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[PHOTO] Fw: Aust rainfall map

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Colleen Modra" <colleen@impressiveirises.com.au>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2003 5:10 AM
Subject: Aust rainfall map

> My apologies for posting this previously to the wrong list.
> Given that Australia is much the same size as USA, we have a very diverse
> range of climates. The far north coastal areas would be very similar to
> Florida and coming down the eastern seaboard would be like going up your
> eastern seaboard stopping short of NY. Once you get as far south of Sydney
> (in the central eastern state NSW)
> the rainfall starts to change from summer rain to mainly winter rain. Just
> inland along almost all of the east coast is a massive range of mounains
> with much colder climate and in the Southern half ski resorts etc. Inland
> from the mountains is much flatter and dryer. Southern Victoria and over
> water in Tasmania have cool-cold damp climates with winter rains.
> South Australia and much of Victoria has has a very mediterarian climate,
> hot dry summers and cool-cold wet winters. We get frosts in winter (very
> rarely snow), this winter much of the time our daytime max barely made
> But in summer it will occassionally make 40oC but mostly Jan would be
> 28-35oC max. We are in a cooler part of SA. Where Jan is in south central
> Vic is a bit colder in winter. Our rainfall is about 750mm, mostly in
> May-Sept.
> Most of central Aust is very dry, much of it desert, which extends into
> of Western Australia.
> I've attached an Australian rainfall map, showing total rainfall for the
> last 3 years. If you want to know where I live. It's in the dark lime
> patch of the south central state (South Australia) just above and to the
> right of the island (Kangaroo Island)
> Hope this helps

An interesting web site is www.bom.gov.au  Australian Bureau of Meterology
> Colleen Modra
> Adelaide Hills
> South Australia  Zone 8/9
> colleen@impressiveirises.com.au
> www.impressiveirises.com.au

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