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#1478078 - 02/12/2018 08:10 North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018
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Discussion continues.
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#1478118 - 02/12/2018 10:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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and hopefully some decent rain with a developing tc out there.
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April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
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#1478257 - 03/12/2018 18:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Really nice cells developing at the moment.

Might bring us good rain maybe.

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR734.loop.shtml#skip
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Rs tl 2018-19 Wet Season. > 2018 tl 903.0mm - Decem month 223.2mm - 275.82mm - feb-2019 month 883.5mm Mar 173.4mm
> 01/01/2019 1:46pm (04-17-19_ 06:23 pm) Yr 1261mm / Weekly rain 0.0mm month 5.4mm / 0.0mm

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#1478262 - 03/12/2018 18:14 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Edited by Mathew (03/12/2018 18:15)
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Rs tl 2018-19 Wet Season. > 2018 tl 903.0mm - Decem month 223.2mm - 275.82mm - feb-2019 month 883.5mm Mar 173.4mm
> 01/01/2019 1:46pm (04-17-19_ 06:23 pm) Yr 1261mm / Weekly rain 0.0mm month 5.4mm / 0.0mm

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#1478272 - 03/12/2018 19:17 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Small chance showers maybe tonight.
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Rs tl 2018-19 Wet Season. > 2018 tl 903.0mm - Decem month 223.2mm - 275.82mm - feb-2019 month 883.5mm Mar 173.4mm
> 01/01/2019 1:46pm (04-17-19_ 06:23 pm) Yr 1261mm / Weekly rain 0.0mm month 5.4mm / 0.0mm

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#1478276 - 03/12/2018 19:34 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I hope so, mulched my front garden and some rain would be perfect but its probably wishful thinking......having said that there is a lovely blob just to the south


Edited by hanksy (03/12/2018 19:48)

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#1478282 - 03/12/2018 19:50 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: hanksy]
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I think you maybe right.

Showers-small chance of an storms tonight.
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Rs tl 2018-19 Wet Season. > 2018 tl 903.0mm - Decem month 223.2mm - 275.82mm - feb-2019 month 883.5mm Mar 173.4mm
> 01/01/2019 1:46pm (04-17-19_ 06:23 pm) Yr 1261mm / Weekly rain 0.0mm month 5.4mm / 0.0mm

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#1478291 - 03/12/2018 20:27 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Probably 50/50 I reckon wink

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#1478300 - 03/12/2018 21:08 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Was brief but heavy in BG, looks like round 2 might be on it's way.
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#1478304 - 03/12/2018 21:55 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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We had from that 1 round about 2.4mm that was about it's mate.
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Rs tl 2018-19 Wet Season. > 2018 tl 903.0mm - Decem month 223.2mm - 275.82mm - feb-2019 month 883.5mm Mar 173.4mm
> 01/01/2019 1:46pm (04-17-19_ 06:23 pm) Yr 1261mm / Weekly rain 0.0mm month 5.4mm / 0.0mm

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#1478322 - 04/12/2018 07:23 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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best of it just missed us to the south for round 1 and to the north for 2. same old townsville. still a few mm's on an otherwise hot and muggy night. took me by surprise a bit, wasnt expecting anything at all, so i guess thats a bonus.
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Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1478327 - 04/12/2018 08:46 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Should hopefully have another shot today Mick!
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#1478341 - 04/12/2018 11:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Mick10]
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More severe storms today and Tue/Wed.


They are likely to be severe once again.

Note

There is an storms warning out at the moment for QLD.
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ21033.shtml


Edited by Mathew (04/12/2018 11:49)
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Rs tl 2018-19 Wet Season. > 2018 tl 903.0mm - Decem month 223.2mm - 275.82mm - feb-2019 month 883.5mm Mar 173.4mm
> 01/01/2019 1:46pm (04-17-19_ 06:23 pm) Yr 1261mm / Weekly rain 0.0mm month 5.4mm / 0.0mm

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#1478380 - 04/12/2018 16:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Some activity is developing to the SW, heading NE towards the city. Fingers crossed!
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#1478396 - 04/12/2018 16:55 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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good cells out there, with the moisture availability i thought it would have gone off bigger and better than last night.
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Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1478402 - 04/12/2018 17:32 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Mick10]
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Yeah mate your right there.

They look super and great at the moment.

Let hope they make it's to the coast that big if once again.

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR734.loop.shtml
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Rs tl 2018-19 Wet Season. > 2018 tl 903.0mm - Decem month 223.2mm - 275.82mm - feb-2019 month 883.5mm Mar 173.4mm
> 01/01/2019 1:46pm (04-17-19_ 06:23 pm) Yr 1261mm / Weekly rain 0.0mm month 5.4mm / 0.0mm

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#1478408 - 04/12/2018 17:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice line of cells approach us. 3mm from yesterdays noise and light show. I expected a lot less than that though.
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#1478413 - 04/12/2018 18:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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There going around the dome now

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#1478416 - 04/12/2018 18:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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splitsville yet again.
upper winds are meant to be from the SW at 20kn today, that cell to the south is going east.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1478488 - 05/12/2018 15:34 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Mick10]
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Hi mate,

The Townsville radar looking very good at the moment heavy rain Severe Storms.

There is lot of active storms this afternoon by look of things.

We have an good chance today.

