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#1483310 - 31/12/2018 10:59 North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019
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Discussion continues.
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#1483394 - 31/12/2018 17:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Happy New Year, well a tad early but what the heck.
Several squally showers today. only about 0.5mm in it so far. Its looking like maybe we will see some more rain overnight.
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#1483398 - 31/12/2018 18:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: SBT]
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Happy New Year SBT!!!

Absolutely nothing happening weatherwise here in downtown Moranbah. Thankfully I'm an avid armchair weather watcher and the whirly whirly up in the Gulf is enough to keep me going. grin

Hope 2019 is a good one for you and the folks in NQ.

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#1483485 - 01/01/2019 02:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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happy new year all.
with 2018 being only 20mm below average, let hope 2019 starts with a bang and gives us a better shot of breaking average for once.
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December 2018 total - 107.4mm (125mm)
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#1483934 - 03/01/2019 21:14 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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4 days out, still cant be certain to get anything from Penny, certainly can do with the rain again, already browning off from last month.
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November 2018 total - 25.0mm (58mm)
December 2018 total - 107.4mm (125mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 984.8mm (1107mm)

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#1483935 - 03/01/2019 21:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Hey everyone. Long time lurker here. I've had an account for a while but haven't posted in years.

Anyway, Penny is starting to look better on satellite imagery tonight. I am patiently waiting to see whether we will see any rain out of her. Fingers crossed.
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#1484145 - 05/01/2019 06:01 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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because Penny has weakened quicker than expected highly unlikely she will track a wsw track towards our coast now. likely to remain direct w or wnw which will take her onto the NTC and given then another drowning, of course they are already water logged and soaked, meanwhile those area that need the rain like our stretch of coast and inland will most likely miss out now. and nothing else on the horizon after this either.
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November 2018 total - 25.0mm (58mm)
December 2018 total - 107.4mm (125mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 984.8mm (1107mm)

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#1484162 - 05/01/2019 09:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yup, looks like itís all over red rover for us as far as this system goes.
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#1484225 - 05/01/2019 15:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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We just had 0.6mm from this afternoon that was about it's.
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#1484351 - 06/01/2019 13:31 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Day 6 and nothing to record yet.
Didn't come all that close to making average but grateful for what we did get. Ross Dam is at 64%, a bit of a flush through the creeks and rivers so that may make a better than average prawn season and the barra may have had a chance to get to the heads of the creeks to breed. So in summary, 2018 memorable for a couple of big unexpected falls but not much else.
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#1484354 - 06/01/2019 13:45 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: SBT]
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Originally Posted By: SBT
Ross Dam is at 64%,



I thought it filled up early last year, and you had a near average rainfall, yet the dam is not low, but lower then I would expect.

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#1484358 - 06/01/2019 14:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yep, 2018 was an average year rainfall wise with the dam at a healthy level heading into the wettest time of year for Townsville.

Can't really complain...yet.
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#1484381 - 06/01/2019 18:42 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:59 pm Sunday, 6 January 2019.
Heavy rain and damaging wind gusts to develop between Alva Beach and Sarina from Monday evening

Weather Situation: At 4pm AEST Sunday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was located in the Coral Sea near latitude 17.0 degrees south, longitude 154.5 degrees east, about 740 kilometres east to northeast of Bowen.
Over the next few days, the system is forecast to move further west towards the tropical east coast of Queensland, most likely as a tropical low. There is still some risk that the system will redevelop into a category 1 tropical cyclone over the western Coral Sea. However, regardless of its status, heavy rainfall and damaging winds are likely to develop with its passage.

Areas of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected to develop over the southern flank of the system from Monday evening. Heavy rain should initially develop about coastal areas between Alva Beach and Sarina, and extend inland during Tuesday. Six hourly rainfall totals between 140mm and 180mm are possible, with isolated heavier falls in excess of 200mm possible.

Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 90km/h may develop over the Whitsunday Islands from Monday evening or Tuesday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Bowen, Ayr, Proserpine, Collinsville, Hamilton Island, Eungella, Alva Beach, Airlie Beach and Clare.
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November 2018 total - 25.0mm (58mm)
December 2018 total - 107.4mm (125mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 984.8mm (1107mm)

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#1484386 - 06/01/2019 19:14 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Could this warning come up to us Mick10? will we see much rain?

