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Offline ronfishes  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, 31 October 2023 9:31:59 PM(UTC)
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Thought I'd crack open a wet season Thread, although it's not looking too wet just yet.
Dodgy records for 2022: 1520mm
2023: 2710mm 2024: 951.6mm
Jan 24: 449.6mm
Feb 24: 350mm
Mar 24: 152mm
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, 1 November 2023 10:34:41 AM(UTC)
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Thanks Ron. Yeah, the short term forecast is looking a bit on the drier side.

YTD: 2176.5mm
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#3 Posted : Thursday, 2 November 2023 8:40:55 AM(UTC)
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Anyone got any insight into when this drought will break? No storms forming nothing, quite bizarre weather still getting down to 16C in morning in november with only 5mm of rain for me in almost a month.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, 2 November 2023 7:09:46 PM(UTC)
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Yeah, I don't recall a year like this for a while, still cool overnight. I think 1998 or 99 was similar, with a hot dry period, then ended with a bang with cyclone Rona and some epic rain..
Dodgy records for 2022: 1520mm
2023: 2710mm 2024: 951.6mm
Jan 24: 449.6mm
Feb 24: 350mm
Mar 24: 152mm
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#5 Posted : Friday, 3 November 2023 6:34:37 AM(UTC)
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Yeah it is shaping up to be a strange build up.. With no real sign of any build up at all yet.
Not that I mind going without 95% humidity & high 30's temps for awhile :)

Ron we were living & working away when Rona arrived and missed that event, but it sure made a mess up this way.
It's been some years since the Coral sea really had it's cyclone [censored]together so it could be on this season.

Ground hog day here with early watering of the veggies, and evening watering of fruit trees and vines.


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#6 Posted : Friday, 3 November 2023 9:18:10 AM(UTC)
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bunyip quite bizzare that even you in the mighty daintree with already almost 4300mm of rain for the year is needing to water !!!! how strange
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#7 Posted : Saturday, 4 November 2023 1:01:45 PM(UTC)
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Yeah go to all the trouble of building mounds and beds so nothing drowns most of the year then have to spend
all you spare time watering when it does not rain on time :) lol
The forest is drying out too with a lot of leaf fall.

Just knocked out a batch of Grumichumama jam :)

Overcast day has been good to get a bit done in the gardens.


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#8 Posted : Saturday, 4 November 2023 8:55:26 PM(UTC)
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1mm since 11 Oct here, very dry at the moment but heard a storm bird in our tree today so maybe that's promising.

YTD: 2176.5mm
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#9 Posted : Thursday, 9 November 2023 9:44:49 AM(UTC)
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I have had a brief sun shower here each morning the last 3 days while I have been out watering the gardens.
Just enough to make the leaves wet but not enough to get the soil even damp. All less than .5mm so have not
bothered to record.

A nice wet day would be very much appreciated about now.


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#10 Posted : Saturday, 11 November 2023 1:57:37 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Sheridan Mist Go to Quoted Post
Thanks Ron. Yeah, the short term forecast is looking a bit on the drier side.

Dry as anything here. The usual dead grass colour, although the poincianas are out, so is the cascara, and a couple jacarandas starting to bloom - brilliant colour in stark contrast to the dead grass. The sky is, of course, a smokey blue.

Originally Posted by: Sheridan Mist Go to Quoted Post
1mm since 11 Oct here, very dry at the moment but heard a storm bird in our tree today so maybe that's promising.

I've had a storm bird pair at the bottom of the yard the last couple weeks. Living between the red bottlebrush and next door's mulberry tree.

There's been rain within kilometres of us a couple times in the last week, but not here. At least a drop in temperature helps. Days are 38-40 degrees, but still sleeping half the night with the doona on.

I've had to water every day the last couple months. Thankfully the weeds haven't come out in full force yet.

