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#1443016 - 01/12/2017 06:48 Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017
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Starting to feel like wet season, got it moving with 1.5mm in G'vale.
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#1443032 - 01/12/2017 08:54 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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8mm at Bilyana overnight.
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#1443038 - 01/12/2017 09:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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8mm Sth Mission. Mostly in a heavy fall this morning.

The air is very heavy today, not much breeze as yet. Boats will be on the move this weekend for sure.

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#1443053 - 01/12/2017 09:45 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Finished November with 27.4mm in the gauge.
Average min 19.0c
Average max 29.7c

A bit of useless info. 2015 and 2016 average max was 32.2c and 32.5c respectively. Apart from yesterdays max of 34c the second highest temp for the month was 31.7c, not even as high as the previous 2 years average. crazy

0.8mm to start December


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#1443112 - 01/12/2017 14:16 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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Am i missing something here? grin

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#1443113 - 01/12/2017 14:33 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Yeah - seems they're dropping the 7-day and going back to 5-days?

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#1443143 - 01/12/2017 17:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Originally Posted By: Kino
Yeah - seems they're dropping the 7-day and going back to 5-days?

Maybe they think they have better odds of being even remotely close to what actually transpires, (maybe) once in 5 days rather than once in 7 days. grin

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#1443174 - 01/12/2017 19:56 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: hickory]
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Originally Posted By: Kino
Yeah - seems they're dropping the 7-day and going back to 5-days?

Maybe they think they have better odds of being even remotely close to what actually transpires, (maybe) once in 5 days rather than once in 7 days. grin


I think you may be right Hickory..especially since they have halved the "rain amount" for Sunday and Monday since YS posted just a few hours back......5 days might save some embarrassment for the Bom forecasters..Given the dynamic nature of rainfall in my region in particular they should come up with a better forecasting system for the tropics..its currently rubbish...

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#1443178 - 01/12/2017 20:37 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12
I think you may be right Hickory..especially since they have halved the "rain amount" for Sunday and Monday since YS posted just a few hours back......5 days might save some embarrassment for the Bom forecasters..Given the dynamic nature of rainfall in my region in particular they should come up with a better forecasting system for the tropics..its currently rubbish...

I must admit though,- that would be one of the hardest areas in FNQ to guesstimate an outcome.

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#1443235 - 02/12/2017 09:23 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: hickory]
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Yeah, i think you take most forecasts with a grain of sale...err pinch of salt...err a kg of salt....

Earlier in the week they had Sunday as a 90% chance of 1-5mm.

Maybe they are trying to tell us something? that Tuesday is our last day? another day has disappeared from the forecast....
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#1443246 - 02/12/2017 10:10 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Maybe they are trying to tell us something? that Tuesday is our last day? another day has disappeared from the forecast....


Must be Xmas holidays for BOM staff after Tuesday is it...?..

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#1443249 - 02/12/2017 10:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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3mm this morning.

Bit humid, hope the breeze picks up soon enough.

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#1443266 - 02/12/2017 12:03 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Rescue chopper has just landed down the street. Dunno what's happening, no doubt I'll find out soon enough.

Bit of excitement for sleepy Sth Mission

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#1443296 - 02/12/2017 14:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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certainly warm today. 10min of work at a time in the yard and back indoors I go.

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#1443304 - 02/12/2017 14:30 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Seems it was a dive accident off the islands here. Young bloke dragged out of water unconscious. Still unconscious when flown out. Doesn't look good.

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#1443384 - 02/12/2017 20:14 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Nice big storm heading this way. Sky looked very ominous in weird dark grey and purples. But I swear the thing is going to miss us, or at least split, looking at the radar. frown

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#1443407 - 02/12/2017 21:43 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Well, damn....it evaporated!!
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#1443445 - 03/12/2017 07:28 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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7mm overnight at Sth Mission.

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#1443451 - 03/12/2017 08:03 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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The hubby and I cut back all the hedges and did a full backyard clean up! No green ants - not a single one. This is very wierd - I know they are the sign of a good garden but are they sparse everywhere?

