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TAS Country : June 7th 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012 Tasmanian Country 13 News It was a warm and wet autumn WARNING SIGNS: Storm clouds gather above paddocks near Campbell Town. Picture: ROSS MARSDEN KAROLIN MacGREGOR HEAVY rain and warmer than average temperatures was the story for autumn in Tasmania. The Bureau of Meteor- ology's seasonal wrap-up shows many areas of Tas- mania had warmer than average temperatures -- by up to one degree. Heavy rainfall was also a feature of the weather dur- ing autumn, with parts of the south and north-west recording falls well above average. Cape Grim on Tas- mania's north-west tip ex- perienced its wettest autumn on record, while several other sites in the North-West and on King Island had their wettest autumn in 20 years. Most of this was due to some heavy rainfall events, one of which oc- curred on May 25, when a low pressure system moved down the state's East Coast delivering be- tween 50mm-100mm to many parts of the state. In the 24 hours to 9am Nugent recorded 103mm, Launceston had 47mm and Campbell Town experi- enced 64mm. The rainfall was intense in some areas. At St Helens aerodome 67mm of rain fell in one hour, causing flash flooding. Earlier in May another low pressure system which lingered over Tasmania produced heavy rain in the North-West and South- East. Mount Read was the state's wettest location dur- ing autumn, recording 1092mm, while Avoca in the Fingal Valley was the state's driest place with just 114mm. The bureau says that despite the rain, the autumn days across the state were about 1C warm- er than normal. The first week in April was the warmest period during autumn for many regions and, for some, the warmest start to the month on record. March was also warm and on March 14 Strahan aerodome recorded autumn's warmest tem- perature when it got to a scorching 30.3C. The coldest day in autumn was recorded at Mt Wellington on May 12. It reached just -1.8C on the mount that day. While daytime tempera- tures were above average, warmer nights were also common. The bureau says, for some areas, autumn pro- duced a mixed bag with many warmer than aver- age nights, but also some very cold ones. As a result, night time temperatures were up to 2C above average in the Derwent Valley, Central Plateau and South-East. The warmest night for the season was on Flinders Island on March 15. It only fell to 19.7C. Clear skies and chilly air following a cold front pro- duced the state's coldest overnight temperature at Ross on April 30 when the thermometer fell to -4.3 C. The bureau's forecast outlook for Tasmania dur- ing the winter months is for fairly average rainfall across most of the state. However, the bureau is predicting that there is a 60 per cent chance of ex- ceeding average tempera- tures during winter. Comparison Rate* on popular Corolla, Yaris, Camry and RAV4 models toyota.com.au/specialoffers. Toyota reserves the right to extend any offer. Excludes demos. While stocks last. Offers not available in conjunction with other registered fleet discounts or offers. #A free 1 year Toyota Insurance Comprehensive motor vehicle policy will be offered to all Private & Bronze Fleet customers who purchase and take delivery of any new 2011 build New Generation Camry Atara or Altise model at participating Toyota Dealers between 1 May -30 June 2012. Excludes Demos. Terms & conditions apply. Please refer to the Product Disclosure Statement at toyotainsurance.com.au or call 137 200 before making a decision about this product. The saving of $883 is based on the national average premium price for Toyota Comprehensive Car Insurance on 2011 Camry between March 2011 and March 2012. Toyota Insurance is a division of Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co. Ltd; ABN 39 096 302 466, AFSL no. 254489 (Andia). The Insurer is Andia. †Maximum payable for standard scheduled servicing (normal operating conditions) for a nominated number of months/kilometres (whichever occurs first). Refer to toyota.com.au/advantage for full details. Excludes Government & Rental vehicles. Contact your Toyota Dealer or go to toyota.com.au/advantage for other exclusions and eligibility. Valid X3498 R09553/TC/HDP 2.9%* on Corolla Ascent range Across both Sedan and Hatch models $130 Capped Price Servicing† 2.9%* on Yaris Hatch range Across YR, YRS, YRX and ZR models $130 Capped Price Servicing† 2.9%* on 2011 New Generation Camry 1 year free Toyota comprehensive car insurance valued at $883# $130 Capped Price Servicing† 2.9%* on RAV4 CV 4 CYL Versatility for active lifestyles $170 Capped Price Servicing† 2.9%* on Yaris YRS Sedan More space and more convenience $130 Capped Price Servicing† toyota.com.au
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