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After the “one day wonder” heatwave – the Victorian Alps get a dusting of snow 5-6 Dec 2012

After more than a week of scaremongering media about the rapidly decaying “heatwave” – the Victorian Alps get a dusting of snow last night. And Canberra wakes to learn the night touched an all-time record low temperature for December – plus there were snowfalls on the Brindabella Range. Goulburn and Braidwood also had record cold [...]

On 27 Nov the BoM warned of a widespread, severe heatwave – turned out a short heatwave

For many centres it was a one day wonder – although record heat was felt at Mildura and in that region on the 29th. But how quickly we forget our history – just compare Mildura in 1894 and 1902 with 2012. 1894 saw 4 days strait over 40 while 1902 saw 12 days over 40 [...]

BoM exaggerated Brisbane heatwave – and it was only a “one day wonder”

It puzzles me that recent Brisbane forecasts have all been inaccurate with the errors being the same way – forecasts are too hot. I do not expect exact forecasts but I expect errors should be roughly even both ways. Media claptrap about a “heatwave” has been apparent since late November heat built in the centre [...]