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#1497890 - 25/04/2019 02:08 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
hickory Offline
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Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
The rain was sporadic, it was raining on the north side of town, but not on the south side. we had showers 3 days in a row at the showgrounds.

I lived in Rocky for about 8 months in 1974. Only driven through it 4 or 5 times since.
Not much seems to change.

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#1497895 - 25/04/2019 06:38 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Hot day yesterday and a warm night. Had throw the doona off.

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#1497896 - 25/04/2019 06:40 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Sneaky 2mm here.
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#1497904 - 25/04/2019 10:13 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: hickory]
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Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
The rain was sporadic, it was raining on the north side of town, but not on the south side. we had showers 3 days in a row at the showgrounds.

I lived in Rocky for about 8 months in 1974. Only driven through it 4 or 5 times since.
Not much seems to change.


It has been 13 years since i have last been there, and it seems to have change a fair bit since then, it also seems much busier.

Townsville seemed still fairly green when we went though there, and also lots of long grass (compared with what it usually is).
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#1497909 - 25/04/2019 12:06 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Do the Dingos on Fraser island originate there or are they just human hunting dogs?

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#1497924 - 25/04/2019 18:26 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Thanks Redwatch…

Amphetamine....I was just reading an article that described Dingo's as Australias first feral animal...


Also where do Rainforest Dingo's fit in or is more of a term for Dingo's that are crossed with domestic dogs...?...I saw one supposed specimen at the Innisfail Croc farm 20 years back...it had more of an Alsatian type colouring ...



Geez what a cracker of a day...still get nightly showers with 52mm over the past 3 nights....the soil is very saturated and plenty of places I cant get the mower to without getting bogged...

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#1497925 - 25/04/2019 18:26 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: amphetamarine]
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Originally Posted By: amphetamarine
Do the Dingos on Fraser island originate there or are they just human hunting dogs?

Quote:
The Fraser Island dingoes are reputedly some of the last remaining pure dingoes in Eastern Australia and to prevent cross-breeding, dogs are not allowed on the island.
According to DNA-examinations from the year 2004, the dingoes on Fraser Island are "pure". However, skull measurements from the 1990s detected crossbreeds between dingoes and domestic dogs among the population.

Up until 1995, there were no official records of dingoes attacking humans on Fraser Island. In April 2001, a boy named Clinton Gage wandered away from his family and was attacked and killed by several dingoes. Over 120 dingos were killed by rangers as a result of the incident, though locals believe the number was much greater. After the 2001 attack, four dedicated rangers were allocated dingo management roles and ranger patrols were increased. There are fines for feeding dingoes or leaving food and rubbish out which may attract them.

Seems they may have been up until the 1990's.

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#1497986 - 27/04/2019 07:07 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Looks like BoM think we will have a wet winter. I know for you guys on the coast this is not very appealing but for us up here this would be great. grin
Not that we have to get much rain to get above average

Also does anyone know why Atherton is marked as Atherton Water



Edited by Simmo FNQ (27/04/2019 07:08)
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#1497989 - 27/04/2019 09:05 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Simmo,the climate outlook also suggests that it will warmer than average for that period also..that will be a relief for me after a cold last winter..

Personally its not so bothersome for me to have above average rainfall on the coast this time of year...

The problem is if it comes in the form of overcast, tradewind driven, drizzly rubbish that keeps the ground from drying out...

Weeks or months on end of that crap just about does my head in..


and yes it is drizzling here today.! eek

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#1498000 - 27/04/2019 16:53 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12
The problem is if it comes in the form of overcast, tradewind driven, drizzly rubbish that keeps the ground from drying out...

Weeks or months on end of that crap just about does my head in..

You and me both.
Rain, or don't rain. No drizzly sh!t.

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#1498011 - 27/04/2019 19:49 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: hickory]
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Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: scott12
The problem is if it comes in the form of overcast, tradewind driven, drizzly rubbish that keeps the ground from drying out...

Weeks or months on end of that crap just about does my head in..

You and me both.
Rain, or don't rain. No drizzly sh!t.



We out here don't care what it is, as long as its *wet*.

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#1498026 - 28/04/2019 09:34 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: cold@28]
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Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: scott12
The problem is if it comes in the form of overcast, tradewind driven, drizzly rubbish that keeps the ground from drying out...

