Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018

Posted by: Raindammit

Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 10:16

Discussion continues.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 10:59

Which way is this low (currently in Tville area)heading in the next 48hrs?
Posted by: rainthisway

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 12:09

Forecast to move west
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 12:34

Originally Posted By: rainthisway
Forecast to move west


Hmm, North West would be preferable smile
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 14:13

First line of action about to impact Gvale
Posted by: Synoptic

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 14:22

Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
First line of action about to impact Gvale


Heard the rumble. Checked the radar.
Ran outside to get the clothes off the line.

Can rain all it wants now.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 15:02

Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
First line of action about to impact Gvale


Nice storm here about 1.15pm just subsiding now...

I hope someone has taken some milk and cookies out to Ron there in the cubbyhouse...I've been really enjoying all the storm shots..!
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 16:29

The water vapour radar looks really good. You can see the moisture starting to feed into the Townsville low from the NW.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 16:40

I don't know how much rain yet, but its been a fair bit for a short event
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 17:28

Just had 14mm and looks like a bit more to come. A few rumbles in there too.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 18:31

Iím in the Ďville atm and the rain is phenomenal, oh the ignominy and shame when Townsville gets more rain than Cairns
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 18:40

Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
I don't know how much rain yet, but its been a fair bit for a short event


looks like about half a tube here, mates place about 1km SE of here has a couple of decent branches down.

547.8mm for Feb, seems a little above avg there.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 18:45

Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
First line of action about to impact Gvale


Nice storm here about 1.15pm just subsiding now...

I hope someone has taken some milk and cookies out to Ron there in the cubbyhouse...I've been really enjoying all the storm shots..!


Haha, so long as the milk is of the fizzy amber type and the cookies are peanuts. Thanks though, enjoy taking them when I can.
Posted by: RichieM

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/02/2018 19:41

Decent storm in Gordonvale yesterday and a real cracker this afternoon. Lots of close lightning and 34mm out of it.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 10:53

Extremely saltry in the field this morning. Flat sea apparently
Posted by: Storm

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 15:50

Wish id gone fishing!

Well storms are trying to develop up here but not anything exciting at this stage! Wish it would just rain or be sun! Make up its mind!!!
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 19:52

Originally Posted By: Storm
Wish id gone fishing!

Well storms are trying to develop up here but not anything exciting at this stage! Wish it would just rain or be sun! Make up its mind!!!

Where have you been hiding for the last 6 or so years ? confused
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 20:02

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: Storm
Wish id gone fishing!

Well storms are trying to develop up here but not anything exciting at this stage! Wish it would just rain or be sun! Make up its mind!!!

Where have you been hiding for the last 6 or so years ? confused


Out fishing obviously..!
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 20:52

Looks like a decent NNE flow with some juicy showers heading in tonight. One flash and rumble a while ago.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 01/03/2018 21:42

Just got a decent drenching then. Didnít last too long but was quite heavy. Thunder and lightning now.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 01:53

At 28.6mm since I had a quick look at 1930hrs.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 04:01

Rain is going crazy tonight here on the beaches.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 06:28

26.2mm
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 06:28

So I get to spend 3 nights in Townsville for their rain event and them home for the stormage last night.Life is good
grin grin
Man there was some heavy rain in those scuds last night
Posted by: CuNimJim

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 08:49

55mm overnight.

Just cracked the kilo for 2018!
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 09:33

Nice drop overnight, 115mm for me to kick start March. Plenty of heavy downpours throughout the night
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 09:54

22mm overnight. smile
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 10:03

My turn to miss out C@28. 0.8mm here.
Posted by: Storm

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 11:32

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: Storm
Wish id gone fishing!

Well storms are trying to develop up here but not anything exciting at this stage! Wish it would just rain or be sun! Make up its mind!!!

Where have you been hiding for the last 6 or so years ? confused


Been a busy 6 years or so! LOL cheers
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 15:42

Testing tinypic

Post upload, came out very dark but otherwise the Tinypic works well, loads up to photobucket somehow or other

Posted by: Homer

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 15:46

It's not working.
That's a Bigpic. smile
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 15:53

That's a fine pic of flooded fields, a bit like here in places, thanks for posting.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 19:09

Awesome pic Wandjina. Nice example of cloud stripping on the rainforest canopy.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 02/03/2018 19:32

Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
Testing tinypic

Post upload, came out very dark but otherwise the Tinypic works well, loads up to photobucket somehow or other

1600 x 1200 pixels eek

Photobucket own Tinypic. If you bother to join Tinypic you will get an email with a dire warning,- advising you to join Photobucket and cough up your money ASAP.
Best not to join,- or block cookies from them.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 03/03/2018 18:46

Had a nice little shower about 45 minutes ago, and now here's another one. No idea what's in the gauge yet. But it's rain and it will make the plants happy. smile
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 04/03/2018 08:07

A nice shower last night gave us 35mm in the gauge this morning smile
Have a great Sunday weather watchers, I'm off to find a roast in the freezer for drinks and BBQ later in the day.


Cheers
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 04/03/2018 10:04

OCC boys plugging an event on FB about strong easterly flow giving us good rain this week... reckon it'll happen?
Posted by: Kowree

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 04/03/2018 10:07

Well, a quick 54mms here at Utchee Creek this morning, fast and furious. Sth Johnstone - 4mm and Innisfail 3mm.
Love the photo Wandjina, love the mists or whatever they are called on the hills around these parts.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 04/03/2018 12:48

Absolutely belting down ATM poke grin
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 04/03/2018 13:39

Just got a quick 45mm and itís still raining
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 04/03/2018 13:58

Are our post counts frozen?
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 04/03/2018 14:11

Originally Posted By: dormant
Are our post counts frozen?


I could wrong here but I think if you reply or quote someone it doesnít count?
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 04/03/2018 14:12

Wrong about the quote bit, my count went up by one blush
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 04/03/2018 15:02

Meh, ignore me, maybe program does a sweep periodically, just you were stuck on 2007 for awhile.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 05/03/2018 10:25

Wet week ahead, hoping so.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 05/03/2018 17:54

Looking good for something in Tinaroo catchment. I hope it becomes more widespread.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 05/03/2018 18:01

Gawd what a backflip on today's forecast, this morning it was like high to very high chance etc, particularly about the cassowary coast. Not a drop all day. Glad I looked out the window.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 05/03/2018 18:05

Wonder if our forecasts have been suffering of late due to the (not sure if it is still ongoing) industrial action at the BoM.
Old mate on abc radio the other day did his own read out of the BoM's forecasts as the guy he got on the phone was apparentley not even familiar with our geographical location!
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 05/03/2018 18:19

After dark tonight Ron. Building out back of the islands now on the radar.

