Melbourne Dry Crisis – More than Decade of Extreme Rainfall Anomolies

It really has dried in Melbourne, and it hasn’t improved since 2006 when this report was released……Catching that rainwater on the roof and pavement makes more & more & more sense….

This is a link to the Bureau of Meteorology’s Special Climate Statement 9

‘An exceptionally dry decade in parts of southern and eastern Australia: October 1996 – September 2006’

Part of Summary and link to report:

The decade from October 1996 to September 2006 has been a notably dry one in large parts of southern and eastern Australia. Whilst much of tropical and central Australia has seen wet conditions through most of the last ten years, for many parts of the south 1996 was the last year with significantly above-average rainfall. The most extreme rainfall anomalies have been in the area around Melbourne, where falls during the last 10 years have widely been about 20% below the long-term average, and 10% below those of any other 10-year period in recorded history.

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs9a.pdf

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~ by growingourown on January 21, 2009.

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