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#1422218 - 26/04/2017 10:13 Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017
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May as well start talking about the dry season which pretty much started after TC Debbie's dregs went through here. Just 4.0mm for April so far after 351mm last month.
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#1422228 - 26/04/2017 11:20 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Yay. I am not alone. I thought CQ had evacuated. grin

Don't you mean the continuing dry season? One rain event for an entire summer does not a drought break. I had been so hopeful after the deluge we got but since then nothing.

We did have rain about a week ago. I could hear it on the roof but it was so fine that you couldn't see it. Only reason you could hear it was the wind that was pushing it.

I am waiting for it to be a bit cooler before I take the chainsaw to the dead tree bits.

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#1422289 - 26/04/2017 16:35 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Yeah could have statted the dry season thread a month ago. I'll get more dew in the gauge next month than the rain I received this month.
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#1422326 - 26/04/2017 23:06 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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It is raining. Maybe the weather gods read my whine? Not expecting a lot but something is better than nothing.

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#1422330 - 27/04/2017 05:04 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Yeah could have statted the dry season thread a month ago. I'll get more dew in the gauge next month than the rain I received this month.


If you put up a dew fence you'll get enough for a row or radishes at the very least.

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#1422331 - 27/04/2017 06:53 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: bundybear]
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Originally Posted By: bundybear
Yay. I am not alone. I thought CQ had evacuated. grin

Don't you mean the continuing dry season? One rain event for an entire summer does not a drought break. I had been so hopeful after the deluge we got but since then nothing.



That is because the cyclone was an anomalous event.

I still believe we have been in a dry type situation for several years now. It has only been a few anomalous events that get us through.

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#1422348 - 27/04/2017 10:55 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: dormant]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Yeah could have statted the dry season thread a month ago. I'll get more dew in the gauge next month than the rain I received this month.


If you put up a dew fence you'll get enough for a row or radishes at the very least.


I was going to put up a bee hive for some honey dews.

That cold air has pushed through Bundy overnight. Should be quite brisk once the sun sets tonight.
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#1422350 - 27/04/2017 11:47 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: RC]
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Originally Posted By: bundybear
Yay. I am not alone. I thought CQ had evacuated. grin

Don't you mean the continuing dry season? One rain event for an entire summer does not a drought break. I had been so hopeful after the deluge we got but since then nothing.



That is because the cyclone was an anomalous event.

I still believe we have been in a dry type situation for several years now. It has only been a few anomalous events that get us through.


I just hope this series of dry years breaks soon. We did not get even one storm in the season. Just the very edge of a couple. Without those and the occasional bit of rain we did get we would be buying water regularly.

Many people down here were buying it in often. I might look at putting in an extra tank yet but without rainfall to fill it........... I already have 3 for the house and we are careful with water usage.

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#1422362 - 27/04/2017 14:42 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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It's gonna feel cold tomorrow. MetEye saying 17-19 deg feels like on the coast.
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#1422372 - 27/04/2017 16:06 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Looks like we aren't moving house is worth $25,000 less in 6 years than what was paid for it.

Unless the market changes...
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#1422373 - 27/04/2017 16:21 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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Originally Posted By: Vinnie
Looks like we aren't moving house is worth $25,000 less in 6 years than what was paid for it.

Unless the market changes...


Bugga.

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#1422408 - 28/04/2017 06:51 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Yeah i guess we can wait it out....

13 deg now feels like 8 deg.

Shame the wintery temps are short lived going into May with night temps of 20/21 frown
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#1422467 - 28/04/2017 20:46 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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I am loving the chillier weather. The dogs aren't so glad to see it though.

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#1422508 - 29/04/2017 19:42 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Back to warm 23 and muggy outside.
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#1422687 - 03/05/2017 10:38 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Warm nights and muggy days...winter is less than a month away?
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#1422768 - 04/05/2017 16:40 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Nice shower of rain just started here.

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#1422822 - 05/05/2017 21:37 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Far too warm at night for May. So far every day and night has been above average.

Wind feels cool though.
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#1422855 - 06/05/2017 20:31 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Nice heavy shower of rain here in rocky.

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#1422964 - 08/05/2017 20:05 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Some showers last night and forecast tomorrow too. Feels like April weather not May.
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#1422989 - 09/05/2017 08:02 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Few spots here this morning, forecast says 10-20mm today.

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#1423009 - 09/05/2017 14:46 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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It is drizzling here. Lovely. First pot for the year of pea and ham soup on the stove.

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#1423010 - 09/05/2017 14:50 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Nothing here.
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#1423011 - 09/05/2017 14:53 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Bout to get a good shower here, right on 3pm when schools out.. always the way

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#1423013 - 09/05/2017 15:56 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: mysteriousbrad]
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Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
Bout to get a good shower here, right on 3pm when schools out.. always the way


It always starts raining for me when I am heading in or out of town. Then it rains nearly all the way home for me to arrive home to nothing.

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#1423014 - 09/05/2017 16:26 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Ended up being a decent shower gave the car a rinse. Should be more showers through out this evening here

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#1423018 - 09/05/2017 17:46 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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8mm so far this arvo at home. Lightning and thunder not far away too.
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#1423033 - 10/05/2017 07:34 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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16.5mm to this morning

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#1423035 - 10/05/2017 08:08 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Some good falls about, especially in an inland strip heading south.

We have had 26mm so far. Better then a kick in the ovaries.

