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#1485335 - 13/01/2019 21:23 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Seabreeze Offline
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Registered: 18/09/2005
Posts: 10670
Loc: SWR
BOM weather stations which haven't recorded any rainfall so far this year (with the date of the most recent rainfall in brackets):

Coffs Harbour (Dec 22)
Grafton Airport (Dec 22)
Grafton Ag RS (Dec 22)
Yamba (Dec 25)
Evans Head (Dec 23)
Casino (Dec 23)
Lismore (Dec 24)
Tabulam (Dec 23)
Tenterfield (Dec 22)
Applethorpe (Dec 25)
Stanthorpe (Dec 22)

It looks like next weekend may provide a chance of picking up some rainfall, though it may not be much at all. By that point, these places would have been without any recordable rainfall for 24-27 days. I'll have to see where this ranks for summer-time dry spells at the long-term stations.

26 days is the record here during the summer-time (since 1939). So we were very lucky to pick up 0.4mm here the other day in a rogue shower, otherwise if it had remained dry until Friday (which it almost certainly should) we would have set a new record here for the longest dry spell during summer.

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#1485358 - 14/01/2019 07:55 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Lani Offline
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Registered: 29/01/2011
Posts: 1268
Loc: Jimbour, QLD
Dalby hasnít had rain this year that I know of, Jimbour hasnít had rain anyway. 😢
Although Elders reckons Dalby had 0.7mm.
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2017 - 559
2016 - 563.5
2015 - 702.5
2014 - 418.5

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#1485359 - 14/01/2019 08:42 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
retired weather man Offline
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Registered: 01/07/2007
Posts: 5161
Loc: Wynnum
WYNNUM NORTH - WEATHER

DATE..14 JAN 2019 TIME..0740

CURRENT TEMPERATURE......25.1C
CURRENT HUMIDITY...........68%
CURRENT DEW POINT......... 19C
CURRENT WIND DIR/SPEED...SSE 7Kph
CURRENT MSL PRESSURE......1017.8HpA
CURRENT VISIBILITY........30KM
CURRENT WEATHER...........4/8 cloud, increasing.
RAIN SINCE 0900...........0.0mm

LAST 24 HOURS -
YESTERDAY'S MAX TEMP.......31.8C
THIS MORNING'S MIN TEMP....20.7C
THIS MORNING'S GRASS MIN...18.9C
AVERAGE 24 HOUR DEW POINT....19C
AVERAGE 24 HOUR MSLP.......1016.7Hpa
LAST 24 HOUR MAX WIND GUST..E 34kph at 1353
PAST 24 WEATHER SUMMARY... No significant weather.

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#1485361 - 14/01/2019 08:48 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
BIG T Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2012
Posts: 1266
Loc: Albany Creek , QLD
lets hope feb brings some rain , usually does in these parts. And three days into the wet , people will be complaining they're over it.

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#1485362 - 14/01/2019 08:51 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
retired weather man Offline
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Registered: 01/07/2007
Posts: 5161
Loc: Wynnum
Re lack of rain. Checked closest official station to here with the longest record, namely Manly Railway Station. Records go back to 1898, and only last year 2018, saw the lowest January on record which was only 1.2mm. Even in the infamous 1902 drought with only 442mm for the year, Manly had 47mm for January.


Edited by retired weather man (14/01/2019 08:51)

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#1485411 - 14/01/2019 19:20 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: TWEEDSTORM]
Mega Offline
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Registered: 03/02/2003
Posts: 7899
Loc: Maryborough, Wide Bay, QLD
Originally Posted By: TWEEDSTORM
One thing I don't understand with this gridlocked groundhog scenario is why high pressure dominates out there in our East coast waters when the central pressure of these highs is quite low ( hovering around 1017hp). Shouldn't take much of a frontal system to move it on surely


It's a good question that I don't know the answer to either. I'm not sure if it requires a major trough to erode the ridge or whether the ridge would have to move on first for a trough to be able to dig in in the first place.

Anyway, the latest EC run looks absolutely dismal with a continuation of much the same. GFS is trying to break ridge down after the 24th but I wouldn't hold my breath considering it keeps putting it off and was originally trying to break it down around the 19th.