I am in Mackay, so we are sure to get a drop.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 10:49

187mm to 9am in Bilyana, very wet indeed. Still raining.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 11:07

Wow RD, quite wet in the wee hours down there in Hillbilly country ,just a measly 65mm here..
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 12:10

Yep, exactly the same here, 65mm.
The day before was a brilliant day, but Sunday it poured for about 2hrs solid and 80mm was recorded for the 24hrs.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 19:24

about 25mm from that heavy duty squall earlier
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 20:46

http://m.ewn.com.au/alerts/qld-flood-wat...campaign=alerts

Looks like we could be getting a bit of rain. Hopefully we get a bit in the catchment.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 22:02

Another 22mm in the gauge this morning.
Lovely going to sleep last night to rain that was going to keep up for a while, and not disappear after 30 minutes.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 22:08

Nice C@28.
Not much here lately, just the odd shower. Heard Dimbulah had 175mm in 5 hours yesterday. The James Creek Bridge on Wolfram road is no more. I think another bridge was washed away too.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 23:36

Should be some decent falls in some places over the next few days, 200-300+mm.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 06/03/2018 23:37

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Nice C@28.
Not much here lately, just the odd shower. Heard Dimbulah had 175mm in 5 hours yesterday. The James Creek Bridge on Wolfram road is no more. I think another bridge was washed away too.


Not surprised about that. Was it during the day, or the wide band of rain that went through last night that gave us the 22mm?
Posted by: Kowree

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 02:06

For goodness sakes - its a very wet place here today. Emptied the gauge at midnight - 120mm and I'm thinking maybe I should do it again even though it holds 150mm.
The radar shows we have still got a bit of weather to go through yet too.
South Johnstone only had 67mm at midnight, they have been beating us the last couple of days but Utchee is back with a vengeance tonight!
Wishing I could send the rain over to you Cold@28!
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 06:58

94.8mm
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 07:12

28mm for me
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 07:21

15.6mm here. Hopefully plenty more to come!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 07:46

Zero
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 07:53

95mm here for me yest arv and last night

It really poured, I wonder if RF has anything that captured the rain rate, it went for gold last night for a while, insane rain rate
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 08:06

Raining again now.

What is your YTD C@28?
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 08:39

215mm ..A bit of flooding in the low lying areas around the district..
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 08:48

Nice Scott. Some awesome totals down your way. Can't wait to see your totals tomorrow morning

Up to 19mm now. Unexpected. I hope the rain keeps making it over the range for the remainder of this event.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 09:02

Huge falls between Tully and Gordonvale, flood warnings have now been issued for the upper Herbert River and Tully/Murray rivers.

Should be quite an interesting 24 hrs for the NTC.
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 09:11

That line is absolutely pumping into port Douglas over the last hour. They will score a huge total of it keeps up
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 09:11

56 this morning. More than i was expecting
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 09:17

Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
That line is absolutely pumping into port Douglas over the last hour. They will score a huge total of it keeps up


Low isle has just had 57mm in an hour!
Posted by: Kowree

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 10:02

You beat us Scott12, 207mms here - couldn't wait till 9am.
Must have eased off after 1.30 last night as the creek was higher than it is now.
Hoping, for selfish reasons the rain doesn't get too biblical - partner has to get home from the mines down south Thursday night and Monday we have a plane to catch in Cairns - son's wedding in Victoria.
The drainage around here is awesome - 8" and I can still walk around the place.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 10:41

Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
95mm here for me yest arv and last night

It really poured, I wonder if RF has anything that captured the rain rate, it went for gold last night for a while, insane rain rate


No, unfortunately. Even that first 25mm yesterday eve was extremely quick.
Posted by: Crystal Valley

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 12:45

Nice falls around. 202mm here. Stuck at home today main entry causeway flooded again.
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 13:07

240mm over this side of the fence, creeks were flooding over the banks and out onto the road when i first went to look this morning.By the tome i walked back home to grab the camera and came back it had already stopped flowing onto the road!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 13:47

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Raining again now.

What is your YTD C@28?


I see now why people use Excel... 😑
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 13:56

Looks like your Ant forecast worked a treat YS...lol..

An extra inch on your side of the hill must have made all the difference... the creek here didn't come up that high and it was crossable by vehicle this morning.....water over the main roads downstream between El arish/Mission beach and Tully/Mission beach though..

What do the Ants say for tonight, YS..?

Simmo most of the rain is up cairns and north today by the looks of the radar..I wonder if it will push inland at all before this little event is over..?
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 14:53

This afternoon/night could be a goer for Cairns and north of Cairns, gauging by the current radar action
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 15:36

absolutely hammering down in Portsmith ATM
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 18:09

Erk, and our turn next - ruins a fun outing to Cairns tomorrow.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 18:18

Yep sure does look like a wet night ahead for you guys Dormant..!..
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 20:24

It's beautiful weather, This is what our wet season is all about.
Watching the different levels interact and change is mesmerizing,
and seeing the creeks burst their banks and flush out the build up
of dead stuff.


Cheers
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 20:34

Originally Posted By: scott12


What do the Ants say for tonight, YS..?


The ones i saw did not look like they were happy and they said piddle off rain and give our Dwelling a chance to dry out!
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 20:50

You lot in the ďMission Beach HinterlandĒ😜 have had some good showers.

Returned today via East Feluga Rd, as the main road was cut. Water everywhere.
Only 43mm out here. Perfect really. Enough water to keep things green without the flooding.

Stay dry
Posted by: fnq1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 21:23

Is cairns radar Down again
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 22:12

Seems like it. First Mornington now Cairns. They are on a roll
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 22:22

Willis Island 512k radar not showing too much inbound.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 07/03/2018 23:23

Radar bloody down again!! smirk
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 06:59

just the 66mm today.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 07:20

Only 42mm for me. Not what I was expecting given the forecasts frown
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 07:20

Looks to have all slipped south, could be all done for Cairns. I scored about 40mm for the whole event. Areas north and south did much better.