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#1423037 - 10/05/2017 08:21 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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35mm since yesterday arvo. Quite cool this morning with the sun hiding.
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#1423077 - 10/05/2017 20:29 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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A mere 3 mm in my gauge. One of those weird days when Rocky was cooler than the coast.

Nice to have some more average nights. Getting to about 16deg now.



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#1423081 - 10/05/2017 20:53 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Came home to no power this arv, it appears that waters been getting into the power switchboard box over time... had tripped rcd and caused the pole fuse to blow... lucky for electrician after hrs call out and the great linesmen from ergon!

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#1423087 - 10/05/2017 23:06 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: mysteriousbrad]
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Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
Came home to no power this arv, it appears that waters been getting into the power switchboard box over time... had tripped rcd and caused the pole fuse to blow... lucky for electrician after hrs call out and the great linesmen from ergon!

Hope the beer in your fridge didn't get warm ! mad

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#1423091 - 11/05/2017 06:07 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Looking at the OzForecast page and for some reason it has Yeppoon on 99 and Rocky on 55 mm for next Friday... any idea why?
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#1423092 - 11/05/2017 07:03 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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We ended up with around 41.5mm

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#1423097 - 11/05/2017 08:08 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Haha all good, even though the power had been out all day, the cold day meant the fridge was still cold, freezers still frozen.

another 7.5mm from yesterday

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#1423098 - 11/05/2017 08:17 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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RE next Friday Vinnie looks like a bit of a trough forecast by ACCESSG.

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#1423103 - 11/05/2017 09:18 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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A lovely 27mm from this event. A cutoff low and trough are what is forecast to bring rain and storms late next week. Exact positioning of that cut off low will determine how much rain we get.

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#1423155 - 12/05/2017 11:08 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Bom seems to be spruiking this event now, and the bully stating up to 200mm for Capricornia. Looks like starting Thursday and into Friday next week.

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#1423162 - 12/05/2017 12:47 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Models seem all over the place. Last time i looked they had changed from a lot of rain to no rain
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#1423163 - 12/05/2017 12:49 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Bom will use their own models ACCESSG and ACCESSR.

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#1423165 - 12/05/2017 13:09 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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We got about 30ml from that lovely drop of rain. Greened it up again.

I will believe we get rain when it falls from the sky.

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#1423235 - 13/05/2017 15:31 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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It is amazingly astounding how much grass there is in places now.

We now have more grass then what we had last year.

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#1423247 - 13/05/2017 17:36 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: RC]
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It is amazingly astounding how much grass there is in places now.

We now have more grass then what we had last year.


Even with the horses gone I don't have a lot of grass. I do however have some very healthy roos and lots of them.

It is amazing how much grass they eat. In the side yard I have left my chicken cage. The grass in it is a good 6 inches long. All the rest of the yard there is mown right down.

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#1423320 - 14/05/2017 20:47 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Really humid down on the beach this afternoon, yeah only 23 deg but you could feel the moisture. Wasn't sweaty but the air felt heavy.

Keppel Kraken closed for nearly all of May due to as the sign puts it "upgrades" . Looks like cracks in the concrete being repaired.

0.6 deg above average day temps so far

3 deg above for nights.

Hope we see some colder nights soon.


Last winter was so mild we had a few days we had fans going . I remember one strange day last year it was so humid in the morning we got some showers and then in the afternoon we got a SW change and it was cold.




Edited by Vinnie (14/05/2017 20:53)
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#1423331 - 14/05/2017 23:17 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Spent the arv at the beach, beautiful weather out there. Ocean temps were rather cool though.

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#1423353 - 15/05/2017 12:27 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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#1423371 - 15/05/2017 19:15 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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And this

https://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/bom-radar-reveals-400mm-deluge-for-rocky/3178218/?ref=hs

Radar images show a large swathe of Central Queensland is expecting 150mm in rain over the next four days, but that dramatically rises to more than 400mm in the next eight days, coinciding with the arrival of a huge upper-trough on Thursday.he images show Rockhampton and surrounding areas are expected to cop the heaviest falls as the entire state braces for the biggest rainfall event since ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
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#1423372 - 15/05/2017 19:30 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Since when has Mackay been in Central Qld?

All the models I have seen show CQ will not get that much, it will be mostly north of the CQ area.


Edited by RC (15/05/2017 19:30)

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#1423378 - 15/05/2017 21:01 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: RC]
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Since when has Mackay been in Central Qld?

All the models I have seen show CQ will not get that much, it will be mostly north of the CQ area.


Yep. Hubby got all excited by the news we were going to be drenched. 15ml isn't quite what he was hoping for though.

I can always live in hope that we get more.

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#1423379 - 15/05/2017 21:03 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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Originally Posted By: Vinnie
And this

https://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/bom-radar-reveals-400mm-deluge-for-rocky/3178218/?ref=hs

Radar images show a large swathe of Central Queensland is expecting 150mm in rain over the next four days, but that dramatically rises to more than 400mm in the next eight days, coinciding with the arrival of a huge upper-trough on Thursday.he images show Rockhampton and surrounding areas are expected to cop the heaviest falls as the entire state braces for the biggest rainfall event since ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.


Please show me the site that shows this. Watl shows maybe 50ml.

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#1423412 - 16/05/2017 10:50 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Looks like the BOM or more likely the Bully can't read maps.
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#1423415 - 16/05/2017 11:02 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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Originally Posted By: Vinnie
Looks like the BOM or more likely the Bully can't read maps.



The most I have seen is about 50ml for rocky and south so I think it is the Bully that can't read maps or the fact that journalists and articles are shared round the news syndicate.