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR731.loop.shtml#skip
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Rs tl 2018-19 Wet Season. > 2018 tl 903.0mm - Decem month 223.2mm - 275.82mm - feb-2019 month 883.5mm Mar 173.4mm
> 01/01/2019 1:46pm (04-17-19_ 06:23 pm) Yr 1261mm / Weekly rain 0.0mm month 5.4mm / 0.0mm

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#1478504 - 05/12/2018 17:41 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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The models have got those storms west of us heading south east


Edited by Red Watch (05/12/2018 17:42)

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#1478532 - 05/12/2018 19:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Very slow moving storms so far.

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#1478540 - 05/12/2018 20:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Wowee some close lightning here. Pouring down at the moment.

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#1478554 - 05/12/2018 21:23 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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44.2 mm out of that ripper storm grin

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#1478579 - 06/12/2018 06:50 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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16.6mm here, was total white out conditions at the Lavarack Barracks lights around 9pm.

all models now showing ex Owen moving SW and giving Mackay to Rocky and flooding event. Just another low/tc moving too far south, same thing over and over every year.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1478581 - 06/12/2018 07:17 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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ACCESS-R and EC push the system a bit further North, so hopefully we are still in for a chance of some semi decent rain.
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#1478582 - 06/12/2018 07:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Let's hope it's a bit further north than Mackay. Cardwell would be good. EC is still showing a gulf low around December 15. Maybe we can get some love from that one?


Edited by Wezza (06/12/2018 07:22)

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#1478586 - 06/12/2018 07:27 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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On another note, there were reports of the highway between Charters Towers & Townsville being cut last night during that storm. It will be interesting to see where exactly it was if it's true. There have been reports of hail around Charters Towers from that storm also, I thought I could hear some on our roof at one stage.

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#1478593 - 06/12/2018 08:03 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Only a few frames to see at this stage of the morning, but the Low seems to be moving WNW on the animated visible sat image. It's currently around 650Km East of Cairns, 590Km ENE of Townsville.
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#1478611 - 06/12/2018 11:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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We had really good rainfalls here the another night.

month 33.3mm / 7.5mm


Edited by Mathew (06/12/2018 11:21)
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Rs tl 2018-19 Wet Season. > 2018 tl 903.0mm - Decem month 223.2mm - 275.82mm - feb-2019 month 883.5mm Mar 173.4mm
> 01/01/2019 1:46pm (04-17-19_ 06:23 pm) Yr 1261mm / Weekly rain 0.0mm month 5.4mm / 0.0mm

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#1478631 - 06/12/2018 15:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looking good today once again for more storms for Townsville.

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR734.loop.shtml#skip


Edited by Mathew (06/12/2018 15:28)
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Rs tl 2018-19 Wet Season. > 2018 tl 903.0mm - Decem month 223.2mm - 275.82mm - feb-2019 month 883.5mm Mar 173.4mm
> 01/01/2019 1:46pm (04-17-19_ 06:23 pm) Yr 1261mm / Weekly rain 0.0mm month 5.4mm / 0.0mm

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#1478648 - 06/12/2018 17:45 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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i hate these SE set ups, heaps of showers out to sea in the moist flow, heaps of showers inland cause of heating, and we get nothing in the between. been like this all day.
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Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1478663 - 06/12/2018 19:41 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Another 20.7mm here today. Training solidly from Mingela through to Charters Towers this afternoon. There's water everywhere around Selheim.

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#1478672 - 06/12/2018 21:17 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Mick10]
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That what I am think now back to showers.

More better chance tomorrow and maybe Saturday
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Rs tl 2018-19 Wet Season. > 2018 tl 903.0mm - Decem month 223.2mm - 275.82mm - feb-2019 month 883.5mm Mar 173.4mm
> 01/01/2019 1:46pm (04-17-19_ 06:23 pm) Yr 1261mm / Weekly rain 0.0mm month 5.4mm / 0.0mm

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#1478674 - 06/12/2018 21:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Ingham just got nailed! Rain, wind and massive lightning - fantastic!
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#1478681 - 06/12/2018 23:32 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Mick10]
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It's looks like the rain/showers coming from the sea at the moment.

There is a lot of cells developing by the look of things.
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR731.loop.shtml#skip
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Rs tl 2018-19 Wet Season. > 2018 tl 903.0mm - Decem month 223.2mm - 275.82mm - feb-2019 month 883.5mm Mar 173.4mm
> 01/01/2019 1:46pm (04-17-19_ 06:23 pm) Yr 1261mm / Weekly rain 0.0mm month 5.4mm / 0.0mm

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#1478693 - 07/12/2018 07:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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GFS has ex-Owen crossing just north of Townsville. Sunday looks good for rain if it comes off.

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#1478742 - 07/12/2018 18:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays and parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:57 pm Friday, 7 December 2018.
Heavy rainfall likely to develop between Innisfail and St Lawrence on Saturday night and Sunday.

Weather Situation:
At 5pm AEST Friday, ex-tropical cyclone Owen was located in the Coral Sea about 570 km east-northeast of Cairns. Ex-tropical cyclone Owen is expected to move closer to the Queensland coast over the weekend.
Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop in coastal and adjacent inland areas between Innisfail and St Lawrence on Saturday night and continue into Sunday.
Six hourly totals in excess of 150mm are possible.
Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Proserpine, Bowen, Townsville, Palm Island, Collinsville, Hamilton Island, Ingham, Innisfail, Ayr, Cardwell and Lucinda.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1478745 - 07/12/2018 18:30 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice to see, will need ex-Owen to approach the coast North of the Herbie Burdie for us to see any decent rainfall.
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#1478827 - 08/12/2018 18:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Queensland
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays and parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:05 pm Saturday, 8 December 2018.
Heavy rainfall expected for areas between Mareeba and St Lawrence tonight and Sunday.

