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FEB 2017_Perth in West Australia hit by record rainfall

“The Swan River in Perth is expected to peak at 1.6 metres early on Sunday as the runoff from the flooded Wheatbelt region reaches the city.

Torrential rain swelled rivers and washed away roads across WA on Saturday, with the state’s Wheatbelt and Goldfields hardest hit,

while Perth received its second highest rainfall on record on Friday, with more than 114mm raining down on the city.”

 

 

source

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/34393400/hottest-of-the-lot-record-breaking-heatwave-to-continue-in-nsw-qld-today/#page1

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SYDNEY..Wettest start to January 2016 on record

NSW floods: Record rain brings chaos to Hunter amid search for missing sailor

EXTRACTS

A home is surrounded by floodwaters in Raymond Terrace.

A photo gallery of 17 photos from this link

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-06/nsw-weather-heavy-rain-flooding-hunter-downpours-forecast-sydney/7069792

” Dozens of residents in Raymond Terrace were ordered to evacuate, where the Hunter River broke its banks.

…On Tuesday night residents were evacuated from low-lying parts of the flood-ravaged town of Dungog,where wild weather led to three deaths less than a year ago.

..The BoM said the rainfall had broken weather records.

“In Newcastle, Nobby’s [weather] station recorded the wettest three-day rainfall total for January, and that’s records going back to 1862,” senior climatologist Agata Imielska said.

“They had 273.4 millimetres for the last three days.

“In fact, the wettest day was 200.6 millimetres and that was recorded over 24 hours to 9:00am to January 6 this year (today) — so that’s the wettest January day on record there.”

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-06/nsw-weather-heavy-rain-flooding-hunter-downpours-forecast-sydney/7069792

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UK FLOODS…DECEMBER 2015

 

“The River Irwell and River Roch have both overflowed, causing flooding in Salford, Manchester city centre and Rochdale.

Roads in central Leeds, where a severe warning is in place on the River Aire, are also under water.”

“A 200-year-old former pub located on a bridge over the River Irwell was destroyed by flooding at Summerseat, Greater Manchester”

WEST YORKSHIRE

 

MYTHOLMROYD under water

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35181139

BELOW..Much of the 200-year-old watering hole in Summerseat was washed away as heavy rains triggered floods in parts of northern England.

More info:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-27/floodwaters-all-but-washed-away-historic-summerseat-pub/7055270

 

RAINFALL or lack of it .. TIME SERIES ..GRAPHED

I thought l would start collecting rainfall (or lack of it), time series data from around the world.


SOURCE
http://climatebysurly.com/2014/10/22/decadal-and-inter-decadal-changes-in-rainfall-iii/
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This example was produced by ‘SURLY BOND’
http://climatebysurly.com/2014/10/22/decadal-and-inter-decadal-changes-in-rainfall-iii/

–NOTICE THE SAW TOOTH WAVE FORM AND THE STEP SEQUENCE

-In this graph the inflection point cliff drop were in 1896 and then again at the climate shift at 1976.

The time between the 2 saw tooth drops = 1896 – 1976 = 80 yrs

Note ‘surly’s’ comments
“The oscillation between higher and lower values in nature is often modelled as a smooth harmonic curve.
That does not fit well here.
Not only does the rise from 1897 to 1976 fail to curve down approaching the final peak, the falls from 1892 to 1900 and from 1975 to 1987 are extremely sharp. They are collapses.”

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UK …Rainfall cycles

Good news.. XMETMAN says
“I though I would display the daily totals as a 365 running total in an effort to try to identify any trends or cycles that may be lurking in the unseen data, and lo and behold there they are!”

Awesome work XMETMAN.. I will use this graphical data for sure. You are a legend!

rainfall cycles in the UK

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The Millenial drought- Australia -1995-2009

“The drought began in 1995 and continued Australia wide until late 2009”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000s_Australian_drought

There is debate as to whether this is the worst drought since settlement

I will use this post to add information on the millennial drought.
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WARWICK HUGHES is one who challenges that this was the worst drought

http://www.warwickhughes.com/blog/?p=2741

He doesn’t mince his words
quote from his blog

“Here is a chart of Australian rain anomalies 1900-2013 – it is obvious that the much ballyhooed Millenium Drought was a pussy of a drought Australia wide compared to the obviously dry years from 1910 right up to 1970.”

rain annomlaies time series BOM

source : BOM climate time series data

By weathercycles Posted in DROUGHT
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DROUGHT 2014

I will collect some articles on reported droughts on 2014
drought logo
( image source:http://www.topnews.in/files/dry.jpg)

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FEBRUARY 2014..REPORTED DROUGHTS

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