Re: Australian Fires
Originally Posted by Ciderman
It's ironic that while Australia is on fire we have the South Island cut in half by floods and washed out roads after record rainfall. Always pleased to see our firefighters helping . Aussie teams were one of the first help after the Christchurch quake.
Don't worry we have our own weather anomalies.
This was a report about the 2nd December 2019:
While large parts of the country have been baking or battling bushfire, Thredbo in New South Wales recorded Australia's lowest maximum summer temperature on record.
On Monday, the second day of summer, the temperature only reached -1 degrees Celsius at the Thredbo weather station, the coldest maximum temperature recorded anywhere in Australia during summer.
The previous record was -0.8C, recorded at Mount Buller in Victoria on Christmas Day 2006.
The cold patch this week resulted in big snowfalls for large parts of the alpine region and was the result of westerly winds bringing cold air from Antarctica
As an aside - the Princes Highway has just re-opened after being closed because of the Currowan fire. There are speed restrictions as low as 40kph but at least it is open. However the Kings Highway between Canberra and Bateman's Bay is still closed.