Kimberley Weather 2012

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Re: Pilbara Weather 2012

Postby @weather_wa » Sun May 27, 2012 8:00 pm

Cold change reaches the tropics:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/cold ... pics/21709

Brett Dutschke, Sunday May 27, 2012

The strong cold change which ploughed through southeastern Australia late last week has now impacted the tropics with record-breaking consequences.

A surge of dry southeasterly winds has made it to Broome in northern WA, leading to days being five degrees below average and nights as much as 10 below average.

The Kimberley town has failed to warm past 27 degrees in each of the last three days. This is the first time in eight years that Broome has failed to exceed 27 in May for three consecutive days. The average maximum at this time of year is 31 degrees.

The southeasterlies eased enough last night to make it the coldest May night in 73 years of records, dipping to a chilly 8.1 degrees, 10 degrees below average. The previous record low was 8.4 degrees, set in 1966.

It normally doesn't get this cold until June or July, so it's an indication of how winter-like that cold change was.

A record was also broken at Victoria River Downs in the Northern Territory, where the minimum was 4.1 degrees, a whopping 12 degrees below average. Maroochydore dipped to 3.5, 10 below average.

The cold was also felt across Queensland with much of the state five to 10 degrees below average.

The Sunshine Coast was amongst the most extreme. Last night was the coldest for May in at least 18 years for Sunshine Coast airport and the coldest for 12 years for both Tewantin and Toolara, chilling to 3.5, 6.1 and 7.9 degrees respectively.

Much of the stretch from Gladstone to the Gold Coast had its coldest may night in six years, cooling as much as 10 degrees below average with help from dry southwesterly winds.

The next few days and nights will generally be a bit warmer as the atmosphere loses its chill with southerly winds tending more easterly. However, there's still a chance of of near-record temperatures, particularly at night as the mercury dips five-to-10 degrees below average.

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Re: Pilbara Weather 2012

Postby @weather_wa » Mon May 28, 2012 1:00 pm

Record cold hits WA Kimberley:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/reco ... rley/21718

Brett Dutschke, Monday May 28, 2012

Western Australia's Kimberley has been shivering during the last few nights as record-breaking cold hits the region.

On Saturday and Sunday night much of the region experienced its lowest May temperatures in more than a decade. Broome has broken the record twice in two nights, dipping to 8.1 degrees on Saturday night then 7.7 last night, both more than 10 degrees below average.

On Sunday night Fitzroy Crossing was one of the coldest centres, getting as cold as 6.0 degrees, also 10 below average. This is its coldest May night in at least 15 years.

West Roebuck dipped to 6.2 degrees on Sunday night after a chilling 5.5 on Saturday night, which was its coldest May night in at least 13 years.

Saturday night was also the coldest for May in more than a decade for Mt Elizabeth and Wyndham airport, cooling to 0.5 and 9.6 degrees respectively.

Dry southeasterly winds have been affecting the Kimberley and much of WA for a week now and have combined with mostly clear skies to bring colder-than-average nights.

Nights have also been noticeably cold in the south of the state, where Perth had its equal coldest May night in more than 100 years of records. It got as low was 1.3 degrees last Thursday night, equalling the record May low, set in 1913.

Sunday night was Esperance's coldest May night in five years, recording a minimum of 6.5 degrees, five below average.

Looking ahead, the next few nights will get progressively warmer starting from tonight, although the north of the state should still be about five degrees colder than average as we enter the first week of winter. Skies will stay mostly clear in the north and winds will stay dry.

In the south of the state, the Esperance area will have one or two more cold nights due to clearing skies, but the Perth area should warm up significantly with help from increasing cloud. This cloud will bring a few showers to the southwest on Thursday, including Perth. However, these showers are not likely to reach as far inland as the wheat belt, maintaining its lengthy dry spell.

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Kimberley Weather 2012

Postby silvercloud » Mon May 28, 2012 10:37 pm

Here you go EOS. You can put the Kimberley posts in here :D

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Kimberley Weather 2012

Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:06 pm

Nice turn up for this time of year. Some rain moving in from The Territory toward Kununarra and Wyndham.
http://t.co/4YzWCkHS
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Re: Kimberley Weather 2012

Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:24 pm

Warmest temp today was in West Roebuck in the Kimberley.
34.9c at 1:41pm

le sigh.

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Re: Kimberley Weather 2012

Postby @weather_wa » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:15 pm

Looming warm spell may break records:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/loom ... ords/22325

Tuesday August 28, 2012

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning this week's warm weather is just the start of what will be a long and hot build-up to the wet season.

The bureau's three-month forecast predicts higher-than-usual daytime temperatures for most of the Kimberley.

In the Pilbara, daytime temperatures should stay close to average but there is a 70 per cent chance of above-average maximums at night.

Forecaster Patrick Ward says this week will kickstart the heatwave and could put the month of August in the record books.

"Over the next few days we're looking at temperatures in the high 30s and that's close to records at most sites for August and during the winter," he said.

"So yes, a particularly warm few days ahead and possible a few sites could break a record."

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Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:02 pm

Quite a few 38 plus temps in the Kimberley.
Today Wyndham and Kununurra cracked 38 around 1-2pm.

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Re: Kimberley Weather 2012

Postby @weather_wa » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:15 am

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

FIRE WEATHER WARNING
Issued at 3:15 am WST on Sunday, 9 September 2012

For Sunday
A SEVERE Fire Danger [GFDI 50-74] to EXTREME Fire Danger [GFDI 75-99] is
forecast for the Shire of Broome and the Shire of Derby-West Kimberley.

If you are in a SEVERE or EXTREME Fire Danger area: Fire and Emergency Services
Authority [FESA] advises that if a fire starts and takes hold it will be
unpredictable, move very fast and difficult for firefighters to bring under
control.

Read through your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have one decide what you
will do if a fire starts. If you are not prepared to the highest level, leaving
bushfire risk areas early in the day is your safest option. Homes that are
prepared to the highest level, have been constructed to bushfire protection
levels and are actively defended may provide safety.

For further bushfire advice and information on total fire bans go
to:www.fesa.wa.gov.au

Weather Situation
Hot conditions with gusty E'ly winds.

The next warning will be issued by 4:00pm WST Sunday.

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Re: Kimberley Weather 2012

Postby Cmon Aussie Cmon » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:41 pm

The first storms of the wet season have fired up around Fitzroy Crossing this afternoon.

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Re: Kimberley Weather 2012

Postby @weather_wa » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:35 pm

Lots of lightning on the WZ radar up North now:

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Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:58 pm

Yeah, curious to know if the wet is starting up there.

Getting conflicting opinions from peeps up there.

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Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:59 pm

I noticed a ripper monsoon Nth of New Caledonia today. If the wet isn't truely on yet, by Geeze it's not far off.

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Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:00 pm

Has Hector made an appearance yet in Darwin?
Check Nth Oz Chasers Forum too peeps :)

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Re: Kimberley Weather 2012

Postby @weather_wa » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:00 am

Argyle recorded 12mm of rain in 12 mins between 9:40pm to 9:52pm!

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Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:32 pm

Meanwhile, movements of the Indian monsoon are being plotted.

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http://www.imd.gov.in/section/nhac/dyna ... elease.pdf

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Re: Kimberley Weather 2012

Postby @weather_wa » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:05 pm

I've started a Northern wet season 2012/2013 thread here:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1938

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