Night time is when we generally do better with rain and last night on the beaches was barely worth commenting on.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 07:46

Wow MAP did better than CAP overnight. All beit by 0.6mm but still, that is unusual for this kind of event.
About 18mm here.

Edit: should see a bit of an increase in Tinaroo. Some ok falls in the catchment. Dam level reading seems to be stuck on the sunwater website though.
Posted by: Crystal Valley

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 07:53

153mm since midnight with some strong gusts around 3am.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 08:12

Not sure the alert in Sth Mission is working all that well. Says we have had 5mm the last hour. Havenít been able to see the back fence since 6am. Teeming down here. Will check the gauge when I get a chance.
Posted by: raincheck

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 08:22

118mm at Mount Sheridan
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 08:29

Up to 26mm now. The line just to the north of Mareeba has me lined up for a while by the looks of it.
Posted by: Dodger

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 08:31

So is that it for today? will we expect anymore rain in Cairns like last night.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 08:38

116mm and still good solid rain
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 08:43

I don't think it is over just yet dodger.
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 09:00

130mm up here Nice but not what I was hoping for. Think they might have jumped the gun on the flood warning for Daintree.

So good to see rain in the inland areas.

Cheers
Posted by: Kowree

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 09:07

A wild night - obs at Sth Johnstone say the wind only gusted to the max of 44kph but I'm sure it was much higher than that here. Things knocked over but we will rebuild.
138mm here at Utchee so far and it's black to the east.
How is the Tully River looking anyone in the know? ie the Tully and Murray have a warning on them so how much more rain does it take for them to be flooded?
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 09:18

Just a wee bit wet this morning, 116mm at the alert so far (still raining) since 9am. The ground is still very saturated, so the back has flooded pretty quick:

Posted by: Crystal Valley

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 10:09

216mm to 9 am, over 400mm for the last 48 hours and a bit wet under foot here.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 10:18

252mm here...over 600mm for the week so far...

a bit wet underfoot,CV..haha...that's a bit of understatement..

Great to see your waterfeature back RD..

Kowree, its saying major flooding for the Tully River..the boy went to school today despite my advice not to go...he had to hike out the back over the tram bridge and a Km or so along the tracks and across a neighbours paddock back to the main road. ...Keener than most..
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 10:38

Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 10:56

8mm Chillagoe at 6am,and still sprinkling.

Very light sprinkle all the way to Cairns, except for a short section of proper rain just west of Mareeba, enough to wash the mud off the car. But that's all. Was expecting more...

Thanks for the pics RD.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 10:58

Not sure how the rain gauge is going to catch the rain. It is horizontal and bucketing down at the moment.

Last check we are about an inch up the outer tube since I emptied around 7:30ish.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 11:14

Nice totals guys and thanks for sharing your pics RD

Tinaroo Dam level is updating again. 49.93%... Looks like most of the catchment area had falls around 70mm

Fishery falls has been getting smashed!!! Wish there was a gauge there. Bit of a gap in gauges between Vohland RD and Clyde RD alerts.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 11:52

Just had another 5mm.
Looks like you guys in the Vale are getting smashed!!!
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 12:35

Still smashing down in Gordanvale Simmo...Ron might have to run down and move along any backpackers camping under the bridge.. smile

Its just starting to clear away down here...bout time too..!
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 12:36

Hammering down here as well, 51mm since 9am.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 12:38

Did you have a nice swim RD..?..the pooch didnt look real impressed.. grin
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 12:53

LOL She loved it!

The whole back is under now, the highest I've ever seen it..
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 12:59

Just heard they are about to close the highway at Banyan in Tully. Still good rain coming in squalls here. Probably had over 50mm since 7:30 at a guess.
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 13:02

Only 63mm to 9am here in Kamerunga...
That darn forcefield!
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 13:03

Yeah SF..Dept of transport just closed the Bruce Highway at Tully..
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 13:04

Looks like Tinaroo is gonna get some more juice. grin
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 13:08

Over 50 % now Simmo..should get a good rise today..

I'm going to wait till the water clears a bit before swimming today RD..its like milk chocolate at the moment ..and besides the dogs would probably be swept away its flowing so fast..
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 13:22

Just been down to the river with the dogs. It is rising quick. I would guess at least 1cm every 2 mins. I have a bench between 2 trees and it was 10cm below when I got there and it was over the top when I left. Was there for less than 20 mins!!

Yeah should see a good rise in Tinaroo today and tomorrow. There is a fair decent amount of rain heading straight for the catchment.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 13:26

Bruce Highway now closed at Tully.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 13:29

You Townsville fella's are a bit slow on the draw,Mick.. grin
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 13:47

118 at the alert since 9am, still coming down.

Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 14:03

Looking good RD , Wish it was like that up here. Enjoy.


Cheers
Posted by: KevD

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 14:11

Wow that is a decent flood. Looks like a whole heap more coming up too - finally the rains arrive smile
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 14:15

Bloody hell RD.!..you might be able to catch a barra off the verandah soon..!
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 14:34

More water than Ross Dam RD😜😜😂😂
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 15:02

Cool video RD.

Absolutely hammering down here in the city. A quick 33mm in a 30 minutes.

IDQ21033
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast District.

Issued at 12:57 pm Thursday, 8 March 2018.

Weather Situation: Heavy thunderstorms have developed along a convergence zone near Cairns.

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 Cairns, Yarrabah and Gordonvale.

64mm within an hour has been recorded at Peets Bridge.

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 4:00 pm
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 15:03

Highway is now also cut at North Johnstone bridge just North of Innisfail..

Highway could well be cut south of Tully at The Tully/Murray River area later on today as well..

Any Gordonvale reports..must be a good bit of runoff in the Goldsborough valley by now..
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 15:12



Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 15:26

Thanks HF...does it still flood on the Mulgrave highway bridge approach or has it been built up above flood levels now..?
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 15:32

Rain has eased, but the water is still rising...





Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 15:34

Whats the shovel for..?..you trying to drain the water away,mate..? grin

How much higher do you think it can go,RD..?
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 15:37

That's for monitoring the water level lol!