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#1484422 - 06/01/2019 22:57 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yes and maybe lol. There is a gale warning for the Townsville coast tomorrow.

Townsville is a bit more sheltered from SEíly gales however, so the worst of it will be on exposed parts of the coast and nearby islands.
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#1484443 - 07/01/2019 10:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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the warning will be extended north to us today, im sure. the effects will be felt by that area first as that part of the coast is further east than us.
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December 2018 total - 107.4mm (125mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 984.8mm (1107mm)

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#1484446 - 07/01/2019 10:22 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looking a bit better for us Townsville wise, as long as the system passes to our North.

Lates GFS has it approaching the coast near Cape Cleveland and moving West over the city on Wednesday afternoon.
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#1484448 - 07/01/2019 11:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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can only hope, surely its our turn?
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November 2018 total - 25.0mm (58mm)
December 2018 total - 107.4mm (125mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 984.8mm (1107mm)

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#1484457 - 07/01/2019 11:58 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:56 am Monday, 7 January 2019.

Heavy rain and damaging wind gusts to develop between Alva Beach and Sarina from tonight.
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Weather Situation: At 10am AEST Monday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was located in the Coral Sea near latitude 17.8 degrees south, longitude 153.3 degrees east, about 590 kilometres east-northeast of Bowen and moving west southwest at 14 kilometres per hour.
Over the next few days the system is forecast to move further west towards the tropical east coast of Queensland, most likely as a tropical low. There is still a small risk that the system will redevelop into a category 1 tropical cyclone over the western Coral Sea. However, regardless of its status, heavy rainfall and damaging winds are likely to develop with its passage.

Areas of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected to develop over the southern flank of the system from tonight or early Tuesday. Heavy rain should initially develop about coastal areas between Alva Beach and Sarina, and extend inland during Tuesday. Six hourly rainfall totals between 140mm and 180mm are possible, with isolated heavier falls in excess of 200mm possible.

Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 90km/h may develop over the Whitsunday Islands tonight or early Tuesday.

Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Bowen, Ayr, Proserpine, Collinsville and Hamilton Island.

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 Monday.
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#1484459 - 07/01/2019 12:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Mick10]
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Originally Posted By: Mick10
can only hope, surely its our turn?


Everything is crossed Mick!

Just need it to maintain a more Westerly track.
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#1484478 - 07/01/2019 15:30 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Initial Flood Watch for coastal catchments between St Lawrence and Cape Tribulation
Issued at 12:30 pm EST on Monday 7 January 2019

Flood Watch Number: 1

River level rises above the minor flood level are possible across the Flood Watch area from Tuesday onwards.

Heavy rainfall associated with ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected to develop over parts of the Central Coast overnight Monday into Tuesday. The focus for heavy rainfall will then move north during the week, most likely reaching southern parts of the North Tropical Coast overnight Wednesday.

Catchments between Cape Tribulation and Ingham are currently wet and river levels will respond quickly to the forecast rainfall. Elsewhere, catchments are drier and will initially be less responsive to rainfall.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to local flooding.

A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall and damaging winds is current for parts of the Flood Watch area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

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
Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam
Don and Proserpine Rivers
Pioneer River
Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek
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#1484501 - 07/01/2019 17:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:42 pm Monday, 7 January 2019.
Heavy rain and damaging wind gusts expected to develop between Alva Beach and Sarina on Tuesday.

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Weather Situation: At 4pm AEST Monday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was located in the Coral Sea near latitude 18.1 degrees south, longitude 152.6 degrees east, about 630 kilometres east-northeast of Townsville. Ex-Penny was moving west southwest at 14 kilometres per hour.
Ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected to continue its westward movement, and the system is likely to cross the tropical Queensland coast some time between late Tuesday and early Thursday. The most likely scenario is that ex-Penny will remain a tropical low, but there is a moderate risk that the system will redevelop into a category 1 tropical cyclone before it crosses the coast. Regardless of its status, heavy rainfall and damaging winds are likely to develop about parts of the Queensland coast as ex-Penny approaches.
Areas of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected to develop in coastal and adjacent inland areas between Alva Beach and Sarina on Tuesday. Six hourly rainfall totals between 140mm and 180mm are possible, with isolated heavier falls in excess of 200mm.
Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 90km/h, are expected to develop about exposed coastal and island locations in the warning area on Tuesday, particularly about the Whitsunday Islands.
Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Bowen, Ayr, Proserpine, Collinsville and Hamilton Island.
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 Monday.
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#1484503 - 07/01/2019 18:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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I'd say this warning will be extended north tomorrow.

