the looming cold in Oz …

I am disappointed with the looming cold now upon us, even here in the warmer Tropical town of Broome. May was below average minimum temperature for the month, by 1C, but about 4C lower than last year’s May average.  Thankfully, May’s maximum was just above average, but still well below last year.

It gets worse, after the first 5 days of June this year, every night has been below average, and a long way below last year’s June minimum average of 19.1C, by over 5C. My heater is coming out.

Not just restricted to Broome, I note Capital City Canberra below freezing every night. In fact, coldest start on record to winter says Warwick Hughes. It looks as though Dr David Evan’s prediction from last year is likely to be right.

New Science 26: The solar fall and the delay means David Evans’ predicted global cooling could be just around the corner

Moving to Adelaide and the rest of Eastern Australia, very cold conditions hit the first days of Winter. Only the South West remained above average.



About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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1 Response to the looming cold in Oz …

  1. Martin Clark says:

    Here at 19°S 146°E it has been remarkably chilly. Cool well beyond sunrise, which is unusual.
    I thought it was me getting old, then noticed the absence of green ants. Didn’t see any until 3 pm.

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