Hoping for a good storm today...
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#1443476 - 03/12/2017 09:55 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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It's a glassout on the water this morning. Gonna be a rough day at work methinks.

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#1443486 - 03/12/2017 11:08 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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You can take some of mine DU....
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#1443487 - 03/12/2017 11:09 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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5mm just now.

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#1443503 - 03/12/2017 12:30 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Good one 28. Showers are forming early and are slow moving. Somebody on the tablelands could end up with a decent total.
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#1443554 - 03/12/2017 15:38 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Nothing here RF. Been really unlucky at my place. 1km away is lush green and it is brown as at mine.
1-2kms away on each side of me just got rain and the red from that cell to my east formed less than 3km's away. I got some light drizzle from it.
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#1443559 - 03/12/2017 15:59 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Having a bad run there Simmo, thought id have a go at the lawn. That resulted in a shower right on cue.
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#1443561 - 03/12/2017 16:02 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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That is the one bonus RF. My mate, who lives just under 2km's away as a crow flies, has had to mow twice in 10 days. No mowing required here lol
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#1443594 - 03/12/2017 18:35 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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First afternoon at Noosa. Thunderstorm 😀😀😀👍👍
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#1443604 - 03/12/2017 19:30 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Weary]
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First afternoon at Noosa. Thunderstorm 😀😀😀👍👍


Nice evening down there?

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#1443618 - 03/12/2017 20:08 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Wet, thunder, lightning, but yes. Very nice thanks c@28
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#1443621 - 03/12/2017 20:18 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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yes, well things really faded over the range today, lucky to manage 2mm here I'd say.
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#1443622 - 03/12/2017 20:19 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Nothing here RF. Been really unlucky at my place. 1km away is lush green and it is brown as at mine.
1-2kms away on each side of me just got rain and the red from that cell to my east formed less than 3km's away,....

Maybe you need to wash the car or hang out 3 loads of washing,- paint the shed or do something to entice it Simmo.

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#1443649 - 04/12/2017 00:42 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: hickory]
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Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Nothing here RF. Been really unlucky at my place. 1km away is lush green and it is brown as at mine.
1-2kms away on each side of me just got rain and the red from that cell to my east formed less than 3km's away,....

Maybe you need to wash the car or hang out 3 loads of washing,- paint the shed or do something to entice it Simmo.


Haha Hickory. I tried that the other day. Hung washing out, watered everything, sprayed some weeds on the fence line and even filled the rainwater tanks to overflowing. The cell still died frown

But can't complain too much, I have 13mm in the gauge so far this evening. Had to get lucky sometime. grin
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#1443651 - 04/12/2017 05:52 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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Haha Hickory. I tried that the other day. Hung washing out, watered everything, sprayed some weeds on the fence line and even filled the rainwater tanks to overflowing. The cell still died frown

You might have to look for 4 leaf clover or get a rabbit's foot or two !

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#1443655 - 04/12/2017 06:56 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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7.4mm here, sounded like it was gonna be more.
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#1443659 - 04/12/2017 07:19 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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3mm overnight.

Nice light show last night from the cell that went through Cardwell.

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#1443667 - 04/12/2017 08:22 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
7.4mm here, sounded like it was gonna be more.


It looked like it was going to be more on radar, RF.

4.5mm overnight for me
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#1443668 - 04/12/2017 08:26 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Another nice heavy downpour last night saw 10mm in 10 mins which brings me to 23.8mm. Happy with that as it looks like we will be heading into a dry week or so.

GFS has been trying to spin up a low in the CS around the 15th ish for a few runs now
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#1443712 - 04/12/2017 13:07 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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11mm with 5mm of that yesterday morning.

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#1443754 - 04/12/2017 15:08 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
7.4mm here, sounded like it was gonna be more.
I never even bothered to check the gauge, will have a look later
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#1443793 - 04/12/2017 19:33 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Pouring here in the city from that little cell that just popped up
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#1443802 - 04/12/2017 20:13 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Saw that HF, how's that train of stormage just to the south..
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#1443803 - 04/12/2017 20:16 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Yeah, you might get lucky RF. It looks to building towards you!
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#1443806 - 04/12/2017 20:48 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Coming over now smile quite surreal watching the moon rise to the east while in heavy rain. And a flash to the SE
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#1443807 - 04/12/2017 20:54 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Hurricane force]
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Yeah, you might get lucky RF. It looks to building towards you!