It is a lovely sunny rather warm day here today. Good time for me to be getting jobs done.

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#1423447 - 16/05/2017 19:17 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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BOM Yeppoon forecast has 20-40mm on Thursday and 35-70mm on Friday.

Just mowed the lawns today. Although not extremely long there was growth and they still are growing . Was expecting them to have slowed down but with the 3 things needed for growth (humidity, warmth and rain ) still there it has kept it growing.

Just after I finish the lawnmower throttle lever broke lol. Oh well.

A lot of people out mowing today. Thought i'd get it done rather than have to wait for the rain to end.
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#1423585 - 18/05/2017 07:47 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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As expected not much rain here. They were always predicting we would be right on the southern edge.

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#1423588 - 18/05/2017 08:00 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Is it just me or does the radar show what looks like the convergence zone right on rocky at the moment?

Edit: also 12 mm so far


Edited by mysteriousbrad (18/05/2017 08:01)

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#1423590 - 18/05/2017 08:17 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: mysteriousbrad]
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Is it just me or does the radar show what looks like the convergence zone right on rocky at the moment?

Edit: also 12 mm so far


That's roughly where it is.
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#1423612 - 18/05/2017 13:10 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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I guess it is rain here in Yeppoon as it is constant but not very heavy, kind of reminds me when it rains in the southern states. At least it will soak in.
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#1423642 - 18/05/2017 17:46 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Radar looks like it is clearing ? Where is the stuff tomorrow coming from ? Further north?
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#1423683 - 19/05/2017 07:28 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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#1423695 - 19/05/2017 08:32 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Don't know Vinnie.

11mm from yesty morning to this morning

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#1423735 - 19/05/2017 12:30 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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We are drowning here. Lol

12ml so far for this event. I really love the soaking drizzle.

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#1423740 - 19/05/2017 12:42 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Well we have had 10mm smile

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#1423804 - 20/05/2017 08:35 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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35mm for me , Bundaberg Alert had 109mm, most last night between 6.00pm and midnight. Bundy looked like it would miss out on most of it as it went around us for much of the day. The airport had around 56mm so a very timely soaking after a dry April.
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#1423809 - 20/05/2017 09:31 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Odd how it completely bypassed the CQ region.

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#1423815 - 20/05/2017 11:08 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Is it normal to have SE winds almost every day of the month? Whenever I check weatherzone the wind direction for what seems like forever is SE for Yeppoon.

23 deg here but sort of cool humid.
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#1423819 - 20/05/2017 12:06 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Grand total of 24mm here for the event. Better than nothing I guess

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#1423838 - 20/05/2017 16:35 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Looking forward, atleast a week of boring weather ahead. 18 - 27c
Usually we would have had one night under 10c in May, it doesn't look likely.

Around 20mm for me, a manual reading as my PWS is having a whinge and didn't record any of the rain that fell. I think it needs replacement batteries.
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#1423864 - 21/05/2017 07:30 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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We had 13mm last night in a heavy shower.

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#1423867 - 21/05/2017 11:10 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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2.6 deg above average for nights here. If this continues into next month it isn't going to be much of a winter.

Days aren't much above but nights for some reason seem to be so high .

No further wet weather here.
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#1423917 - 22/05/2017 09:51 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Not much to report but last night and today, it's humid. You can feel it in the air. It's not like sweaty in summer but the air seems to have humidity in it still.

If i believe the Accuweather site the pattern won't change for another month before we see night temps drop.
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#1423981 - 22/05/2017 20:40 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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The weather is just weird. I woke yesterday morning to the floors feeling damp from the humidity.

My poor chooks don't know if they are laying or not.

I can't wait for winter.

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#1424005 - 22/05/2017 23:45 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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I was out and about today and I thought it was just me, the humidity felt like back in early March again . Had to put the fan on earlier this evening. The only difference to March is the sun doesn't have that same intensity mixed with the humidity like it did back in March.

The Accuweather site I use now says in a week we should see cooler temps. Wait and see I guess.
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#1424136 - 24/05/2017 09:17 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Yay it dropped to 17 this morning although a deg above average.

Still feels sort of like ground hog day weather .
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#1424203 - 25/05/2017 01:05 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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9 Day GFS Forecast has 18 deg max next friday for yeppoon.

with 10 at night

21 in rocky with 8 at night

can't wait
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#1424425 - 27/05/2017 09:57 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Is it just me or does the weather pattern feel like last year ?

Big rain even after no rain for weeks(except 3-4 months earlier, think last year it was July)

Still warm in May. May 27th was 33 deg last year I know this it was my mum's birthday. This year we have had 27 deg just a few days prior to this

Starting winter cold next week (similar to last year right on the 1st of June) but only for a couple of days

If we have a mild shorter winter again and a similar summer it will almost be exactly like last year.

One thing I've also noticed is Yeppoon never seems to get summer rains until late Jan - Feb , not in December much, though that could be normal ?

I remember years when it was cool in Yeppoon until early October and winter had 5 deg nights for a week.


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#1424553 - 29/05/2017 10:11 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Still muggy .
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#1424625 - 29/05/2017 21:34 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Looking at the BOM Meteye and smack bang on June 1, it thinks the feels like temp should be lower with ESE winds on the coast in the 40km/hr range.