Plan Image
Weather Situation:
At 4pm AEST Saturday, ex-tropical cyclone Owen was located in the Coral Sea about 360 km east of Cairns. Ex-tropical cyclone Owen is expected to move west-southwest and approach the north Queensland coast Sunday.
Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop in coastal and adjacent inland areas between Mareeba and St Lawrence tonight and continue into Sunday.
Six hourly totals in excess of 150mm are possible.
Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Proserpine, Collinsville, Hamilton Island, Bowen, Townsville, Palm Island, Ingham, Lucinda, Cardwell, Tully, Innisfail and Mareeba.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Saturday.
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#1478841 - 08/12/2018 19:11 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Thanks for posting that raindammit 🙂 really helpful in Ayr with grandkids who are meant to go back to townsville tomorrow & was wondering about lastest warnings

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#1478876 - 09/12/2018 06:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Radar😮 Bring it.

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#1478881 - 09/12/2018 07:08 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I know! Just come on up, should be here soon 🙂

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#1478889 - 09/12/2018 08:29 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks like the system will cross just South of Cairns, GFS has the focus of the heaviest falls around Townsville though.
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#1478891 - 09/12/2018 08:51 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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We just cant win a trick. Low is way toofar north. NTC will get pounded we will be lucky to get moderate falls. Our flow still ese and drying up as rain moves over ranges.
Only hope is flow changes. Bowen has ene. Hopefully we get that.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1478910 - 09/12/2018 10:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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13mm in the Nylex this morning brings my December rainfall total to 18mm.
Only 20C when I got up and Mrs Next door is in a hoodie having her first durrie of the day.
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#1478939 - 09/12/2018 12:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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C'mon please rain.

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#1478958 - 09/12/2018 13:49 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice steady rain, a lot cooler than it has been as well. Lovely.
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#1479038 - 09/12/2018 22:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mathew Offline
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I am with you there on that one.

Nice weather at the moment Townsville.

I am enjoying it's. smile
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#1479048 - 10/12/2018 00:01 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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HLB now outta the warning zone... next please
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#1479101 - 10/12/2018 09:34 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Another 19mm this morning. Dam has had a very small inflow with capacity increased from 61.2% to 61.6%
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#1479117 - 10/12/2018 11:08 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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well hopefully ex owen comes back as the models suggest and bring us something. GFS has it as 993hPa over woodstock next saturday. EC right over us at 991hPa. Problem is it will be moving very quickly.

So an unstable week ahead, showers storm etc, hopefully some gales and few hours of heavy rain from ex owen next weekend then on the northern side of the system we are back to fine and dry.
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#1479123 - 10/12/2018 11:32 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice flow coming in from the East this morning as well, should continue to be good for a few showers through the day.
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#1479277 - 11/12/2018 08:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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63mm to 7:00am in BG. smile
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#1479282 - 11/12/2018 08:49 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Not bad RD! This forum is awfully quiet even with decent rainfall. Hopefully things liven up next weekend if everything goes to plan with Owen.

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#1479289 - 11/12/2018 09:39 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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52.8mm last 24 hours here, taken me above 100mm for the month
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#1479300 - 11/12/2018 10:25 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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GFS is still sticking with e-Owen moving SE, coming close to Townsville on Saturday night/early Sunday morning:

Rain (Sunday, 1am)


Wind (Sunday, 1am)
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#1479311 - 11/12/2018 11:50 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:22 am Tuesday, 11 December 2018.

Heavy thunderstorms training along the northeast tropical coast
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Weather Situation:Thunderstorms are training along numerous convergent zones, particularly around the Daintree and Ingham.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Ingham, Cardwell, Tully, Wujal Wujal, Daintree Village, Abergowrie and Lucinda.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 1:25 pm.
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#1479375 - 11/12/2018 18:10 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Have you ever seen TSV forecast (by BOM) for 120-200mm?! Cmon everyone - lets get excited! Is going to be a qild weekend in the north!


Edited by CuNimJim (11/12/2018 18:11)
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#1479380 - 11/12/2018 18:36 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: CuNimJim]
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Must be a typo, I'm sure they meant 10-20mm.

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#1479389 - 11/12/2018 19:55 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: CuNimJim]
Mathew Offline
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Have a look at this rainfalls map.
Thursday, December 13 Townsville.

It's looks great for us.
http://stormcast.com.au/stormcast.html?ops=gfs:2018121100:2018121306:qld:li:null:0#sc


Edited by Mathew (11/12/2018 20:07)
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#1479556 - 12/12/2018 12:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Ollieo Offline
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Whilst all eyes are on Owen the little low near Flinders reef has crept towards us. Nice little circulation on the high res satellite and appearing on the radar now. If we're lucky enough to have it reach the coast it could be a wet night

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#1479557 - 12/12/2018 12:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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BOM aren't really interested in it though, they don't seem to think it will have an impact rainfall wise. The radar tends to support this at the moment. Here it is on the visual sat image, heading steadily West:

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#1479579 - 12/12/2018 14:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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More rain, another night of Nosh? Nah just wishful thinking.
another 21mm on last 2 days so December numbers are creeping up.
Youngest daughter has a Nursing Ball on Saturday. I told her to buy a pair of gumboots as its at Rydges at South Townsville.
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#1479580 - 12/12/2018 14:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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No chance of a Noah, the Low will be moving too quickly.