Wow sure does doesn't it HF..Quite a ripper bit of stormage headed towards the G ...

Bugga of a day down here..got a bit above 33c..horribly humid and still..would have been a good day on the water if you wanted to know what a boiled lobster feels like.....

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#1443809 - 04/12/2017 21:14 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Good ol Gordonvale. Storm centre of the Cairns region. I had to check the radar upon reading this as I had no idea what was coming. And it does look to be splitting for me unfortunately. Hopefully a few closer rumbles than last night at least

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#1443812 - 04/12/2017 21:25 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Glad to clock up a few mm, was thinking about watering a few days ago laugh
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#1443814 - 04/12/2017 21:34 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Didn't totally split. Flogging down for 5 mins.

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#1443823 - 04/12/2017 22:05 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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21.6mm from that lot.
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#1443824 - 04/12/2017 22:09 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Wow, that just knocked 4.8°C off the temp in 40 mins.

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#1443826 - 04/12/2017 22:13 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: hickory]
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Wow, that just knocked 4.8°C off the temp in 40 mins.


Bloody beautiful isn't it?

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#1443848 - 05/12/2017 08:17 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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50mm overnight for me
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#1443854 - 05/12/2017 08:56 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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50!!!. Wow. I didn't even look but i would guess no more than 20 or so. I'll take it though. These consistent falls are meaning i don't have to top up the pool much compared to last year

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#1443856 - 05/12/2017 09:06 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Yeah, I had an earlier cell pop over the city and dumped 20mm in the gauge. The 2nd one dumped 30mm.
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#1443905 - 05/12/2017 13:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Didn't get more than a light sprinkle, so haven't bothered to check the gauges. :-/

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#1443926 - 05/12/2017 16:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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22mm last night, deliciously heavy rain for about 10 mins

The sky's were so clear for the first half of the day too. Growing things fast now
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#1443935 - 05/12/2017 16:39 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Looks like the ENSO Outlook has been raised to LA NINA

ENSO OUTLOOK
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#1443946 - 05/12/2017 17:54 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Fingers crossed it makes for a perfect wet season.

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#1443969 - 05/12/2017 20:41 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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A perfectly cloudless sky.

Quite a few new fires have sprung up to the west of Chillagoe and Crystalbrook, out along the Tate River. Makes for a grey sky in the west with a very red sun.

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#1443980 - 05/12/2017 22:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Lightning strikes @28?
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#1443987 - 05/12/2017 23:24 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Lightning strikes @28?


Don't know, but it's quite possible. Although according to Sentinel they started today.
https://sentinel.ga.gov.au/#/

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#1443993 - 06/12/2017 07:13 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Cold.... Only 19°C.

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#1444124 - 07/12/2017 15:19 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Dry week, SOI climbing like a ripper, La Nina (weak and short) on the way, everything just as green as it can be. Fairly hot yesterday just after lunch with car showing 35C
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#1444126 - 07/12/2017 15:56 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Chillagoe was something like that too Wandjina.

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#1444222 - 08/12/2017 11:53 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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My car was showing fan on 3 and aircon on flat out

Good to get up to Malanda early, app temp was 31.3c when I left at 6am. Quite warm here too though.
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#1444344 - 08/12/2017 21:37 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Warm in the car today coming back from Cairns.
pretty hot here too for the afternoon, and the March flies have finally arrived.

Just in the middle of an unpredicted nice mild storm. Might get a couple mms at least.

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#1444520 - 09/12/2017 20:38 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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In SE Qld and it’s the second night of serious thunderstorms in a row LOVING IT👍👍😀😀
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#1444556 - 10/12/2017 11:13 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Did I hear something about delayed onset of the wet season due to usually active monsoon activity in the northern hemisphere?
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#1444565 - 10/12/2017 14:51 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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It's called a double equatorial trough, it's common at this time of year. I wonder what the Siberian High is doing?

