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Offline 28degrees  
#61 Posted : Thursday, 30 January 2020 10:37:04 PM(UTC)
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Hi RF great to see you over here. Hope a few more turn up.
Haven't had any weather to talk about, then I went to southern Victoria... And we got the best weather for years - apparently. Frustrating not to be home.
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#62 Posted : Tuesday, 11 February 2020 6:11:42 PM(UTC)
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G'day 28, hows things? We are just catching the edge of a storm ATM, mostly south to Babinda. Better than no rain though. Currently sitting on 18.8mm for Feb and I think 5-6mm of that may have been on the 31s Jan. So we are like 350mm short of Feb avg for now.
MTD: 85mm
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#63 Posted : Tuesday, 11 February 2020 8:41:06 PM(UTC)
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Hi RF. No idea about Chillagoe at the moment, except that I might have extremely high dead weeds by the time I get back. Have a feeling I'll have missed a very meagre wet season.

Visited friend at Warrnambool in southern Victoria. Cold, damp & windy. Drove to Kiama south of Wollongong NSW, hid inside from smoke, cold & rain. Quick visit to Sydney, no smoke I noticed, & a bit of light rain. Drove from Kiama via western Sydney to Windsor and the Putty Road to Singleton and the New England Highway to Armidale. Through Windsor the day before it flooded. Interesting, and uplifting, to see the regrowth on most of the blackened vegetation.

Leaving on Thursday, driving up the ranges or further west. Like an umbrella, that is sure to keep Uesi away from the coast...

Cant wait to get home. I actually miss our 38°+ days. Not needing to be in multiple layers while everyone else is in shorts.
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#64 Posted : Wednesday, 12 February 2020 12:25:05 PM(UTC)
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Hello everyone :)

Ronfishes thats his name , lol ... Was missing your input somewhere else on the wide world of internet. lol

See a few names here I know and a few new sources of input from around Kans, hi folks..

After such an active start to our wet with plenty of storms (more thunder and lightning than the last god few years) it all
seems to have dried up :( Damn this little cyclone sucking all our weather away.

So is it a failed wet or just a delayed wet ? will March, April be big ? Historically been some big falls in April..


Anyway good to see you all over here.


Cheers

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#65 Posted : Wednesday, 12 February 2020 2:16:07 PM(UTC)
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G'day as well Bunyip,

Gotta say these next few days are gonna be torture for anyone working outside. 37c today, and much of the same until Sunday it seems. Often this real hot weather seems to break with something big, but I'm not sure this time.
MTD: 85mm
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#66 Posted : Wednesday, 12 February 2020 2:41:24 PM(UTC)
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Hi guys, wish we could settle on just one forum.
Anyhoo thanks for pointing me in this ones direction @28
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#67 Posted : Sunday, 16 February 2020 7:37:30 AM(UTC)
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%-#@ it’s been hot. Yesterday afternoon I was hosing bat [censored]off a car when a pair of sunbirds turned up. I put the nozzle on mist and the sunbirds just dived straight in and had a shower for about 5 minutesBigGrin . They went away and I continued with the car. Then I heard chirping, they were back (or a different pair?). More showers. This pattern recurred about 5 times. Love sunbirds.
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#68 Posted : Sunday, 16 February 2020 10:00:51 AM(UTC)
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Hi all,

Found my way across the internet with a little help from [email protected] :)

Well, this wet season sucks - I got 550mm in about 5 days this year and thats all!! It is so hot, it is just not nice any more.

I saw this though:

Tropical Cyclone Outlook
IDD10610
Tropical Cyclone Outlook for the Northern Region, including the Gulf of Carpentaria
Issued at 2:15 pm CST on Saturday 15 February 2020
for the period until midnight CST Tuesday 18 February 2020.
Existing Cyclones in the Northern Region:
Nil.
Potential Cyclones:
There are no significant tropical lows in the region and none are expected to develop during the next three days.

Likelihood of a tropical cyclone in the Northern Region on:
Sunday: Very Low.
Monday: Very Low.
Tuesday: Very Low.

In the longer term, a trough is expected to form in the Gulf of Carpentaria and a weak low may form within the trough later next week.
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#69 Posted : Sunday, 16 February 2020 3:41:54 PM(UTC)
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Phew.....finally home after a month away. No idea how much rain, but the birdbath and the bucket are up to the top, and the grass needs mowing and snippering.

Noticed a few dams had water again, although not filled. Everything is green again. A few tiny calves around, waiting politely to cross the road.

Apparently we had a good storm here last night. Must've cooled it a bit. Only 35° at 3.15pm ish.