Dunno mate, it has never been this high before...
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 16:07

Seems to be steady now, rain is coming down again though.

Just loving it! Was out in the 'boat' before with a beer as the rain roared down. grin
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 16:26

I hope you didn't attempt to run the avenue of death with beers and an inflatable raft, RD..!..
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 17:24

What a day.. Headed up to Malanda, things started getting a little damp(er) around 11am, checked Pete's bridge cams, thought might be time to make a move, packed up and headed down..Boom water way up. So, home via Mareeba..

Never seen so many waterfalls on the Gillies, few rocks giving way too.

186mm at home.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 17:35

Does anybody know the names of any Alerts in the Tinaroo catchment.
I'd be interested to see what amounts are falling there.
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 17:44

Hey hickory, hope this helps.....

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/cns2ing.shtml

hold your mouse cursor over triangles, also you can change from river to rainfall
at the top of page.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 18:00

Originally Posted By: nimbuss1
Hey hickory, hope this helps.....

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/cns2ing.shtml

I'm getting everything on the page except the map !

I might try turning off my Ad Blockers. If that works, I'll add it to a whitelist. Thanks for that.
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 18:14

After 8 days of the month we have already passed the Jan total(632mm). 275mm for the 24rs to 9am,(MTD 692mm) the creek was flooded out onto the road for most of the day.
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 18:25

Emptied 56 on Tuesday, 118 this morning and 123 just then. Total of 297 so far. Bit soggy.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 18:30

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: nimbuss1
Hey hickory, hope this helps.....

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/cns2ing.shtml

I'm getting everything on the page except the map !

I might try turning off my Ad Blockers. If that works, I'll add it to a whitelist. Thanks for that.

Hickory..just make sure you are clicking on one of the 4 "display on map" options if the map is not visible initially..

We had an inch less than you YS and the flooding was not near as bad..I could have drove across our creek on and off if I had have wanted to most of today..it came up high last night for a while though..
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 19:10

Originally Posted By: scott12
Hickory..just make sure you are clicking on one of the 4 "display on map" options if the map is not visible initially..

That did the trick. Thanks Scott.
One of the options is usually defaulted, but not on this one.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 19:15

So this is why the BoM don't give a sh!t about getting the forecasts right. grin

Crypto Currency Scam
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 19:23

Up to 186mm since 9am now.

Will be interesting to see if the rain returns overnight, the water is going down pretty quick now (thankfully).
Posted by: Willraja

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 19:28

Couldnít get home tonight. Had to park the car on an elevated pull out area and cut across a paddock with shopping in hand. Got to meet a new neighbour who came out to drive me the 1.5 km uphill saving me a very soggy walk.
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 19:42

Hope they got some coin to pay for court costs!
Drizzle here.......might be it for a while?
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 20:27


Some people in G'vale saying water levels highest they've seen for local flooding in some places. Looked like some of the railway had been undermined near Meringa, do they have a rain gauge at SRA?

Even a small landslide behind my house lol.

Also looks like the Tinaroo level is gummed up again.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 21:35

Slowed right down, backed off...
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 22:33

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes

Also looks like the Tinaroo level is gummed up again.


There has been some really good falls in the dam catchment too so should see a decent rise when it is working again.

18.4mm here, 41.4mm since midnight. That is all I need too, the ground is saturated.
I have said it before but this year the falls have been spread perfectly for really soaking in and saturating the ground. The little creeklets have not stopped running since January which has not happened in my time here.

But oh those bloody frogs!!!
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 23:00

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes

Also looks like the Tinaroo level is gummed up again.


There has been some really good falls in the dam catchment too so should see a decent rise when it is working again.

18.4mm here, 41.4mm since midnight. That is all I need too, the ground is saturated.
I have said it before but this year the falls have been spread perfectly for really soaking in and saturating the ground. The little creeklets have not stopped running since January which has not happened in my time here.

But oh those bloody frogs!!!


We just need a year like 2010 to really make it count. Consistent rain for the entire year. Can't see it though
Posted by: RichieM

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 23:02

Certainly is a rain gauge at SRA in Meringa and I normally check it each day but I'm currently stuck in Innisfail so hopefully someone else has and hopefully my car is still sitting there haha.
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 23:17

Tomorrows action??
http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/watl/rainfall/pme.jsp?ref=ftr

Tropical times!
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 08/03/2018 23:21

MT jus to the north!
ahhh..........the wet season.....

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/synoptic_col.shtml
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 01:31

I had good sized flocks of Black Cockatoo flying around today, and for the last few hours I can still hear them, mostly toward the beach.
Surely they don't fly after dark. Might be getting into all the beach almond trees for the seeds.
Posted by: Kowree

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 06:10

Down south we had the black cockies Hickory and they didn't fly around at night - bit weird I think.
I know what you mean about the Major Flood Levels now Scott12 on the warnings - partner stuck in Townsville!
Checked gauge at 4.45am - sigh, another 108mm.
566mm since Sunday.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 06:24

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
[quote=Ronfishes]
Also looks like the Tinaroo level is gummed up again. [/quote

But oh those bloody frogs!!!


Tell me about the $$&*# frogs Simmo, there always seems to be one who just has to have a go and in a few minutes the whole deafening chorus is going.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 06:35

Frogs must have all been washed away down here..had a 4ft black looking snake pop through the front door and say hi the night before last though..had to quickly grab his tail and fling him back outside before the dogs saw him..

374mm at the Kirrama range alert so far on the back of 231mm the night before...the Kirrama rd range is going to be a mess..

Yes Kowree..a fair bit of water about between here and ingham..the boy has tickets to go see JT play his 300th NRL game in tomorrow evening in Townsville..I fear he may miss out..

Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 06:40

Pretty annoying not being able to see the Tinaroo levels..anyone know how much waters in there now..?
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 07:33

129mm for me. grin
Ran into C@28 at Rustyís. Hope she gets home OK
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 07:58

Originally Posted By: scott12
Pretty annoying not being able to see the Tinaroo levels..anyone know how much waters in there now..?


Sure is Scott. Must be up to 60% surely. Hopefully it is fixed today.

65mm here. There is a lake out front!!!
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 08:10

96 for the last 24 hrs. Starting to clear a little down here. Time to dry out a bit.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 08:54

another 66 odd overnight takes me to 247.6mm for the last 24hrs, just over 408mm last 3 days.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 08:56

Hope your car's alright RichieM, saw a vid of some pretty high water around there!
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 09:02

268mm to 8am here in Bilyana.