Went walking this afternoon and nearly worked up a sweat ! BOM said it was 23 feels like 25 humidity 73 percent. I can put up with that in summer but at this time of the year there is not much wind.
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#1425082 - 04/06/2017 09:20 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Loving this drier air. Winter arrived the evening before June 1 !
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#1425497 - 07/06/2017 19:20 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Down to 13 deg already...
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#1425781 - 11/06/2017 20:47 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Rain just started!

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#1425788 - 12/06/2017 01:48 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Yeah very light here but nothing substantial though. On and off too.
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#1425793 - 12/06/2017 09:01 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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You can thank my hubby for this weather. He knows a certain way to bring cooler wetter weather.

Just take a weeks holiday with the plan of taking me camping. Works everytime.

Bit of on and off drizzle here.

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#1426221 - 18/06/2017 10:01 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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27 deg in Rocky yesterday.
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#1426646 - 25/06/2017 16:02 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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It was looking good for a cold change at the end of the month but looks like SW winds for a day then swinging SEly bringing humidity and minimum temps up. I want winter! 26-27c days for the last two weeks, getting a little old now hehe
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#1426651 - 25/06/2017 18:26 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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stuff winter, I want rain. I am steadily waiting for summer now. Least the days are getting longer.

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#1426668 - 25/06/2017 23:20 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Night temps here are 0.2 below average

Day temps 1 deg above.


Rocky

0.4 deg above for nights

1.5 deg above for days.
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#1426789 - 28/06/2017 08:22 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Went for a walk with the dog this morning. Morning doesn't feel wintery, feels really muggy. Like September weather sort of.


Edited by Vinnie (28/06/2017 08:22)
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#1426809 - 28/06/2017 11:41 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Some decent rain would be very nice. Last week we had a very light shower or 2. Not enough to wet the ground. Typically the road near the shop was drenched with puddles.

I am very grateful for the heavy dews we are having as it is keeping the grass green.

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#1427222 - 03/07/2017 11:49 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Not sure what to call this season but it's not winter. Muggy days and warm nights. Feels like April/May.

Got too hot with my blanket last night , dropped to 15 deg here , that's 3 deg above average.
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#1427284 - 03/07/2017 19:22 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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28 deg "winter day" this Thursday in Rocky.
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#1427529 - 06/07/2017 15:03 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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The warmth is nice but it's the wrong damn season.
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#1427547 - 06/07/2017 18:35 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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It's so muggy too frown
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#1427552 - 06/07/2017 19:14 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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22c still @ 7pm.
It should be 12c.
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#1427553 - 06/07/2017 19:18 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Weatherzone says the average night time temp for July should be 10 deg in Rocky. Not one night of 10 deg coming up yet.
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#1427572 - 07/07/2017 07:37 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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It barely dropped below 19 degs at home for most of the night as warm tropical air came down ahead of the trough. More typical of Cairns winter temps.
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#1427575 - 07/07/2017 07:53 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Yeppoon reached 26 deg yesterday (5 deg above average) and Rocky 29 deg (6 deg above)

Now Rocky averages 23 deg with 10 at night in July if you look at the latest forecast perhaps on the 13th (if it gets cooler than forecast) other than that all above average !

Yeppoon reached 18 deg this morning (6 deg above average) and should be around the 21deg day 12deg night range. Perhaps on the 13 th we might see this. Currently saying 21 deg on July 12 and 13 but nights 1-2 deg above.

And so far Yeppoon is averaging 2 deg above average for day temps and 3deg above for nights.Rocky even worse 3.4 deg above average for days and 3.8 deg above for nights.

The weather for Rocky is more usual for September I'd say.

I hope we aren't in for a summer like last year as last winter was warm though not this warm.


Edited by Vinnie (07/07/2017 07:54)
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#1427599 - 07/07/2017 12:13 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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CURRENTLY AT YEPPOON
Temperature 24.8C rising
Dew Point 17.8C rising
Feels Like 24.8C
Relative Humidity 65%
Wind icon
NW 9km/h falling


CURRENTLY AT ROCKHAMPTON AP

Temperature 23.7C rising
Dew Point 17.2C falling
Feels Like 23.7C
Relative Humidity 67%
Wind icon
WNW 11km/h rising
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#1427603 - 07/07/2017 13:25 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Just hit 27 deg in Yeppoon !

How come Yeppoon is warmer than Rocky today, it's usually the other way around? (so far assuming no temp rises upcoming).


Edited by Vinnie (07/07/2017 13:26)
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#1427641 - 07/07/2017 23:31 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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the craziest heaviest fog here tonight. It started to creep in around 7pm, it's like soup out there now.
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#1427655 - 08/07/2017 10:06 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Well it's 21.6 deg which isn't too bad but the dew point is 19.2 deg and relative humidity is 86 percent.

Wasn't pleasant taking the dog to the beach, almost felt too warm .

I wonder if the heat /humidity is going to return quicker eg August and we will see 27 deg days sooner.

It's like the last couple of years winter has been warmer.
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#1427677 - 08/07/2017 22:21 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Just spent a couple of days camped down at the beach. Still shorts and tshirt weather. Slept at night with half the windows and the door open on the tent. Only a light blanket on to keep the chill off.

I was hoping for cold. But on the upside there has never been so many crabs in the creek before.

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#1427680 - 08/07/2017 22:55 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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This feels strange apart from not having the fan going we've got all the windows open and doors. Normally a chill comes through the air at night and we shut it.

Walking the dog this morning was awful. Humidity was so high with sun shining feels like temp was 24 deg to 25 deg . Only wind was a light Westerly. The sun felt intense too. Yet the UV was not extreme . Only relief was right next to the water.

