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#1474748 - 27/10/2018 10:59 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Just walked past a mango looked like a nai-doc, had nearly ripe and some pea sized mangos just finishing the second flowering.


Is there some thinking around this? Early ripe mangoes = good / bad / early / late wet season or something? I know its not science, but any thoughts around this?
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#1474755 - 27/10/2018 13:49 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: drivenunder]
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Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Just walked past a mango looked like a nai-doc, had nearly ripe and some pea sized mangos just finishing the second flowering.


Is there some thinking around this? Early ripe mangoes = good / bad / early / late wet season or something? I know its not science, but any thoughts around this?


I have a very young bowen, 4 years old I think. First fruit that has remained on the tree - 10. Three days away and came back to find 2 on the ground. 6 seeds, and 2 on the tree.

The 2 on the ground were almost ripe, and undamaged. I'm about to eat one this afternoon. :))

Chillagoe is always ahead of Dimbulah. So whatever it is, they are still in sync....or their usual out of sync.

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#1474756 - 27/10/2018 14:24 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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A coastal mango grower from Mossman at Rusties market was saying the Mango season isn't too good this year on his property as it has been very windy and most of the trees on his farm pushed there energy into growing leaves rather than flowers due to all the rain earlier this Year in Jan-April. He went on to say that if we had a mild wet this year we would see a good flush next year if its doesn't rain during the flowering period- winter 2019.

Be interesting to hearing from the tablelands how well there mangoes are going?

There have been some good mangoes at the market especially the exotics like Keo Savoy and the Rabaul long mango from the PNG woman. Bowen mangoes have been ok too but not very sweet- most are from Darwin.

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#1474757 - 27/10/2018 15:04 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Warm out here. Another half hour to the hottest part of the day, and 4 or 5 hours to the driest part of the day.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j0eyldvgKVpfdaXUnPfYRdGRsqXQkriy/view?usp=drivesdk

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#1474760 - 27/10/2018 15:43 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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35c around Midday here
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#1474762 - 27/10/2018 16:21 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Those Darwin Mango's are pretty [censored] to tell the truth, hope mine arn't that bad. Got a net over the 15-20 on my 2 yr old tree. My early lychees ar all but gone, need a bigger net.

Geez you got a cyclone out there @28 - 951HPa shocked
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#1474763 - 27/10/2018 16:52 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Pacman]
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Originally Posted By: Pacman
Be interesting to hearing from the tablelands how well there mangoes are going?


Not a mango grower but I have 2 trees, different varieties. Not sure what varieties they are. Both trees are laden with fruit. Not quite as much on one as last year, dropped a lot during this hot October.
More on the other one than last year. This tree is shaded in the afternoon by some large gum tree so that is probably why it has not dropped as many.

Max of 35.6c today. DP fluctuating between 4c and 8c. Lips are feeling dry again.
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#1474783 - 28/10/2018 11:10 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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12.6c this morning. Woke up cold and had to put a jumper on.
Already hot out there and temp climbing at 4.5c/hr. Would not be surprised if we get to 37/38 today. Maybe even hotter if the breeze is a little later than normal.

EDIT: Just notice the MAP DP has taken a plunge and is now at -4.2c. Still at 11.3c here.



Edited by Simmo FNQ (28/10/2018 11:12)
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#1474792 - 28/10/2018 15:36 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Bloody nippy this morning on the coast as well, Simmo…

Very strange bit of weather down here today...wind is currently 24 knots at Lucinda gusting to 26 from a northerly direction.....however Cairns and Townsville are currently around 10 knots....missus got back from the beach and said she was glad we didn't go to the reef today....I'm not a fan anymore of 20 knots plus seas...


Does that indicate we have a little localised front moving through my area...?


We might try and get out Tuesday if it doesn't get over 10 knots...

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#1474793 - 28/10/2018 16:12 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Maxed 37.4c here today. Bloody hot. At least it is not humid so the heat is bearable. DP is hovering around 6c so humidity is around 15%.
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#1474795 - 28/10/2018 16:54 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Maxed 40.2°C at 2pm today.
Humidity still dropping, currently 10%.

Mercy dash to the vet at midnight. Still 30° here, got to Mareeba in 15°. No appropriate clothing....
Sadly my friend's dog was too sick to be saved. frown


Edited by cold@28 (28/10/2018 16:55)

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#1474796 - 28/10/2018 17:01 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yeah man, she's drier than a nuns nasty. Bout 35 again today, humidity lower than a federal politician.
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#1474819 - 28/10/2018 20:24 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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42 top here today with an overnight low of just under 14. Mighty big swing in temperature.

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#1474822 - 28/10/2018 20:41 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: marakai]
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Originally Posted By: marakai
42 top here today with an overnight low of just under 14. Mighty big swing in temperature.

You beat me marakai. I'm glad I wasn't there.

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#1474828 - 28/10/2018 22:40 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Spent most of the hottest part of the day wallowing in the creek quaffing Pina coladas, one has to learn how to deal with these harsh environments right? smile

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#1474839 - 29/10/2018 06:57 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: marakai]
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Originally Posted By: marakai
Spent most of the hottest part of the day wallowing in the creek quaffing Pina coladas, one has to learn how to deal with these harsh environments right? smile


We got no water in our creek at Chillagoe 😭😭

It is dry again, for the second time.
Last time about 2 or 3 years ago was the first time it had dried up in about 60 years.

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#1474840 - 29/10/2018 07:49 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I don't know how you manage it out there c@28. I'll never forget my visit out there in Summer. It was like a blast furnace with that hot north wind blowing. I reckon I've discovered the best climate in Qld now although will likely be back in the wet tropics in a few years, but nearer the coast when we build again on our block.
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#1474841 - 29/10/2018 08:15 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Ha ha CF. Sometimes I don't know either. Just do extended siesta... I don't have an aversion to perspiration, that could help.

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#1474858 - 29/10/2018 12:11 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Data for Coen AP looks out of whack, max of 39.9c at like 10:58am, while 11am obs say 34.7c
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#1474864 - 29/10/2018 16:18 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OxX0k6_cSkknuVx6F4Y9otB4W6Rxlf2_

Warmest day in 8.5 years here, that I've been aware of.
42.2 degreesC at 2.50pm.

Heat usually peaks at 2.30pm. Humidity peaks at the end of the day.

Everything is parched.

Even the meat ants take a long siesta in the middle of the day.

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