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Offline daimond

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Australia summer become winter in the moments
« on: December 21, 2010, 06:26:22 am »


THONGS and board shorts gave way to beanies and scarves yesterday as summer gave way to a wintry blast of snow and icy temperatures in the country's southeast.

While the bitter freeze in Europe continues, Victoria and NSW have had a cold snap of their own, with off-season ski slopes transformed into winter wonderlands.

About 30cm of snow fell at Perisher in NSW yesterday, while Victoria's Mount Hotham received a 10cm dusting on Sunday.

Charlotte Pass in the NSW Snowy Mountains also received a 10cm sprinkling of snow, prompting would-be bushwalkers to don clothing more suitable for skiing.

It was surprising to see the Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel blanketed with snow at this time of year, resort manager Michelle Lovius told The Australian yesterday.

"I'm sitting inside in my scarf and beanie," she said.

"When you walk in it, it's up past your ankles and it's just started snowing heavily again. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning as well. We're expecting winds possibly up to 100km/h so I think it's going to be a fun old night. We normally get one or two centimetres (in December), just a light dusting that melts off very quickly."

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In Sydney yesterday, there were blustery winds and unseasonably low temperatures of just 13C. The western suburb of Horsley Park recorded 9.8C and the Blue Mountains dropped to -2C.

Victorian State Emergency Services yesterday attended to at least six lightning-damaged houses in Aspendale, south of Melbourne, which was hit by a storm on Sunday night. On the Gold Coast, a storm blacked out more than 10,000 homes and businesses over the weekend, while in Western Australia's northern Gascoyne region scores of people remained isolated by the worst flooding in 50 years.

Millions of dollars of damage was caused to crops, livestock and buildings in WA.

Meanwhile Qantas has announced international flights will be back on schedule by tomorrow morning, so the 3000 Australians stranded at airports across Asia and Europe should make it home for Christmas.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/winter-returns-out-of-nowhere/story-e6frg6nf-1225974144861

what would happened after this drastic change of climate
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Re: Australia summer become winter in the moments
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 08:55:15 am »
THONGS and board shorts gave way to beanies and scarves yesterday....

What are "beanies" and are they connected to "tinnys"? :teehee:

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Re: Australia summer become winter in the moments
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 12:05:57 pm »
"Beanies are woolly hats. "Beanie hats"

Hedhehogs don't wear 'em!
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Re: Australia summer become winter in the moments
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2010, 09:49:30 pm »
"Beanies are woolly hats. "Beanie hats"

Hedhehogs don't wear 'em!
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Wooly?? Nah, that's a toque. A beanie looks like this:

Sergeant Schultz was onto something.

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Re: Australia summer become winter in the moments
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2010, 02:50:09 am »
It's a pretty shabby Summer for sure.

 :cold:

Fingers crossed it will improve soon as I've got a couple of weeks off work coming up.

Retro. :)

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Re: Australia summer become winter in the moments
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2011, 07:20:37 am »
i am reading there big flood in australia

 


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