UPDATED: THE Climate shift pattern for Melbourne

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UPDATED: THE Climate shift pattern for Melbourne

Post by johnno » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:39 pm

Rainfall anomalies going by Seasons since 2000 til now for Melbourne

Summer of 99/2000: Average rainfall
Autumn 2000: Average rainfall
Winter 2000: Average rainfall
Spring 2000: Above average rainfall

Summer 00/2001: Below averge rainfall
Autumn 2001: Above average rainfall
Winter 2001: Below average rainfall
Spring 2001: Average rainfall

Summer 01/2002: Average rainfall
Autumn 2002: Below average rainfall
Winter 2002: Below average rainfall
Spring 2002: Below average rainfall

Summer 02/2003: Below average rainfall
Autumn 2003: Below average rainfall
Winter 2003: Average rainfall
Spring 2003: Below average rainfall

Summer 03/2004: Average rainfall. (44.1c Australia day)
Autumn 2004: Below average rainfall
Winter 2004: Below average rainfall
Spring 2004: Above average rainfall

Summer 04/2005: Above average rainfall
Autumn 2005: Below average rainfall
Winter 2005: Below average rainfall
Spring 2005: Below average rainfall

Summer 05/2006: Above average rainfall
Autumn 2006: Below average rainfall
Winter 2006: Below average rainfall
Spring 2006: Below average rainfall

Summer 06/2007: Below average rainfall
Autumn 2007: Below average rainfall
Winter 2007: Below average rainfall
Spring 2007: Below average rainfall

Summer 07/2008: Below average rainfall
Autumn 2008: Below average rainfall
Winter 2008: Below average rainfall
Spring 2008: Below average rainfall

Summer 08/2009: Below average rainfall. (Black saturday fires and record 46.2c heat)
Autumn 2009: Below average rainfall
Winter 2009: Below average rainfall
Spring 2009: Average rainfall (The start of the Climate change shift for Melbourne)

Summer 09/2010: Average rainfall
Autumn 2010: Below average rainfall
Winter 2010: Average rainfall
Spring 2010: Above average rainfall

Summer 10/2011: Above average rainfall
Autumn 2011: Above average rainfall
Winter 2011: Below average rainfall
Spring 2011: Above average rainfall

Summer 11/2012: Above average rainfall
Autumn 2012: Above average rainfall
Winter 2012: Above average rainfall

Analising season by season through the gripping drought through Melbourne and as you can see we had many seasons of below average rainfall from 2000 to 2009 especially from Autumn 2006 to Spring 2009 which contributed to the Black saturday fires in the Summer of 2009 which meant14 seasons in a row of below average rainfall! But since Spring 2009 there has been a distinct shift of rainfall patterns with the drought showing signs coming to an end at that stage and by Spring 2010 the drought being well and truly over! As the climate started to shift back to wetter conditions again (pre 1996 days)

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