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Old 09-01-2013, 08:36 PM
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those are some really mild absolute lows for winter! Lots of plants make it through the winter?
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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those are some really mild absolute lows for winter! Lots of plants make it through the winter?
I think some did... I remember seeing flowers around in the middle of winter.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia

Lowest Minimum: 6 C (42.8 F)
Average Minimum: 10.8 C (51.4 F)
Highest Minimum: 14.2 C (57.6 F)

Lowest Maximum: 20.8 C (69.4 F)
Average Maximum: 24.8 C (76.7 F)
Highest Maximum: 28.5 C (83.3 F)

Total Rainfall: 0.2 mm (0.01 inches)

Total Sunshine: 313.6 hours
Avg Sunshine / Day: 10.1 hrs/day

Total Days 0 Sunshine: 0 days
Total Days <= 3 Hrs Sunshine: 0 days
Total Days >= 8 Hrs Sunshine: 29 days
Total Days Missing Sunshine Data: 0 days

An exceptionally warm, dry and sunny month. Whilst it may have felt like "Groundhog Day" most days, for me it was fantastic. Probably the best climatic month I've had in my five years living in Australia.

Our cloudiest day of the month (tied on both the 1st and 14th) still attained 7.7 hours.

Just one day had measurable precipitation (15th) and only 0.2mm fell.

The average daily maximum of 24.8C (76.7F) was almost 3C above average. Our last month of winter could have easily passed as a summer month in many locations.

Even more remarkable is that August followed a dull couple of months in June and July (the former only recording 152 sunshine hours).
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Brisbane, Australia

Lowest Minimum: 6 C (42.8 F)
Average Minimum: 10.8 C (51.4 F)
Highest Minimum: 14.2 C (57.6 F)

Lowest Maximum: 20.8 C (69.4 F)
Average Maximum: 24.8 C (76.7 F)
Highest Maximum: 28.5 C (83.3 F)

Total Rainfall: 0.2 mm (0.01 inches)

Total Sunshine: 313.6 hours
Avg Sunshine / Day: 10.1 hrs/day

Total Days 0 Sunshine: 0 days
Total Days <= 3 Hrs Sunshine: 0 days
Total Days >= 8 Hrs Sunshine: 29 days
Total Days Missing Sunshine Data: 0 days

An exceptionally warm, dry and sunny month. Whilst it may have felt like "Groundhog Day" most days, for me it was fantastic. Probably the best climatic month I've had in my five years living in Australia.

Our cloudiest day of the month (tied on both the 1st and 14th) still attained 7.7 hours.

Just one day had measurable precipitation (15th) and only 0.2mm fell.

The average daily maximum of 24.8C (76.7F) was almost 3C above average. Our last month of winter could have easily passed as a summer month in many locations.

Even more remarkable is that August followed a dull couple of months in June and July (the former only recording 152 sunshine hours).
Superb! Unless there's been a sunnier one since 2006, I think that will be a record high for Brisbane in August
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Motueka NZ, 41.06"S 172.58"E

AUGUST
Average maximum: 16.1C/61F (+2.1C/4.2F)

Average minimum: 4.4C/42F (+ 1.9C/3.9F)

Highest Maximum: 19.9C/68F

Lowest minimum: -2.1C/28F

Rainfall: 207mm/8.3 inches (+42mm/1.8 inches)

Days of rainfall >1 mm: 10

Sunshine: 132 hours (-52 hours)

Overall a much warmer, but cloudier August. Rainfall was a little above average. There were no frosts until the 26th, with frost from every day since then. Very little snow on the mountains during August (and winter in general) . 8/10 as it was warm, and the large sunshine deficit didn't feel noticeable, probably because almost every day was a mixture of sun and cloud.

JUNE
Average maximum: 15.4C/59F

Average minimum:2.1/36F

Rainfall: 384 mm/17 inches

Sunshine 127 hours

Warm, wet, gloomy.


JULY
Average minimum: -0.2C/32F

Average maximum: 15.6C/59F

Rainfall: 27 mm/1 inch

Sunshine: 177 hours

Average temperatures, dry, sunny.


WINTER
Average maximum: 15.7C/59F

Average minimum: 2.1C/35F

Highest temperature for winter: 20.8C/70F

Coldest temperature for winter: -4.2C/26F

Rainfall for winter: 619 mm/ 25 inches

Sunshine: 436 hours

Maximums were consistently above average by 2C/4F, while lows were about average.
Rainfall was about 30% higher , while sunshine was down by about 12%

Final score 8.3/10

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Old 09-02-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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Southwesterly flow dominated the month of August which lead to increased cloudiness, lower diurnal range, increased dew points, and an overall pleasant month although a bit boring at times. The max low was 62F which occurred three times. For comparison, Portland's max low was 66F (once) and then three 65F lows.

Hopefully September will not turn out to be yet another very dry month...
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:41 AM
 
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Didn't notice it before, but that's an impressive diurnal range in July. Impressive sunshine contrast between winter and summer as well.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:02 PM
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Didn't notice it before, but that's an impressive diurnal range in July. Impressive sunshine contrast between winter and summer as well.
Their usual is 82/52. Judging by the sunshine and (lack of) precipitation, the clear dry days probably warmed the afternoons. Whole year so far, looks very dry for western Oregon, though for whatever reason Eugene is just barely misses the threshold for drought. Those January sun numbers look like a typo, what a weird contrast as you pointed out. Stranger still is relative lack of rain in January considering how cloudy that month was. Farm country just outside Eugene:

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Old 09-02-2013, 10:13 PM
 
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Superb! Unless there's been a sunnier one since 2006, I think that will be a record high for Brisbane in August
Based on my data back to 1955, it is indeed the sunniest August!
In fact the only August month that has exceeded 300 hours.

Given the shorter days, I suspect the % sun must have been at least in the 90% range.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Based on my data back to 1955, it is indeed the sunniest August!
In fact the only August month that has exceeded 300 hours.

Given the shorter days, I suspect the % sun must have been at least in the 90% range.
Well, the astronomically measurable total (i.e. total day duration for flat horizon) is about 346 hours - which puts the value at just over 90%, and the actually measurable possible could be perhaps 5-15 hours less (I see from BOM that the max. duration was 11.0 hrs).
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