Meteye is forecasting some strong winds for Townsville on Saturday night (70+km/h).
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#1479581 - 12/12/2018 14:27 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.
Flood Watch for the Gulf of Carpentaria, south Cape York Peninsula and North Tropical Coast catchments

Issued at 1:03 pm EST on Wednesday 12 December 2018

Flood Watch Number: 5

River level rises are likely across the Flood Watch area this week and into the weekend.

Heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Cyclone Owen is expected across the Cape York Peninsula and Gulf coast for at least the next 24 to 48 hours, extending to the North Tropical Coast from Friday evening and through the weekend as the cyclone tracks southeast.

Significant rainfall has been recorded across the Flood Watch area over the last three days.

River rises are expected in response to the forecast rain, with the possibility of minor flooding developing in the flood watch area. The situation will be closely monitored and Flood Warnings will be issued if required.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to local flooding.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Settlement Creek

Nicholson River

Leichhardt River

Lower Flinders River

Norman River

Gilbert River

Coleman and Edward Rivers

Mitchell River

Staaten River

Daintree River

Mossman River

Barron River

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Johnstone River

Tully River

Murray River

Herbert River

Black River

Ross and Bohle Rivers


A Flood Warning is current for the Murray River.

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings for Queensland.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml
Flood Safety Advice:

This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings.

Remember: If it's flooded, forget it.

For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts.

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of 27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.

Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/
Next Issue:

The next Flood Watch will be issued by 01:00 pm EST on Thursday 13 December 2018.
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#1479614 - 12/12/2018 17:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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district forecast for Saturday -

Saturday 15 December
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to northeasterly 30 to 45 km/h during the morning then shifting west to southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h during the afternoon. Damaging wind gusts to 120 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Owen. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
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#1479862 - 13/12/2018 13:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Look at all those rivers!!!

Flood Watch for the Gulf of Carpentaria, south Cape York Peninsula and coastal catchments from Cape Tribulation to Rainbow Beach
Issued at 12:44 pm EST on Thursday 13 December 2018

Flood Watch Number: 6

Widespread flooding is likely across the Flood Watch area over the weekend and into next week, with moderate to major flooding possible in some areas.

Heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Cyclone Owen is expected across the Cape York Peninsula and Gulf coast during Thursday and Friday. Rainfall will extend to the North Tropical Coast from Friday evening and extend southeast through coastal catchments over the weekend.

Significant rainfall has been recorded across northern parts of the Flood Watch area over the last few days.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to local flooding.

The situation will be closely monitored and Flood Warnings issued when required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Settlement Creek
Nicholson River
Leichhardt River
Lower Flinders River
Norman River
Gilbert River
Coleman and Edward Rivers
Mitchell River
Staaten River
Daintree River
Mossman River
Barron River
Mulgrave and Russell Rivers
Johnstone River
Tully River
Murray River
Herbert River
Black River
Ross and Bohle Rivers
Haughton River
Belyando and Suttor Rivers to Burdekin Falls Dam
Cape River to Burdekin Falls Dam
Burdekin River to Burdekin Falls Dam
Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam
Don and Proserpine Rivers
Pioneer River
Dawson and Don Rivers
Comet and Nogoa Rivers
Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek
Mackenzie and Fitzroy Rivers and Shoalwater and Water Park Creeks
Calliope River
Boyne River
Baffle Creek
Kolan River
Burnett River
Burrum and Cherwell Rivers
Mary River

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings for Queensland.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

Flood Safety Advice:
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings.

Remember: If it's flooded, forget it.

For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts.

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of 27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.

Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/

Next Issue:
The next Flood Watch will be issued by 01:00 pm EST on Friday 14 December 2018.
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#1479913 - 13/12/2018 16:27 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Wezza Offline
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Those storms out west look like they're gonna spoil the Christmas Fair in Charters Towers.

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#1479924 - 13/12/2018 17:09 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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May even make it to Townsville!
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#1479928 - 13/12/2018 17:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Leesome Offline
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Big emphasis on "May"
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#1479946 - 13/12/2018 18:03 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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I know areas North and South of us have a similar forecast, but you don't see this everyday for Townsville:

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#1479971 - 13/12/2018 18:23 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES
For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, North West, Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:11 pm Thursday, 13 December 2018.
Severe storms heading towards Townsville, through the southern inland and in parts of the North West.

Plan Image
Weather Situation:
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones over the next several hours in parts of the Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts. Locations which may be affected include Goondiwindi, Inglewood, Miles and Tara.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in the Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and North West districts. Locations which may be affected include Charters Towers, Townsville, Ingham and Clare.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Maranoa and Warrego district. Locations which may be affected include Hebel.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Central Highlands and Coalfields district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
72km/hr wind gust at St George at 2:30pm.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 8:15 pm.
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#1480006 - 13/12/2018 19:05 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Wezza Offline
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Christmas Fair cancelled. Can't say the rain was super heavy but there was a lot of lightning and thunder and wind.

