/ 05 July 2024

Pressure pushin’ down on me


Just in case we needed any more information about how brutal the weather is for much of the country right now, a weather station in Tasmania recorded a record high pressure reading yesterday morning. The Sheffield outpost – about 23km inland of Devonport – reported 1044.6 hectopascals (hPa) at 10:30am, which if confirmed, beats the previous Australian record of 1044.3hPa at Launceston from way back in June 1967. If those numbers don’t mean anything to you, fair enough… To put it another way, the abnormally high pressure is partly to blame for all the recent cold weather bringing below-zero overnight temperatures and rainy days along the eastern seaboard. And it’s not done yet… Reports say another peak could occur tomorrow before easing off on Sunday. We’ll take it as a sign that it’s a good weekend for some slow-cooked lamb shanks

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