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Offline 28degrees  
#1001 Posted : Thursday, 3 June 2021 3:12:18 PM(UTC)
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Hi Gone tropo, welcome to our small group of locals. I'm furthest west at Chillagoe, in the dry country.

Our rain for the season was 1200mm, wouldn't have minded some extra though, as usual always wishing for more.

Still, your inclement weather brought us lots of cloud which has kept things cool, and lessened evaporation, so my plants are still reasonably happy.
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#1002 Posted : Saturday, 5 June 2021 4:47:13 AM(UTC)
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Welcome GT , You have found this site a bit late for any real action now and most people seem to hibernate
over the dry and traffic picks up again with the first sign of storms come Late October. We only have a small
group these days after the closure of the Weather Zone forum a few years back scatted us to different parts
of the web.

I'm over the river and you can see my rain chart in my signature line.

We look forward to your input, with you just over the other side of the Dagmar range it will be interesting
to follow the events as they reach us.


Cheers
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#1003 Posted : Saturday, 5 June 2021 7:54:46 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: FNQ Bunyip Go to Quoted Post
You have found this site a bit late for any real action now and most people seem to hibernate
over the dry and traffic picks up again with the first sign of storms come Late October. We only have a small
group these days after the closure of the Weather Zone forum a few years back scatted us to different parts
of the web.


Aaahhh, there may be no 'weather' but we've still got minimum temperatures to think of, and I can report extreme low humidity figures...lol.

We occasionally get an unseasonal sprinkle in June or July. And we can get away with a bit of off topic talk to keep it active.

As for Weatherzone, I had a look around the other forums a few months ago, and again just now. There doesn't seem to be much forum activity for northern Australia in general. The only one is in Ski & SEQ oriented.

So I'm really glad our small group found each other again. Hopefully others will come & join us.

Do welcome again GT. It will be great to have your input.
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#1004 Posted : Sunday, 6 June 2021 11:10:15 AM(UTC)
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Ah minimum temperatures 28...!

Me no likey..

Looks like some low teen min temps for later in the week...

It been a bit of a windy old start to the dry...we thought we might sneak in a couple of days at the reef last week ..

Got one decent day and some Red fish and other reefies to restock the freezer but by morning it blew up to 20 knots with a 2m swell outside the reef...was a slow trip home from 75kms out..the wind died off inshore so we stopped at the mackeral grounds and caught a few doggies for dog food..no spotties or spanish there yet though.

But it looks like the intense back to back highs are breaking down a bit so we might actually start getting a few windows for fishing coming up...

Man I hate the cold..
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#1005 Posted : Sunday, 6 June 2021 2:52:02 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: scott123 Go to Quoted Post
Ah minimum temperatures 28...!

Me no likey..

Looks like some low teen min temps for later in the week...

...

Man I hate the cold..


Do you remember my original name on WZ? "Cold at 28 degrees", I feel your pain.

26 inside & I have a long sleeve merino tee shirt on.

Cool and windy here too. Thankfully not enough to stir up dust, yet.
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#1006 Posted : Sunday, 6 June 2021 6:48:22 PM(UTC)
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Not much to say about the weather but will post anyway.
Welcome GT, am just over the ferry.

Getting colder, digging out musty quilts and blankets and airing as best I can, maybe need new clothes, erm, from the opshops, that is.

Grass is slowing down, thankfully, less frequently on the ride-on, wish my veggie seeds would grow, almost all have succumbed to wilt with the moisture hanging around, even seedlings from Bunnings haven't been happy. And yet, come later this week I'll have to check on the watering system for the orchard with maybe dry days ahead.
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#1007 Posted : Monday, 7 June 2021 7:35:28 AM(UTC)
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Good morning everyone.

Yep, I heard this strange sound late last night. It was rain! Thought there might be half a mil in the gauge, but dry as a bone. 😑

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#1008 Posted : Tuesday, 8 June 2021 9:18:58 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for the welcome guys, shame that there are so many forums with everyone scattered all over the place. This one seemed to be the most active, im sure there is plenty of activity on facebook but i refuse to use FB anymore. Cold snap coming up friday morning with BOM forecasting a low of 16C for port douglas as of this mornings forecast however may well go much lower than that. I havent got an accurate temp recorder set up at my place yet but am looking into it. Looking into the gear made by onset HOBO external temp logger, looks to be good quality stuff made in the US.

Would like to have accurate temperatures recorded for my place because unfortunately for us up here north of cairns the only "official" BOM temperature comes from low isles which is a tiny island 13km or so off coast and the readings there have little relevance to the temperatures we see around the area obviously due to being a tiny island surrounded by water. Cairns aero and cooktown are the nearest official stations on land both of which are a long way from us.
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#1009 Posted : Tuesday, 8 June 2021 9:53:08 AM(UTC)
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@FNQ bunyip just had a look at that table that you have set uo for rainfall that is fantastic. Is that like microsoft excel where it has put formulas etc in and calculates everything for you? I dont have a laptop only my phone but when I eventually get a laptop set up I would like to set up something similar. I was taught once how to use excel but forget most of it, i just manually write down all my rainfall info on paper printed from BOM site.