Looks like this weather will retract North with much drier conditions for the coming week.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 09:05

Looks like quite a few more mm's to come over the next few hours. Barron is raging. Little Barron bridge in Mareeba went under last night.
This has been a huge event. The amount of flooding is crazy. Worst I have seen in my time in FNQ.

Goats are not impressed!!!
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 09:42

170mm in the last 24hrs and still more to come.

Nudged in front again this month RF
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 09:43

Yes, hit the lead again HF!!

Tinaroo level has just gone down lol.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 09:47

Originally Posted By: Brett Guy

We just need a year like 2010 to really make it count. Consistent rain for the entire year. Can't see it though


That's the year I arrived in Chillagoe, expected it to be like that every year.... 😒
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 10:05

24hr reading at 9am......113mm
Freshwater bridge is lapping...looks like it went under last night and it'll
probably go under again today....
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 10:08

Solid rain now. Didn't bother emptying this morning but I could be looking at another 10 plus easily for the 24 hrs if this keeps up. And looking at the radar it should keep up for a while. I swear it feels like I am in Innisfail, not Cairns
Posted by: Crystal Valley

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 10:08

184mm to 9am, by the end of today it will be well over the 600mm mark for this event and that is enough for now
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 10:15

Originally Posted By: Brett Guy

We just need a year like 2010 to really make it count. Consistent rain for the entire year. Can't see it though

NO we don't want a wet winter like that again, it was horrible trying to find grass.. I'll have a nice big wet with a couple of flood days, then a winter with lots of fishing weather please. lol


Wow some really nice falls around. So good to see Tinaroo getting a decent top up.

Nice flooding pics RD , got to love it for what it is and enjoy the flood days when you can.

Only 51mm up here this morning, frown

Cheers
Posted by: Leebie3

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 10:19

Originally Posted By: nimbuss1
24hr reading at 9am......113mm
Freshwater bridge is lapping...looks like it went under last night and it'll
probably go under again today....


Freshie bridge? Is that the new one between freshwater and redlynch?
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 10:23

Hammering down again. Already at 10mm since 9am
54mm since midnight, 71.2mm in 24 hrs to 9am. 126mm for the event so far.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 10:28

Gonna be a very wet day in Cairns by the looks of it, nice line of convergence forming.
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 10:32

The old highway bridge next to the roundabout on kamerunga road.
The lower freshwater bridge down at the cow paddocks is well under water.
Posted by: Leebie3

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 10:42

Originally Posted By: nimbuss1
The old highway bridge next to the roundabout on kamerunga road.
The lower freshwater bridge down at the cow paddocks is well under water.


Thanks smile I'm not looking forward to having to drive from Mt Sheridan to Clifton Beach today for a job :s Not at all.
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 10:49

Originally Posted By: Raindammit
Gonna be a very wet day in Cairns by the looks of it, nice line of convergence forming.


Just streaming in. Hasn't let up at all since I got out of bed. I am guessing ot should move to the north this arvo though.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 10:50

154mm at my place..621mm for the last 3 days..766mmm for the week so far..

Definitely clearing off to the north thankfully..More rain for Simmo's goats...Staffies have not been very impressed either..they have barely poked their noses out the door this week..

Kirrama range Alert recorded 402 mm ..I don't remember seeing a 400+ total before..
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 11:27

Tinaroo is back up 56.6%
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 11:36

Yeah should see a good increase in dam level today weary. I would imagine there is a lot of water flow on the way
Posted by: Willraja

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 12:09

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Yeah should see a good increase in dam level today weary. I would imagine there is a lot of water flow on the way


Ravenshoe is not in the catchment but the catchment headwaters for Tinaroo are nearby. The mobile weather station the BoM have set up at Ravenshoe recorded 184mm overnight. If thatís similar for general area then we could see some very good rises in Tinaroo over the coming days.
Posted by: RichieM

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 12:41

Meringa had 201mm to 9am yesterday, 86mm the day before and over 100mm earlier in the week.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 12:48

Gordonvale has really been in the action

Yes there is 10m of ballast gone from under the rail lines at the front of Meringa

Amazing rainfall rates and volumes, but, the action ahead which will be less is still promising, radar showing a couple of hundred km worth of rain bearing clouds are heading for G'vale.

Wet season goodness
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 13:14

34mm since 9am already here. Since the 5th we've had 641mm to 9am this morning.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 13:21

64mm since 0730 here.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 14:02

For something that's moving north, it be awful slow about it...
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 14:11

30mm in the gauge since 6 am yesterday morning.

Just got home from Cairns at 11am. Enjoyed the drenching rain there. Fun in the mud on the last stretches home.

Water over the road at Arriga and a totally messed up red car in the water beside the road. Heavy rain to Petford, but once up Lappa hill the air felt lighter and the rain gradually eased to a sprinkle by Almaden. Creeks are running and dams are full.

Nice😀
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 15:05

Originally Posted By: dormant
For something that's moving north, it be awful slow about it...


You are not kidding Dormant. I swear it was going south for a while there
Posted by: RichieM

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 16:03

Has been bucketing down for over an hour near the city again. Lots of surface flooding at the moment.
Posted by: Storm

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 16:11

Tinaroo Dam speed limits have been lifted !!!
I've had 300mm here at Wongabel since yesterday morning very welcome rain smile
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 16:11

100mm since 6:30
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 16:17

Over 100mm in gauge for me as well. It has been raining heavily for the last hour or so here in the city.
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 16:35

Some very nice totals in that lot folks.
Looks like a wet night ahead, Nicely setup to keep feeding in.



Cheers
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 17:08

53.4mm since 9am here and it just keeps coming. I thought it would of eased back by now. Could be another wet night.

Originally Posted By: Willraja
Ravenshoe is not in the catchment


Never said it was. The alerts above Tinaroo Dam in the pic below are the alerts for the dam catchment.

Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 17:30

Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
Emptied 56 on Tuesday, 118 this morning and 123 just then. Total of 297 so far. Bit soggy.


