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Temperatures continue to fall below February averages

During the past week daily maximum temperatures in the northern part of WA have continued to be below the February normals.. The highest temperature so far at Broome since 27th December last, has not yet reached 35 degrees and this is the longest

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Peter Nelson
Feb 14 2018
Viticulture

Significant fall in maximum temperatures across northern Australia

The past week has seen significant falls in maximum temperatures across the northern Australia. Persistent heavy rain has kept temperatures well below normal.. At Marble Bar where a near record 314 mms for January occurred, the last three days were

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Peter Nelson
Feb 08 2018
Viticulture

More hot days but cooler change on the way

This current weekend has seen the continuation of the heat wave conditions which began on 19th January.. However, the first active cool change for many weeks is expected to arrive in our regions by next Tuesday 30th January with many places

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Peter Nelson
Feb 01 2018
Viticulture

Heatwave conditions last weekend

Many places in our region have been in a grip of heatwave conditions with maximum temperatures exceeding 40 degrees on 3 successive days to last weekend.. At the same time unsettled, stormy conditions have affected mainly the northern regions of W

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Peter Nelson
Jan 22 2018
Viticulture

Second tropical cyclone invades WA last week

Last week a second tropical cyclone of this season hit the north west region of WA. The cyclone named Joyce brought more heavy rainfalls to Broome, Cygnet Bay, Derby and right across to Marble Bar where 115 mms fell to last Saturday morning, 13th

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Peter Nelson
Jan 16 2018
Viticulture

Hot weather to continue over Christmas

The next two weeks are expected to be dominated by a long sequence of hot days and very little rainfall of any consequence.. There will be a brief interruption the middle of this week when a fairly active active frontal passage which will bring some

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Peter Nelson
Dec 18 2017
Viticulture

Cool start to December but warm to hot days on the way

It has been a relatively cool start to December after one of the warmest spells during the latter half of November over Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia and the southern half of NSW.. Melbourne has had below normal maximum temperatures for the

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Peter Nelson
Dec 14 2017
News

Exceptional rainfalls last weekend in many regions

For the second time in 16 days an exceptional rain event took part in many areas in our regions last weekend 2nd-3rd December. The heaviest rains were in Northern Victoria and adjacent areas where Echuca recorded 123 mms to last Saturday morning

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Peter Nelson
Dec 05 2017
Viticulture

Further warm to hot and humid with isolated thunderstorm activity

The past 10 days has seen hot and humid days in our regions with variable thunderstorm rains. During this period a small complex low pressure has remained stagnant mainly over the Eyre Peninsular at first then oscillated into Western Victoria at the

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Peter Nelson
Nov 27 2017
Viticulture

Exceptional November rains in the Mallee and at isolated places

During last Thursday and Friday, 16th-17th November, heavy exceptional rains for this month were recorded in the Mallee and also at isolated places in the West Central Victoria and at places in the SW part of NSW. Mildura recorded 54.2 mms to

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Peter Nelson
Nov 22 2017
Viticulture

Weather situation more like Autumn than Spring

Since the 4th of November there has been warm sunny days after cool crisp mornings. Daily maximum temperatures have been a couple of degrees above the month's normal whilst the overnight minimums to 13th November have been about two degrees

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Peter Nelson
Nov 14 2017
Viticulture

Cool conditions to continue

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

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Peter Nelson
Nov 08 2017
Viticulture

More thunderstorm activity, but falls patchy

The past week has seen more thunderstorm activity in our region however, rainfalls were very patchy.. Hay recorded 22 mms in a severe storm with large hail last Wednesday afternoon. There were isolated thunderstorms in NE Victoria during the

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Peter Nelson
Oct 30 2017
Viticulture

Thunderstorms bring useful rainfalls at some places

The passage of a low pressure trough with a cold front brought scattered thunderstorms which brought useful moderate to heavy rainfalls at several places in our region last Thursday and Friday the 19th and 20th October.. Some notable heavy falls

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Peter Nelson
Oct 23 2017
Viticulture

QLD rain, some record October falls

The most outstanding weather event of the last few days has been the widespread rain in Central and Eastern districts of Queensland. Some places along the coast between Mackay and Brisbane have had record rainfalls for October.. Sandy Cape has

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Peter Nelson
Oct 16 2017
Viticulture

Welcome rain arrive at last

Most places in our regions certainly benefitted by much needed rainfalls which began on Sunday morning, 8th October. Places like Bourke, Coonamble, Trangie, Dubbo and Parkes all had received around 20 mms by Sunday evening making it the heaviest

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Peter Nelson
Oct 09 2017
Viticulture

Outback rain very welcome

During the last few days the development of a low pressure trough over Central Australia led to much needed rainfall over the Alice Springs area and northern inland of South Australia. Yulara received 26 mms to last Friday 29th September

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Peter Nelson
Oct 04 2017
Viticulture

Heat records for September set at many places in NSW and VIC

Last weekend was dominated by the breaking of record high maximum temperatures for September. 61 recording stations in NSW and 35 recording stations in Victoria had their hottest September day on record; some places have had over 120 years of

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Peter Nelson
Sep 25 2017
Viticulture

Heavy rain and storms likely from November to January

The first 16 days in Benalla this month has been the coldest in September since 1969.. The mean temperature of 9.3 degrees was the lowest since the 8.6 was recorded in Benalla for the first 16 days of September 1969.. Widespread heavy frosts were

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Peter Nelson
Sep 20 2017
Viticulture

Dry spell to continue for a while yet

It has continued very dry at most places in our regions apart from the NE Victoria which has benefited from isolated heavy falls during August, but this area is now starting to dry out with cold strong winds which have had low dew point temperatures

by
Peter Nelson
Sep 11 2017
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