Cool conditions to continue

November 08, 2017

The cooler than average conditions which began in our regions on 31st October look set to continue this week. Warmer than normal days may not return until about 13th November.

It maybe well after mid month before hot days over 30 degrees finally arrive. Last weekend there were unprecedented frosts in the Western District and the Wimmera of Victoria and also in the SE of SA.

Casterton with minus 0.3 had it's coldest November morning since 1977. Warracknabeal with 0.5 had it's coldest November morning in 60 years of records.

Over in SA, Keith had it's coldest November morning with 0.5 on record, just pipping the 1974 record of 0.6. Strathablyn with 1.7 was a new record low for November.

Many other places in these areas had their coldest November morning for 40 years or more. In the Riverina, Deniliquin recorded a minimum temperature of 2.2 on the Saturday and 2.3 on the Sunday morning.

This was the coldest pair of mornings for November at Deniliquin since 1872. The very hot conditions in northern WA has eased during last weekend. The inland complex low over the northern part of the NT and over outback QLD has remained quasi stationary and has blocked the eastward progression of a strong High in the Bight region the past week.

One centre of this complex low is currently heading our way and will effectively prevent the Bight High progressing eastwards even further. Most places will get some rain and storms from this low centre but falls will be very patchy. Nights will be milder but days remain cooler than normal.

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