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2020 Rainfall

2020 Rainfall

Thursday, Jan 2, 2020

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 1 2.0 8.5 7.0 4.0 2 20.0 4.0 27.0 3.0 13.0 3 14.0 8.5 0.5 4 2.5 36.0 1.
2019 Rainfall

2019 Rainfall

Saturday, Jan 5, 2019

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 1 0.5 3.5 7.0 2 13.0 1.0 4.5 3.5 8.5 3 0.5 14.0 1.0 27.0 4 1.
2018 Rainfall

2018 Rainfall

Friday, Jan 5, 2018

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 1 0.5 2.0 0.5 4.5 2 1.5 14.0 3 0.5 4 13.
2017 Rainfall

2017 Rainfall

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 1 0.5 5.5 2 1.0 2.5 0.5 0.5 21.0 3 2.0 2.5 2.0 43.0 4 4.
2016 Rainfall

2016 Rainfall

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 1 16.0 7.0 3.0 2 0.5 1.0 2.0 19.0 0.5 3 0.5 1.5 11.0 4 7.0 7.
2015 Rainfall

2015 Rainfall

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 1 1.5 18.0 15.0 1.5 2.5 1.0 2 3.0 4.0 3.0 1.0 3 1.0 1.5 7.5 5.0 4.0 4 4.0 0.
Storm, no damage

Storm, no damage

Monday, Mar 8, 2010

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After being away from Melbourne for three days we were more than a little apprehensive at what we’d find after the thunderstorms, the TV footage of metre deep floods in the CBD and hailstones the size of1 golf-balls, tennis balls, lemons, etc all looked pretty frightening. How, exactly, would the wobbly old house hold up? According to the newspaper this morning, the centre of the swath of destruction had passed less than a suburb to the north, so it wasn’t too promising.
Heat death

Heat death

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009

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Three days of ridiculously hot weather have ended, three days in a row with a maximum temperature over 43 °C; 43 °C on Wednesday, 44 °C on Thursday, then 45.1 °C on Friday. Records have been broken, together with some of Melbourne’s infrastructure, tempers and a few too many lives. Tawny frogmouth pretending to not be here Walking around Oakleigh and Murrumbeena this afternoon the grass is brown and crisp and covered in leaves, every second tree has shed its leaves to conserve water — some of the eucalypts have shed branches too.
…or hotter

…or hotter

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009

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Following on from yesterday it was uncredibly hot overnight, I slept with the windows open but as it only dropped to an overnight low of 28.7 °C it was just as hot inside as out, a little less stuffy but more light and noise from the street. Third hottest Melbourne night on record with an overnight low of 28.7 °C; 1902-Feb-01 was hottest at 30.5 °C followed by 1997-Jan-21 with 28.
Whether the weather is hot….

Whether the weather is hot….

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009

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Stupidly hot today, the rest of the family escaped to the coast leaving me to get hot and grumpy by myself, rather than hot and grumpy in the company of others — something that is never pleasant for the others. I’d gone in to work earlier than normal as the temperature was already climbing towards, or maybe even past, 30 °C but its still simpler and quicker to ride in slowly for fifteen minutes than to take walk to the station, catch a train, wait at the station, catch a bus, then walk ten minutes to get to work.
Stormy Windy Dusty Sunday

Stormy Windy Dusty Sunday

Sunday, Feb 11, 2007

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Thunderstorms woke us this morning, wind howling through the trees and rain pelting on the roof, but I got up to find that there was no real rain to be seen, just enough to soak the washing. All day long the wind howled around from the south-east, the normal prevailing winds are westerly, so every piece of rubbish that has migrated into the lee of a building was found and redistributed, every tree that leans with the wind was forced creaking backwards.
Rain!

Rain!

Thursday, Nov 2, 2006

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The old “Scot's Old Autorubber” building about to be refurbished Woken by strange sounds overhead — yes, it is rain. With so little rain in the last few months there’s no way I’m going to complain that I might get wet on the way to work! As it was, a half hour lull arrived at just the right time. Just over twenty millimetres of rain between about eight in the morning and six in the afternoon — that’s four times the rainfall we had for all of October!
35°C in October?

35°C in October?

Thursday, Oct 12, 2006

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Whoa, we’re definitely getting hot around here. 35 °C and still only in October, we’re in for a very hot summer. Hot, damn hot … as it says in the classics. Not just hot either, gusty blustery dry and dusty northerly winds as well, the kind of winds that blast a cyclist back and forth across there-quarters of a lane while filling his eyes with grit. The kind of wind that for the second day in a row rips a great branch off the Callistemon in the front garden.
OWW — One Wire Weather

OWW — One Wire Weather

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006

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A bit of magic with the one-wire weather station and RRDtool. The One-wire weather station from AAG Electronica June 2006 and I still have not mounted the weather station outside, so the information recorded is from it resting on the table near my PC. Despite the gaps under the door, there’s only temperature information, no wind speed or direction! Today’s data This week’s data This Month’s data
OWW — One Wire Weather Temperature

OWW — One Wire Weather Temperature

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006

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A bit of magic with the one-wire weather station and RRDtool. The One-wire weather station from AAG Electronica June 2006 and I still have not mounted the weather station outside, so the information recorded is from it resting on the table near my PC. Despite the gaps under the door, there’s only temperature information, no wind speed or direction! Today’s data This week’s data This Month’s data
The cold

The cold

Friday, Jun 24, 2005

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Early start for me this morning, I managed to leave the house by 8.30 am! I truly am not one of the world’s early risers at the moment. Saw my first Melbourne frost for the year along the railway reservation, 7 °C as a I arrived at Monash with blue and stiff fingers. Then I found the 75 Degrees South blog. Currently -28.5 °C down at Halley base in the Antarctic!
After the rain...

After the rain...

Thursday, Feb 3, 2005

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The last twenty four hours have thoroughly tested the new rain gauge! 17mm of rain on Tuesday, 35mm in the twelve hours to eight o’clock last night, then a further 55mm overnight. 104mm in just over a day, some kind of a record for Melbourne, especially in the middle of summer! After 100mm of rain, trees and fence down One big old tree down along Haughton road, two smaller scrubby things knocked the fence over at the corner of Monash University, the only other thing I noticed was how marvellously clean all the roads were today — the broken glass, bits of car, and other assorted crap is all gone.
Wishing for winter

Wishing for winter

Thursday, Jan 16, 2003

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Riding home, listening to the magpies in the trees — memories of riding on frosty mornings in Canberra. Melbourne’s weather is a little too mild in the winter, sometimes I miss the really cold, clear, mornings!
Summer weather headlines

Summer weather headlines

Friday, Dec 6, 2002

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Sydney is busy being baked by bushfires, meanwhile, monsoon in Melbourne… Adrian, keep your day job, that’s almost good enough for a sub-editor at The Age, but not quite.
Riding, raining

Riding, raining

Monday, Feb 25, 2002

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Day one of my enforced fitness regime, I don’t mind cycling to work, but it seems different when I know that I have to cycle to work because I can’t ride the motorbike. Dark and gloomy as I left the building to ride home, the storm clouds grew thicker and closer as I rode along Gardiner’s Creek. Too dark for sunglasses, the little midges were so thick I had to keep my eyes half shut.
2005 Rainfall

2005 Rainfall

Monday, Jan 1, 0001

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 1 3.5 0.25 0.5 2 52.0 1.25 14.0 3 53.0 2.5 2.5 8.5 17.0 4 10.0 3.5 26.

About

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…The Owner

There’s not much more I can add to who I am.

…The Site

I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.

Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried php, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on emacs org-mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is org-mode and hugo.

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