Coldest ANZAC Day in Canberra for 60 years

13.6 degrees C on 25 April 2012 – 1952 was 13.3, 1939 – 13.2 and 1944 – 11.6.
And this is in the face of constant growth of the Canberra urban heat island (UHI). No doubt this is what we can expect from global warming. Camooweal in NW Queensland is also having chilly times – is anybody aware of other record cold sites ?

Just saw this scenic shot in the Canberra Times – high alpine ridges near Perisher on ANZAC Day – another good pic in the article.

6 thoughts on “Coldest ANZAC Day in Canberra for 60 years”

  1. Well, Chris hope those Sydney-siders were well wrapped up the service. Have to wonder if that same cold Sydney air caused that lady’s fingers to numb and get stuck in the ATM machine, what a strange call-out for the fire-fighters. Anyway, across the ditch in Whangarei (supposedly) “The Winterless North” the temperature was only 10.4.

  2. Warwick, this is climate change. All the heat that should be here has run off to the poles and is making life miserable for polar bears and penguins.

  3. Editors note; “Caught as spam – But let through in case there may be some interesting links here.”
    Britain National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies -2012 edition
    Volcanic hazards Risk
    3.25 …There are a range of volcanoes across Europe (such as SANTORINI in the Aegean Sea) which could have consequences for the UK…
    3.27 …Significant eruptions of this type can emit gases and particles into the stratosphere, above weather systems, where they may also have subsequent CLIMATIC effects. [=VOLCANIC WINTER]

    Solar flares tigger earthquakes
    Jain, R., Physical Research Laboratory.
    Each of the 682 >4.0 earthquakes under study was preceded by a solar flare of GOES importance B to X class by 10-100 hrs.

    Explosive volcanic eruptions triggered by cosmic rays
    Toshikazu Ebisuzaki, Hiroko Miyahara, Ryuho Kataoka, Tatsuhiko Sato, Yasuhiro Ishimine

    Nature 482, 77–80 (02 February 2012)
    “If you had a big [volcanic] eruption of this sort [globally devastating], let’s say in the middle of Europe today, the effects would be enormous and a few months might not be enough to get your act together.” SO:

    Worldwide Lightning-rod Nets URGENTLY to save humankind from cannibalic collapse
    by galactically driven, devastating quakes/volcanic winters,
    as happened to Mayas, Aztecs, Incas

    William Ryan, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
    Five years volcanic winter of disastrous harvests: “The massive crop failures caused by climatic change had a domino effect on the Mediterranean economy that traveled in a wave of political uprisings from Anatolia to Mesopotamia to Egypt and then back to the Aegean”…
    “When Tambora exploded, agriculture was severely damaged even on the opposite side of the world. At a VEI of 7, Thera’s eruption would have had a similar effect on the Bronze Age climate,” said Dr. Ryan.

  4. About a week after the ANZAC Day Big Chill we hear that yesterday was the coldest day yet for 2012. While that is not surprising, what is a bit of a shock is the Weather Watch report of frosts around the Auckland area as well as in Northland even. Frosts around these places normally occur rarely – and if at all are in Mid-winter and usually a couple of days at the most. A bit of a worry, after the snow flurries of 2011. News item from NZ Herald

  5. Further to the above, our April was bad enough, but May has been about as chilly as the atmosphere would have been in your Labour Caucus meetings. Early am ice on the wind-screens and we are supposedly on an Urban Heat Island. Now awaiting this high to cross the Tasman for our upcoming long weekend. First day of Winter – tomorrow ??!

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