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#1421784 - 19/04/2017 18:47 Bendigo rainfall
EHJ Offline
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Registered: 15/04/2017
Posts: 2
According to my rain gauge Bendigo has done much better this month than the 46.4mm you have posted... My gauge reads just over 50mm for the month so far (All received on the weekend ending on the 10th)

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#1421791 - 19/04/2017 20:07 Re: Bendigo rainfall [Re: EHJ]
liberator Offline
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Registered: 28/11/2010
Posts: 288
Loc: Kyabram
That therein lays the difficulty of reporting a cities "weather" recordings. The recording is for a single site Bendigo is a large city comprising ~82 square kilometers. I live in a small town where my weather reporting station is only 2ks away. They have reported more rain there than I have found in my gauge and at other times I have found more rain in my gauge than they have officially reported! The rain reported is a snapshot of what fell in the area at the station - it's not telling you how much fell in your area but in the area the official rain gauge is sited. In shepparton you hear of reported rainfalls in the north of 50-60mm and yet nothing in the south where the official station is. Same as temperatures you could have a 2-5 degree variance between one end of the city to another - Huntly warmer than Kangaroo flat for example.

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#1421905 - 21/04/2017 12:20 Re: Bendigo rainfall [Re: EHJ]
ozthunder Offline
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Registered: 23/09/2001
Posts: 2944
Loc: Mt Warrigal, NSW, Australia
Originally Posted By: EHJ
According to my rain gauge Bendigo has done much better this month than the 46.4mm you have posted... My gauge reads just over 50mm for the month so far (All received on the weekend ending on the 10th)




I swear in some thunderstorms / heavy showers there has been 5mm difference between my backyard and front.

Seriously however such variation is entirely normal.
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