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#1372283 - 04/04/2016 21:19 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
MOUNTAIN h2o Offline
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Wow rainy every single jacket , make sure you pack your shorts , t-shirts and lots of sunscreen and maybe a light jacket for the evening . That way we will guarantee it is cold and rains !


Edited by MOUNTAIN h2o (04/04/2016 21:22)

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#1372285 - 04/04/2016 21:42 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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Enjoy rainiac, I wish I was going to Tassie as I have never been there before. Golf trip man? smile
It probably won't be heaps cold, but that could depend on where you are. If you're hanging around Liawenee it will be cold. poke But as you say, it's colder than you're used to. smile

Maybe he will bring the rain too Mtn water. smile

My family have been talking about doing a trip to Tassie- maybe in July. Mum's boyfriend even wants to move down there in the future and had me looking at houses a week ago around Huonville where he went fruit picking many years ago.
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#1372288 - 04/04/2016 21:58 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: Wave Rider]
Dr Philosophy Offline
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Originally Posted By: Wave Rider

My family have been talking about doing a trip to Tassie- maybe in July. Mum's boyfriend even wants to move down there in the future and had me looking at houses a week ago around Huonville where he went fruit picking many years ago.


The only time I've been to Tassie back in 2007 was in July, in which I've only been to around Hobart & surrounding areas, including Port Arthur, Huon Valley & the Tahune Airwalk. Having never been anywhere outside of Australia (although I would love to go to NZ & many other similar places overseas someday), it is perhaps the most beautiful place I've ever been to. I wouldn't mind going back there one day, in which I would focus on the north side of the state, including Launceston, the NW coast & Cradle Mountain.

Because I prefer cooler weather over the heat & humidity, I wouldn't mind living down there, but there's not as many job opportunities compared to many places on the mainland. At least the property prices are much cheaper down there compared to the mainland. smile

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#1372291 - 04/04/2016 22:12 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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Thanks for sharing that Dr P, Port Arthur sounds pretty awesome I must say. I have read a lot about Tasmania. Such diversity in a relatively small area.

I've never been outside Aus either and have only been to NSW, QLD and ACT. NZ is definitely high on my list of holiday places for similar reasons to Tas (the beauty and serenity) but it's certainly not the cheapest holiday destination.

I don't know if I'd want to live there myself, but certainly want to visit. I was gobsmacked at how cheap houses down there are!! I saw some places there with water views for under 300K around the far south (Southport and surrounds), and so many houses under $100,000 in various places. Queenstown has quite a few houses for around 50K. Not good houses, but any house for that price is a steal.
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#1372309 - 05/04/2016 09:02 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: Wave Rider]
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Originally Posted By: Wave Rider
Enjoy rainiac, I wish I was going to Tassie as I have never been there before. Golf trip man? smile
It probably won't be heaps cold, but that could depend on where you are. If you're hanging around Liawenee it will be cold. poke But as you say, it's colder than you're used to. smile


Yea, A golf trip, mostly. I haven't been to tassie either so am quite looking forward to it. It will be 14 degrees maximums when I get there so It'll be way colder than I'm used to. I'll be staying in the north mostly but I'll spend a couple of days in Hobart too. It will be windy I think.

And MH2O, good advice, reverse phsycology works every time. poke Whenever I go down south theres a cold snap, so I'm sure this time won't be any different. I'll bring my rainjacket too though I think, just in case.

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#1372312 - 05/04/2016 09:53 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
MOUNTAIN h2o Offline
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Wow Rainy enjoy your trip , I hope you get to play the world class Barnbougle Course or the Country Club outside Launnie.
About 14c here in Hobart at the moment and overcast.

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#1372317 - 05/04/2016 10:53 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
DaveM Offline
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Enjoy the trip Rainiac. smile

Looking like snow on Tassie peaks Wednesday and again on Sunday. That Sunday change is the one that will finally flush our heat out up here. We are going for high teens on Monday or Tuesday, after a likely 31 tomorrow, that will be lovely for here smile

Barnbougle is VERY interesting, usually windy!! Don't stray off the fairway!!

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#1372333 - 05/04/2016 13:09 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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The warmth has really sprung up quickly here in the Bart , 25.5c now and the wind gusts are also increasing 25kmr plus from the South.

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#1372341 - 05/04/2016 14:57 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: MOUNTAIN h2o]
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Originally Posted By: MOUNTAIN h2o
The warmth has really sprung up quickly here in the Bart , 25.5c now and the wind gusts are also increasing 25kmr plus from the South.

Looks like the temperature rose pretty suddenly.
Maximum temp of 25.8 recorded in Hobart with 80 km/h gusts observed at 1:11pm!

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#1372345 - 05/04/2016 15:48 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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This time of year you can have quick rises with NW winds just ahead of approaching fronts. Same up here. Damned 29 here today with northerly winds. 31 tomorrow.

