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:22 pm

LOL Fu

Well at least you get more than the west coast of South America where they can get as little as 8mm average per year. Now that is really not knwong what rain is. Children who have never seen the stuff in their living memory.

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Tasmania weather of worth

Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:10 am

28 today in the Hobarts! 28.
That's like our 40 there.
Best part is the storms forecast.
Enjoy it all our Tasmania friends.


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Re: Tasmania weather of worth

Postby roland985 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:11 pm

Vinny wrote:That is very warm, the average max for May is 14 degrees, it is like Perth getting 30 degrees in May :shock:

Had that last year from memory. Or is it playing tricks with me?

I hate it when I have Tasmanian friends over because of these reasons:
1) They complain how hot it is here. (On a 27 degree day. 8-| )
2) They love to brag how we wouldn't be able to stand the cold... :)) We get -2 here too guys!

How many storms do out oft' mocked little southern island get on average?

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Tasmania weather of worth

Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:27 pm

You can check out the Tassie weather forum via the links on the interstate forum at the top.

They get loads of storms.

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Re: Tasmania weather of worth

Postby Vinny » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:02 pm

Gee, if Tasmanians find 28 deg hot they are going to melt in these temps...

Not a typo , for real....

Saturday 25 February

Summary Min 15 Max 38

Sunny. Winds northwesterly averaging up to 30 km/h tending west to northwesterly up to 35 km/h around midday.

Sunday 26 February

Summary Min 21 Max 35 Mostly sunny.
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Mostly sunny. Winds north to northwesterly averaging up to 30 km/h.
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Re: Flanking Line February (Bunuru) 2012

Postby Vinny » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:04 pm

Hobart has borrowed some of Perth's heat, but only for 2 days.... 38 deg there tomorrow and 35 deg on Sunday... in Hobart :shock: :o
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Re: Flanking Line February (Bunuru) 2012

Postby Cmon Aussie Cmon » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:43 pm

Vinny wrote:Hobart has borrowed some of Perth's heat, but only for 2 days.... 38 deg there tomorrow and 35 deg on Sunday... in Hobart :shock: :o

Thanks for pointing that out. Any reason Launceston is forecast for 32 yet Hobart is 38? The trough is due to cross them both on Sunday morning.

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Flanking Line February (Bunuru) 2012

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:07 am

Launnie will be cooler because they have a huge waterfall in the middle of the city....

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