Weeks or months on end of that crap just about does my head in..

You and me both.
Rain, or don't rain. No drizzly sh!t.



We out here don't care what it is, as long as its *wet*.


Its like we live on different planets 28...

47mm down here in the last 24....

Still raining/drizzling and need I say a bit wet underfoot..

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#1498028 - 28/04/2019 12:27 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12


The problem is if it comes in the form of overcast, tradewind driven, drizzly rubbish that keeps the ground from drying out...

Weeks or months on end of that crap just about does my head in..






Yeah don't need or want a year of that [censored] weather, it is still to boggy to do to much up here. Can't put a tractor on much of the places that need spraying, we have managed to get all the fences back up , but in doing so have some decent tracks / bog holes that will need smoothing out when it every drys out.

Quite showery here today , started off with a nice morning but has turned to blustery showers, seems like a netflix kind of arvo, if the internet stays connected long enough... Phone has been out for almost a month now , with no sign of a fix being attempted. Telstra doing the cyclone side step and blaming everything on Trevor to get out of their service obligations frown


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#1498030 - 28/04/2019 13:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: scott12
The problem is if it comes in the form of overcast, tradewind driven, drizzly rubbish that keeps the ground from drying out...

Weeks or months on end of that crap just about does my head in..

You and me both.
Rain, or don't rain. No drizzly sh!t.



We out here don't care what it is, as long as its *wet*.


Its like we live on different planets 28...

47mm down here in the last 24....

Still raining/drizzling and need I say a bit wet underfoot..


Ha ha Scott. You're right. It's a strange location. The Featherbeds stop easterly weather. Anthing from the Gulf wears out before it gets here. Storms from southwest split each side of town. Local geologist said its the mineral composition of the area, which may or may not have some truth.

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#1498031 - 28/04/2019 14:13 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
amphetamarine Offline
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Registered: 18/03/2004
Posts: 363
Loc: Cairns
Tinaroo dam maybe?

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#1498037 - 28/04/2019 17:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: amphetamarine]
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By The looks of it, there is no end in sight to this [censored], at least right up to next Friday.

So far it has rained nearly every day in April.
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#1498040 - 28/04/2019 18:19 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Weird weather today. Overcast a lot of the time. Very windy/blustery this morning, type of winds around in whirlwind season, but thankfully vegetation is still green enough not to happen. It's had a coolness that makes you think it's going to rain or drizzle but of course nothing actually happens.

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#1498063 - 29/04/2019 10:03 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12
Simmo,the climate outlook also suggests that it will warmer than average for that period also..that will be a relief for me after a cold last winter..

Personally its not so bothersome for me to have above average rainfall on the coast this time of year...

The problem is if it comes in the form of overcast, tradewind driven, drizzly rubbish that keeps the ground from drying out...

Weeks or months on end of that crap just about does my head in..


and yes it is drizzling here today.! eek


Warmer than average winter for that period - lets see how that pans out, they said something like that last year, was colder and drier as it turned out

Hopefully they don't get it wrong twice or my motorbike will be holed up more than I would like


Edited by WANDJINA G'vale (29/04/2019 10:03)
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#1498104 - 30/04/2019 08:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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I think daytimes were warmer Wandjina but nights were cooler due to the clear skies which probably gave the feeling it was colder. I believe winter, June-August, was over 1c above the average in Cairns. Only 2 months were below average for CAP in 2018 which were Feb and March.

By far my wettest April in Mareeba with 52.4mm recorded. Previous high was 19.4mm.
Daytime max is 1c below my average and 0.5c below my coldest April.
Minimum is 1.3c above average and 1c above my previous warmest April.

EDIT: Wet season total, Dec-April, was 1248.6mm. Previous best was 1016mm.


Edited by Simmo FNQ (30/04/2019 08:24)
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#1498111 - 30/04/2019 11:18 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - April 2019 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Staying very damp

approx. 15mm overnight and regular light showers. I believed from the beginning april would be a damp month, which it proved to be. For May, it should be drying out - but I saw on a model map last night a 997mb low out in the Coral sea (NE) for about May 15th - crazy and unlikely …...
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