Storms...driving into Sarina on Friday late afternoon, into the most spectacular electrical storm I've driven in for over 30 years. Stopped twice, I simply couldn't even see the road markings. Lighting bolts all around and loud cracking thunder. G*d I love storms like that, and being out in them. (As out as you can be in a closed up car.)

Edit: Great to see a few of us here. Be good if a few more of us turn up. I'm doing my best....😊

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#70 Posted : Tuesday, 18 February 2020 7:01:55 AM(UTC)
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Good morning weather watchers :)

30 lovely mm in the gauge this morning, Pity about our radar :(

Hopefully this is the start of some real weather over the next month , can't remember a
February with 16 days straight of no rain and boy were they hot and horrible days.

Off to mow some lawns



Cheers
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#71 Posted : Tuesday, 18 February 2020 5:52:18 PM(UTC)
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Good evening fellow FNQers.
We've just had a lovely refreshing storm. A few very loud cracks of thunder, a lot of flashes through the air, and gentle rain.
The paspalum is still too long to get to rain gauge, and having missed a whole month I'm not too fussed. At least the finches are enjoying the long grass.
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#72 Posted : Wednesday, 19 February 2020 11:08:29 AM(UTC)
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Love it when the grass seeds and the finches turn up, lovely little birds.

Hot and sticky here today.

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#73 Posted : Wednesday, 19 February 2020 11:23:31 AM(UTC)
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Love it when the grass seeds and the finches turn up, lovely little birds.

Hot and sticky here today.

Cheers


Normally I rarely catch sight of the finches. If I ever find anyone to mow my yard, I might get them to leave a couple square metres of tall grass down by the trees at the back fence.

I have weeds that I'm loathe to poison, since all kinds of birds turn up in the dry season to feed in it.
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#74 Posted : Wednesday, 19 February 2020 8:15:51 PM(UTC)
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I keep getting my hopes dashed. Every day for the last 3 days I've seen the clouds build and eventuate into nothing... gah this is the worst wet season ever. Frustrated.

However, the cooler weather is really welcomed!

I heard about rain for the weekend, but not reflected in the forecasts anymore... whats the rain prospect now?
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#75 Posted : Wednesday, 19 February 2020 8:35:55 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: drivenunder20 Go to Quoted Post
I keep getting my hopes dashed. Every day for the last 3 days I've seen the clouds build and eventuate into nothing... gah this is the worst wet season ever. Frustrated.

However, the cooler weather is really welcomed!

I heard about rain for the weekend, but not reflected in the forecasts anymore... whats the rain prospect now?

According to Cairns radar one would think it's been raining out here for the last hour or so, but nothing. (Maybe it's not really fixed.Blink )
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#76 Posted : Friday, 21 February 2020 4:10:02 PM(UTC)
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Nice showers around this arvo , tried to beat them this morning putting out a tank of spray but they moved in.

And a Cyclone watch has been issued for the gulf, pitty it looks like it will get pulled west.

A few days ago steering had it crossing the cape and wandering down the coast giving lots of rain.
All just model speculation but still fun to watch.


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#77 Posted : Friday, 21 February 2020 8:38:19 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: FNQ Bunyip Go to Quoted Post

Nice showers around this arvo , tried to beat them this morning putting out a tank of spray but they moved in.

And a Cyclone watch has been issued for the gulf, pitty it looks like it will get pulled west.

A few days ago steering had it crossing the cape and wandering down the coast giving lots of rain.
All just model speculation but still fun to watch.


Cheers


Absolutely dumped in Mareeba about 3.30 this afternoon, could hardly see. Drove out of it. Apparently I missed similar in Chillagoe about the same time that gave us about 16mm.

Fingers crossed the Gulf low will bring us a bit more wet.

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#78 Posted : Saturday, 22 February 2020 3:09:02 AM(UTC)
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Fingers crossed the Gulf low will bring us a bit more wet.


I reckon you need to go back to Warrnambool again, Julie.

We get good rain when you're on holidays. Laugh

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#79 Posted : Saturday, 22 February 2020 7:07:38 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: 28degrees Go to Quoted Post


Fingers crossed the Gulf low will bring us a bit more wet.


I reckon you need to go back to Warrnambool again, Julie.

We get good rain when you're on holidays. Laugh



Was so disappointed to be missing good rain when I left.

There was a time when I always brought rain with me. Don't know when that changed... πŸ€”
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#80 Posted : Saturday, 22 February 2020 7:30:23 AM(UTC)
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54mm This morning :)
Looks like we should see a couple of good days of rain..

The MJO is very erratic in it's behaviour this season.
Will we get another burst mid to late March?



EDIT: Welcome Hickory

Cheers

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