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#1480013 - 13/12/2018 19:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
hickory Offline
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Was watching that line of storms approaching from your west,- looked very impressive but now starting to break up a bit.

A very common occurrence here in Cns, where the escarpment chomps them up before they get here.

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#1480031 - 13/12/2018 19:49 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Just under 7mm in 4 minutes at Townsville AP, wind gust to 63km/h.
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#1480039 - 13/12/2018 20:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Nerd65 Offline
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Between 6:36pm and 6:47pm the rainfall rate at Townsville AP averaged approx 50mm/h. Not too bad.
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#1480055 - 13/12/2018 20:23 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2007
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Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Its a tad wettish. Weather station recorded 18.1mm in 8 minutes, meh. Waiting for it to blow over and have a look at my Nylex. Auto weather station is horrible at recording rainfall and under reports on just about every event.
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#1480076 - 13/12/2018 20:55 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
GrannyK Offline
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Big storm just rolled through Ayr, big thunder & lighting show heavy rain & lost power at the start. Cool breeze now so that good. Old Queenslander about 1.5m off the ground so hits nearby could really feel vibrations from ground up

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#1480230 - 14/12/2018 09:08 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
modelling is not great for us. likely that Owen could be too far east and out into the coral sea now. That far east will give us sfa.
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#1480247 - 14/12/2018 09:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Latest GFS is still looking good for Townsville, in fact the best it has for days:



Will just have to wait and see what happens now I guess Mick. At least we should see some good storm activity over the next couple of days.
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#1480477 - 14/12/2018 17:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Queensland
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and parts of Peninsula, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:53 pm Friday, 14 December 2018.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen will move into the tropical interior on Saturday with heavy rainfall and damaging winds developing.


Weather Situation:
Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen lies over the central Gulf of Carpentaria approximately 190km north of Mornington Island. Tropical Cyclone Owen is expected to continue moving in a easterly track and is forecast to cross the southeast Gulf coast Saturday morning as a category 4 system. The tropical cyclone will move inland and transition into an ex-tropical cyclone by Saturday afternoon. Damaging winds and heavy rainfall are likely to develop in the warning area during Saturday afternoon and evening. The most significant impacts are likely with the passage of the low, however there remains some uncertainty with the movement and strength of the system.
Note a tropical cyclone warning or watch is current for central and western parts of Cape York Peninsula.
Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop within the warning area tomorrow.
6 hour totals of between 100-200mm are possible with locally higher falls in thunderstorms and in vicinity of the ex-tropical cyclone.
Damaging winds, with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h, are likely to develop near the ex-tropical cyclone in the tropical interior during Saturday morning or afternoon, and possibly develop in the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, and northern Herbert and Lower Burdekin, during Saturday afternoon or evening.
Locations which may be affected include Cairns, Innisfail, Tully, Chillagoe, Port Douglas, Cardwell and Mareeba.
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#1480512 - 14/12/2018 19:03 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Tsv is going to get bugger all, will cross to our north so showery on sunday but low will continue to head east and give all the good juice to the NTC yet again, same areas that did well from it last weekend.
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April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
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#1480531 - 14/12/2018 19:38 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Yup seems that way Mick.

Maybe Townsville will see something if he approaches the coast again as forecast?
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#1480655 - 15/12/2018 05:35 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
the SWW has been extended south to include Townsville (just)

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and parts of Peninsula, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:17 am Saturday, 15 December 2018.
Tropical Cyclone Owen will move east over the northern interior today with heavy rainfall and damaging winds developing.
Weather Situation:
Tropical Cyclone Owen crossed the southeast Gulf of Carpentaria coast between Kowanyama and Gilbert River Mouth in the early hours of today. Tropical Cyclone Owen is expected to continue moving east southeastwards over the northern interior of Queensland through today while gradually transitioning to a tropical low.
Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop over the warning area through this afternoon and evening. 6 hour totals of between 100-200mm are possible, particularly with thunderstorms. The heavy rainfall may persist into Sunday, particularly about the coast, as the system moves further east or southeast towards the Coral Sea.
Damaging winds, with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h, are likely near the system as it moves east over the northern interior during today, and may extend to the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district through this afternoon and evening.
There is some possibility the low will move offshore of the east tropical coast during Sunday. At this point the system is deemed to have a low to moderate chance of reforming off the east tropical coast during Sunday or Monday. The situation will be monitored carefully and tropical cyclone advisories issued if the risk increases.
Note a tropical cyclone warning remains current for the northern Gulf Country and southern parts of the Peninsula district.
Locations which may be affected include Chillagoe, Port Douglas, Cairns, Mareeba, Innisfail, Tully, Cardwell, Ingham, Palm Island and Townsville.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AEST Saturday.
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#1480657 - 15/12/2018 06:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yup, looks like Owen took quite a sharp (and unexpected) SE turn overnight. Hopefully he'll commence a more ESE track as the day goes on.

Despite this, some models (such as GFS) aren't showing any significant rainfall for the NTC or Herbie Burdie from this system.
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#1480663 - 15/12/2018 07:10 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Light showers just kicking in at Nelly Bay this morning.

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#1480767 - 15/12/2018 12:02 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and parts of Peninsula, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:31 am Saturday, 15 December 2018.
Tropical Cyclone Owen will move east over the northern interior today with heavy rainfall and damaging winds developing.

