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Post by Sav » Wed 23 Mar 2011 20:29

thumbelina wrote: whilst I realise that I risk being called negative and a doom merchant etc etc etc, it is all very well for Perpignan to have a lot of rain, but that does relatively little for the water situation during the late spring and summer as it runs straight into the rivers and down into the sea.

The important thing for the PO is for the mountains to have plenty of snow - giving a good ski season for the economy up there - and plenty of water filtering through to the rivers and sea when the snow melts during the spring.
Thanks for this thumbers :)

We need to get more details really, so we can come close to a realistic conclusion.
I agree, Perpignan may have received twice the amount of precipitation, but that does not mean that outlying areas have registered similar.
Unless people start measuring daily in their gardens, we can only rely on those figures.
Question: Does the whole region get their water from the Perpignan area ?
You are there on a daily basis & with the added benefit of living in the mountains, so would get higher precipitation than elsewhere.
Therefore giving a good guide as to seasonal changes
Going by your reports, it does seem as if the official figures do not tell the full story.

There is no negativity at all, you only report what you see.
That is why these threads are here, i only wish more people would pop in & say hello ;)

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Post by thumbelina » Wed 23 Mar 2011 20:52

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Post by Sav » Wed 23 Mar 2011 21:09

thumbelina wrote: Perpignan does not supply water anywhere. The drinking water in Perpignan actually comes from Millas, I understand.
Thanks again thumbers ;)
So it's not realistic to the region :roll:
The area is reliant on the mountains for its water
So we would need to look at reporting stations further inland & examine their figures for the winter period.
But Perpignan seems to be the only official one, so i might need to do some more hunting around.

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Post by Sav » Sun 03 Apr 2011 20:33

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It could get colder :roll:

Quote: Geologic records show that Ice Ages are the norm, punctuated by brief periods of warming. Now one of the most highly respected paleoclimatologists has weighed in and is warning everyone to prepare for a new Ice Age.
http://www.helium.com/items/2125333-pre ... matologist

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Post by Sav » Mon 04 Apr 2011 16:07

Hi all :)

Here are the Perpignan stats for March
The monthly temp totals are an average

March 2011

Maximum Temp: 15.2°C
Minimum Temp: 7.9°C
Rainfall: 133.9 mm
Sunshine: 180.1 hours

The maximum temp was recorded on the 31st
21.2°C
The minimum was recorded on the 5th
2.9°C

http://www.meteociel.fr/climatologie/vi ... annee=2011

March 2010

Maximum Temp: 13.9°C
Minimum Temp: 5.8°C
Rainfall: 110.6 mm
Sunshine: 217.5 hours

The maximum temp was recorded on the 29th
20.7°C
The minimum was recorded on the 9th
-1.9°C

http://www.meteociel.fr/climatologie/vi ... annee=2010

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Post by Sav » Mon 04 Apr 2011 16:45

Hi all :)

I have been hunting down info on water supply for the PO & have had some luck
The document is in French, but as yet am unable to find a translated version.
There has been a study made called Vulcain & a report was produced in Collioure last November

The Tech & the Agly seem to be the PO's source of water

http://agire.brgm.fr/VULCAIN_GB.htm
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http://agire.brgm.fr/to%20download/Pres ... loture.pdf

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Post by Sav » Fri 08 Apr 2011 19:59

Hi all :)

Quote: Driven by the La Nina Pacific Ocean cooling event, global average temperatures in March 2011 were the coolest March since 1999, according to Dr. John Christy, professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.
http://www.newswise.com/articles/la-nin ... mperatures

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Post by Sav » Fri 08 Apr 2011 21:06

thumbelina wrote: Followed by the hottest April day on record in Perpignan.
Excellent :lol:
April does tend to have nice weather, as for the record, i would like to see where their sensor is positioned ;)

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Post by Sav » Fri 08 Apr 2011 21:35

thumbelina wrote: It was over 40° in direct sunlight so that would be in the shade without doubt. At 20h00 chez Thumbers it was still 25° in the shade. :D
It's good to check ;)
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Post by Sav » Thu 12 May 2011 18:02

Hi all :)

Here are the Perpignan stats for April
The monthly temp totals are an average

April 2011

Maximum Temp: 21.1°C
Minimum Temp: 11.5°C
Rainfall: 68.1 mm
Sunshine: 253.1 hours