At 1030 feels like temp was 27 deg frown thanks to humidity.

I found Yeppoon's weather it's gone to here :

http://imgur.com/a/Jxw6c

Wonder what's causing the above average temps here but not in Brisbane?


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#1427687 - 09/07/2017 08:36 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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19.5 deg last night another ridiculously warm night. 18 in Rocky frown
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#1427693 - 09/07/2017 11:45 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Rocky is currently averaging for minimums, not 1 or 2 deg above not 3 or 4 but ....

Average This Month
14.2C +4.6C
Long-term Average 9.6C


That's crazy ! 4.6 deg above for minimums . Gonna need some cold nights to drop that down.


Tonight in Rocky should be 7.4 deg above average ! But... Wednesday finally might come close to normality.


Edited by Vinnie (09/07/2017 11:48)
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#1427713 - 09/07/2017 18:14 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Must be only raining here in Yeppoon given the lack of posts. Nice and steady now, before it was sparse.


Edited by Vinnie (09/07/2017 18:14)
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#1427734 - 10/07/2017 09:07 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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20.2deg minimum overnight again 8.3 deg above


Edited by Vinnie (10/07/2017 09:07)
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#1427760 - 10/07/2017 16:54 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: bundybear]
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Originally Posted By: bundybear
But on the upside there has never been so many crabs in the creek before.


Got a feed myself last week. Crazy for July.
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#1427777 - 10/07/2017 21:15 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Can't even get washing dry, no wind, no sun, humidity on 80 percent or above all day.

Wouldn't be suprised if we we hit 19 or 20 as a minimum tomorrow morning frown
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#1427785 - 10/07/2017 22:39 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Tonight is chillier. Of course since the weather is sort of overcast, dampish I am painting. I had to turn the ac on to heat to dry the poly filler.

Pity there is no rain for me out of it. I had such a small amount of it I could here the individual drops on the roof.

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#1427787 - 11/07/2017 02:51 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Not here it is still warm 21 deg currently, 19 Rocky.
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#1427790 - 11/07/2017 07:38 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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7.0mm of rain overnight. The best rain for months.
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#1427795 - 11/07/2017 08:28 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
7.0mm of rain overnight. The best rain for months.


I too got 7ml. It is the only rain for months. I am one tank down. My trees do not like drought.

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#1427812 - 11/07/2017 12:39 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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3mm in my guage.

Starting to sound like a broken record but Rocky minimum for July now 5.4 deg above average !


Edited by Vinnie (11/07/2017 12:39)
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#1427820 - 11/07/2017 13:39 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Forecast maximum of 23c yesterday hit 26.5c, today forecast 24c sitting on 26.4c. Maybe tomorrow they'll get it right, or atleast 1c closer lol

I received 1.3mm here at home.
Models showing a proper winter setup in a weeks time or so. I really hope so.
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#1427823 - 11/07/2017 14:11 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Never thought i'd post this in July but it's too hot to sleep at night .
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#1427826 - 11/07/2017 14:58 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Must be those Easterly winds as humidity refuses to drop below 80 percent on the Cap Coast today. .
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#1427888 - 12/07/2017 16:51 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Finally a drop in humidity. If Yeppoon is getting 24 deg maximums later this week with 15 deg minimums what happens in September? 24 is more of a September temperature.

Perhaps, and I'm hoping this doesn't happen, we could be in for early heat come September.


Edited by Vinnie (12/07/2017 16:55)
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#1428129 - 16/07/2017 11:59 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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A towel was left inside and because it still is so humid in the dry season (isn't stifling hot though) , the towel has got mould on it.

Crazy . That is more of a warm season thing.

Seems to not only be affecting the Cap Coast but Mackay and Townsville all have warmer than average nights and days. Such a dissapointment after a warmer than normal summer. It feels like it never is cooling down .



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#1428283 - 18/07/2017 09:59 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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2.5 days of cooler temps coming. What a joke lol. I'm sleeping under just a light sheet it's not even cold at night.

Miss those 8 deg Yeppoon mornings frown followed by a DRY low 20's day.
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#1428432 - 19/07/2017 14:38 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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This is my type of winter day. If only the temp wasn't still 2-3c above average.
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#1428433 - 19/07/2017 15:00 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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4.3 deg above here today. Thought it felt warm but checked phone around lunchtime and saw it was dry warmth.

An actual proper cold night tonight !
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#1428454 - 19/07/2017 17:59 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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A little drier than anticipated today I think, down to only 12% humility, -9c dew points.
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#1428486 - 20/07/2017 08:14 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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If the BOM data is correct then Yeppoon had a colder night than Rocky. Not sure why... Also still above average in Rocky last night as min average is 9.6deg , temp was 10.7deg. Perhaps it was warmer because of the wind in Rocky.


Edited by Vinnie (20/07/2017 08:15)
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#1428553 - 20/07/2017 20:52 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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It is fffffffreezing here tonight. Apart from feeling it myself I know it is cold when my cattle pup who hates her cage is curled up inside it in her bed.

I am not getting up early tomorrow.

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#1428571 - 21/07/2017 09:37 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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4.9 degs here this morning at 6.26am. Colder than any night this Winter or last year. Apparent temp was 1.5 degs.
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#1428584 - 21/07/2017 14:44 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Yeppoon never seems to drop lower than 7 or 8deg , maybe one year in the last five , it has been 4 or 5 deg but just one or two nights.