Just added 203 to the total taking me to an even 500 since tuesday
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 17:40

Doesnít seem to be in a hurry to move north. Taking its time making sure Cairns gets a good wash
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 17:44

Tinaroo at 58.92% as at 16:20hrs.
Posted by: Willraja

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 18:00

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ


Originally Posted By: Willraja
Ravenshoe is not in the catchment


Never said it was. The alerts above Tinaroo Dam in the pic below are the alerts for the dam catchment.



I wasnít saying that you did, just giving an indication of likely rainfall in the upper reaches of the catchment.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 18:08

Around 161mm so far today. Should ease off soon.
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 18:28

Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
Emptied 56 on Tuesday, 118 this morning and 123 just then. Total of 297 so far. Bit soggy.


Just added 203 to the total taking me to an even 500 since tuesday

Pretty much exactly the same over the hill here BG.
Posted by: Leebie3

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 18:33

Barron falls.. (not my photo but have permission to share)

Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 18:54

Great pictures. It is always amazing to see the difference in the falls after a rain event. Thanks for posting Leebie3
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 19:35

I have to say that while i have certainly see more rain in a day i have rarely if ever seen a day of such consistent rain. It never got really torrential but there has not been one single break since before dawn. Doesn't happen often
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 19:47

Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
I have to say that while i have certainly see more rain in a day i have rarely if ever seen a day of such consistent rain. It never got really torrential but there has not been one single break since before dawn. Doesn't happen often

With you on that BG , proper wet season rain.
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 19:59

And looks like the convergence line is finally starting to shift north.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 21:02

Absolutely loving all this, been a long time coming. Had over 250mm over the last 3 days and it is great
to see all the creek's getting a good flush out after many a lack luster wet season for us here.
Have been cut off North, South and East since yesterday
but the worst of it was that the Local Pub has run out of takeaway's as of this Arvo.(We got the last sixpack)

A lot of people will probably be suffering as a result of the recent weather, and I do feel for them,that said though such things are a
part and parcel of living in this part of the world.
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 21:33

Originally Posted By: Leebie3
Barron falls.. (not my photo but have permission to share)



Excellent.
Posted by: Crystal Valley

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 21:43

210mm since midnight taking us to over 700mm for this event. Stranded here now for three days and if it does not ease off it will be four days tomorrow.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 21:45

Originally Posted By: Leebie3
Barron falls.. (not my photo but have permission to share)



As I drove across the bridge at Kuranda I could see how fast the water was flowing. I was very very tempted to drive out and take a look at the falls, but thought it unwise to divert for non-essentials. Lucky I left Mareeba when I did, got past Eureka Creek outside Dimbulah with the water only just under the causeway.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 22:06

Originally Posted By: marakai
.... but the worst of it was that the Local Pub has run out of takeaway's as of this Arvo.(We got the last sixpack)

Remember there's always Beyond Blue and Lifeline, Marakai. mad
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 22:29

Tinaroo is pumping up!
http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65394/IDQ65394.531034.plt.shtml
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 22:30

Remember there's always Beyond Blue and Lifeline, Marakai. mad

I think I'll survive hickory, the sixpac was for other Family members, I have a 25 liter home brew kit.
Mind you if the tobacco supply runs out there might be trouble.... and Beyond blue and Lifeline wont be of any help at all then.
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 22:35

Originally Posted By: marakai
Remember there's always Beyond Blue and Lifeline, Marakai. mad

I think I'll survive hickory, the sixpac was for other Family members, I have a 25 liter home brew kit.
Mind you if the tobacco supply runs out there might be trouble.... and Beyond blue and Lifeline wont be of any help at all then.


Surely there are some local purveyors of 'pipe weed' grin
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 22:41

LOL @ Brett, while the "Pipe Weed" is readily available, the Nicotine levels are far outweighed by the THC ones here abouts.
And the funny thing is that the ATO come down harder on the later than the former when it comes down to legallity's.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 22:44

* should read former rather than latter.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 23:32

Never a problem getting a Brewski at the Euramo Pub ...you just have to launch your boat to get there..lol

https://www.facebook.com/Hotel-Euramo-145882012670347/
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 23:43

LOL, Missus has been having a #Floodedin competition on Fakebook with her M8's with who is the worst stranded for T.P and Grog.
Some of the Bar collections are really amazing, but I tend to think that the T.P might run out for most of them before
the Drink's will when it comes to shakes V's wipes.
Bro inlaw was ready to ride an inflated mattress to the Molloy Pub earlier today for extra supplies.
The Air mattress was for the Great Northern Carton's rather than Him though.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 09/03/2018 23:48

Nothing like widespread rain and a good flood to bring out a bit of Festive spirit marakai..
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 00:33

You Nailed it right there scott, a whole lot of celebratory drink's being had up on the Cape right now by people
who's lively hood depend on a decent drink for the countryside. Been a long time between decent drinks for a lot of people
and their livestock but this one look's to be making a difference for a lot of people.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 06:01

Finally, it's dissipating...
Guess it wouldn't be a good time to go to Cairns for groceries...sighs. Mossman supermarket is probably on short supplies too given I checked road conditions and it seems there are ten road closures between Townville and Cairns.
But then those warnings never seem to be up to date or I'm looking in the wrong place.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 07:13

Should be relatively fine today, going to miss it, that was a great experience and I can take a lot more of it
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 07:49

Originally Posted By: dormant
Finally, it's dissipating...
Guess it wouldn't be a good time to go to Cairns for groceries...sighs. Mossman supermarket is probably on short supplies too given I checked road conditions and it seems there are ten road closures between Townville and Cairns.
But then those warnings never seem to be up to date or I'm looking in the wrong place.

Apparently Woolies have organised a barge from Townsville to Cairns
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 08:11

50mm since 9am in Bilyana, it's now the third wettest March on record (739mm MTD). I'd say it will be the wettest by the end of the month.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 08:15

195mm since 6:30 yesterday
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 08:39

9mm for us. In the very early hours of this morning.
All gone now, but next door's murraya hedge is in full bloom. ??

Are there any accurate rain gauges with big dark numbers you can read if you forget your specs?

I have a new cheapie out there too, nice black markings & easy to read, but it never matches the nylex and is anything from matching to 10mm difference. About 4metres from the nylex and over 6 from buildings.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 08:45

31mm for the last 24hrs. Still overcast and a solid breeze.

