Trek to Sth W.A

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 10:31
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Hi guys, am thinking of vanning over to Wa (Perth Marg River) at about august, from vic. Does anyone know what the head winds are like at that time of the year,I have a high full van and only so much money in the tank.
Would appreciate any feedback

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Reply By: new boy - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 11:07

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 11:07
Apart from the winter fronts which sweep pass Cape Leewin and across the Bight winds should be minimal .
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 12:09

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 12:09
But if you do hit a Cold Front, like I did on my way home about that time of last year, this is the fuel consumption you can expect:

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That's 29.9 litres per 100k. 9.45 mpg.

This was into a shocker of a head wind after Border Village and down onto the flats. I ended up stopping before lunch to camp at Jillal Rockhole just a few kays west of Mundrabilla.

But don't let that stop you. You love the SW that time of year.

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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 12:38

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 12:38
Andrew

The westerlies blow for most of the year and they start blowing a tad harder from about the time you intend going that way. Save yer money for the extra fuel.

A good place to have a look for better info is at the Bureau pf Meteorology website www.bom.gov.au


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Reply By: ross - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 13:22

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 13:22
Think of the money he will save on the way home ;)
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Reply By: Motherhen - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 20:02

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 20:02
Unless you are on a tight schedule Andrew, if a headwind gets strong, pull over. Mostly it will have settled down by next morning.

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