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Weather Situation:
Tropical Cyclone Owen crossed the southeast Gulf of Carpentaria coast between Kowanyama and Gilbert River Mouth in the early hours of today. Tropical Cyclone Owen is expected to continue moving east southeastwards over the northern interior of Queensland through today while gradually transitioning to a tropical low.
Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop over the warning area through this afternoon and evening. 6 hour totals of between 100-200mm are possible, particularly with thunderstorms. The heavy rainfall may persist into Sunday, particularly about the coast, as the system moves further east or southeast towards the Coral Sea.
Damaging winds, with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h, are likely near the system as it moves east over the northern interior during today, and may extend to the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district through this afternoon and evening.
Damaging wind gusts will also be possible about the northern beaches of Cairns during Sunday morning.
There is some possibility the low will move offshore of the east tropical coast during Sunday. At this point the system is deemed to have a low to moderate chance of reforming off the east tropical coast during Sunday or Monday. The situation will be monitored carefully and tropical cyclone advisories issued if the risk increases.
Note a tropical cyclone warning remains current for the northern Gulf Country and southern parts of the Peninsula district.
Locations which may be affected include Chillagoe, Port Douglas, Cairns, Mareeba, Innisfail, Tully, Cardwell, Ingham, Palm Island and Townsville.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Saturday.
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#1480795 - 15/12/2018 13:34 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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32mm to 0900 Friday morning December totals are looking good.
Cyclone prep all done (I made the bed). Quick yard check and gutter check and fed all the animals.
Hopefully we will see some decent rain tonight, maybe some thunder and more than a love puff of wind.
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#1480798 - 15/12/2018 13:45 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Flood Watch for south Cape York Peninsula and coastal catchments from Cape Tribulation to St Lawrence
Issued at 12:25 pm EST on Saturday 15 December 2018

Flood Watch Number: 8

Flooding is likely across parts of the Flood Watch area during the weekend and into next week.

As Tropical Cyclone Owen crosses the Cape York, heavy rainfall is expected to develop over the North Tropical Coast from late Saturday and extend southeast through coastal catchments over the weekend.

Recent rainfall across the Flood Watch area has primed some catchments ahead of the expected rainfall.

Minor flooding is likely across parts of the Flood Watch area, with moderate to major flooding possible in catchments that receive the heaviest rainfall.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to local flooding.

The situation will be closely monitored and Flood Warnings issued when required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Coleman and Edward Rivers
Mitchell River
Staaten River
Daintree River
Mossman River
Barron River
Mulgrave and Russell Rivers
Johnstone River
Tully River
Murray River
Herbert River
Black River
Ross and Bohle Rivers
Haughton River
Cape River to Burdekin Falls Dam
Burdekin River to Burdekin Falls Dam
Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam
Don and Proserpine Rivers
Pioneer River
Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek

Flooding is no longer expected in the Gulf Rivers catchments, with recent heavy rainfall small rises are possible into next week. With changes to the forecast cyclone track, flooding is no longer expected in the Belyando and Suttor Rivers and catchments south of St Lawrence to Rainbow Beach.

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings for Queensland.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

Flood Safety Advice:
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings.

Remember: If it's flooded, forget it.

For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts.

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of 27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.

Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/

Next Issue:
The next Flood Watch will be issued by 01:00 pm EST on Sunday 16 December 2018.
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#1480811 - 15/12/2018 14:39 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
CuNimJim Offline
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Cheer up TSV team - coming your way...
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#1480834 - 15/12/2018 15:58 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Rusty Mango Offline
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Just had a healthy 30+mm here at Forrest Beach.

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#1480864 - 15/12/2018 16:46 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Just got back from Bilyana, was VERY wet South of Ingham.
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#1480905 - 15/12/2018 17:46 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Lovely steady rain!! Should be a very wet night.
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#1480918 - 15/12/2018 17:58 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and parts of Peninsula, Gulf Country, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:57 pm Saturday, 15 December 2018.
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen to produce heavy rainfall and damaging winds over the northeast tropical coast.

Plan Image
Weather Situation:
Tropical cyclone Owen crossed the southeast Gulf of Carpentaria coast between Kowanyama and the Gilbert River Mouth as a low-end Category 3 system at approximately 3am AEST this morning. Since then, the system has gradually weakened over the northern interior and has now officially been downgraded to a tropical low. The system is forecast to continue tracking towards the northeast tropical coast overnight tonight and into Sunday.
Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop over the warning area overnight tonight and into Sunday. 6 hourly rainfall totals between 100-200mm are possible, particularly with thunderstorms.
Damaging wind gusts in excess of 90km/h are also possible near the system as it moves towards the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district overnight tonight and into Sunday. Damaging wind gusts will also be possible near the base of the coastal ranges, including the Cairns area during Sunday morning.
It's possible that the tropical low will move off the northeast tropical coast during Sunday. It currently deemed to have a low to very low chance of reforming into a tropical cyclone during Sunday or Monday. The situation will be monitored carefully and warnings and advisories will be issued if necessary.
Locations which may be affected include Townsville, Cairns, Chillagoe, Port Douglas, Mareeba, Innisfail, Tully, Cardwell, Ingham and Palm Island.
In the 6 hours to 4pm Cowley Beach has recorded 100mm
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Saturday.
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#1480938 - 15/12/2018 18:47 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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rainfall totals climbing in the obs for north coast and tablelands
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/observations/qldall.shtml

106mm since 9am for cowley beach and 14 hrs left to count
low isles dew point 27.6 deg c
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#1481054 - 16/12/2018 00:39 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Oriolus Offline
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Townsville couldn't have asked for much better than this tonight. Solid concentration of rain centered right over the city. The original BOM forecast from a few days ago of 120-200ml might turn out to be right by morning.