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#1484574 - 08/01/2019 00:46 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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agreed, latest warning hasnt really changed much, still WSW and track moves over townsville.
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December 2018 total - 107.4mm (125mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 984.8mm (1107mm)

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#1484575 - 08/01/2019 06:58 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Queensland
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Central Coast and Whitsundays and parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Capricornia Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:56 am Tuesday, 8 January 2019.
Heavy rain and possibly damaging wind gusts expected to develop between Alva Beach and Yeppoon later today.

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Weather Situation: At 4 am AEST Tuesday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was located in the Coral Sea near latitude 18.8 degrees south, longitude 151.2 degrees east, about 340 kilometres east-northeast of Bowen. Ex-Penny was moving west southwest at 14 kilometres per hour.
Ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected to continue its westward movement, and the system is likely to cross the tropical Queensland coast some time between late Tuesday and early Thursday. The most likely scenario is that ex-Penny will remain a tropical low, but there is a moderate risk that the system will redevelop into a category 1 tropical cyclone before it crosses the coast. Regardless of its status, the system should continue to produce heavy rainfall and damaging winds over its southern flank, and these conditions are likely to develop within the warning area as ex-Penny approaches.
Areas of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected to develop in coastal areas between Alva Beach and Yeppoon during Tuesday morning and extend further inland during the day. Six hourly rainfall totals between 140mm and 180mm are possible, with isolated heavier falls in excess of 200mm.
Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 90km/h, are expected to develop about exposed coastal and island locations in the warning area on Tuesday, particularly about the Whitsunday Islands.
Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Proserpine, Bowen, Collinsville, Hamilton Island, Carmila and Ayr.
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 Tuesday.
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#1484699 - 08/01/2019 18:25 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL and DAMAGING WINDS
For people in Central Coast and Whitsundays, Capricornia and parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:50 pm Tuesday, 8 January 2019.
Heavy rain expected between Alva Beach and Biloela overnight and Wednesday. Damaging wind gusts possible about Whitsundays this evening.

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Weather Situation: At 4pm AEST Tuesday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was located off the central Queensland coast about 190 kilometres east of Bowen. Ex-tropical cyclone Penny was moving southwest at 18 kilometres per hour.
Ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected to continue moving west and cross the Queensland coast between Mackay and Townsville tonight or on Wednesday. The system is not expected to redevelop into a tropical cyclone, but will still produce heavy rainfall and possibly damaging winds as it approaches the coast.
Areas of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected in coastal and adjacent inland areas between Bowen and Biloela tonight. Heavy rainfall will extend inland to the eastern Central Highlands and Coalfields district on Wednesday, and may also extend further north to coastal and adjacent inland areas south of Alva Beach. Six hourly rainfall totals between 100mm and 180mm are possible.
Damaging winds, with gusts over 90km/h, are possible about exposed coastal and island areas this evening, chiefly the Whitsunday Islands. The risk of damaging winds is expected to ease on Wednesday.
Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Proserpine, Rockhampton, Bowen, Collinsville, Hamilton Island, Sarina, Biloela and Ayr.
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 Tuesday.
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Bilyana FNQ

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#1484766 - 09/01/2019 06:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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SWW extended north to Townsville -

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Central Coast and Whitsundays and parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Capricornia Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:00 am Wednesday, 9 January 2019.
Heavy rain expected between Townsville and Yeppoon Wednesday and Thursday morning.

Weather Situation: At 4 am AEST Wednesday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was located off the central Queensland coast about 115 kilometres east of Bowen, and moving west at about 6 km/h.
Ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected drift onto a track towards the west northwest and move roughly parallel to the Burdekin coastline during today and approach the North Tropical Coast on Thursday. The system is not expected to redevelop into a tropical cyclone, but will still be capable of producing areas of heavy rainfall over its southern flank.
Areas of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected through today in coastal and adjacent inland areas between Bowen and Yeppoon extending inland to the eastern Central Highlands and Coalfields district, although initially most likely between Bowen and Mackay. Later today and into Thursday morning, heavy rainfall may extend further northwest to coastal and adjacent inland areas south of Townsville. Six hourly rainfall totals between 100mm and 180mm are possible.
Damaging winds gusts are no longer expected with this system.
Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Proserpine, Bowen, Collinsville, Hamilton Island, Sarina, and Ayr.
Preston, east of Proserpine, recorded 167 mm in 6 hours to 2am Wednesday
Prospect Creek, west of Koumala, recorded 107 mm in 6 hours to 2:30 am Wednesday
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 am AEST Wednesday.
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November 2018 total - 25.0mm (58mm)
December 2018 total - 107.4mm (125mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 984.8mm (1107mm)

