A large percentage of Australia was predicted to have hotter than normal days this month –
as Sep counts down keep a watch on how different areas are trending.
Using the easy to access AWN monthly data it looks as though the following areas will need a late Sep heatwave to avoid the Outlook failing.
For example Tasmania, Adelaide, Ceduna, Alice Springs, Perth, Kalgoorlie region, Giles region, Kimberley, Cape York.
You can also compare with weekly max temp anomalies through this month – which show substantial green or neutral areas. You should be able to see maps for the weeks ending 6th, 13th and 20th Sep.
Fracking moratorium takes effect in NT, Chief Minister Michael Gunner says – read and weep for Australia – in other news – ACCC backs Northern Territory gas pipeline project to bust east coast monopoly pricing
There have been misleading comments on TV news implying that BoM rain Outlooks predicted the heavy September rain in western Victoria that has caused flooding around Coleraine and Hamilton. This is not so as is shown on the September rain Outlook map below.
In the flooded zones the prediction was for 50-55% chance of exceeding the median rain.
Historic first for climate sceptics. I hear the twitterati are agitated – wait till….. This APH link might have the text but the full text is pasted here. Continue reading
Readers have mentioned rain in their areas and I have heard of road closures in the bush.
Added 14 Sep: The map compares Year To Date (YTD) rain with the Annual Mean.
Could not make this up. “Please note the rainfall instruments located at Victoria Dam and Mundaring Weir are being serviced and are not currently recording rainfall. We are working to address this and resume measurement as soon as possible.” Still no reply to any emails to WA Govt on this issue. They must release all their daily rain data so various sources can be compared. On 2nd August I posted – Perth dams rain data is in need of an audit. On 2nd May I posted – West Australian Govt Water Corporation fails to record March 2016 rain at several dams.
My account is in the sixth comment.
Electricity prices at AEMO have spiked to over $250 per MWhr across Australia in the morning rush – Nemwatch shows wind through the “National Grid” (excl WA) is under 250MW. The Wind Energy site shows how this wind drought is now in its third day. None of this is news in the GreenLeft main-stream-meedja. Imagine the headlines if coal or gas fired generators were to fail like this? Write your MP’s and Senators – call for a moratorium on wind power – say you will vote to curtail the excesses of the MRET scheme and for sensible electricity prices.
No room to comment on a two day wind drought that renders mega-$million’s invested in windmill generators utterly useless and puts upward pressure on electricity prices. Our ABC – disgusting.