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#1485418 - 14/01/2019 20:10 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Blowin' Offline
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Registered: 23/08/2014
Posts: 1009
Loc: Diamond Valley, Sunshine Coast
Boring weather script in January?

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#1485420 - 14/01/2019 20:13 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
crikey Offline
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Registered: 01/02/2011
Posts: 3184
Loc: Tweed Heads
ACCESS showing a precipitation signal west of the divide between 2-5pm on Wednesday 16th jan . The east coast ridging weakens momentarily
A NW to SE moisture stream from NW WA to SE Quadrant of OZ
on Friday the 18th jan
On Saturday, the ridging weakens briefly again and some surface troughing breaks through at about NSW midcoast. Tracks north as expanding high pressure from the south pushes the precipitation signal north into Saturday evening and sunday .
On the weekend this is accompanied by a tropical dip in isobars near our region. There is a NE infeed so you would think some storms..
for added interest an upper trough on Saturday late arvo

Haven't seen the High pressure pushing north for quite some time
( mind you keep in mind that is t+126hrs)
http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/v...it=Refresh+View


Edited by crikey (14/01/2019 20:15)
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#1485428 - 14/01/2019 21:55 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: retired weather man]
Mega Offline
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Registered: 03/02/2003
Posts: 7899
Loc: Maryborough, Wide Bay, QLD
Originally Posted By: retired weather man
Re lack of rain. Checked closest official station to here with the longest record, namely Manly Railway Station. Records go back to 1898, and only last year 2018, saw the lowest January on record which was only 1.2mm. Even in the infamous 1902 drought with only 442mm for the year, Manly had 47mm for January.


That's a very telling stat, imo, as Manly is right near the coast and would normally at least see onshore showers in a E or SE airstream. I guess that can't happen when our highs keep weakening and bubbling north leaving us under a much more shallow and drier airflow. Two Januaries in a row though, it's a very telling stat of what some of us have been describing the majority of the last few summers through SEQ. The cause? No bloody idea.

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#1485444 - 15/01/2019 07:22 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Mike Hauber Offline
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Registered: 13/07/2007
Posts: 3817
Loc: Buderim
I think January is pretty marginal for E/SE showers. Sunshine Coast does significantly better than Manly as far as I know, something to do with the islands or the bay. Don't expect much SE shower activity in January up here, and rainfall stats show that Brisbane has a peak in rainfall in January, but SS coast goes up in Feb/Mar due to the SE shower activity I suspect.

I've been trying to download rainfall data from BOM but it just hangs after selecting station, rainfall and daily data. Anyone else able to download data there?

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#1485447 - 15/01/2019 07:38 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
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Registered: 08/01/2012
Posts: 1044
Loc: Tweed Heads NSW
Woken up this morning by the storm bird of all things ( Eastern Koel )
Could they know something we don't?
Or maybe it was brought up here from South coast of NSW somehow or its lost its way

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#1485448 - 15/01/2019 07:42 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Mega Offline
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Registered: 03/02/2003
Posts: 7899
Loc: Maryborough, Wide Bay, QLD
I guess my point was that you'd normally at least see some coastal showers even under a typical January ridge as highs retreat south but in recent years there's even been a lack of those as well, my guess because highs seem to keep parking themselves further north instead of progressing east.

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#1485457 - 15/01/2019 08:39 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: TWEEDSTORM]
EddyG Offline
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Registered: 19/12/2008
Posts: 5506
Loc: Port Stephens NSW
Originally Posted By: TWEEDSTORM
Woken up this morning by the storm bird of all things ( Eastern Koel )
Could they know something we don't?
Or maybe it was brought up here from South coast of NSW somehow or its lost its way


I haven't heard of one in a few weeks around here, which we normally hear them right through to March.
A few Black Cockies have been sighted in the last few days.
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#1485460 - 15/01/2019 08:43 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Mike Hauber]
retired weather man Offline
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Registered: 01/07/2007
Posts: 5161
Loc: Wynnum
Originally Posted By: Mike Hauber
I think January is pretty marginal for E/SE showers. Sunshine Coast does significantly better than Manly as far as I know, something to do with the islands or the bay. Don't expect much SE shower activity in January up here, and rainfall stats show that Brisbane has a peak in rainfall in January, but SS coast goes up in Feb/Mar due to the SE shower activity I suspect.