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#1484794 - 09/01/2019 09:33 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Meh so much waffle from the BoM, so little actual action. Is it any wonder people ignore Bom warnings when this keeps happening.

Yes RC Ross dam was at 100% in March, water use by Townsville has dropped it to 64%. The dam is very shallow, is subject to huge evaporation loss combined with a miniscule catchment area means its basically not keeping up with the population expansion which is why the 40klm long pipeline to part of the Burdekin irrigation scheme is vital to keep us supplied with water. By this time last year we were on Level 3 water restrictions. Townsville city council dropped that to level 2 which we are still at.
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#1484801 - 09/01/2019 10:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: SBT]
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Originally Posted By: SBT
Meh so much waffle from the BoM, so little actual action. Is it any wonder people ignore Bom warnings when this keeps happening.


A lot of areas in the warning area have had plenty of action, rainfall wise.

Hamilton island had gale force winds last night.

The winds and rain could have been worse based on what the models were reporting (and the general unpredictability of the Low), so the BOM issued SWW's. And rightly so.
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#1484824 - 09/01/2019 12:33 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:48 am Wednesday, 9 January 2019.

Locally heavy rain developing between Mackay and Ingham, particularly with thunderstorms.
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Weather Situation: At 10 am AEST Wednesday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was a weak tropical low and located near Gloucester Island, east of Bowen. Ex-tropical cyclone Penny is not expected to re-intensify in the Coral Sea.
A trough associated with ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected to move northwards along the tropical east coast in the next 24 to 36 hours and may lead to areas of heavy rainfall, particularly with thunderstorms.

Locally heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop through today in coastal and adjacent inland areas between Mackay and Ayr, particularly with thunderstorms.

Through Thursday, this zone of heavier rainfall should move further north to coastal and adjacent inland areas between Proserpine and Ingham.

Isolated six hourly rainfall totals between 150mm and 180mm are possible.

Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Proserpine, Bowen, Ayr, Charters Towers, Townsville, Rollingstone and Ingham.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Capricornia districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Preston, east of Proserpine, recorded 167 mm in 6 hours to 2am Wednesday.

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 5:00 pm AEST Wednesday.
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#1484865 - 09/01/2019 18:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:50 pm Wednesday, 9 January 2019.
Locally heavy rain likely between Mackay and Rollingstone, particularly with thunderstorms.

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Weather Situation: At 4pm AEST Wednesday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny lay close to the coast near Bowen.
A trough associated with ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected to move northwards along the tropical east coast during the next 24 to 36 hours and may produce areas of heavy rainfall.
Locally heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to occur tonight and on Thursday in coastal and adjacent inland areas between Mackay and Rollingstone, particularly with thunderstorms.
Isolated six hourly rainfall totals between 150mm and 180mm are possible.
Locations which may be affected include Proserpine, Bowen, Ayr, Charters Towers, Townsville, and Rollingstone.
Ridgelands Alert, west of Mackay, recorded 74mm between 9am and 4pm today.
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 Wednesday.
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#1484885 - 09/01/2019 19:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
crikey Offline
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Registered: 01/02/2011
Posts: 2763
Loc: Tweed Heads
Rain profile for the past 24 hrs for this region.
Some people are getting some of the gold
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/widebay.shtml
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WATL forecast rainfall for the region tomorrow ( Thursday 10th jan 2019)
http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/watl/rainfall/pme.jsp


Edited by crikey (09/01/2019 19:58)
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#1484905 - 10/01/2019 02:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25383
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Some excellent storms popping up around the district, east of Tsv doing well with Alligator crk getting a decent dump, also eastern side of Maggie. slow moving too. just need something to form over the city now.
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November 2018 total - 25.0mm (58mm)
December 2018 total - 107.4mm (125mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 984.8mm (1107mm)

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#1484906 - 10/01/2019 05:55 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
total white out in the city, pouring down. sadly not widespread across the city, mostly just the eastern burbs, wont be a drop out in kirwan, upper ross area.
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November 2018 total - 25.0mm (58mm)
December 2018 total - 107.4mm (125mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 984.8mm (1107mm)

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#1484907 - 10/01/2019 07:14 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
40-50mm easily in BG, was a few good bangs as well.