Not a bad crowd at the footy last night considering nobody from north of Ingham could make it. Well done Cowboys!
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 08:52

Another 83mm from 9am-11pm. Brings me to 198.8mm for the event.
Max temp yesterday of 23.9c was recorded at 9am. Most of the day was around 22c. Coolest wet season day I have recorded.
Had to drive the long way home as little Barron bridge was nearly 1.5m under.
Tinaroo just over 65%. Imagine what would have happened in this event if Tinaroo was full!!

Does anyone know how to get the past years historical data on the BOM website for Tinaroo Dam? You could get the last 5-7 years in a graph like the Townsville Council graph for Ross but can not find it since BOM change their water storage page.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 08:56

Still only 23 degrees at 8am.
84% humidity.
Posted by: Cow Bay Bob

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 09:12

176.5 mm here at Cow Bay this morning. Thought we were going to miss out, as most of it went well to the South of us. I don't think Tully will have any problems with their Golden Gumboot claim this year.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 09:29

197.4mm since 0730 yesterday. 4 day total - 605.8mm, wowsers.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 09:54

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Another 83mm from 9am-11pm. Brings me to 198.8mm for the event.
Max temp yesterday of 23.9c was recorded at 9am. Most of the day was around 22c. Coolest wet season day I have recorded.
Had to drive the long way home as little Barron bridge was nearly 1.5m under.
Tinaroo just over 65%. Imagine what would have happened in this event if Tinaroo was full!!

Does anyone know how to get the past years historical data on the BOM website for Tinaroo Dam? You could get the last 5-7 years in a graph like the Townsville Council graph for Ross but can not find it since BOM change their water storage page.


Simmo, is the little Barron bridge the low level bridge on Anzac avenue?
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 10:02

555.5mm for the event. Tuesday morning to saturday morning.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 10:04

Originally Posted By: Weary
Simmo, is the little Barron bridge the low level bridge on Anzac avenue?


Yeah, thats the one Weary.

It is now my wettest wet seaon in Mareeba by nearly 30mm. Only 180mm to go to be my wettest year. Would love to have a wet April. The April's I have been here for have only received 10mm.
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 13:19

158mm at 9am here
ahh blue sky is here!
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 14:44

312mm for the event here in KB!
Posted by: Fujita

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 15:31

Staying with friends near Babinda for a week. Arrived last Tuesday and put out raingauge. Total since then is a whopping 868mm! Last night was the drenching finale with 186mm between 5pm and 10pm, giving 24hr total to 9am of 261mm. Heaviest rain I've seen for long time, if ever, as Sydney rarely gets over 200mm in a day. Had to wade through local creeks to get home, carrying groceries. All good fun.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 15:53

Originally Posted By: Weary
Simmo, is the little Barron bridge the low level bridge on Anzac avenue?

Drove over it yesterday morning at 7.45am. It was almost up to the bottom of the bridge, and on the Tolga side you could see where it had been another several metres higher overnight.
Reckon I got over Eureka Creek by the skin of my teeth too. Someone flashed me, so it was either over the bridge or about to be so I took the causeway and it was up to the underside of that too.
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 10/03/2018 19:21

I think half of cairns went to see Barron falls today. Had to park a good km away from the carpark. Worth it though. They were pumping although no doubt a little less than yesterday. Such a cool sight.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 11/03/2018 08:39

13mm overnight. Nice fall early this morning, and just enough to keep me off the poison bottle.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 11/03/2018 09:13

Nil, and nothing in sight for several days.

Goes to show a murraya hedge full of flowers means nothing, except maybe they're terrified of being hacked back like the other two fence lines.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 12/03/2018 07:20

12mm from those SE scuds
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 12/03/2018 08:11

Today is off to a fine start, seems a bit of a signal for rain next Sat/Sun again
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 12/03/2018 08:49

16.9c this morning. Ceiling fan off and blankets back on the bed. Was nice to have a solid nights sleep.

Looking like beautiful weather this week. Will give me a chance to get out and do some jobs like mowing the grass that wants to grow at 2 inches per day.

Models keep pushing the low a little further north, skipping over the cape. EC and GFS seem to be agreeing crazy at the moment with CMC still going for a low north of Cairns. Probably not much rain if EC and GFS come to pass.





Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 12/03/2018 11:06

I thought La Nina was a dead thing 2 months ago, seems the child has new life of late, growing pains lol. The north finds some wet action a bit like was known in decades past
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 12/03/2018 13:12

Teeny showers later, not as fine as I expected
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 12/03/2018 15:00

Finally a nice sunny day! after nearly 3 weeks of rainy days.
956mm MTD so far.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 12/03/2018 15:34

Weary: You're right, Woolworths restocked and glad we were to find it out today. Also while that stuff moved north we were saved from your downpours - had I not been to Mossman I'd have started the mowing, as Simmo says, 2 inches a day smile
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 12/03/2018 19:28

The MJO pulse is not too far away now.Maybe in a weeks time we'll get another drop.
Tinaroo is at 70.3% at 17:00hrs, so I imagine the bulk of the inflow has happened.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 12/03/2018 19:36

9mm overnight.

Nice drive up to Mossman today, bit of water still laying around and all the creeks and rivers look like they have had a decent pump. Up the tablelands tomorrow it seems because I donít want to be part of the throng going through to Townsville, I will leave that trip until Wednesday.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 13/03/2018 04:03

I've had a flanny shirt on 4 nights in a row.
It's felt like a seasonal change since last Wed.
Maybe a full on blue sky day might make it feel back to normal.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 13/03/2018 07:03

Another 8mm overnight. Two short but very heavy showers in the wee hours.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 13/03/2018 08:26

Originally Posted By: hickory
I've had a flanny shirt on 4 nights in a row.
It's felt like a seasonal change since last Wed.
Maybe a full on blue sky day might make it feel back to normal.

Been sleeping with two blankets for a while, but added a light third a week ago. Probably time for the doona.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 15/03/2018 01:36

I see Tinaroo now at 71.83%, so the inflow must be all but over.
If we get another wet spell with the approaching MJO pulse, and the catchment gets some of it,- Sunwater are going to be happy chappies with plenty to sell during the next dry.
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 15/03/2018 08:02


Umm mm ah , The MJO was looking good a couple of days back , WTF has happened now , went backawards and weakened frown

See what happens over the weekend into next week, GFS is starting to show a bit of moisture around so who knows.