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#1444567 - 10/12/2017 16:22 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Chris Stumer]
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It's called a double equatorial trough, it's common at this time of year. I wonder what the Siberian High is doing?


Can you explain this further? Like what the Siberian High movements means for us here?
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#1444575 - 10/12/2017 21:24 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: drivenunder]
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Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Originally Posted By: Chris Stumer
It's called a double equatorial trough, it's common at this time of year. I wonder what the Siberian High is doing?


Can you explain this further? Like what the Siberian High movements means for us here?


Hey DU. I think the strength of the Siberian high has a massive effect on our monsoon. The stronger it is the further south it will push all other air masses and it will increase the cross equatorial flow goving us the monsoonal winds. Pretty sure that is how it works. Someone please correct me if i am wrong

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#1444577 - 10/12/2017 22:12 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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It all relates to Hadley Cells - have a google.

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#1444733 - 13/12/2017 14:55 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Finally a shower here in the city.

A few more would be good to help the firies put out that huge fire at Sim's Scrape Metal Works!!
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#1444943 - 16/12/2017 10:16 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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#1444982 - 16/12/2017 18:40 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Things are really drying out. What happened frown topped up pool and sprinkler on..
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#1444983 - 16/12/2017 18:46 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Boring as at the moment sleep sleep
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#1444984 - 16/12/2017 18:52 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Bluhhh....

Looks like there will be a few showers around soon, but nothing for zee interior.

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#1444994 - 16/12/2017 23:36 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Back to pretty much brown here. Watering a fair bit to keep a little pick around for the livestock. Frieda, my Jersey, does not seem to be struggling though thanks to the Mango tree in her night paddock. She probably needs to go on a diet.
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#1444997 - 17/12/2017 00:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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The green that was so vivid it hurt your eyes, has now faded considerably.

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#1445007 - 17/12/2017 08:14 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Coolish mornings down this way. More like October weather right now.

This last week has been pretty dry, but up until then we were getting some nice showers in the morning. I don't mind really as I have had a lot of concreting to do.

Might be a hot dry Christmas lunch. How Australian!

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#1445008 - 17/12/2017 08:36 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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After such a promising buildup it is looking likely to be the latest start to the rains since being in Mareeba. GFS only have 5mm forecast from now till 1st January.
Things can change and I really hope they do.
I have visitors from the 2nd jan so will probably be torrential rain from then on. 😂
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#1445022 - 17/12/2017 12:09 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Picked up 5mm overnight from that rouge scud around 1am
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#1445024 - 17/12/2017 12:38 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Picked up 0.8mm...
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#1445025 - 17/12/2017 12:40 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Best we can do out here is a bit of cloud that doesn't look like it will bring any rain at all. Just looks pretty. mad

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#1445255 - 19/12/2017 18:21 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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The grass has faded, and crunches as you walk over it.
Fire over towards the Featherbeds quite smokey.

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#1445374 - 20/12/2017 13:42 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Almost completely overcast, and nothing on the radar.
Hot, muggy, just 34 degrees, 40% humidity.
Real exciting stuff....

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#1445458 - 21/12/2017 09:38 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Well. DEC 21 and no hint of a monsoon yet. I would say the correlation between a couple of early nesting crocs and an early wet season just got a little weaker. Oh well. It was a fun concept frown

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#1445463 - 21/12/2017 11:19 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Summer soltice today!

Going to be a very dry December at Bilyana if we don't get some rain soon. At this stage, it's currently the second driest December on record... GFS continues to hint at some activity between 28/12 to 5/1.
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#1445464 - 21/12/2017 11:26 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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#1445481 - 21/12/2017 18:12 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Summer soltice today!

Tomorrow RD. (Can vary from 21st to 23rd.)

