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Offline FNQ Bunyip  
#201 Posted : Monday, 23 March 2020 7:07:17 AM(UTC)
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74mm here from showers, nothing to spectacular.

Yeah Ron they let the computers do it all and nobody checks to see if it's real.
Never was going to flog down on the weather system that was plane to see.



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#202 Posted : Monday, 23 March 2020 3:07:17 PM(UTC)
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11.5 mm for the past 24 hrs.
By the forecast it is supposed to continue until the end of the week?
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#203 Posted : Monday, 23 March 2020 4:31:26 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ronfishes Go to Quoted Post
0.4mm. Absolute epic fail that forecast.

The centralization of the BoM has really been to the detriment of our forecasts I reckon. Typical cost cutting crap.


We know who to blame 😭. See it with the ABC too. Reckon they'll be broke by the time they finish pandemic updates.

I'm in Cairns for the whole week, while car repaired. Weird being here and not rushing to get everything done. Relaxing for a change.


I'm glad we've got a few of us here now. Hope a few more find us.
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#204 Posted : Monday, 23 March 2020 11:02:01 PM(UTC)
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Yeah so much for the up to 300mm of rain over the weekend...BOM forecasts have been rubbish for a couple of years now for our neck of the woods...

and they forecasted continuing dry conditions for western NSW and QLD this summer and its turned out to be droughtbreaking rains and flooding....

"Heavy rains" again forecast for the next weekend down this way again.....

I think they should cut the ABC funding in half and put that into BOM..

Looks like some crazy days ahead folks....gates locked and we are staying away from people for now..only fishing and dropping off orders at the Post office loading dock now...

I hope everybody is practising their "social distancing" and minimizing interactions....
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#205 Posted : Tuesday, 24 March 2020 1:30:33 AM(UTC)
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Looks like some crazy days ahead folks....gates locked and we are staying away from people for now..only fishing and dropping off orders at the Post office loading dock now...
I hope everybody is practising their "social distancing" and minimizing interactions....


I was out shopping today at the supermarket, doing my weekly shop,- & Uncle Dan's doing my grog shop, and in all my travels
I never saw one person with a mask on. Not one.

It seems the media driven dramatisation and embellishment hasn't brainwashed the entire population. All their dramatic 'click bait' story headers to entrap
the punters and steer them toward all the adverts.

NRL only got two rounds in,- so that puts paid to watching footy on foxtel. Hearing some decent rain on the roof would be a bit of a consolation.
If the BoM forecast it, it's bound to not happen.

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#206 Posted : Tuesday, 24 March 2020 4:39:06 AM(UTC)
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There's a bit of a trickle right now, and can hear cars swishing thru water on the road.

People seemed to be distancing well in Mareeba yesterday morning. And shops had distances marked out through aisles as well as the checkout. Less people out and about.

Drop off car this morning, pick up hire car, and come back to the park cabin and put my feet up, with a good book. And the internet.
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#207 Posted : Tuesday, 24 March 2020 7:02:24 AM(UTC)
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And another 80mm this morning with no warning or flood watch , lol ...

Strange times ahead folks..

Hickory nobody wearing masks , because there are non to be had, even hospitals running low on PPE..

Hope they sort your car out 28, and you stay clear of any covid..
I have to pick up a pallet of stuff Friday in Cairns and hope that they have not shut us down totally by then.

The DSC under state gov direction have put concrete block over the road north of Cape Trib to enforce a total road closure.
And there is Police at Mt Carbine for traffic heading north.


Yes forecast looking like a wet week if it can be believed.


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#208 Posted : Tuesday, 24 March 2020 7:53:29 AM(UTC)
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I hope everybody is practising their "social distancing" and minimizing interactions....


Does being in the NSW section count as "social distancing"?. Unsure
2020 YTD Rainfall - 415.0 mm
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#209 Posted : Tuesday, 24 March 2020 5:23:58 PM(UTC)
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I heard they were closing the Cape, with police on the highway. Does that mean Cooktown is closed now too Bunyip?

Went to Office Works & Kmart after I got the hire car this morning. People mostly social distancing. Snoogies in the Main Street Arcade was open for takeaway, and probably will be tomorrow. (Good healthy food.) Noticed people at tables on the footpath in Grafton Street.

IGA at Manoora had signs saying prices had gone up on fresh produce, due to difficulties getting it,that farmers can't keep up.

The chemist next door has made their own hand sanitiser, just waiting on bottles. Ready tomorrow 25th.

Interesting to be out and about. Very quiet. Easy parking. A long queue at Centrelink, up to Grafton, and halfway to Shields. And it was raining.

So hard to believe this terrible thing is happening. And this weird weather makes everything feel stranger. Kind of spooky monsoonal blustery winds, but dry.

... Oops, started this this morning. It rained on & off this morning. And a couple showers this afternoon.

Ambient, reckon that's distant enough. Please keep posting here. 😊


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#210 Posted : Thursday, 26 March 2020 7:03:38 AM(UTC)
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Showers on and off yesterday while the roofers were here replacing some of my shed roof and heavy showers overnight and this morning gave me 59mm :)
Hoping they leave the rest till it dries out a bit making a mess of my lawns..

Hows the isolation going in Kans 28?? Bet your ready to head back bush..

Looks like the SE'erly's continue into next week , while not a real wet season the numbers are climbing slowly.. :)


Take care weather watchers it's going to be a long slow year by the look of things.


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#211 Posted : Thursday, 26 March 2020 8:23:45 AM(UTC)
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Hows the isolation going in Kans 28?? Bet your ready to head back bush..