Oddly, Townsville was removed from the SWW but I'm guessing that may change as the day goes on.
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#1484908 - 10/01/2019 07:41 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Tempest Offline
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Registered: 17/11/2001
Posts: 3606
Looks like a very wet day coming up for you guys, if Ex Penny stays stationary you could have a big 24hrs.

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#1484909 - 10/01/2019 07:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
GrannyK Offline
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Registered: 25/10/2011
Posts: 108
Loc: Ayr
Was woken at 4:00am with flashes of lighting & then storm & rain started still raining now 🙂

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#1484910 - 10/01/2019 07:50 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
hanksy Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2010
Posts: 409
Loc: Belgian Gardens, Townsville
Woken up at 5 with heavy rain and lots of rumbling thunder - looks largely below is now so I wonder if this is it for Townsville

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#1484917 - 10/01/2019 09:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
hanksy Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2010
Posts: 409
Loc: Belgian Gardens, Townsville
What a reprieve from yesterdays heat! We got 25 in the gauge so far, south of Townsville looks to be the sweet spot for rain right now

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#1484918 - 10/01/2019 09:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Tempest]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25383
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Originally Posted By: Tempest
Looks like a very wet day coming up for you guys, if Ex Penny stays stationary you could have a big 24hrs.


need ex Penny to drift slightly further west, at the moment convergence zone is stuck 100km to our east.

400mm under than band. last month it was 100km to our north, just missing out again.

my biggest concern is if penny takes off again through the day and moves the trough with her, then the trough will move thru during our diurnal minimum in the afternoon and well get bugger all. need her to stay put until night fall and into tomorrow morning.

crazy watching the sky outside, dark and storm with thunder to my east, blue sky to my west and north.

22mm in kirwan.
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November 2018 total - 25.0mm (58mm)
December 2018 total - 107.4mm (125mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 984.8mm (1107mm)

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#1484921 - 10/01/2019 10:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13241
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
The night of the Noah was 21 years ago today...
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#1484925 - 10/01/2019 11:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Burdekin River

Issued at 10:06 am EST on Thursday 10 January 2019

Flood Warning Number: 1

Rises and minor flood levels are expected in the lower Burdekin River Thursday evening.

Heavy rainfall with isolated falls of between 200-430 mm have been recorded between Strathbogie and Eton Vale in the past 12 hours. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue over this area during Thursday.
Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam:

River level rises are occurring in the Bogie River and King Creek with rises extending downstream to Dalbeg in the lower Burdekin River.

The Burdekin River at Dalbeg is currently at 7.99 metres and rising. Further rises are expected but the river levels at Dalbeg are likely to remain below minor.

River levels are currently steady in the lower Burdekin River at Clare. River level rises and minor flood levels (8.00 m) are likely Thursday evening.

The Burdekin River at Inkerman Bridge is currently at 2.56 metres and steady. River level rises and minor flood levels (7.00 m) are likely Thursday night.
Flood Safety Advice:

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
Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 04:00 pm EST on Thursday 10 January 2019.
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#1484926 - 10/01/2019 11:30 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Wezza Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2008
Posts: 748
Loc: North Ward, Townsville. Toll, ...
Lots of rumbles just off the coast currently. Come on ex Penny, go west a bit!

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#1484931 - 10/01/2019 12:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13241
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:46 am Thursday, 10 January 2019.

Locally heavy rain likely between Bowen and Townsville, particularly with thunderstorms.
Plan Image

Weather Situation: At 10am AEST Thursday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was located inland near Charters Towers. Bands of thunderstorms with locally very heavy rainfall have moved onto the coast and nearby inland overnight and through this morning on the southern edge of the system.

Locally heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to continue over the warning area with thunderstorms during the next few hours.

Isolated six hourly rainfall totals between 150mm and 200mm are possible.

Thunderstorm activity is also expected to develop about the coast and ranges near and north of Townsville through to Cairns during today and may also generate some locally heavy rainfall - Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will be issued as necessary.

