View Full Version here: : Australia’s third-wettest year on record. Wettest on record for Qld.
If you found it hard to get in much observing time last year on the East Coast,
then it may be little consolation that in its Annual Australian Climate Statement for
2010 (http://www.bom.gov.au/announcements/media_releases/climate/change/20110105.shtml) issued today, the Bureau of Meteorology announced that the 2010 La Niña
event was Australia’s third-wettest year on record.
Full report here -
ABC News story here -
05-01-2011, 10:34 PM
It's hard to believe the rest of Australia has too much water when we're desperately parched over here in Perth. It has rained today but its a drop in the bucket compared to what we need.
06-01-2011, 07:53 AM
Hmm - wettest year on record....
Is it tempting fate then to say that this year has to be better......?
Yes, it was a terrible year for viewing, but I suppose we have to put up with an occasional dodgy year. This year will be much better. :thumbsup:
We had the same amount of rainfall as usual (2000 mls), but soooo much more cloud, right through all year. The rest of eastern Aus has had a huge amount of rain though!!
Suge a huge country Jacquie, with you guys still very dry and hot, such extremes of weather. :help:
This year will definitely be better Adam. :D
06-01-2011, 09:55 AM
06-01-2011, 12:07 PM
Good one JJ :) that is the first I have seen the poem in it's entirety:thanx:
06-01-2011, 03:32 PM
Here at Terranora it was just on 2100mm with 1003 of that in the last 3 months.
It seems like every year down south the climate gets more tropical.
Who knows what it will do to the north of australia in the long run, they will end up like an equatorial region no doubt.
The good news for observers is that predictions by the Bureau
"indicate the (La Niña) event will gradually weaken, approaching neutral values by mid 2011."
According to the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) report issued yesterday -
Some background on the IOD here -
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/IOD/about_IOD.shtml and here -
Looking into the Super Computer crystal ball ...
Full report here - http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/
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