It hasn't changed my daily routine any.
Did my Supa IGA weekly shop, and my fortnightly Uncle Dan's grog shop, and no grog panic buying, and only dunny paper shelves empty at IGA.
Quite a few had bought 4 roll packs of kitchen paper towels,- so I s'pose they plan to get the serrated bread knife and halve them, and voila,- dunny paper aplenty. BigGrin

Again,- no paranoid peeps with masks on. Maybe only the capital city, (& surrounds) are spooked by the media hype,- who knows.
The roads are certainly quieter, with no arvo build up from Yorkey's roundabout north to Smithy roundabout. I'm not even sure if all schools are still open.
Just about given up reading the online news. Nothing there that doesn't mention the corona crap,- even all the sports news.
I'll keep watching the classic footy games on Foxtel, and enjoying a few refreshing beverages. The world can keep turning.

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#212 Posted : Thursday, 26 March 2020 9:27:32 AM(UTC)
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Hi All,

Just running through the ECMWF forecast on windy.com for the next week or so & it is predicting a possible deep low in the Gulf forming around Wed - Thurs next week.
Maybe the chance of a late season Cyclone developing?

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2020 YTD Rainfall - 415.0 mm
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28degrees on 26/03/2020(UTC)
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#213 Posted : Thursday, 26 March 2020 1:47:26 PM(UTC)
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Semi-isolation Bunyip, and all care taken when out.

Went to Specsavers this morning. Less staff working. One door in one door out. Appointments mainly, only 23 allowed in store.

Almost no-one around in Cairns Central. Although Coles looked busy.

Went up to Snoogies in the Mainstreet Arcade for a takeaway salad & fresh juice. They plan to stay open for as long as allowed, although less & less customers.

A few cafes on Grafton open, some with single spaced chairs on the footpath, no tables.

There are stallholders setting up at Rusty's, so there'll be a few of the stalwarts there tomorrow at least. I've decided to go in as usual at 5am.

Chemist shop at Manoora next to Omega medical centre is now making & bottling their own sanitiser. Hate the stuff, but theirs is really good. No extra horriblestuff in it. Spray bottle, plus refills available.

The occasional person with a mask on. Mainly Asian, but Europeans as well. None available to buy.

Lovely rain on and off all morning, city and Manoora. Nice weather to be under a roof, looking out and enjoying it.

Cant wait to get home now. Pick up the car late tomorrow, leave early Saturday morning.

Thanks for that forecast Ambient, fingers crossed for at least a bit of rain out of it, before water from the sky disappears for another 9 months...

Edit: on Monday I heard a second person in Cairns tested positive. Wednesday my doc said there were 8.

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#214 Posted : Friday, 27 March 2020 9:17:24 PM(UTC)
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Pretty wet between about Silkwood and Deeral yesterday. The Russel almost made it to minor flood level even. Lots of totals around 150mm, few bit higher.
MTD: 85mm
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#215 Posted : Saturday, 28 March 2020 2:30:31 AM(UTC)
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Pretty wet between about Silkwood and Deeral yesterday. The Russel almost made it to minor flood level even. Lots of totals around 150mm, few bit higher.


I saw one alert with 176mm. Saltwater Creek, I think it was.

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#216 Posted : Saturday, 28 March 2020 6:57:23 AM(UTC)
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Only 21mm this morning with less showers yesterday and last night.
Managed to get most of the yard mowen on Wednesday and am glad I did, it's a sloopy soggy mess out there now.

Funny to see totals like that down your way Ron , not a mention of any warning or watch..

Hope you are all stocked up and ready to spend a lot of time at home.


Stay well , wash ya hands , an take care of one another.



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#217 Posted : Saturday, 28 March 2020 9:35:34 AM(UTC)
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Home again. Rain all the way from Dimbulah, an unusual occurrence. Although there was still a section of road that kicked up dust...

8mm in the gauge last night, don't know when it happened. Not enough yesterday.

Yard needs another mow. But not so bad that I'll be desperate if I can't get anyone to do it.

Two strange police at the roadhouse. Must be for the roadblock to Kowanyama.
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#218 Posted : Monday, 30 March 2020 7:21:21 AM(UTC)
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Well weather watchers another 40mm up here this morning :)
Slowly creeping up towards 2m
Good to hear the Monsoon mentioned by the Bom this morning and the MJO back in our area.


happy for you 28 , good to get a bit of rain to keep it green for a bit longer.



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#219 Posted : Monday, 30 March 2020 8:37:06 AM(UTC)
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Grass will need a cut again.

10mm late Friday afternoon, and 3mm yesterday. Keeping it green.

Is it really Monday again? I can tell it is, by the arrival of the regular RFDS plane. And the end of March. A quarter of the year gone.

What will our world be like this time next year?
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#220 Posted : Monday, 30 March 2020 4:21:09 PM(UTC)
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According to the tropical climate note, it looks like it is dry conditions ahead (after this lot of rain that is Laugh )

For northern Australia and much of the southern Maritime Continent, an MJO pulse over Africa or the tropical western Indian Ocean at this time of the year is typically associated with below-average rainfall. These expected drier-than-average conditions are apparent in the Bureau's latest climate outlook, which shows a pronounced dry signal over northern Australia for the fortnight of 21 March to 3 April.

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/tropical-note/


Maybe we should just believe the opposite of what the BOM says? they said "drier-than-average conditions" and it has not stopped raining since? Confused
They predict thunderstorms we get nothing.... They don't predict thunderstorms we get thunder, it has been like that for the past few months.

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