A trough associated with ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected to move northwards along the tropical east coast later today and through Friday, gradually shifting the focus for thunderstorm activity with heavy rainfall further northwards.

An initial minor flood warning has been issued for the Burdekin River. A Flood Watch remains in place for coastal catchments between Proserpine and Cape Tribulation.

Locations which may be affected include Mingela, Clare, Woodstock, Giru, Ayr, Alva Beach and Magnetic Island.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Central Coast and Whitsundays and Central Highlands and Coalfields districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Strathbogie, inland south of Ayr, recorded 432mm in the 12 hours to 10am Thursday.

Groper Creek, near Ayr, recorded 187mm rainfall in the 12 hours to 10am Thursday.

Eton Vale, inland just south of Strathbogie, recorded 171mm in the 12 hours to 10am Thursday.

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 5:00 pm AEST Thursday.
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#1484943 - 10/01/2019 14:19 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Registered: 27/03/2010
Posts: 1178
Loc: Ingham, North Qld
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast District.

Issued at 12:17 pm Thursday, 10 January 2019.
Heavy thunderstorms developing across the Herbert & Lower Burdekin.

Weather Situation: Outside the severe weather warning area, heavy thunderstorms are developing to the west and southwest of Townsville. This is likely to shift towards Townsville later this afternoon.
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 Palm Island, Ingham, Rollingstone, Dotswood, Yabulu and Lucinda.
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#1484945 - 10/01/2019 14:42 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13241
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
The centre of ex-Penny appears to be just North of Pentland at the moment, heading WNW.
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#1484965 - 10/01/2019 16:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Snappy Offline
Cloud Gazer

Registered: 21/03/2011
Posts: 48
Loc: Annandale
The fact that most of this system has completely skipped around Townsville is astounding.
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#1484973 - 10/01/2019 18:01 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25383
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
just cant fathom it hey. Tropical low and a coastal trough in January and best it can come up with locally is 0-40mm across the city. last month 100km north of us got hammered, today its 100km south. this isnt rain shadow issues either, these are systems coming from the east.
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November 2018 total - 25.0mm (58mm)
December 2018 total - 107.4mm (125mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 984.8mm (1107mm)

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#1484991 - 10/01/2019 19:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
crikey Offline
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Registered: 01/02/2011
Posts: 2763
Loc: Tweed Heads
ACCESS showing a good precipitation signal from 19 to 16s tonight and in expanding into the whole peninsula tomorrow
Cairns 16.87 s
Cowleybeach 17.6 9s
Lucinda 18.52s

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/v...it=Refresh+View

On windstreams

Can see a 500hpa trough. elongated N/S
A persistent NE infeed into troughing and any eddys forming.
One such forming south of GOC resulting in stronger wetter southern flank across the peninsula



Edited by crikey (10/01/2019 19:22)
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#1485001 - 10/01/2019 20:02 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25383
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
acccess only model giving us hope. hopefully showers developing in the onshore stream overnight.
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November 2018 total - 25.0mm (58mm)
December 2018 total - 107.4mm (125mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 984.8mm (1107mm)

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#1485044 - 11/01/2019 08:33 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Registered: 27/03/2010
Posts: 1178
Loc: Ingham, North Qld
115mm for me
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#1485100 - 11/01/2019 16:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Registered: 27/03/2010
Posts: 1178
Loc: Ingham, North Qld
240mm all up from this event at home.
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#1485125 - 11/01/2019 18:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25383
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
blimey can only wish for those sorts of falls down there. that 240mm would overflow our dam.
26mm for me last two days.
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November 2018 total - 25.0mm (58mm)
December 2018 total - 107.4mm (125mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 984.8mm (1107mm)

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#1485128 - 11/01/2019 18:32 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
crikey Offline
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Registered: 01/02/2011
Posts: 2763
Loc: Tweed Heads
Rainfall map for last 24 hrs. Daintree to townsville
Some falls there over 100mm. Mainly Ingham scored the goods

Paradise lagoon 140mm

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/north.shtml
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#1485485 - 15/01/2019 12:02 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14258
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Rain showers this morning. Naff all in them though. My rainfall total is like watching paint dry. Pissed off that after 7 days of amber alerts the most rain in one day was 11mm, 6mm on another day 4 days later and nothing in between.
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