More from the Weather Isn’t Climate Department – I can hardly keep up!
It’s all meaningless of course, it’s just weather after all.But you don’t hear the mainstream media, or Tim Flannery, or Clive Hamilton or David Karoly or Will Steffen, all rushing to bleat that this is evidence that “global warming” has slowed, or that such weather “is not consistent” with global warming models.
Whereas, if it was a heatwave on the other hand, as we will no doubt get come summer, all the above will be whining on about how it was “entirely consistent with” projections for climate change.
That’s the great thing about double standards and unfalsifiable hypotheses, right lads?
In New South Wales:
Sydney’s coldest start to August in 14 years
Sydney has shivered through its coldest start to August in over a decade.
On Wednesday, the first morning of the month started out on a cool note, dipping to seven degrees just after 5am. While this was only two degrees below average, it was the coldest first morning of the month in 14 years. (source)
Icy morning in NSW
Parts of New South Wales endured the coldest August morning in 12 years as fog and frost descended on the state.
The Central West Slopes and Plains saw their lowest August temperatures since 2000 this morning. Trangie and Condobolin Airport cooled to -4 degrees, which was eight and seven degrees below average respectively.
Clear skies and light winds last night combined with lingering cold air, following days of persistent southerly winds. This set up allowed heat to radiate away from the surface during the night, providing the ideal conditions for the mercury to plummet this morning. (source)
In South Australia:
Temperatures plunge across SA
August has made a chilly entrance in South Australia.
It has been the coldest August night in Adelaide for 13 years.
The temperature dropped to 2.2 degrees Celsius about 6:20am at the weather bureau at Kent Town and to just 1.3 at Adelaide Airport. (source)
Coldest morning in years in Brisbane and Bundaberg
It was one of the coldest mornings of the year for Queensland with a few places having their coldest morning in over a decade.
All of Queensland recorded temperatures below the August average except for parts of the Peninsula.
People felt the chill as Brisbane had its coldest morning in four years, dropping to a chilly 4.6 degrees, six below the August average.
Bundaberg Airport was a standout, falling to 3.4 degrees this morning. This was its coldest morning in 17 years and was eight degrees below average.
Mount Isa was very cold, dropping below freezing for only the second time this year and registering its coldest morning in 10 years. It was a staggering 11 degrees below average, reaching minus one.
Blackall in the Central West also recorded its coldest morning in 9 years, dropping to minus two. (source)
All courtesy of Weatherzone.