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Re: Climate change?
Ok, Ok.. it was never my intention for this to become another "The Sky Is Warming!.." thread. There's plenty of them over on Off-Topic if people was to go have a look!!
What I was interested in was if anyone has noticed any trends in their local weather
of late, if not maybe it's just a regional phenomenon.
Hard to say Hartley. I have noticed that winters seem to be drier but then Australia has been largely in drought for the past decade while last summer, when the drought broke we had a real wet one. The NSW coast tends to have fairly entrenched weather patterns, our summer prevailing is a nor easter (heat inversion and all that, sucking air in over the coast) with sou east changes coming through at irregular intervals as the cold fronts move up from the southern ocean. I'll watch what happens over this coming summer and we'll see if it follows regular patterns.
Thanks, TD - I hadn't considered how much the drought might have affected things. You might be right.
Down here, our winters tend to be stable with summer variable - but it's certinly been a wet year this year. It'd be interesting to see if anything much changes up your way.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 10-22-2012 at 07:20 PM.