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#1399025 - 28/12/2016 06:50 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
greg.l Offline
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Registered: 01/09/2016
Posts: 335
Loc: north of bathurst NSW
Still picking cherries here, surprised when I saw the quality and price in the supermarket. If I don't net cherries at my place I don't get any, picked up some cheap big nets from a retiring orchardist a few years ago.
I have heard there are fruit bats in Canberra this year, hope they don't get to my place,had some in 2012 after the QLD floods drove them west and south.

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#1399030 - 28/12/2016 07:46 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
Steve777 Offline
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Good luck with the Cherries Greg.

While things are quiet I might reflect on the 2016-17 storm season to date. It seems to have been a mixed but mostly poor storm season so far, especially towards the South. From what I can see, the Central Coast and Hunter haven't done too badly.

Here are my storms so far, all experienced at or near home:

Code:
May:                 1st            last of 2015/16

June, July, August:  none

September:           25th           First of 2016/17

October:             none

November:            8th, 9th, 12th, 23rd (three)

December:            5th, 8th, 20th, 24th        

Criteria for counting a 'storm' are subjective. Rain plus visible lightning and/or audible thunder counts, but not distant clouds, no matter how photogenic, or a distant light show, although I take a note of these (with a count of zero). Thunder and lightning overhead or close by without rain would count, but this hasn't happened this year. Of course, I can't guarantee that I didn't sleep through any (unusual for me though) or missed a low intensity storm while busy indoors.

So in terms of number storms, not a bad season, but none of these storms were particularly intense or memorable. A poor season in terms of 'quality'.

* * * * *

Clear, sunny and humid with light breezes here, almost cool (minimum of 20.0 on the balcony earlier). The NE'er didn't stop all night and will pick up soon. It might not reach the forecast 30 in the East, but should be hot inland.

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#1399033 - 28/12/2016 08:07 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
Funkyseefunkydo Offline
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Registered: 30/04/2007
Posts: 458
Loc: East Lake Macquarie
We've had no storms in Newcastle.

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#1399057 - 28/12/2016 09:46 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
Wave Rider Offline
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Registered: 27/01/2014
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Loc: Wollongong NSW
Interesting that you've had four storms during December Steve, we haven't had any here as you can see with my signature

It's been a shocking season here so far. None of those three storms that I got were particularly memorable or even direct hits.

There's heaps of fruit bats in this area Greg. They generally fly over in their hundreds around dusk. Often they perch in the top of the palm tree in the backyard, eating out what ever is at the top of the tree trunk. Some years will we get thousands that fly over from the NE sometimes spanning well over an hour.


Edited by Wave Rider (28/12/2016 09:51)
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2016-17 season storm total for here= 15

Oct- 21st
Nov- 9th, 28th
Jan- 24th
Feb- 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th(2)
Mar- 13th, 16th, 22nd
Apr- 9th, 26th
May- 24th

The longer you wait for things, the more you appreciate them.

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#1399058 - 28/12/2016 09:59 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
Wave Rider Offline
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Registered: 27/01/2014
Posts: 5965
Loc: Wollongong NSW
I think today is going to get very uncomfortably humid with such a warm airmass above. Dew points got to around 22C yesterday afternoon and I think they will go even higher today- either that or the warmer airmass will mix down and give us temps above 30C.
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2016-17 season storm total for here= 15

Oct- 21st
Nov- 9th, 28th
Jan- 24th
Feb- 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th(2)
Mar- 13th, 16th, 22nd
Apr- 9th, 26th
May- 24th

The longer you wait for things, the more you appreciate them.

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#1399063 - 28/12/2016 10:42 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
WarrenTheSnowMan Offline
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Registered: 18/04/2016
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Loc: Frosty, Kemp's Creek
Forecast up to 40c from 38c on Thursday. Ouch!

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#1399102 - 28/12/2016 14:52 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
DerekHV Offline
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Registered: 12/02/2010
Posts: 716
Loc: Aberglasslyn (Maitland) NSW
Temp now 34.3C and rising, looks like we'll get our max after 3 pm.
This is quite common though when a Northwesterly determines the maximum, it could be between 4 and 5pm.
I'd say we'll just get to the forecast, or around 35.5C.

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#1399111 - 28/12/2016 15:45 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
Jimi Offline
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Loc: Cammeray
The sea breeze is so strong the beach is unpleasant with sand flying around. Water is cold thanks to the upwelling. Real first world problems here

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#1399120 - 28/12/2016 16:17 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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I thought that the bureau had overcooked maxima in the Sydney forecast when the Easterly was up and running before 8:00, but they weren"t that far wrong. Got to 29 at OH (c.f. forecast 30) and actually spot on for the outer West (Penrith and Richmond reached 37). The middle ring was less accurate (32 point something at Bankstown, Holsworthy and Olympic Park vs forecast 35 for Parramatta).

Not much convection or development apparent so far today so far, unlike yesterday. Nothing on the radar.

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#1399123 - 28/12/2016 16:48 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
DerekHV Offline
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Loc: Aberglasslyn (Maitland) NSW
Looks like max was 35.3C at 1550, so just short of forecast.
Strangely nearby Tocal got a spike of 36.6C at 1610, so it is hard to predict. (although still only showing 35C as the max to 3pm).


