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#1443033 - 01/12/2017 08:55 North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017
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Discussion continues.
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#1443047 - 01/12/2017 09:25 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Nerd65 Offline
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Shouldn't these new tropical threads be entitled "Wet Season" rather than "Build Up" now it's December?
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#1443057 - 01/12/2017 10:08 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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You're correct, fixed it all up. wink
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#1443088 - 01/12/2017 12:40 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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For townsville it should be the hot dry season
When i lived there it was the warm dry season april to September then the hot dry from October to march wink
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#1443091 - 01/12/2017 12:50 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Cat Stevens wrote a song about Townsville I think it was called "I'm being followed by a rain shadow..."

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#1443135 - 01/12/2017 16:38 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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16mm at home at lunch time, was enjoyable at the time, humidity is a bitch now though
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December 2017 total - 40.0mm (130mm)
January 2018 total - 98.4mm (274mm)
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#1443241 - 02/12/2017 09:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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1mm at Rasmussen but 1klm down the road near Ring Road it was much heavier.
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#1443333 - 02/12/2017 16:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Just installed my weather station, now to wait for Wunderground to pick it up - one these https://www.ebay.com.au/i/262918587969?rt=nc

but I got it a little cheaper

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#1443370 - 02/12/2017 18:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice!

I should pull my finger out and get another one - Yasi 'borrowed' mine up at Bilyana and never returned it...
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#1443373 - 02/12/2017 18:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IQNSROSS3#history

Not sure about the wind direction - there is a re-calibration process for the southern hemisphere - pretty sure I followed it but my direction seems to be out compared to other sites


Edited by mitasol (02/12/2017 19:00)

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#1443377 - 02/12/2017 19:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Just keep tinkering - that's one of the best parts of getting a weather station. smile

Keep an eye on the official obs, and other stations in the area and eventually you'll get it pretty accurate.
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#1443379 - 02/12/2017 19:42 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Will wait for some sustained winds, maybe Iím right and they are wrong:)

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#1443391 - 02/12/2017 20:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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massive line formed over balfes creek, towers in the firing line tonight.
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December 2017 total - 40.0mm (130mm)
January 2018 total - 98.4mm (274mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 872.6mm (1122mm)

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#1443394 - 02/12/2017 21:02 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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It will split. One to the north, one to the south.

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#1443467 - 03/12/2017 09:34 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
mitasol Offline
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Right, sorted out the wind direction problem - there is a calibration instruction in the manual that states that it needs to be reversed in the Southern Hemisphere, but only if you reverse the mounting direction, which I didn't - so the solar collector is on the southern side, I doubt it will be an issue in North QLD smile and it is 3.8 m above ground level

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#1443513 - 03/12/2017 13:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Interested to see how it goes mitasol
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#1443515 - 03/12/2017 13:32 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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For most of the year the Sun is actually north of us. At midday in midwinter it is only at an elevation of approx. 47deg so for a lot of the year with it facing south I don't think the solar panel will be getting any direct sunlight. That unit has definitely been designed for mid/high latitudes with the solar panel at such a steep angle to the horizontal.
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#1443524 - 03/12/2017 14:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Nerd65]
mitasol Offline
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Originally Posted By: Nerd65
For most of the year the Sun is actually north of us. At midday in midwinter it is only at an elevation of approx. 47deg so for a lot of the year with it facing south I don't think the solar panel will be getting any direct sunlight. That unit has definitely been designed for mid/high latitudes with the solar panel at such a steep angle to the horizontal.


I'll see how it goes over the winter months, relatively easy to realign, just need to get on the roof

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#1443643 - 03/12/2017 22:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Been out past the Towers most of the day. Slow start to the day but come late arvo it really took off. Had the most active storm i have seen in years right on dusk. Was amazing to watch. All gone to rain now and surprise! A 30km gap tight over Tsv.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
December 2017 total - 40.0mm (130mm)
January 2018 total - 98.4mm (274mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 872.6mm (1122mm)

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#1443817 - 04/12/2017 21:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
another day sitting here sweating our butts off while every other centre along the east coast gets rain and/or storms, driving me totally nuts.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
December 2017 total - 40.0mm (130mm)
January 2018 total - 98.4mm (274mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 872.6mm (1122mm)

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