Australian climate data

pat toolan
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 14:10:40 PDT
And locals Leo!! Angaston and Nuri would get a few more inches rain than where we live at Keyneton. (same postcode)

Pat Toolan
PO Box 568,
SA 5353
08 85 648 286

> Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2013 11:37:04 -0700
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> Subject: [pbs] Australian climate data
> I don't recall seeing this mentioned here, but Australia has detailed climate
> information available online at
> Scroll down to the blue panels under the words "Our Services" and click on "Climate and
> Past Weather."
> I wanted to see typical temperatures where Calostemma grows, so I clicked on "Weather
> and climate data" about halfway down the page.
> I stayed at the tab "Select using text" and at the top used the first scrollbox "Select
> data about" and selected Temperature, Daily and Maximum.
> I input a member's hometown into the "Select a weather station in the area of interest."
> I unchecked the box "Only show open stations." After a while of database searching a
> list of weather stations popped up.
> I selected the first one, Nuriootpa Viticultural SA, and a graph opened showing me this
> station has been reporting data from the late 1990s to present. (For rainfall data the
> Angaston station has been reporting since the mid 1880s.)
> I selected the year for which I wanted data in the scroll box and clicked on "Get data."
> I was presented with a table of daily maximum temperatures in degrees C for this year.
> You can also use the tab "Select using map." On the right is a scroll box "I would
> like..." to choose which data you want. Then you can either click on the map to zoom
> into a location or type the location in the box on the right. When you zoom in you will
> see weather stations as small rectangles. Click on one and a balloon opens up offering
> information on the station, a scroll box to select the year desired, and a link to the
> data you selected.
> Looking at the various data I learned Calostemma may receive rain at any time of the
> year, but most falls during cool weather. Pat Toolan commented that during the summer
> not enough rain would fall to penetrate to the bulbs. Summer high temperatures are
> mostly around 100F / 98C and up to 105F / 41C. Summer nights cool considerably. There is
> frost on a few nights in almost all years, but rarely below -2C / 28 F and the lowest
> temperature in the last 5 years was -3.2C / 26F.
> A great climate resource for growers of Australian plants.
> Leo Martin
> Phoenix Arizona USA
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