Marlene Lyall and I stayed on down at Eaglehawk for a day of birding on
Monday 16th. On Sunday afternoon the wind was from the north and by Monday
morning it had strengthened and was coming more from the north-east.
Looking from the Lufra at about 0700 low cloud and rain closed visibility
over the water as though a fog was sitting on the surface, in fact some of
it may have been fog. The north-east wind lasted lasted all day and it
wasn't until early afternoon that the rain stopped.
During the pelagic on Saturday and Sunday many birds seemed to be moving
north to south, particularly the White-headed Petrel, and I would imagine
that the warm north-east wind on Monday 16th could have maintained that
On 25 September 2013 11:59, Jeremy O'Wheel <> wrote:
> In the days just preceding the highly successful pelagic we had 3 days of
> significantly below average temperatures in Hobart, including snow
> allegedly falling (but not settling) in the city centre, and certainly
> settling on Mount Wellington. The monthly lowest low and lowest high were
> both set that week and from Wednesday until Friday temperatures were 3.5 to
> 5 degrees below average, this is despite this winter being the warmest on
> record, and September being above average overall. In contrast, the last
> week has mainly be well above average, including 5 degrees above average on
> Saturday and 7 degrees above average yesterday.
> I don't recall seeing any weather maps around the dates, so I don't know
> whether these were local conditions or more widespread, but I would guess
> that it's possible that the abnormally cold weather just before that
> amazing pelagic played a part.
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