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#1318133 - 14/03/2015 10:38 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
Dr Philosophy Offline
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Like DB & SM, I too would love to experience living in the tablelands, both for climatic & lifestyle reasons. I guess the one small problem is that as soon as I settle down & get acclimatised to the tablelands' climate, I would have trouble on moving back to Sydney or any coastal region of NSW, not that I would be wanting to do that afterwards anyway. wink

As DaveM mentioned in another thread, the Southern Highlands would be an excellent spot to live in, where it's fairly close to the coast but is high enough to keep the minimum temps & humidity down. As far as employment opportunities within a tablelands' climate are concerned, Canberra would be the best place to live, where it's still relatively close to the coast compared to Bathurst or even the Blue Mountains (at least as far as travelling times are concerned for the latter).

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#1318134 - 14/03/2015 10:40 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
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Yes SM, I'm so far enjoying Canberra, easy sleeping weather at night. Today is just the perfect autumn day, warm and reasonably clear skies, should reach the forecasted top of 26c.

Tonight there is a big fireworks display on the lake, any Canberrians or anyone else would like tell where the best vantage points are??
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#1318164 - 14/03/2015 12:47 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
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#1318168 - 14/03/2015 12:58 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
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Far out that's nasty. Poor guys. frown Thanks for sharing Stormy. Looks like NZ could be in for some nasty weather too..

It's a reasonably clear day here too but it's not overly warm. Sitting a temp of 23C atm.
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#1318298 - 14/03/2015 20:12 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
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Today had a nice early autumnal feel to it. Cool morning. Not too hot during the day. It was a Goldilocks day. Just right.

Homer

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#1318338 - 15/03/2015 00:36 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
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Yeah it was indeed a beautiful and mild day with a slightly chilly NEer, which is now being followed by another pleasantly cool but surprisingly breezy night.

Windy with showers forecast for tomorrow which is hard to believe when it's cool and clear now.

Anyway I'm eyeing off the heat potential in a few days like a hawk atm. Not because I'm looking forward to it (unless I get dry heat) but because it is rather unusual to get such heat so late in the season. Will certainly be thinking about making a thread in a couple days if this looks like it will eventuate.

Dr Philosophy- Yes the only problem about living on the tablelands could be the lack of jobs unless you lived in Canberra (as you suggested). Then again Wollongong isn't the best for employment opportunities either. This area has one of the worst youth unemployment rates in the state because of the lack of jobs.



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#1318342 - 15/03/2015 00:49 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
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A bloke from the US East Coast came to visit a while back. Previously he had lived in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW, for a few years. Before returning to the US.

He said something that sums up Canberra's humidity, described better than I can ... Canberra is scary dry.

Too true.

Warren.
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#1318402 - 15/03/2015 09:27 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: Wave Rider]
Dr Philosophy Offline
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Originally Posted By: Sea-Mist
Dr Philosophy- Yes the only problem about living on the tablelands could be the lack of jobs unless you lived in Canberra (as you suggested).


Yes, I do admit that it's a concern, hence why I specifically mentioned Canberra as a 'more realistic' place to live within a tablelands climate. I certainly wouldn't mind living there myself. smile

Originally Posted By: Sea-Mist
Then again Wollongong isn't the best for employment opportunities either. This area has one of the worst youth unemployment rates in the state because of the lack of jobs.


Off-Topic, that would explain why quite a lot of people in Wollongong commute to Sydney for work on a daily basis. I personally wouldn't mind living in Wollongong either, especially in the northern suburbs from Bulli/Thirroul northwards, where it's very expensive to buy property there.

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#1318410 - 15/03/2015 10:12 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
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Regarding your last paragraph- Yeah heaps of people down here commute to Sydney for work. I live in a southern suburb of Wollongong and there are still a fair few that commute to Sydney (mainly southern Sydney).

