Currently in Melbourne — September 19th, 2022

Currently in Melbourne — September 19th, 2022
A few showers in the morning, then partly cloudy. 

The weather, currently.

A tame partly cloudy day 

After the relative drama of Sunday – which began with a 5.41am magnitude 2.24 earthquake in Port Phillip Bay adjacent to Frankston and ended with afternoon thunder, lightning and persistent rain – Monday is headed for a comparatively tame partly cloudy day with nought more than a medium chance of showers early in the morning. Pfft. Temperatures will range from an overnight low of 8°C to a top of 16°C just after lunch. Winds will be westerly from 15 to 20km/h tending south-westerly in the early afternoon, before becoming light in the late afternoon. And the sun, when out, will bring with it an UV index of 5, which means sun protection is advised.

— Megan Herbert

What you need to know, currently.

Grapes in California wine country have survived a deep freeze, wildfires, and excessive heat, as climate change continues to threaten the $45 billion industry. Growers, scientists, and winemakers are determined to save their livelihood and are fighting back with technology, according to reporting by CBS News.

For example, researchers are studying various kinds of root stocks to see which are the most drought and heat resistant. Rows of vies are planted in different directions to avoid direct sun, while layers of leaves and artificial shades cover the fruit to keep it cooler.

Grapes are like sponges in a way, as they absorb things from the atmosphere, possibly tainting the wine.

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.

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