Edited by DerekHV (28/12/2016 16:54)

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#1399148 - 28/12/2016 19:03 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Jimi]
ozthunder Offline
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Registered: 23/09/2001
Posts: 2965
Loc: Mt Warrigal, NSW, Australia
Originally Posted By: Jimi
Water is cold thanks to the upwelling.


It held quite well around 21C here in Illawara until yesterday.

This morning it was around 19C at Warilla, but a latter splash at Port Kembla and I would say 17-18C at best. Felt like ice water.

I only had to take one look at the water to know it was cold. it has a green cast instead of blue.
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#1399155 - 28/12/2016 19:42 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
Long Road Home Offline
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Registered: 08/10/2007
Posts: 8303
Loc: Northern Beaches Syd
That sea gale sure is going at it, 65km/h gust at the AP, almost 70kmh at Kurnell.

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#1399173 - 28/12/2016 21:07 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
Steve777 Offline
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Loc: Artarmon (Sydney North Shore)
Sea gales - literally true today (28 - 40 knots): Beaufort Scale

Maximum Wind gust today:

Code:
Kurnell                    37 knots
Bellambi                   29 knots
Point Perpendicular        31 knots

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#1399178 - 28/12/2016 21:22 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
Wave Rider Offline
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Registered: 27/01/2014
Posts: 5965
Loc: Wollongong NSW
Penrith going for a max of 42C tomorrow and it could go even higher than that if everything is in favour of heat. Today reached a whopping 34C at Moss Vale which is absolutely insane for that area. We reached about 31C here while Albion Park hit 28C
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2016-17 season storm total for here= 15

Oct- 21st
Nov- 9th, 28th
Jan- 24th
Feb- 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th(2)
Mar- 13th, 16th, 22nd
Apr- 9th, 26th
May- 24th

The longer you wait for things, the more you appreciate them.

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#1399206 - 28/12/2016 23:40 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Wave Rider]
Homer Offline
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Registered: 16/06/2007
Posts: 5082
Loc: Dural
Originally Posted By: Wave Rider
Penrith going for a max of 42C tomorrow and it could go even higher than that


Yeh mate, can't wait!!! Not.

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#1399213 - 29/12/2016 00:51 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
Steve777 Offline
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Registered: 20/10/2011
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Loc: Artarmon (Sydney North Shore)
Dead calm here, 23.5 degrees on the balcony and clear skies (at least those I can see). Sea gales have dropped right off, to be replaced by N-NW'ers in some places.

There seems to be hot air aloft, 22 at Mt Boyce (equivalent to 29 at sea level), 25 at Mangrove Mountain (27 at sea level). Even Lucas Heights (only 140 metres) is 26.

So let's see what tomorrow brings and enjoy whatever we get. Heat, sea gales, storms, whatever.

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#1399232 - 29/12/2016 08:55 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
Wave Rider Offline
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Registered: 27/01/2014
Posts: 5965
Loc: Wollongong NSW
Yeah Homer I bet you're excited!! poke

Woken up just now very hot and sweaty and I know why. It is hot and windy here and already 32C, so at this rate we're well on the way to a top of 40+ degrees.

Originally Posted By: Steve777
So let's see what tomorrow brings and enjoy whatever we get. Heat, sea gales, storms, whatever.


That's exactly what I'll be doing.
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2016-17 season storm total for here= 15

Oct- 21st
Nov- 9th, 28th
Jan- 24th
Feb- 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th(2)
Mar- 13th, 16th, 22nd
Apr- 9th, 26th
May- 24th

The longer you wait for things, the more you appreciate them.

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#1399233 - 29/12/2016 08:55 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
Rainbow Spirit Offline
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Registered: 10/11/2010
Posts: 424
Loc: Green Valley, just west of Liv...
Min here this morning at 7am was 23.5. Lots of high cloud atm, will that persist and moderate the top temps today?

I find it strange that we are going for high temps, yet there will be little in the way of the standard fare for high temps, ie strong NW winds.

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#1399239 - 29/12/2016 09:02 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
Wave Rider Offline
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Registered: 27/01/2014
Posts: 5965
Loc: Wollongong NSW
I think it's just the hot airmass alone that is causing such high temps even without the strong NWers, for anywhere away from the coast. Cloud will moderate temps a bit but I still expect maximums in the 40's for western Sydney.
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2016-17 season storm total for here= 15

Oct- 21st
Nov- 9th, 28th
Jan- 24th
Feb- 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th(2)
Mar- 13th, 16th, 22nd
Apr- 9th, 26th
May- 24th

The longer you wait for things, the more you appreciate them.

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#1399244 - 29/12/2016 09:53 Re: NSW Year End Heatwave - December 27th 2016 to January 1st 2017 [Re: Steve777]
greg.l Offline
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Registered: 01/09/2016
Posts: 335
Loc: north of bathurst NSW
Already 30C at my place humidity at 40%. If the humidity was lower it would feel better, 35C predicted which isn't too bad for this time of year. Still plenty of green grass around at my place so the summer hasn't been too bad so far.

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