Friday, March 02, 2007

New Weather Record for the Barossa

The Barossa Valley has just experienced it's hottest February since records began. Our average max. temp. for February is 29.7C - this year our average was 32.4C, this is 2.7C above normal. We had 20 days above the average (29.7C) and only 8 below. We recorded one day of above 40C and 9 days above 35C.

It is little wonder that our vintage is running up to 4 weeks early. I wonder if this is more evidence of global warming? One month or one years data is hardly conclusive evidence, however I do find it interesting that most of our temperature records (both high and low) have been set in the last 10 years (I have over 50 years of reliable records available to me).

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