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#1445610 - 23/12/2017 16:06 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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This is pretty crazy...Lightning hitting water

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#1445612 - 23/12/2017 17:23 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Hurricane force]
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Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
This is pretty crazy...Lightning hitting water





Saw that one recently. Couldn't work out if it was just water or maybe it was o e of those rivers full of gas from fraccing

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#1445685 - 24/12/2017 18:16 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Methinks it's absolute bull$hit.
The camera is set up on a tripod, completely motionless and aiming exactly at the spot in question. Too suss.
I think it's some rednecks fishing with 'expanding bait'.

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#1445702 - 25/12/2017 03:23 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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What’s going on over there RF? Currently in France and looking back at home weather, is it ever going to start raining there? From the forecasts it looks hot .....


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#1445738 - 25/12/2017 14:45 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Watching from Vic myself Wanjina, dry as when I left.

Merry xmas all.
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#1445745 - 25/12/2017 16:31 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Did you fly or drive Ron...?....

Just got back from a 10 day road trip with the boy through central western Qld down to Western NSW..scored 42c one day,some hail another day ,caught a Murray Cod one afternoon,stuffed a diff seal and wheel bearings which wasn't much fun to fix in the heat another day..and paid over $1.60 a litre for fuel in one god forsaken place...and the staffy got a bit of heat exhaustion...soooo happy to be back home..

Bloody dry from Charters Towers south..and really dried off around here now too..a bit of a change from getting nearly 500 mm last month..sprinklers on to the keep the lawn green..at least the grass and weeds didn't grow too much whilst I was gone..

Merry xmas ..!

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#1445771 - 25/12/2017 19:39 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: hickory]
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Originally Posted By: hickory
Methinks it's absolute bull$hit.
The camera is set up on a tripod, completely motionless and aiming exactly at the spot in question. Too suss.
I think it's some rednecks fishing with 'expanding bait'.

merry xmas all,
I think this will show you what it really is in the water
https://www.snopes.com/lightning-striking-a-river/
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#1445819 - 26/12/2017 03:31 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: BongWater]
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Originally Posted By: BongWater

merry xmas all,
I think this will show you what it really is in the water
https://www.snopes.com/lightning-striking-a-river/

Interesting. You can count the 6 or 7 separate charges coming toward the camera after the det cord ignites the first charge.
Maybe this sort of thing would work instead of dredging the Cairns inlet. eek

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#1445826 - 26/12/2017 08:30 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Hi all.yesterday afternoon I was at house on a ridge looking out over the panorama between Broken Head and Lennox Head when we had a ripper storm go through. About an hour of constant lighting, wind an heavy rain. Absolutely magnificent
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#1445838 - 26/12/2017 11:15 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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This summer sucks so far... it has been quite cool and dry...

Any signs of a wet coming through? Or could it be another dud season?
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#1445841 - 26/12/2017 11:19 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Flew to Melb then got a car Pogo, went down Torquay way for a couple of days then up to Lakes Entrance area. Mostly mins in low teens and then max in low 20s. Like consant aircon really. Should warm up a bit more from today onward. Hopefully something will start up our way soon.
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#1446073 - 27/12/2017 19:25 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Hope something happens in the 5 weeks I am away. Be ultra dry if not
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#1446162 - 28/12/2017 19:04 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Hands up, who is checking the models at least three times per day to see when this god damn rain will arrive?

Me: Guilty!! grin
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#1446195 - 28/12/2017 21:34 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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Hands up, who is checking the models at least three times per day to see when this god damn rain will arrive?

We're better off watching the synoptic chart for the monsoon trough to start appearing above this side of Oz, Simmo.
Then we may be closer to seeing some action. Cairns A/P figures are 149.9mm down for this month alone. Only about 27mm for the month and none in the last 11 days is making the grass very crunchy to walk on.

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#1446207 - 28/12/2017 22:13 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Starting to look like the Dry Season again out here.

One of those teensy mini scattered shows came trundling across the northeast of us this afternoon. Somewhere got a little bit wet, we didn't. Heard a couple of rumbles which was nice.

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#1446223 - 29/12/2017 07:37 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Not too fussed about the monsoon hickory. Find it to be a bit of a let down most the time as the low that drags it down over us is usually to far out in the coral sea. Usually just gives us hot, sunny and humid weather.

