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Discussion: April

in: jennycas; jennycas > 2018-04-07

Apr 7, 2018 9:33 AM # 
tRicky:
I've effectively missed all of Feb and Mar in Perth this year, my favourite time of year.
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Apr 7, 2018 12:03 PM # 
blairtrewin:
Not going to be very April-like the next few days (although Adelaide and Melbourne will miss the hottest of it).
Apr 8, 2018 3:12 AM # 
jennycas:
Given that Perth doesn't seem to have had such weather in order to donate it to Adelaide, do I presume that this is coming from inland NSW?
Apr 8, 2018 10:52 AM # 
blairtrewin:
The hot air mass originated in northern WA and the NT, and has been building up for some time (there were multiple hottest-ever-in-Australia-so-late-in-autumn records in the last week of March in places like Roebourne; it's the first time it's ever exceeded 45 in Australia after the equinox). Preliminary data suggests that today was probably the hottest April day on record for Australia in area-averaged terms, with virtually the entire country above average.

In marked contrast, snow is forecast down to 300m in the South Island of NZ on Tuesday.
Apr 8, 2018 10:53 AM # 
tRicky:
Oh dear, we're in NZ in a couple of weeks' time.
Apr 8, 2018 11:21 AM # 
TrishTash:
Ah snow? I wonder what it's like to MTB on snow.
Apr 8, 2018 11:51 AM # 
tRicky:
Has to be better than wet clay.
Apr 9, 2018 3:55 AM # 
blairtrewin:
Adelaide's now equalled its record for latest-ever 35+ (and Sydney has broken its April record).
Apr 9, 2018 11:18 AM # 
TrishTash:
Is frozen wet clay better than wet clay?
Apr 9, 2018 1:23 PM # 
Zed:
Too many heat records being broken! :(

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