This is a nice place to live with a relatively nice climate, escarpment backdrop, many beaches and there's just a lot to do in general here. Also public transport is great. Interesting about your preference to live in the northern suburbs. If there was anywhere I'd want to live down here it would the southern suburbs such as Kiama Downs, Kiama, Gerringong and Gerroa

With lack of jobs, as you may or may not know, I'm 16 years old and I'm concerned that I may have to move in order to find a decent job. I hope not though as I do like this area.
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#1318412 - 15/03/2015 10:21 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: Wave Rider]
Dr Philosophy Offline
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Originally Posted By: Sea-Mist
Interesting about your preference to live in the northern suburbs. If there was anywhere I'd want to live down here it would the southern suburbs such as Kiama Downs, Kiama, Gerringong and Gerroa


Those are my favourite places to live in the Illawarra region as well, although it's much further away from Sydney for a daily commute, hence why I would prefer to live in the northern suburbs.

Coming from the Campbelltown area myself, whilst I would prefer to live in a tablelands climate, moving down to the Illawarra/South Coast would still be a nice change for me, where the summers are cooler thanks to the sea breezes.

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#1318574 - 15/03/2015 21:19 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: Wild Wassa]
EddyG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Wild Wassa

Canberra is scary dry.

Too true.

Warren.


Couldn't agree more, everything looks dry atm, tinder dry, would hate to see a stray cigarette bud being thrown from some irresponsible DH!!!

All that aside I'm really enjoying it here. The fireworks display last night was absolute first class!! Best fireworks I've seen to date.
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#1318582 - 15/03/2015 21:42 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
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Although the last couple of days have been a bit cooler in Sydney, the weather still says it's Summer. However, at Mountain Lagoon in the lower Blue Mountains, about 530 metres above sea level, the liquid ambers are getting ready for Autumn:

Early Autumn Colour by SteveSeven77, on Flickr

Early Autumn Colour by SteveSeven77, on Flickr

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#1318590 - 15/03/2015 22:06 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
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Nice photos, the autumn colours are starting to come on nicely. smile Good to hear your enjoying it there Eddy.
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#1318637 - 16/03/2015 07:02 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
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Nice pics Steve777, nothing like that down here atm, but I haven't been looking hard.

Fairly fresh here this morning probably around the 5c mark.

Gee looking forward to a home cooked meal tonight!! grin
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#1319008 - 17/03/2015 07:42 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
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There have been some cold nights around the place last night. Here are some obs of interest:

Goulburn Ap got the coldest morning award this morning with 4.3C. Closely followed by Braidwood Racecourse at 4.4C

Closer to sea level, Merriwa dipped to 8.5C and nearby Scone hit 8.8C. Cessnock Ap wasn't far behind at 9.1C

Meanwhile in the Sydney metro area, some of the SW suburbs dropped below 10C this morning.

My place (Wollongong Ap) got down to 10.9C- lucky I shut my window before bed. smile
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#1319044 - 17/03/2015 09:19 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
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We were about 8 at the airport, would be cooler in town.

Feels quite autumnal this morning indeed. Tricking us before the heat spike of the next few days.

That big cloud band just coming over us now. smile Hope we get a sprinkle at least.

We have quite a lot of Autumnal colour up here. Been going since mid Feb, probably initiated by the dry conditions.

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#1319247 - 17/03/2015 17:17 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
DerekHV Offline
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Actually has felt quite autumnish the last week, and even today, was quite cool in the early morning.
Pity about the late heat burst starting tomorrow.

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#1319679 - 18/03/2015 10:04 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
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More like late spring atm with the rapid swings between cool and warm/hot conditions and it's very dry. A fairly rapid turnaround from the tropical conditions that characterised pretty much the whole of summer proper- humid, consistently warm and small diurnal/day to day temperature ranges.

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#1321771 - 24/03/2015 16:27 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
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If BOM are to be believed, we may be very close to our first frost on Saturday. Forecast min is 3 degrees.

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#1321789 - 24/03/2015 17:46 Re: Autumn has arrived in NSW [Re: DaveM]
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I reckon a frost for you is certainly a possibility on Saturday. smile I don't see any reason to not believe the BoM's forecast- A cold front for Thursday and Friday and then a high will sit across NSW, typical cold morning setup. smile Orange is going for a low of just 1C

The weather is looking brilliant for Thursday and Friday with cool and dry westerly winds with sunshine at this stage. Then it looks like winds will turn SEly as the high sits over NSW for the weekend


Edited by Sea-Mist (24/03/2015 17:50)
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