Could be because we're close to the beach. Having said that you're close to the beach and getting 5 deg in the Wide Bay area.
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#1428593 - 21/07/2017 17:31 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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I can hear thd waves Vinnie.
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#1428623 - 22/07/2017 01:34 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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28deg in Rocky next Thursday..... wouldn't surprise me if it hits 30deg in August there.
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#1428640 - 22/07/2017 10:22 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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6.5 deg this morning with a feels like temp at one stage of 2.2 deg !


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#1428657 - 22/07/2017 16:50 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Tonight now predicted to be 11 deg not 14 ...how come they get min temps so wrong up here?

Always seems they predict higher in winter than we actually get.
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#1428672 - 22/07/2017 21:55 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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Originally Posted By: Vinnie
Tonight now predicted to be 11 deg not 14 ...how come they get min temps so wrong up here?

Always seems they predict higher in winter than we actually get.


It's due to the computer program and modelling they use. It rarely gets minimums right in central and North Queensland.

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#1428686 - 23/07/2017 08:33 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Should've left it at 14 , 14.4 this morning .
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#1428755 - 24/07/2017 09:58 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Interesting but could be wrong.

Looking at the Accuweather website and it predicts that from August the 20th Yepppon will heat up. It has Yeppoon on 28 deg for the first few days of September. Which would mean temps over 30 for Rocky.

Wish we had a closer to average winter with less above average temps. Feels like it never cools down much for long . Yeppoon should have 3 solid coolish months. Feels like we've had 3 weeks.
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#1428764 - 24/07/2017 13:37 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Not sure what just happened but the dew point just dropped to 12.5 deg and the humidity to 54 percent, was 74percent just before with a dew point around 16/17 deg.

Wind is still easterly and didn't change. Changed around 1pm http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ60801/IDQ60801.94373.shtml


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#1428944 - 26/07/2017 14:12 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Give away. One drought. It has well and truly outstayed it's welcome.

The poor son is tired of me banging on the bathroom door 60 seconds after he turns the shower on reminding him that it hasn't rained.

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#1429198 - 29/07/2017 19:42 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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28.8deg in rocky today..... summer days winter nights ?
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#1429246 - 30/07/2017 09:54 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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I reckon by September temps in the early 30's and late September into October temps in the mid 30's in Rocky, similar to I think last year.

Hope I'm wrong.

Would be nice to have "average temps" although the 25 deg yesterday didn't feel as high as 25 .
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#1429508 - 01/08/2017 19:56 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Might not even happen but it looks like we could see up to 70mm of rain on Sunday on the coast in Yeppoon and 20 mm in Rockhampton... if the GFS forecast is accurate.

Would be nice to see something. Feels like the last decent rain we had for a week was back in March.
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#1429578 - 02/08/2017 15:40 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Lol now they are going for 114mm for YEppoon and about half that for Rocky.

Still looks like something will fall out of the sky on Sunday.
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#1429820 - 05/08/2017 08:29 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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Tomorrow's looking good for here in Moranbah. Bom forecasting a 'gusty storm'.
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#1429862 - 05/08/2017 18:33 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Feels like a summer night, humid frown
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#1429888 - 06/08/2017 09:17 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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1.5mm in the gauge this morning. First rain since May.

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#1429892 - 06/08/2017 09:50 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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It is dry as a bone here. I hope we get wet. Drenched would be better.

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#1429904 - 06/08/2017 11:53 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Really muggy here feels like October weather. No rain either.

Luckily the humidity goes away in 2 days, but it's just disgusting. Washing won't dry in humidity higher than 80 percent.

Not a strong breeze either so it's 23 feels like 25/26 deg.

Hard to believe last night was August. Felt so warm.


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#1429920 - 06/08/2017 14:18 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Rain looks to be inland and light. It is not really looking that promising just yet. Supposed to be gone tomorrow I think.

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#1429927 - 06/08/2017 14:49 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Shower of rain here in north rocky, a welcome sight

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#1429939 - 06/08/2017 16:19 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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It's all south of Rockhampton.
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#1429957 - 06/08/2017 17:51 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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And clearing to the west
Crock
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#1429959 - 06/08/2017 18:15 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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18mm so far. Upwards of 50mm in the Callide Valley.

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#1429964 - 06/08/2017 18:53 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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SFA here. Steady drizzle. But better than nothing. Can't be much in it at all as the dog alarm is on silent.

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#1429971 - 06/08/2017 19:14 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Looking like a warm muggy night again tonight... sigh
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#1429983 - 06/08/2017 21:24 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Wednesday morning 8 deg hard to imagine. Minus 1 deg dew point on Tuesday afternoon !

I'm concerned if it's this warm already , summer is going to be rainless muggy and warmer than normal. Rocky already nudging 30 deg in winter.

If you take Debbie's 600 mm of rain out of Yeppoon's rainfall this year, it would be a very dry year around 100 and something mm.


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#1429986 - 06/08/2017 22:08 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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7.6mm here and a few rumbles. It looks like storms are cranking again near Emerald so we may get another crack or two before this lot finally clears sometime tomorrow.

Vinnie in 2010 Cairns had its warmest June and August (average minimum temperature) on record which heralded the commencement of a very wet period through Spring and Summer.

You are getting way ahead of yourself.
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#1429990 - 07/08/2017 02:36 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Storms around the place now.

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#1430007 - 07/08/2017 08:28 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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We got 10ml from drizzle. Just to the north are reporting up to twice as much. But better than nothing.

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#1430012 - 07/08/2017 08:56 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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That is good Bundybear. We ended up with 28mm. 2km in one direction there was 40mm and the other direction 6mm.

