The Weather Thread (not allowed to talk about rain)

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“Check out this stunning waterspout spotted today off the coast of Limnionas, Evia, Greece.”

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I’m trying to find out if Baldwin has re-signed. Is this the right thread?

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No, try the rain only thread.

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The ‘ON’ button for sudden Spring season is being activated from Tuesday.

Goodbye winter… :wave:t4:

Melbourne’s monthly record of 20°C days or higher in September is 12 in 2013.

Today was already the 9th day this month that maximum was exceeded with the next two days expected to also comfortably reach that mark. That should make it 11.

By comparison we only had 5 last year (and only just) - with 21°C being the highest for the entire month.

Temperatures are again set to reach the low/mid 20s from next Sunday and for a majority of Grand Final Week.

Looks like a record on the cards. The last 4-5 days, in particular, have been absolutely superb though.

Obviously warmer in other parts of the state and further north in Sydney and across in Adelaide… some impressive readings in both.

Today is my sixth consecutive day of solar profit. Last year, despite cheaper electricity rates, that didn’t occur till December.

And that was despite me being away for 11 weeks in Sep-Nov!

(I was in profit well before that, just never on 6 consecutive days. This year, before September Equinox, and hence still in below-average sun time.)

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Lovely warm sunny days on the Gold Coast. Into the 30’s this week.

We’ve had only one (1) wet day in the last 5 weeks. Basically sunny every day. Glorious :ok_hand::sunny:

It’s been great… but a little concerning we are experiencing these conditions in mid-September with plenty of warming ahead in coming months.

Increased chance of El Niño also means much drier than usual… and we know what that means.

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And as things fell apart
Nobody paid much attention
Talking Heads - (Nothing But) Flowers

Also the quote that opens American Psycho.

To be fair, everyone was too busy buying ■■■■.

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Pt Augusta registered its highest ever recorded September temperature today.
Maxed out at 38.4

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Unbelievable. Sydney in the grips of a heatwave this week. SEQ above 30c too.

Only just after Midday and Sydney has already reached 34°C - warmest day since March 16.

Melbourne has reached 27°C - warmest day since March 18.

Still a few hours of potential heating to go…

Brisbane forecast to reach 35°C on Thursday - warmest since March 17.

Impressive numbers for this early in the season.

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As of today, Melbourne has recorded nearly 188 hours of sunshine so far in September. The average for the whole of September is 186 with tomorrow (Wednesday), Thursday, Friday, Saturday widely expected to be clear… so looking at well over 200 hours for the month.

By comparison? Last September had 139 for the whole month.

It has definitely been noticeable this year.

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Australians are being urged to prepare for seven months of severe weather after the Bureau of Meteorology released a grim long-term forecast.

While severe weather can occur at any time of the year, the national weather agency has warned extreme conditions are most likely to occur between October and April.

The coming months will bring an increased risk of heatwaves and bushfires due to El Nino and positive Indian Ocean Dipole climate conditions.

The climate drivers typically result in lower [word not allowed] and higher temperatures individually, and the phenomenon is strengthened when they occur together.

Senior meteorologist Sarah Scully said the forecast showed a high chance most of the country would experience unusually warm temperatures until at least February 2024.

“Daytime and night-time temperatures have an increased chance of being unusually warm for October to February,” she said.

“Warm nights after hot days means little relief from heat and can lead to heat stress.”

Much of eastern and southern Australia will also be at risk of increased bushfires due to high temperatures, reduced [word not allowed], and increased fuel load.

“There is always a risk of dangerous and destructive fires in Australia at this time of year,” Ms Scully noted.

“Grass growth due to above average [word not allowed] in the past two to three years is contributing to an increased fire risk.“

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37 degrees in Perth today is farking nuts for the first week of November! :exploding_head:

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The BOM’s space forecast has a strong possibility for tonight as well, if you’re out in the country where there isn’t too much light about.

https://www.sws.bom.gov.au/Aurora

Might have to have a look.