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#1462832 - 30/04/2018 13:17 Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018
Raindammit Offline
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#1462845 - 30/04/2018 16:25 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Vinnie Offline
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Registered: 17/05/2006
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Loc: Mulambin , Yeppoon Central Qld
Does the forecast for Rocky/Cap Coast/Emerald come from Brisbane now.. because it seems to never be as accurate as it was a few years back. Night temps in cooler months up here for example, forecast has changed to 18 deg tonight here but still had 20's every night before.

Is there no human input anymore?

Another example is saying Yeppoon has a 90 percent chance of rainfall in the wetter months and yet not one place in the region was wet. Some days it has been sunny . If it says 90 percent chance of showers in Yeppoon under Yeppoon I expect something but when nothing falls at all not even a drop it seems like they have got it all wrong.

I know forecasting isn't precise and is subject to error but a few years ago it seemed more accurate if that make sense?


Edited by Vinnie (30/04/2018 16:26)
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#1462905 - 01/05/2018 13:09 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I know that the rainfall forecasts from Rockhampton have been grosely overstated in the last decade or so.

If the forecast rainfall is 10mm I usually estimate we will get 1/4 or 25% of whats stated by the BOM. Seems to work out pretty well on most occasions.
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#1463090 - 04/05/2018 09:47 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Vinnie Offline
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Nights back to warm again . Doesn't feel like May .
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#1463139 - 05/05/2018 08:19 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Vinnie Offline
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Loc: Mulambin , Yeppoon Central Qld
Ok so looking ahead looks like some sort of shower activity on Monday and then next Saturday more winter like night temps, SW wind 13 deg night for Yeppoon predicted , will see what happens .

Good day for the lagoon to open, above average temp of 27 deg today.


Edited by Vinnie (05/05/2018 08:19)
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#1463231 - 06/05/2018 16:48 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: Gladstone, Queensland
Tomorrow’s forecast of 20-30mm would be good for the garden if it eventuates. Next weekend looking like our first taste of winter.

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#1463252 - 06/05/2018 18:48 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Vinnie Offline
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Loc: Mulambin , Yeppoon Central Qld
Yeah gonna be 12 deg... hard to believe as it is still quite warm at nights. Still feels like April .

From memory May last year wasn't cold or cool at all.


Edited by Vinnie (06/05/2018 18:49)
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#1463319 - 07/05/2018 15:35 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: North Rockhampton, QLD
Not as much rain as was expected today - all down Wide bay way.
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#1463328 - 07/05/2018 17:22 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Well I am not surprised.

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#1463340 - 07/05/2018 19:18 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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30mm at home today. Beautiful.
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#1463363 - 08/05/2018 07:42 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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What did fall seemed to be the usual these days of just south of Gladstone , all the way down the coast.

Bizarre how that persistent barrier is there this year. Then it ends around south of Mackay.

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#1463690 - 11/05/2018 17:16 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Vinnie Offline
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Loc: Mulambin , Yeppoon Central Qld
How come the humidity is 50 percent higher on the coast... dry change in Rocky not Yeppoon?
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#1463738 - 12/05/2018 15:10 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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The south westerlies weren't string enough to keep the seabreeze coming in yesterday i imagine, today is a different story though I think.

Humidity in the teens, nice dry clear day.
Minimum of 10.4c at my house this morning.
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#1463754 - 12/05/2018 22:04 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: North Rockhampton, QLD
Currently 9.3c

I'm not sure how the BoM figure we would've only dropped off to 10c tonight as today was 4c cooler max temp wise and even lower humidity compared to yesterday.

I'll estimate a minimum here of 7.3c wink
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#1463872 - 15/05/2018 09:26 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Vinnie Offline
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Registered: 17/05/2006
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Loc: Mulambin , Yeppoon Central Qld
15 deg was the forecast this morning but woke up to 11 deg. lol.
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#1463892 - 15/05/2018 16:45 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: North Rockhampton, QLD
Last three days mornings have been 7.8, 7.3 and 8.8c.
They're going for 15 tonight so I'll say 12.
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#1464013 - 17/05/2018 20:33 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Rhys.]
Hailin Offline
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Loc: Moranbah/Glenella
Bit of rain here in Moranbah this arvie. I'm guessing about 10mm.
We've had 4mm in the last 2 months so it's very welcome😊

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#1464151 - 21/05/2018 16:28 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Vinnie Offline
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Registered: 17/05/2006
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Loc: Mulambin , Yeppoon Central Qld
If we're getting temps like this now at night and it's not even winter yet I wonder what winter is going to be like.

My guess, it is going to be cooler than last years.
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#1464444 - 28/05/2018 11:59 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Registered: 17/02/2015
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Loc: Golden Beach
Any CQ fishos care to stick their neck out and give me bit of local knowledge on the coastal waters for this weekend. Friday, Sat and Sunday. Thinking of heading out past Fitzroy and don't want a shattered vertibrae.Many thanks in advance!

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#1464730 - 01/06/2018 07:58 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Registered: 29/09/2007
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Loc: near Rockhampton, Qld
What horrible weather. Cold and dry.

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