Looks like there could be a few storms around next week with some good falls out your way C@28.
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#1446224 - 29/12/2017 07:49 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Got everything crossed Simmo.
This us the little storm that missed us yesterday.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CTUWcsvJBHvZiI6T4R5CsbUtlhABcBzL/view?usp=drivesdk

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#1446227 - 29/12/2017 08:10 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Yes December has been a bit dry. November stole all its rain.

Perhaps some good falls next week, especially in my neck of the woods. Having said that, the models back off pretty quick these days so any forcast outside of three days should not be strictly believed.

I am racing the clock to have all my landscaping and drainage sorted. I have been fortunate so far.

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#1446253 - 29/12/2017 13:37 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Looks like the dry season around the place at the moment. All the grass has turned brown again. Hopefully we can see some storm action next week.
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#1446255 - 29/12/2017 13:52 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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I reckon it's the dryest I have ever seen it.

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#1446272 - 29/12/2017 17:09 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Nice pic @28, currently sitting on Melb tarmac for last half hr waiting for a storm to pass. Saw a few nice crawlers in a storm that passed by near Lakes Entrance last night.
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#1446276 - 29/12/2017 17:31 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Thanks RF, it was an odd little storm, moving fast. Took about 4 minutes from the right side of the hill to the centre as I took a series of pics, and probably another 4 minutes to get right past it.

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#1446301 - 29/12/2017 23:11 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Nice pic C@28.
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#1446302 - 29/12/2017 23:35 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Thanks Simmo.

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#1446335 - 30/12/2017 15:18 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Pool evaporation is more than I have ever seen up here. 33 deg with only 48% humidity. IN Cairns in DECEMBER!!!!!! Phenomenal

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#1446367 - 30/12/2017 17:09 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Still 38.5 degrees at 4pm
AccuWeather on my phone is telling me 39.

Birdbath evaporating way too fast.

No rain in sight.
Forecast "up to 50mm" on Tuesday but I'll believe it when I see it.

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#1446451 - 31/12/2017 09:02 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
Dawgggg Offline
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Registered: 25/03/2007
Posts: 23687
Loc: Townsville
Cairns, Townsville will finish the year 300mm below average.

While Mackay has had 2100mm for the year and is 500mm above average. If I ever hear anyone whinge from there about it not raining i will lose it.

22mm here since October 19th.
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#1446486 - 31/12/2017 13:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 12962
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Second driest December on record for Bilyana (43mm vs 298mm average) but 2017 overall was about an average year (2556mm vs 2514mm av) thanks to an above average October and November. In fact October was the wettest on record.
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#1446527 - 31/12/2017 16:12 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
Simmo FNQ Offline
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Registered: 08/08/2012
Posts: 1672
Loc: Mareeba
30.4mm for December brings me to 898.4mm for the year.
After a cool November this December has been my hottest in Mareeba. No real extreme heat though, hottest day was today at 35.3c, but just constantly hot, coolest day was 30.3c.

Looking like 2018 is going to start of very hot and humid. Hopefully it brings some good storms.

Hope everyone has a happy new year!!! grin
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YTD: 1006.4mm
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2017: 898.4mm
2016: 491.4mm
2015: 826.2mm

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#1446530 - 31/12/2017 16:30 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
Brett Guy Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 05/10/2010
Posts: 5091
Loc: Bently Park, Cairns
I'd like to know what the average humidity was for cairns over December. Temperature is one thing and rain is another but in my opinion this would have to be the least humid December i have ever experiened up here by a big margin


Edited by Brett Guy (31/12/2017 16:31)

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#1446535 - 31/12/2017 17:04 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
cold@28 Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2011
Posts: 2429
Loc: Chillagoe
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#1446536 - 31/12/2017 17:18 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2017 [Re: Dawgggg]
AKM80 Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 11/10/2011
Posts: 520
Loc: Marian, QLD
It doesn’t rain that much anymore mate. Cyclone Debbie boosted our yearly rainfall, otherwise it would be fairly dismal.....

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