The maximum temp was recorded on the 8th
32.3°C
The minimum was recorded on the 16th & 17th
6.9°C

http://www.meteociel.fr/climatologie/vi ... annee=2011

April 2010

Maximum Temp: 19.9°C
Minimum Temp: 9.6°C
Rainfall: 21.4 mm
Sunshine: 231.4 hours

The maximum temp was recorded on the 25th
27.4°C
The minimum was recorded on the 2nd
4.6°C

http://www.meteociel.fr/climatologie/vi ... annee=2010

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Post by Sav » Fri 27 May 2011 19:13

The effects of the Tornado that hit Joplin
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -town.html

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Post by Sav » Fri 10 Jun 2011 16:15

Hi all :)

Here are the Perpignan stats for May
The monthly temp totals are an average

May 2011

Maximum Temp: 24.4°C
Minimum Temp: 14.1°C
Rainfall: 9.6 mm
Sunshine: 294.7 hours

The maximum temp was recorded on the 25th
31.1°C
The minimum was recorded on the 20th
10.8°C

http://www.meteociel.fr/climatologie/vi ... annee=2011

May 2010

Maximum Temp: 20.9°C
Minimum Temp: 12.5°C
Rainfall: 93.3 mm
Sunshine: 228.2 hours

The maximum temp was recorded on the 24th
27.9°C
The minimum was recorded on the 4th
4.8°C

http://www.meteociel.fr/climatologie/vi ... annee=2010

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Post by Sav » Fri 10 Jun 2011 20:14

Hi all :)

Here are some amazing pictures of the eruption of Puyehue in Chile
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery ... 46&index=0
Also
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/0 ... chile.html

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Post by Sav » Sun 12 Jun 2011 17:20

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A wintry scene on Snowdon ;)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-nort ... s-13731216

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Post by Sav » Wed 15 Jun 2011 02:36

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It looks like the sun is going to have a rest

Quote: Enjoy our stormy sun while it lasts. When our star drops out of its latest sunspot activity cycle, the sun is most likely going into hibernation, scientists announced today.

Three independent studies of the sun's insides, surface, and upper atmosphere all predict that the next solar cycle will be significantly delayed—if it happens at all. Normally, the next cycle would be expected to start roughly around 2020.

The combined data indicate that we may soon be headed into what's known as a grand minimum, a period of unusually low solar activity.

The predicted solar "sleep" is being compared to the last grand minimum on record, which occurred between 1645 and 1715.

Known as the Maunder Minimum, the roughly 70-year period coincided with the coldest spell of the Little Ice Age, when European canals regularly froze solid and Alpine glaciers encroached on mountain villages.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... e-science/

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Post by Sav » Sat 16 Jul 2011 14:43

Hi all :)

Here are the Perpignan stats for June
The monthly temp totals are an average

June 2011

Maximum Temp: 25.4°C
Minimum Temp: 16.6°C
Rainfall: 46.4 mm
Sunshine: 213.6 hours

The maximum temp was recorded on the 25th
34.1°C
The minimum was recorded on the 1st
11.8°C

http://www.meteociel.fr/climatologie/vi ... annee=2011

June 2010

Maximum Temp: 26.5°C
Minimum Temp: 16.6°C
Rainfall: 16.6 mm
Sunshine: 260.7 hours

The maximum temp was recorded on the 30th
34.2°C
The minimum was recorded on the 12th
11.4°C

http://www.meteociel.fr/climatologie/vi ... annee=2010

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Post by Sav » Sun 17 Jul 2011 14:46

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Heavy snow in Bolivia

Quote: Thousands of people have been left stranded in Bolivia after the South American nation was hit by its heaviest snowstorms in years.
http://www.itn.co.uk/world/23814/Bolivi ... heavy+snow

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Post by Sav » Sun 17 Jul 2011 15:02

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Snow in summer for China

Quote: While people in other regions of China, are enduring the hot summer, a bizarre scene of drifting snow covered the Zheduo Mountain section of the Sichuan State Highway 318 on Wednesday.

The snowfall measured more than 12 inches deep. The temperature was less than 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_ ... ummer.html

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Post by Sav » Thu 28 Jul 2011 13:15

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Yes i know it's not winter yet, but it's best to be prepared ;)

Quote: The trend of severe winter weather could be set to continue according to new research.

A number of senior UK-based academics have published their findings in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The basis for the wintry outlook is that relatively cold winters in the United Kingdom and Ireland are more common when solar activity is low.

The findings follow on from one of the coldest winters experienced in Ireland and Britain in more than 45 years.

