Only a few days ago I was whingeing about 35 degree heat and hot northerly winds. It doesn’t take very long at this time of year, in this corner of the world, for conditions to turn around. Yesterday we only got up to 15 degrees and had cold southerly blasts all day.
Today’s surface chart from the Bureau of Meteorology shows a low centered just off the Gippsland coast. Air movement around a low is clockwise, (here in the southern hemisphere), so it is coming up from the Antarctic regions.
The satellite image below, clearly shows the centre of the low and how the air is dragged up from the south. The light blue colour is the cold Antarctic air sweeping up toward us.
The sky today is still very leaden, and the wind is cold. One of my favourite weather observations is to look almost due west down the 2nd fairway, and this morning there is even a puddle in the foreground!
There is 20mm in the rain gauge too. I haven’t seen anything over 10mm in 24 hours for months. According to the BoM radar there is another band of moisture on the way too.
We even had to get the wood barrow out again, and light the fire.
Little old Skip, (very old and very blind), even knew where the warmth was when he came back inside after his morning constitutional.
Ah, good old Victorian weather patterns – they sure can vary. Some leaden skies have a silver lining though – I’m hoping for a couple of easier days on the golf course. How’d you go in Tassie Mosura?