Forum seems a bit quiet these days though? Expect a bit more chatter for rain like this.

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#1481055 - 16/12/2018 00:41 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Loc: Ingham, North Qld
Massive rainfall up my way.

I drove back from cairns to Ingham early tonight. Water on the road everywhere between Cardwell and Ingham. 5 mile creek was over the road. When I got to the Seymour it was also full, and several other spots between there and Ingham had plenty of surface water. Ingham itself had many streets under. Spoke to someone in Halifax and they are swamped.

I've never seen a situation before where an area that's under severe weather warning also ends up with a severe thunderstorm warning.

Flood warning also issued for the Herbert.
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#1481060 - 16/12/2018 02:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
exodus Offline
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Loc: Mount Louisa, Townsville
378mm for Halifax in 6hours in last ewn alert.

Bluewater 150mm since 9am, most of townsvillle around 90mm sure to break 100 or more by the morning.


Edited by exodus (16/12/2018 02:19)

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#1481061 - 16/12/2018 04:40 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mega Offline
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Registered: 03/02/2003
Posts: 7823
Loc: Maryborough, Wide Bay, QLD
about friggin time North QLD copped it instead of North WA. Let's hope it continues further into the wet season.

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#1481063 - 16/12/2018 05:16 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Halifax approaching 600mm now. secondary low formed over Ingham and has sat stationary all night, Halifax getting the brunt of it.
Low now starting to move ENE out to sea by the looks. models had it moving SE so they got that wrong.

Bruce highway is cut north of Ingham, possibly south soon too.
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Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1481064 - 16/12/2018 05:17 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL and DAMAGING WINDS
For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:54 am Sunday, 16 December 2018.

Weather Situation:
Ex-tropical cyclone Owen moving off the North Tropical Coast, producing severe thunderstorms in the area.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Townsville, Palm Island, Ingham, Rollingstone and Lucinda.

Halifax, east of Ingham, has recorded 314mm of rainfall during the past 6 hours, and 578mm since 9am Saturday.
100 km/h wind gust recorded at Lucinda at 3:30am.


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 6:55 am.
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Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1481066 - 16/12/2018 05:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Long Road Home Offline
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Loc: Northern Beaches Syd
What's the 24 hr record? Surely must be pushing it, 588mm now with few hours left.

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#1481072 - 16/12/2018 06:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Not sure on that record for that aws. will have to try and find out.

enjoy the last few hours of rain folks, once that low gets to far east in a few hours time its all going to clear up. god knows when we will get a decent event again.
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Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1481074 - 16/12/2018 06:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
BIG T Offline
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How long has it been since tvl last had a good drop like this.

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#1481080 - 16/12/2018 07:08 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Holy [censored] at Halifax!!!

Yup BIG T, has been awesome listening to the rain all night. Much needed.
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#1481087 - 16/12/2018 07:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
we had a good drop back in late Feb, early March but this is the best December we have had since 2011.
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Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1481103 - 16/12/2018 08:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Wezza Offline
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Crazy totals for Halifax! Wow! Great to see some decent rainfall in Townsville also. Hopefully the dam is getting some good inflow.

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#1481104 - 16/12/2018 08:22 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
hanksy Offline
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I so wish I was at home, I have been watching the radar from Melbourne and it still looks like some solid rain is continuing this morning

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#1481109 - 16/12/2018 08:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Loc: Ingham, North Qld
I actually posed the below in the cyclone thread thinking I was in this one...

Ingham is for the first time that I can recall isolated from local water! Even the new highway to the south at Francis creek is closed, and a number of dead cows are up agains the Francis creek bridge. Last night there was significant local flooding and strong winds that kicked in around 1.30am. Luckily, the heavy rains fell at the lower end of the catchment - otherwise we'd be in for one hell of a flood if those falls fell inland around and upstream from Abergowrie.

Edit

Regarding rainfall records, Ingham exisiting record is 488mm in 6 hrs. I think Halifax will now take the crown for the district!


Edited by ol mate (16/12/2018 08:31)
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#1481121 - 16/12/2018 08:53 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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It's beautiful Hanksy, cool and a bit breezy with moderate rain. Very dark for this time of the morning as well.
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#1481143 - 16/12/2018 09:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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So is the dam getting close to spillong
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#1481146 - 16/12/2018 09:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Last reading I got via twitter (Its an automatic tweet) was dam capacity as at 0300hrs was 64.9% so no according to that report the dam isn't about to over flow. See https://twitter.com/RossRiverDam/status/1074020857318526976

But in real life there should be a lot of inflows over the next few days that will push it over.

Went to bed around midnight last nigh and had recorded 85mm since 0900 Friday. Just checked and there is another 51mm in there. so 131mm for this event, so far.
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#1481152 - 16/12/2018 10:08 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Bye bye rain!