That is some serious impressive rainfall there your average from 2004 to current of 4098mm a year is above both tully and cape tribs long term records but not quite at babindas level. Ive always wondered what the annual rainfall would be for someone who lives closest to thorntons peak base would be. Someone told me once approx 5000mm a year but that of course was not verified but it wouldnt suprise me. I wouldnt be suprised if the top of thorntons averaged at least as much if not more than the offical station on top of bellen den ker. We will never know.
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#1010 Posted : Tuesday, 8 June 2021 5:28:07 PM(UTC)
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Hey GT, Yes it is like excel, however being google it is cloud based and free. I can update it on my phone or anywhere
if I remember my password, lol I take my readings most mornings with the light, so they do change as the seasons do
but try to remember to put it in the chart by 07:00 most days.

I have heard of higher averages from the other side of the mountain. Personally I don't think Thornton's would beat
Bellenden Ker but it would be well up there. We sometimes refer to our corner as Eeyore's corner (Winnie the Pooh reference)
lol ..

Are you a local? how long have you lived in Bamboo? Can PM if you don't want to share. Just interested in your experience with
our wet seasons.

Cheers



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#1011 Posted : Wednesday, 9 June 2021 10:02:40 AM(UTC)
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Hi bunyip, yep 5th generation local i will send you a pm. Which side of the mountain are you referring to bellenden ker or thorntons? Areas around topaz on the western side of bellenden ker and bartle frere average around 4.3 meters. Happy valley near babinda is around 4.6 metres from memory.
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#1012 Posted : Wednesday, 9 June 2021 10:23:35 AM(UTC)
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I was referencing Thornton's mate, Cow bay Bob has good records and he mentions someone else over that side tucked
in close to the mountain that gets big totals.

Yes the temp sensor being on Low isles is a total wack job by the Bom, it bears no relevance to anywhere in the shire
as you would know up the valleys can have huge differences both with Max and Min. And Mossman protected by the hill is
different again to port out on a headland.

Davis make the best weather stations I think, most of the cheaper stuff only last a year or so and fails.


Cheers
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#1013 Posted : Wednesday, 9 June 2021 10:55:41 AM(UTC)
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Yep would love to have some davis equipment set up, one day...... I have a simple but solid temp data logger made by kestrel coming. Might as well start recording min and max as well as rainfall at my place. Whilst it might not be up to BOM standards it will be better than having to use low isles temp readings..... BOM very nearly set up a aws rainfall recorder at my place they came out took photos, gps marks etc sent it all away to head office in melb, they came back and said because im less than 5km from the whyanbeel station that it was a no go for now.

What sort of average does Bob see at cow bay?
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#1014 Posted : Saturday, 12 June 2021 12:48:10 PM(UTC)
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G'day all, welcome GT.

Well Iv'e sold my house and moved to a rental so no longer have a nylex. Will fix that soon enough though. Hope to build within the next 12 months then I will set up properly, with a Davis with any luck. Ive had a couple of cheaper stations in the past, an oregon one actually seemed to have the most accurate temp readings and lasted quite a few years.

Overcast and reasonably muggy for this time of year, DP at the AP just gone 20c, and apparently the slightest chance of a storm inland.
MTD:0mm
Apr 629.5mm
YTD:1530.5mm
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#1015 Posted : Saturday, 12 June 2021 5:55:23 PM(UTC)
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Congratulations on selling your house RF. Will you be moving far?
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#1016 Posted : Sunday, 13 June 2021 6:19:48 AM(UTC)
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Congratulations RF, big change for a while. Hope you find what you are looking for.

Drizzly drizzle from late yesterday arvo has continued overnight, even with nothing showing on the radar.


GT That would of been interesting to have another AWS in the area, but we should have temps as well
not just rainfall. When we live on the river I had lots of talks with BoM Hydrologists about river
levels and was pushing for another auto gauge around the ferry. But it never got traction and we moved to
higher ground.
Have you found Mareeba weather/Gorge creek orchards ? Marcello has all types of data loggers and systems,
even broadcasts wx info on UHF25 , there are a few spots where it can be picked up down here.


Cheers
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#1017 Posted : Tuesday, 15 June 2021 3:27:14 PM(UTC)
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Hey guys can someone give me some feedback I’m not very tech savvy so not sure if I have done this correct. I have copied fnq bunyip and made a rainfall sheet on google docs and I’m going be adding temperature to I too soon. Can someone click on the link in my signature and tell me if it is view only for you guys? I want to make sure it’s view only the same as bunyips is so it doesn’t get hacked and my data changed.

Thanks

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#1018 Posted : Tuesday, 15 June 2021 3:49:48 PM(UTC)
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Looks like View only.
It gives me a pop up window to contact you to ask for permission to make changes. (I have never figured out excel...)
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#1019 Posted : Wednesday, 16 June 2021 4:55:56 AM(UTC)
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Hi GT, Yes view only and looking good mate. I'm unsure what your red days represent?
I use red for days over 100mm in the yearly chart and months over 1000mm in the yearly averages.

Anyone got any fishing reports? I;m stuck at home with stuff and missing this calm.


Cheers
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#1020 Posted : Wednesday, 16 June 2021 9:11:15 AM(UTC)
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Thanks guys, bunyip red in mine is for The highest daily rainfall for the month.

Don’t even want to hear about fishing every man and his dog is out there except me. I have cousins, uncles everyone calling To have a day off to go but I can’t.
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