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#1478442 - 04/12/2018 21:10 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Westy80 Offline
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Registered: 31/01/2011
Posts: 143
Loc: Weipa
Massive storm just hitting Weipa. Sky lit up like luna park!!

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#1478444 - 04/12/2018 21:13 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
CuNimJim Offline
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Registered: 21/12/2005
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Loc: Whitfield, Cairns
Enjoy W80 - Cairns coastal dome in force with this setup
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#1478445 - 04/12/2018 21:33 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: CuNimJim]
scott12 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/2015
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Loc: maadi Tully area
Originally Posted By: CuNimJim
Anyone from Atherton here? Looked like a winter wonderland up there with a big hail storm this afternoon!


yeah far out .some amazing footage on FB....

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#1478452 - 04/12/2018 22:02 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Ronfishes Offline
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Registered: 25/02/2013
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Loc: Gordonvale
That anvil off that Atherton storm was massive, went over gvale and more.
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#1478461 - 04/12/2018 22:58 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
CuNimJim Offline
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Registered: 21/12/2005
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Loc: Whitfield, Cairns
Nada here...the grass is so crunchy...surely a few mm over the next few days??
Well done to everyone else for scoring much needed rain.
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#1478466 - 05/12/2018 07:17 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
slipperyfish Offline
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Registered: 28/11/2011
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Loc: South Mission Beach QLD
3mm from a rogue scud this morning. Saves some watering for the day. Hopefully we get some increased activity from tonight onwards.

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#1478482 - 05/12/2018 13:21 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
WANDJINA G'vale Offline
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Registered: 22/03/2006
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Loc: Gordonvale - Qld
Maybe the luck of the lowlands today, some shower activity beginning around G'vale
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#1478484 - 05/12/2018 14:06 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Simmo FNQ Offline
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Registered: 08/08/2012
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Loc: Mareeba
Back in Mareeba now so back to storms missing my location. Had 17.2mm at home while I was away. Definitely a lot greener now. Loads of trees and big branches down around Atherton and the scrub just north of MAP.

Still looking like we will get a good drink. Would like it to move a little further north though to improve our chances. grin

EDIT: looks like Atherton is going to cope it again!!!


Edited by Simmo FNQ (05/12/2018 14:06)
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#1478487 - 05/12/2018 15:30 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Ronfishes Offline
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Registered: 25/02/2013
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Loc: Gordonvale
Yes big drops in gtown, could be a measurable figure laugh
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#1478490 - 05/12/2018 15:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Ronfishes Offline
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Loc: Gordonvale
looks to be 10mm or so, stopped for a bit then another brief heavy shower.That storm near you Simmo seems to have a mind of its own
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#1478497 - 05/12/2018 17:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Simmo FNQ Offline
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Registered: 08/08/2012
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Loc: Mareeba
Yeah things are moving in all sorts of directions. Probably had about 15mm. Will check later.
Great thunder and lightning.

Mareeba is green in the 1st week of December. I would have never thought it would happen. Especially not this year. Hopefully a bit more to come over the next week or so.
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#1478501 - 05/12/2018 17:28 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Simmo FNQ Offline
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Loc: Mareeba
13.2mm. Rainfall rate peaked at 160mm/hr.

This is my wettest start to December in my time in Mareeba and it only needs 0.2mm to be the second wettest December overall.
2015 is the wettest with 202mm but only 1.2mm fell in the first 3 weeks. Dec 2016 total was 15.6mm. Dec 2017 30.4mm.
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#1478562 - 05/12/2018 22:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
CuNimJim Offline
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Registered: 21/12/2005
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Loc: Whitfield, Cairns
Meh...nothing in FNQ lowlands. Good to see TSV getting some action. Will be greener there than here!
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#1478566 - 05/12/2018 23:28 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Jesse24 Offline
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Registered: 26/12/2008
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Loc: Cairns
Had some heavy rain in the city late last night for about 10 minutes. Looks like the southeasterly is arriving now.

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#1478569 - 06/12/2018 00:37 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
scott12 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/2015
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Loc: maadi Tully area
Its actually raining here...!!

Ran up and closed up the sheds and turned off the water and put a few things undercover...

How nice if this was to hang about for a while....shoulda cleaned out the gutters though...got water overflowing everywhere...

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#1478570 - 06/12/2018 01:22 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: scott12]
hickory Offline
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Registered: 27/01/2006
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Loc: Holloways Beach QLD
Originally Posted By: scott12
Its actually raining here...!!
How nice if this was to hang about for a while....shoulda cleaned out the gutters though...got water overflowing everywhere...

Sometimes I think you're better off without guttering,- as long as there's grass right up to the house, otherwise all the mud and sh!t splash up the walls.

Lots of houses in Darwin don't bother with them.

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#1478571 - 06/12/2018 02:04 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
scott12 Offline
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Loc: maadi Tully area
yeah I agree in the right situation Hickory...my place needs them though...

62mm from that little storm and a massive lightning bolt just outside the house that blew up the phone but thankfully not the computers..

Highest daily rainfall for more than 8 months...

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#1478573 - 06/12/2018 04:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
dormant Offline
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Registered: 30/01/2011
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Loc: near ferry, FNQ
We never did put up the gutters, they're stored in the weeds somewhere because I could never work out where the torrential flow would go safely away so gave up.
Am awake because of some mighty cracks passing overhead with.. yayy us, rain. 30mm.
Reassuring to see the southeasterly flow pattern has finally reached us, perhaps bringing cooler weather.
Unusually we sat out the storm without sweating like pigs with the storm doors shut so it must be cooler already. Although I've asked for a car battery with small inverter for a fan for standby in future, hate leaning on partner for chores but it really would help when all the power has been turned off.

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#1478575 - 06/12/2018 05:34 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Birdie Offline
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Registered: 14/10/2018
Posts: 42
Loc: Newell Beach
I'm awake to Dormant - just so noisy couldn't even try and sleep so made a cup of tea and sitting in the porch.
Had one almighty crack moments ago from a cg just down the street which I saw out the corner of my eye - jumped about a foot in the air and half the street lights went out?? Abit weird.
45 mm so far from storms tonight smile


Edited by Birdie (06/12/2018 05:35)

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#1478576 - 06/12/2018 05:50 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
hickory Offline
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Registered: 27/01/2006
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Loc: Holloways Beach QLD
Had a nice heavy 20 mins of rain to cool everything down. Temp dropped about 3 in about 20 mins.

After the N to NE winds the S.Easterly set in about 20:00h. Never thought I'd be so happy to see a cooling S.E. flow. DP backed off a few degrees too. Really pleasant at the moment.

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