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#1430035 - 07/08/2017 11:40 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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1.4mm at my house. Bitterly disappointed smile
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#1430063 - 07/08/2017 15:14 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Hit 28 deg c in Yeppoon today. Felt like summer. Can't believe tonight is going to feel cold .


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#1430153 - 08/08/2017 10:11 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Not sure what it is like in Rocky but when the humidity drops in Yeppoon it's like the air feels less heavy. Really pleasant.

Yesterday humidity was 90 percent in the morning dropped to 57 percent and the seabreeze came in , in the arvo and raised it back to 83 percent.

Looking at the Accuweather website it says it will warm up in the daytime on about the 16th. Also the site I look at for rain, all 3 models have no rain for the next 10 days, zilch , nothing. Not even a shower.





Edited by Vinnie (08/08/2017 10:12)
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#1430167 - 08/08/2017 12:24 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Geez, now GFS has Rocky on 33 deg, next Tuesday and Wednesday , nights 14-16 deg though. Yeppoon on 28 deg.

That seems high for Rocky but Weatherzone says highest On Recordc35.1C 30th 2009 in Rocky... was that a wet year? i'll have to havea look at some stage.
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#1430256 - 09/08/2017 13:46 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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it looks like we will get up to 30-31c next week. It got to 29.9c on the 7th so we've already got very close.
Today is lovely, 24c, low humidity. Lowest in the state in Rocky ATM only 8% humidity!
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#1430301 - 10/08/2017 07:10 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Bit darn chilly here this morning. 4 degrees. brrrrr.

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#1430345 - 10/08/2017 15:30 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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8.5 deg here. Didn't feel that cold. Guess we don't get the winds with it.

Wonder if it will be a more active storm season this year. More heat and humidity around.

Wouldn't mind around 50-100mm for the garden. Most of the garden is doing ok but being in sand the smaller plants that are getting the winter sun need watering.
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#1430471 - 12/08/2017 13:14 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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GFS says 30 deg next week and 20 deg the next day with a sw change for yeppoon.
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#1430959 - 17/08/2017 11:25 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Rocky must be looking like a dustbowl with this weather. Some very very low humidity coming on the weekend. Probably as low as 5 percent for Rocky.


Edited by Vinnie (17/08/2017 11:25)
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#1431292 - 20/08/2017 13:41 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Yep dew point of minus 21 deg ! 5 percent humidity. Even on the coast around 14 percent yesterday.
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#1431393 - 21/08/2017 21:41 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Anyone know the correct uv forecasts?

BOM for Yeppoon and Rocky say

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 1 [Low]

For tomorrow lol frown
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#1431645 - 25/08/2017 06:39 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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5.5mm last night smile

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#1431670 - 25/08/2017 14:42 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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I am hoping that I need a new rain gauge as there is less than 2ml in mine. frown

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#1431686 - 25/08/2017 19:18 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Never seen the coast so dry. Nothing here. Humidity nice and low .
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#1431705 - 25/08/2017 21:52 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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Originally Posted By: Vinnie
Never seen the coast so dry. Nothing here. Humidity nice and low .


It is so dry here even the roos are leaving.

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#1431855 - 27/08/2017 11:39 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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18 deg here , prob won't go up unless the sun comes out.
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#1431951 - 27/08/2017 18:14 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Had a bit of angel pee fall on me today. Not even enough to get wet.

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#1431953 - 27/08/2017 18:27 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Yeah a bit this morning here. Must have felt quite cold in Rocky only hitting 23 deg.
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#1432377 - 01/09/2017 10:35 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Winter is over. Yippeeee.

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#1432486 - 02/09/2017 10:57 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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I think Spring really starts around September 21 . Nights still below average .

https://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/ne...3219308/?ref=hs
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#1432809 - 04/09/2017 21:38 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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When is this dry spell going to end , last time we had decent rain for more than 2 days was back in March and then it rained for 2 days around Mid May.
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#1432831 - 05/09/2017 08:48 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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Originally Posted By: Vinnie
When is this dry spell going to end


Mid October and possibly in quite dramatic fashion according to some sources.
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#1432833 - 05/09/2017 09:11 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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What sources?

Also Yeppoon is averaging 2.6 deg BELOW average for nights with nights for for the next week below average. I guess if the later half of September is warmer this may go back to normal but it is weird coming from an above average night month to below.

Cooler weather isn't over just yet.
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#1433227 - 08/09/2017 07:42 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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I hope these cool winter mornings go away soon.

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#1433232 - 08/09/2017 08:05 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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Originally Posted By: Vinnie
What sources?



Various. Go do some reading!

Rain may come earlier but it is looking better for October.
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#1433289 - 08/09/2017 17:56 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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BOM said above average night temps , so far we are below .
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#1433315 - 08/09/2017 21:03 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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No they didn't. They said there is an 80% chance of exceeding the average based on historical data. That means they also said there is a 20% chance it won't happen.
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#1433370 - 09/09/2017 10:56 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Wonder if we will have a more active cyclone season this year?
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#1433394 - 09/09/2017 15:05 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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No idea, but we should by now start to see signs of storms developing in the south east of the state.

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#1433396 - 09/09/2017 15:44 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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The air is still way too dry. I witnessed an ice ring around the Sun this afternoon so hopefully things are changing.

Total fire ban here.
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#1433437 - 09/09/2017 21:29 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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I saw some jet streams today. Hopefully they come through for me and we get rain in a week or so.