Models are hinting that it could be a wet Xmas/NY period.
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#1481154 - 16/12/2018 10:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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166mm to 9am in BG.
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#1481157 - 16/12/2018 10:36 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1481175 - 16/12/2018 11:57 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Thanks sbt
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#1481325 - 16/12/2018 21:35 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mathew Offline
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9 more night before Santa come to town.

I like to know what the weather will be like over Christmas?



Edited by Mathew (16/12/2018 21:36)
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#1481328 - 16/12/2018 21:41 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
135mm in downtown Kirwan, best December total since 2010 and just crept over the yearly average.
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#1481335 - 16/12/2018 23:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: SBT]
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Originally Posted By: SBT
Last reading I got via twitter (Its an automatic tweet) was dam capacity as at 0300hrs was 64.9% so no according to that report the dam isn't about to over flow. See https://twitter.com/RossRiverDam/status/1074020857318526976

But in real life there should be a lot of inflows over the next few days that will push it over.

Went to bed around midnight last nigh and had recorded 85mm since 0900 Friday. Just checked and there is another 51mm in there. so 131mm for this event, so far.

Link to official site.
https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/water-waste-and-environment/water-supply-and-dams/dam-levels


Edited by Red Watch (16/12/2018 23:07)

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#1481502 - 18/12/2018 14:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2007
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Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Just 5mm on sunday. Still haven't cracked 1000mm yet. At least the place is green.
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#1481521 - 18/12/2018 17:55 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Nerd65 Offline
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A substantial DP of 27.0 at Townsville AP at 1600.
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#1481656 - 19/12/2018 19:51 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
pretty damn humid these last few days, back to the norm after rain
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1481667 - 19/12/2018 20:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: Ingham, North Qld
Some local stats fropmt he weekends rainfall:

Victoria mill recorded its wettest day on record - 562mm, records go back to 1895;
Cardwell Range with 552mm broke its record, dating back to 1965;
Ingham had 485mm had its second wettest day on record, with 24 March 1990 recording 489mm;
Lucinda with 500mm has its second wettest day on record, behind 16 March 1893 with 563mm.
Macknade Mill - 3rd highest on record with 571mm, behind 592mm on 6 January 1901, and 593mm on 7 December 1964.
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#1482501 - 23/12/2018 23:47 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
well the SE change has moved thru this evening. Total disappointment to not get any storms or rain with the change. looked very unstable at lunch with cells popping up galore but all inland and too far south for us.
Some drizzly showers overnight and morning and then we watch the NTC get smashed by ex Owen and Coral Sea troughs for the next week.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1482584 - 24/12/2018 17:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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112mm for this event here
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#1482624 - 25/12/2018 01:10 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25447
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you all have a wonderful day.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1482630 - 25/12/2018 07:31 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Merry Christmas to you as well Mick, and everyone who frequents Weatherzone. smile
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#1482914 - 28/12/2018 10:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14286
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Possibility of a new cyclone forming on 30th December would be a great way to end the year and start the new one.
Had a house full for Xmas. whole family home for a change. A couple of small showers over the last few days but barely enough to register as a trace.
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799mm Feb
130 March
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#1483193 - 30/12/2018 14:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14286
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Silly weather today. periods of bright sunshine followed by a minute or two of very large rain drops and then back to bright sunshine again.

Already prepped from the last non event cyclone. Just need to put away the chairs and BBQ tables etc.

OK I want a cyclone, that crosses as a Cat 2 during daylight hours. Nitso and Trav get on to it guys.
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799mm Feb
130 March
2019 Total 1714mm
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#1483484 - 01/01/2019 02:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25447
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
2018 Yearly rainfall stats for Kirwan, averages in bracket.
Jan - 144.2mm (269)
Feb - 341.8mm (296)
Mar - 296.0mm (192)
Apr - 12.8mm (66)
May - 3.0mm (33)
Jun - 3.0mm (21)
Jul - 14.0mm (15)
Aug - 0.0mm (16)
Sept - 7.0mm (11)
Oct - 30.6mm (23)
Nov - 25.0mm (59)
Dec - 282.4 (128)
Year - 1159.8 (1130)
Airport - 1106.8mm
First time since 2012 I have recorded above the long term average, only just. While the airport recording station was just slightly below the average.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1483509 - 01/01/2019 09:03 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Registered: 14/02/2002
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
1198mm in BG. Wettest month was December (338mm), followed by Feb (284mm).

Hopefully 2019 will be a record year for all the right reasons!
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#1483681 - 02/01/2019 13:58 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14286
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Meh I didn't get my average in 2018. But then it was very patchy every where.
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785mm Jan
799mm Feb
130 March
2019 Total 1714mm
2018 Total 822mm






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#1483895 - 03/01/2019 17:58 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14286
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
28 hours and no posts. For our busiest time of the year it sure is dead in here.
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785mm Jan
799mm Feb
130 March
2019 Total 1714mm
2018 Total 822mm






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#1483925 - 03/01/2019 20:25 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14286
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
3 x potential cyclones and nothing will come with in a bulls roar of us.

Models all over the shop like a mad woman's knitting, meh models.

Locals are not interested, people losing their collective minds on sunshine coast, again.
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785mm Jan
799mm Feb
130 March
2019 Total 1714mm
2018 Total 822mm






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#1483933 - 03/01/2019 21:14 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25447
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
thats cause everyone has moved onto the January thread SBT!!
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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