They are launching a new Melbourne weather observation site at Olympic Park – surrounded on two sides by tarmac car parks. And of course a freeway just out of view behind the photographer. I enjoyed how the BoM manages to write 309 words on the subject yets avoids the term “urban heat island”. IMHO it [...]
It looks clear there will be no Christmas heat wave of any significance this Christmas. Here is the BoM prediction – Heatwave expected to hit one-third of Australia over Christmas – If you check forecasts for your region of SE Australia you can see what an utter dud the BoM is. I am calling for [...]
Media are running with this story – Warm November set heat record for planet – NOAA have their own page too – NOAA – Global Analysis – November 2013 Yet RSS lower troposphere satellite temperature anomalies say November 2013 was only 16th warmest since 1978. UAH data shows November 2013 to be 9th equal warmest [...]
If you make maps here for maximum and minimum anomalies – period one week – you can see the extent of cool anomalies.
After a record warm spring where most of the heat was in September – mean anomaly 2.75°C, October had a 1.43° anomaly and November 0.52°.The first [...]
I first saw this issue raised in 2008.
Now the ABC are running the same storyline – basically the Daintree is heating due “global warming” and this is causing the White Lemuroid Possum to be endangered.
The nearest current and intact temperature series I can see around the Daintree is at Walkamin Research Station and [...]
Some checking of Australian temperature trends for various data series lead me to compare UAH and RSS satellites – so I choose the land only block of much of Australia – 30°South to 20°South and 120°East to 145°East. The chart shows the very noticeable 0.5°C warming in UAH compared to RSS over 2005-2006. The warming [...]
On Tuesday 8 Oct 2013 the Sydney Morning Herald reported – NSW temperatures may hit 40 degrees on Thursday prompting extreme fire warnings – In the article it says – Sydney is forecast to reach 37 degrees – Although the photo at the top of the article carried the misleading caption – Hot in the [...]
A reader has drawn my attention to this map from page 27/36 IPCC WGI AR5 SPM-1 27 Sep 2013 – I am not sure what dataset is used (probably HadCRUT) – have not found the Technical Summary Supplementary Material yet. Have to say I was not aware such a large area of South America was [...]
BoM inspired media reports have widely spread the news that July 2013 in Melbourne was the warmest on record – most seem to be quoting daytime or maximum temperatures. here are a few articles – Sydney Morning Herald – Herald Sun – ABC Online news -
I recall seeing an article that did mention the [...]
The mainstream media TV weather news and press has been spouting the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) claim that July was the warmest ever in Canberra with a mean monthly max of 13.3. Yet you only have to check early 20th Century data from Queanbeyan to see the claim is dubious. Data from BoM. Queanbeyan recorded [...]