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#1433467 - 10/09/2017 09:08 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Hope this doesn't sound silly but comparing a Cat 3-4 cyclone on Australia vs Florida, is the effect worse because of higher populations and more built up in Florida?

Bit of cloud out today.


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#1433468 - 10/09/2017 09:18 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Florida has around 20 million people living there (Australia 24 million) . It is also low lying in many places . Until Katrina in New Orleans ,Hurricane Andrew which cut through the middle of Florida was the most costly back in 1992.
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#1433606 - 11/09/2017 01:06 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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We were told there was going to be a storm surge with Marcia and we were told to evacuate, was there? I don't think there was down our way at Mulambin.


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#1433622 - 11/09/2017 09:49 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Assuming the BOM is right, the minimum in Yeppoon was warmer than Townsville, Cairns or Mackay last night at 21 deg. Was forecast to drop to 14 deg, never happened and I don't know why. Wind just stayed NE all night.
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#1433629 - 11/09/2017 10:29 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: Vinnie]
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Originally Posted By: Vinnie
We were told there was going to be a storm surge with Marcia and we were told to evacuate, was there? I don't think there was down our way at Mulambin.


Probably best that from now on when you are warned for the potential of disaster that you simply ignore the warnings and go play down the beach. wink

Originally Posted By: Vinnie
Was forecast to drop to 14 deg


Considering all the stations around you went close to forecast including St Lawrence and Gladstone your station may have had a fault or you may have just gotten very lucky.



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#1433653 - 11/09/2017 14:22 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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I had a look at my weather station it recorded 20 deg overnight so must have been correct.

No rain here for at least another 10 days.
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#1433715 - 12/09/2017 10:11 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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From the Far North Qld thread , I know it's dry at the moment but after a couple of quiet (ish) cyclone years :

Quote:
This season, we expect to see an average to above-average (Av=11) number of tropical cyclones forming. The main contributor to this outlook is the La Nia-like temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. Warm seas to the north of Australia and in the eastern Indian Ocean may further help fuel cyclone development.
These patterns are also associated with increased rainfall and flood risk.

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#1433788 - 12/09/2017 20:48 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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My weekend prediction.
Temps to plummet.
Drizzle rain.
Wind that could cut ice.

Yep. I am going camping with my dog and sleeping in my car.

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#1434003 - 14/09/2017 11:51 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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BOM says 25 deg in Rocky feels like 16.7 deg because of the wind brrrrr !! ?
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#1434005 - 14/09/2017 12:25 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Loc: Central Qld.
First 30 deg here since March. Overcast, dry air and wind coming not from the sea though, nothing like summer's 30 deg.

34.4C on the 12th of September in 2013 , so it was a bit warmer back then. Warmest on record .
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#1434238 - 17/09/2017 11:17 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Spending a week out at coolwaters with the folks, been beautiful weather but a bit too chilly for swimming

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#1434239 - 17/09/2017 11:25 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
Vinnie Offline
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Kinka Beach? Wind in the evening is a bit cooling despite it saying it's 20deg.

GFS has Yeppoon on 31-33deg next Sunday and Monday... though probably more like 28 deg.

Aren't the high pressure systems meant to be further south at this time of year? Would more rain keep us from having above average temperatures with more cloud?


Edited by Vinnie (17/09/2017 11:26)
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#1434284 - 17/09/2017 23:02 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Yeah vinnie. Good weather for a camp fire tonight

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#1434287 - 18/09/2017 07:27 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
Vinnie Offline
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No way it was 16 deg last night here, wind just kept blowing.
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#1434448 - 20/09/2017 09:40 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
Vinnie Offline
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Turns out it was cool, must not have felt it...

Looking at the forecast for Yeppoon , it looks like we go jump ahead to December weather and November weather in the next few days.

Looking so dry here, being on sand it is starting to look like Perth, grass drying out, turning to sand.

10 percent chance of a storm was in the forecast here... gone now .

At least it's still bearable at nights and humidity through the day here isn't drenching the t shirt.
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#1434534 - 20/09/2017 23:28 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
Vinnie Offline
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Perth W.A has had 721mm , Yeppoon has had 764mm this year so far

Perth has showers forecast , it's possible that this dry spell continues and Perth for a bit will be ahead on yearly rainfall.

Also if we get nothing by the end of the month it will be the driest on record for Yeppoon.


Edited by Vinnie (20/09/2017 23:30)
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#1434563 - Yesterday at 12:06 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
Vinnie Offline
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Registered: 17/05/2006
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Loc: Central Qld.
Never seen so many birds in the garden, I'm keeping it watered and now Ibis are coming in too. I guess having native plants helps.

Usually when we get good rains regularly birds go elsewhere in the parks .
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#1434578 - Yesterday at 14:36 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Loc: Rockhampton QLD
Back in hot ol rocky after a nice week at the beach.

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#1434618 - Yesterday at 19:54 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
Vinnie Offline
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Registered: 17/05/2006
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Loc: Central Qld.
Yeah nice and cool down here but the humidity is there, a little bit this morning before the breeze builds up and moves the air around.

Not as bad as Jan-March ..

If it's this hot now wonder what it's gonna be like in Nov-March.

Hotter? 38 in yepoon 46 in Rocky?

Hopefully wet and milder....

Last year was the muggiest, driest summer I've experienced on the coast every other year was pleasant. I've been here since 2011 , there have been muggy days in other years in summer but always had rain in betweeen and cloud .


Edited by Vinnie (Yesterday at 19:58)
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