I've been trying to download rainfall data from BOM but it just hangs after selecting station, rainfall and daily data. Anyone else able to download data there?


I have had no issues with this.

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#1485461 - 15/01/2019 08:44 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
retired weather man Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 01/07/2007
Posts: 5161
Loc: Wynnum
WYNNUM NORTH - WEATHER

DATE..15 JAN 2019 TIME..0740

CURRENT TEMPERATURE......24.2C
CURRENT HUMIDITY...........78%
CURRENT DEW POINT......... 20C
CURRENT WIND DIR/SPEED...SSW 4Kph
CURRENT MSL PRESSURE......1017.1HpA
CURRENT VISIBILITY........25KM
CURRENT WEATHER...........Trace.

LAST 24 HOURS -
YESTERDAY'S MAX TEMP.......31.4C
THIS MORNING'S MIN TEMP....21.0C
THIS MORNING'S GRASS MIN...20.9C
AVERAGE 24 HOUR DEW POINT....19C
AVERAGE 24 HOUR MSLP.......1016.4Hpa
LAST 24 HOUR MAX WIND GUST..SE 34kph at 1132
PAST 24 WEATHER SUMMARY... Early morning drizz

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#1485464 - 15/01/2019 09:19 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Flowin Offline
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Registered: 15/10/2017
Posts: 966
Loc: Pinjarra Hills, Qld
The relentless stagnation in any change of weather goes on. At least we have been getting a few oktas of cloudiness at some periods of the day to limit heating to some degree. I only just discovered the term oktas, by chance, on this WMO observations website for cloudiness and rain.
https://worldweather.wmo.int/cloud/c3/index.html
Apparently one okta is one eigth of the sky, eight oktas is practically full cloud cover.
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#1485466 - 15/01/2019 09:21 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Flowin]
Ken Kato Offline
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Registered: 05/03/2012
Posts: 6090




Originally Posted By: Flowin
The relentless stagnation in any change of weather goes on. At least we have been getting a few oktas of cloudiness at some periods of the day to limit heating to some degree. I only just discovered the term oktas, by chance, on this WMO observations website for cloudiness and rain.
https://worldweather.wmo.int/cloud/c3/index.html
Apparently one okta is one eigth of the sky, eight oktas is practically full cloud cover.


Oktas was also been the international standard for describing cloud amounts in aviation weather reports and forecasts (but is now described as few, scattered, broken, and overcast) for airports around the world (as well as manual cooperative observations) for many decades as well.

Above is an extract from the Bureau's latest State of the Climate report showing significantly lower rainfall across much of southern Australia during the warmer months of the year in recent decades - all the details including timelines over which this trend occurred are here: http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/australias-changing-climate.shtml

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#1485467 - 15/01/2019 09:33 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Ken Kato Offline
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Registered: 05/03/2012
Posts: 6090
Ran out of edit time again (is this ever going to be fixed despite numerous and constant complaints about it from users over the years?) - I meant to say during the COOLER months of the year in my above post. The corresponding map for the warmer months of the year are in that link I provided.

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#1485468 - 15/01/2019 09:57 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Ken Kato]
one drop Offline
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Registered: 15/04/2014
Posts: 117
Loc: maryborough
Originally Posted By: Ken Kato
is this ever going to be fixed


hopefully, looks like an upgrade is in the works.

http://forum.weatherzone.com.au/ubbthrea...e_D#Post1482816

Originally Posted By: Tracers
I guess that explains why it suddenly went so slow and the extreme rash of new signups that were strange and all the cyrillic customer feedback we got.

I'm told the new site will conserve the forums as is so we don't loose any history.
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#1485471 - 15/01/2019 10:05 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - January to July 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
NotsohopefulPete Offline
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Registered: 24/12/2008
Posts: 1405
Loc: Toowoomba
Well. I would be very happy if all of my posts over 6 months old would get obliterated from history. Went for a drive to Beachmere on Sunday to pick my Mum up. The Lockyer Valley and parts of the Brisbane valley are so dry. From Kilcoy to Caboolture it was so green; amazing contrast.
Cheers

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