(Anyone else lose email notifications from time to time? Haven't received any since my last post on 27 October. Completely missed Ron's redirection. Or is it just me...?)
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#11 Posted : Saturday, 11 November 2023 8:51:58 PM(UTC)
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Just had a brief heavy shower here :)
Doubt there will be more that 2mm
Did pick up 3mm a couple of nights back .


I don't use the email notification , just drop in every few day and see if there is a new post star on the main page.
drop in more when there is something happening.


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#12 Posted : Sunday, 12 November 2023 7:36:55 PM(UTC)
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Staying dry here as well 28. Almost half way through NOV and 1mm of rain. Sick of watering the pot plants.

As for the storm bird, even the neighbour told him to shut up the other day.

Maybe they're right about El Nino, late wet.

YTD: 2177.5mm
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#13 Posted : Tuesday, 14 November 2023 9:11:52 PM(UTC)
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Went for a drive up to Innisfail today and could hardly beleive how brown its starting to look..bloody dusty around the cane farms as well..

Our creek is really starting to slow up with so much leaf drop..

Noticed yesterday a couple of charts starting to show a bt of activity mid-late next week for QLD though it looks mainly in the south and central areas but surely we are due for at least a storm or something.....

My marang tree is absolutely loaded so I have been getting the water onto it..such a delicious fruit...I need to cut the top out of it but will wait till the fruit is ripe and harvest what i can reach with the picking pole before giving it the chop...

Some good boating weather this week but am too busy and still on the hose dragging duties...

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#14 Posted : Wednesday, 15 November 2023 6:45:25 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: FNQ Bunyip Go to Quoted Post
I don't use the email notification , just drop in every few day and see if there is a new post star on the main page.

I'll have to start doing that too. The email notifications are still not working.

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still on the hose dragging duties...

Me too. Craving rain.
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#15 Posted : Tuesday, 21 November 2023 9:00:45 AM(UTC)
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Great too find 13mm in the nylex this morning :)
and showers still coming through.

Hope everyone is getting a bit but sorry 28 I don't think it's going to make it out to you
but they did mention storms so you may just get lucky as well :)

Everything is greener already, but I'm sure this will bring the humidity with it and things
could start to get a bit uncomfortable from here on in.



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#16 Posted : Tuesday, 21 November 2023 10:48:01 AM(UTC)
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still f all at my place 1mm overnight!!! all the rain going just north of here into the daintree. Ive had 2.25mm this month and approx 6mm since 10th october
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#17 Posted : Tuesday, 21 November 2023 11:32:07 AM(UTC)
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13 mm here as well..

Cleared up here now though it looks better to the north...radar looks good around your way tropo, thought you would be getting a bit more then that...
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#18 Posted : Tuesday, 21 November 2023 12:26:02 PM(UTC)
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13 mm here as well..

Cleared up here now though it looks better to the north...radar looks good around your way tropo, thought you would be getting a bit more then that...



Hey scott its certainly coming through now, the weather must have read my post and responded, im not home atm but here in town (mossman) around 15mm so far by the looks since this morning, hopefully similar at home.

My grass wont know what to do with itself with all this rain will be in shock
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#19 Posted : Wednesday, 22 November 2023 2:07:54 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gone tropo Go to Quoted Post

My grass wont know what to do with itself with all this rain will be in shock


Same for mine. There's a lovely big band of rain moving towards us from southwest.

Just passed Croydon, Mount Surprise, over Greenvale and just hitting Townsville.

It's starting to dissipate, fingers crossed for a little bit at least.

A frog croaked a couple times, I can feel it in the air, maybe something will happen?

Edit: Nothing did. :-(

Edited by user Wednesday, 22 November 2023 6:04:47 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#20 Posted : Wednesday, 22 November 2023 6:48:17 AM(UTC)
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Followed up with 13mm again this morning from showers yesterday :)
The gardens are loving it and the lawns have shot away.
A couple of days not dragging hoses around :)

Storms can't be to far away 28 , fingers crossed for you.

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