Using the Central England Temperature (CET) record, which dates back to mid-17th century, the research team said that average temperatures during recent winters had been markedly lower than the longer-term average.
http://www.irishweatheronline.com/news/ ... 24971.html

There are some nice pictures on the You Tube link

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Post by Sav » Thu 28 Jul 2011 13:22

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Southern Chile has snow problems
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd9AZt3R ... r_embedded

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Post by Sav » Mon 01 Aug 2011 15:44

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Big snowfall for New Zealand

Quote: THE great snow dump New Zealand tourism operators have been praying for has arrived with gusto, trapping hundreds of skiers and blocking main highways across the country.

Winter hit late across the Tasman, setting nerves of a hungry tourism industry on edge, but arrive it has, with huge snowfalls across the entire South Island and the southern half of the North Island.

The dump caught many by surprise, stranding 250 skiers at Mt Lyford, near Christchurch, up the mountain overnight, leaving them to sleep in the resort's cafeteria.

The risk of avalanche was deemed too high to allow them to leave yesterday.

Some of the country's main roads have been closed due to snowfalls, and many others are coated in dangerous black ice, slowing traffic to a crawl.

Some towns, like tourist ski village Wanaka, near Queenstown, are expected to run out of petrol after tankers could not make the trip.

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/sn ... z1TmeuOgEH

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Post by Sav » Mon 01 Aug 2011 19:36

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The Polar Bear debate goes on

Quote: JUNEAU, Alaska — A federal wildlife biologist whose observation in 2004 of presumably drowned polar bears in the Arctic helped to galvanize the global warming movement has been placed on administrative leave and is being investigated for scientific misconduct, possibly over the veracity of that article.
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/07/28/a ... stigation/

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Post by Sav » Wed 03 Aug 2011 16:25

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No summer heat for July in Dublin :roll:

Quote: WE have just had the coldest July in nearly 50 years and there's still no heatwave on the horizon.

All but one of Met Eireann's 11 main weather stations reported below normal temperatures last month, with the greater Dublin area having its coolest July for 46 years.

Dublin Airport's weather station recorded average temperatures of just 13.7C, the lowest since July 1965.

Other freakishly low temperatures included a 1.6C ground level minimum temperature at Valentia, Co Kerry -- the lowest since 1940 -- and a 6.2C air temperature at Cork Airport on July 6, the coldest since 1965.
http://www.independent.ie/national-news ... 36394.html

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Post by Sav » Thu 04 Aug 2011 14:21

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More info on the cool Summer in Ireland

Quote: So much for global warming! Ireland’s summer heatwave is still missing in action – and there’s no sign of it turning up anytime soon.

Experts at Met Eireann, the Irish state weather service, have confirmed the country has just experienced the coldest July in 50 years -- this after a similar finding for June.

And there’s little sign of August being much better after the month began with widespread rain across the 32 counties.

June was also the coldest it has been in almost 50 years with the readings for July no better.
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Global ... 69913.html

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Post by Sav » Thu 04 Aug 2011 14:44

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Here are the Perpignan stats for July
The monthly temp totals are an average

July 2011

Maximum Temp: 27.5°C
Minimum Temp: 18.5°C
Rainfall: 19.8 mm
Sunshine: 253 hours

The maximum temp was recorded on the 5th
34.6°C
The minimum was recorded on the 21st
15.2°C

http://www.meteociel.fr/climatologie/vi ... annee=2011

July 2010

Maximum Temp: 30.6°C
Minimum Temp: 21.2°C
Rainfall: 15.3 mm
Sunshine: 331.2 hours

The maximum temp was recorded on the 14th
35.2°C
The minimum was recorded on the 23rd
17.6°C

http://www.meteociel.fr/climatologie/vi ... annee=2010

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Post by Sav » Thu 04 Aug 2011 14:59

Sue wrote:Not that much difference between max and min temps but massive difference in sun hours!
The Max & Min is an average Sue, so July works out cooler than last year & like you say a lot less sunshine.
June also followed a similar theme, August needs to break some records, if Summer is to be rescued :roll:

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Post by Sav » Tue 16 Aug 2011 12:21

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Snow for New Zealand

Quote: Flights have been grounded, roads closed and power cuts have plunged vast areas of New Zealand into darkness following the country's heaviest snowfall in decades.

Snow and gale force winds have brought the country to a standstill during what forecasters are describing as a once-in-a-lifetime event.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ds-newsxml

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