Your temp tomorrow of 16 sounds rather pleasant to me smile

Seems a dry change for Hobart once again. frown

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#1372378 - 05/04/2016 20:48 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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Some facts about Hobart this April so far ,
Not one daily average 17.3 c so far , running at 4.8c over at 22.1c = 120 years record shared by 1993/2012 @ 19.6c
Not one nightly average 9.0c so far , running at 3.2c over at 12.2c = 120 years record in 1989 @11.3c
Looking at the 15 day ahead and another warm 3 days ahead this Friday , Saturday and Sunday . With another warm period starting on April 14th running right through till the 19th.

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#1372424 - 06/04/2016 09:22 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
DaveM Offline
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Second half of April will always be cooler than the first half, this is a really obvious transition month almost every year.

Most areas of eastern Oz would be running relatively similar stat numbers. EG we are 6.3 above average max, our average is 20 degrees, our coldest max so far is 26. BUT I know that at the end of April we will really struggle to get above 20 or 22.

However just like you and plenty of others I am well and truly sick of the damned heat and dryness!!! frown

I just keep looking forward to the coolness that must start to arrive over the next couple of weeks. At least down there you get some changes whipping through and cooling for a day or two, just doesn't happen up here like that. I envy you greatly with the changes coming through today and also on the weekend. They are flushing the heat potential away more every one that comes through grin

Get up the top of Mt W and get cold, that's what I used to do when I was sick of the heat. grin

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#1372442 - 06/04/2016 11:14 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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Hi all , another very warm night here in the Bart as it was still 15c at 5:30 am and didn't drop to 13c until 7:00 am.
Currently around 15c.
I hear you Dave , I know the second half of April will be cooler but by how much in relation to the long term averages ? The thing is it was March and we and most of the SE was running averages worse than the middle of Summer. Now April arrives and we are still averaging temps higher than they would be in a average Jan or Feb. So yes things are cooling down in relation to what has been happening but the actual occurring averages are way out of whack. I still expect to see 20's or more well into May at this rate ( just and amateur and just a hunch) given the talk and the figures coming out of the Enso discussion forum and the like. This is not so much of a whinge , it's actually just a journal of what is happening to our climate down here and in the rest of Australia. Yes I can go to the top of Mt W for some cool relief but it's the long term effects this increase in heat is causing on our environment that we can't escape from. smile

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#1372468 - 06/04/2016 15:11 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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Yep I worry about the long term as well but I try to only look at things I can deal with, the future hurts my head frown

Don't worry, you should hear me sook and whinge to myself and those around me about being sick to death of the heat.

A few years ago someone in these forums was saying they expected things to cool in 2016 and be cool and wet for a few years. Can't remember who it was exactly. PLUS I'm hoping the solar minimum will help in stopping temp increases or even cooling things again. According to some reports I've seen, they feel the solar minimum has the possibility of cooling temps for quite a few years (perhaps 20 or 30) so who knows what is going to happen. I REALLY hope that the next few years are relatively cooler and wetter, I suspect for once it may finally happen.

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#1372469 - 06/04/2016 15:12 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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But still go up Mt Wellington, I used to do that probably once a fortnight just to feel the cold up there. grin

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#1372478 - 06/04/2016 16:05 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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Thanks Dave smile , did I just see that Sydney has just recorded its hottest April day on record ? Wow pretty hot up that way again and yes I'm very glad to be sitting down here instead.
We have had a few random showers today so far , Eastern shore mainly and also someone on the radio said the Southern Access Road.
Dropped to a nice 14c , and dam ! we still didn't make the average April day yet as it got to 18c so missed it by a whisker.


Edited by MOUNTAIN h2o (06/04/2016 16:06)

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#1372483 - 06/04/2016 16:24 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
DaveM Offline
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Yes we just missed out on our hottest ever day in April - but only just. A top of 30 or 31 here today, have to wait till tomorrow to get the official decimal point. smile

Currently still 29 here frown

Today was 10 degrees above average for here. Our coolest day this month is 6 degrees above average.

But these are similar stories for pretty much ALL of SE OZ. The coastal strip (of NSW) has had cool changes but they don't come over the ranges to the inland.

I see some showers down there, I guess they have bugger all in them for Hobart as usual. frown

Your rainfall is millions of times higher than ours!!! 1.2mm vs Nil grin You are positively drowning in comparison grin

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#1372514 - 06/04/2016 18:58 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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Feeling cool out there this evening, will be close to frost in the morning - forecast min is 4, forecasts have tended to be on the high side for the clearer, cooler nights. Days have been deceptively mild, but very pleasant, still warmer than average but nothing on the very warm or hot side. Today peak at 17, yesterday at 22 and Monday was 20. Mins of 4.5, 11, and 12 (Mon-Wed).

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#1372535 - 07/04/2016 00:31 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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Not surprisingly, it's cooling down quickly in Tassie tonight.

I definitely wouldn't be surprised to see a 5 in Hobart by morning.

Currently it's 9.8 in Burnie, 8.0 in Devonport, 7.5 in Launceston, 8.7 in Hobart and -0.9 on Mt Wellington.

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#1372549 - 07/04/2016 13:21 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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Dropped to -0.6 last night, everything frozen for the first time this morning. Was 5.6 at 10:30 last night when I was headed for bed.

Definite shock to the lungs when I took a deep breath after stepping outside this morning


Edited by Snowies (07/04/2016 13:25)

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