Anyway lovely weather the last couple of days. I love the smell of 2 4 D in the morning smile


Cheers
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 15/03/2018 09:43

Not a cloud in the sky at sunrise, and still not a cloud.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 15/03/2018 13:46

Just received an EWN Alert for early Sunday through to Tuesday. Daintree to Ingham

www.bit.ly/2FJVZt6

The same warning area as the last event
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 15/03/2018 14:16

Originally Posted By: FNQ Bunyip

Umm mm ah , The MJO was looking good a couple of days back , WTF has happened now , went backawards and weakened frown

It's gone back a few yards to get a run up, Bunyip. mad
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 15/03/2018 18:42

Looking pretty wet over the northern parts of Australia in the next 7 days. We should see some reasonable rain from about Sunday.

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.
Initial Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Ingham and Daintree

Issued at 11:58 am EST on Thursday 15 March 2018

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor flooding is possible in the Flood Watch area during Sunday and into next week.

Following recent heavy rainfall and flooding in parts of the Flood Watch area, catchments are primed and river levels may respond more quickly than normal.

Moderate to heavy falls are expected from early Sunday morning through to Tuesday, mainly along the coast. The heavier rainfall is expected to fall between Cairns and Daintree.

The rainfall totals forecast are not expected to be as significant as those recorded during recent rainfall.

River level rises above the minor flood level are possible in the catchments across the Flood Watch area during Sunday and into next week.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Daintree River

Mossman River

Barron River

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Johnstone River

Tully River

Murray River

Herbert River
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 16/03/2018 08:46

Flood warnings are out from BOM, yet the forecast on Weatherzone would lead you to believe only a very small amount of rain is possible. Some variance there lol
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 16/03/2018 08:55

Heading to the Bottle shop today "just in case" anyway, we got cut off for three day's last time around and with the creek's already full it won't take much to see a repeat. Not like the resource will sit in the cupboards for months unused anyway smile
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 16/03/2018 09:29

I'd say the warnings are just a precautionary measure more than anything. Won't see anything like the falls we've experienced recently.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 16/03/2018 10:31

I have been amazed by the lack of wind around my area. MAP was gusting at nearly 40km/hr with a wind speed of 28km/hr yesterday and barely a breath at mine all day. Highest gust was 14.5km/hr and highest wind speed was 2.6km/hr.

Dead calm here now and MAP gusting to 30km/hr and wind speed of 24km/hr.

MAP is usually higher due to more open space but we are usually fairly similar.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 16/03/2018 16:24

WZ forecast remains near dead, yet the floodwatch has been updated (2) again today with no changes that I can see.

Going to be very interesting to see how this pans out
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 16/03/2018 17:14

I don't see us getting much. Maybe a bit around Babinda/Tully/Innisfail. Nothing too substantial around the tablelands but happy to be wrong.
Increased chance of storms though which would be nice.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 16/03/2018 21:39

Even Bom forecasts have relatively minimal totals by our standards. Seems a little contradictory, and confusing for the masses.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 16/03/2018 22:38

We've had some dead calm day's out here of late as well Simmo, still getting the SE's of an evening and down to <17C over night but the days have been pretty horrid since the rain event.
Be interested to know where BOM think this rain will eventuate from, nearly everything I've looked at has us down for less than 50mm.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 16/03/2018 23:37

Originally Posted By: marakai
Heading to the Bottle shop today "just in case"....
Not like the resource will sit in the cupboards for months unused anyway smile

I like the way you're thinking, Marakai.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 17/03/2018 08:51

Price of bananas here actually dropped to $2.50 at Woolies a kg, but I think they are going to go up quite soon, as I heard crops were underwater.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 17/03/2018 09:11

Whats the latest on this rain event we are due to get, or has that opportunity slipped away and gone?
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 17/03/2018 09:19

Gone! Mind you thereís still a lot of volatility in the air, so things could change. I always keep in the back of my mind that some of our best rain has been un-forecasted.

I was in Brisbane for three days this week. Yesterday it was blue sky all day and very warm. Shame I was stuck in meetings most of the day.
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 17/03/2018 09:20


It all sounds like higgins has hacked the BOM site.

Not looking good at this stage, Someone is going to have a bit of explaining to do issuing all these flood watch advises, be luck to get 50mm from the look of things ..
As for that bit about heavy rain between cairns and daintree , lol

Oh well we will sit and wait.


Cheers
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 17/03/2018 19:31

Yesterday I had swarms of dragonflies in the yard. Literally hundreds.
Not a good sign for anyone who believes the old timers, 'wet season over' theory.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 17/03/2018 20:08

Darwin celebrates the advent of dragonflies heralding the Dry Season. Although someone about a week ago saw hordes of them....
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 17/03/2018 23:17

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Darwin celebrates the advent of dragonflies heralding the Dry Season. Although someone about a week ago saw hordes of them....

Another old wives tale, methinks.
Belongs in the same basket as mangoes on long stalks meaning plenty of cyclones in the approaching wet.
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 18/03/2018 07:46


A whole 7mm up this way frown frown
Lucky if my gutters got a flow let alone the creek , haha



Cheers
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 18/03/2018 10:32

5.5mm overnight for me
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 18/03/2018 13:36

19mm down here. Starting to build up over the back of Dunk now. Might get a shower shortly
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 18/03/2018 13:52

7mm in the city.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 18/03/2018 15:08

6ml out here
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 18/03/2018 15:46

16mm at 2.45pm

24.9degrees and 79% humidity
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 18/03/2018 17:58

Nice 28, better than expected for out there. Showers have finally arrived here.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 18/03/2018 19:03

Yes,it was a good drop. Heavy rain for about 15-20 minutes. Heavy for here that is.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 19/03/2018 06:43

10mm. Better get the floaties out.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 19/03/2018 08:40

26mm - not quite a flood...
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 19/03/2018 09:41

Blue skies yesterday and also today..Had the sprinklers going yesterday and on again today in the shadehouses and potted plant areas...no flood here either..

What hope is there of planning rural activities when we are on a flood watch but its hot and sunny..?
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 19/03/2018 11:02

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
10mm. Better get the floaties out.


Same for me

A shower line developing off the coast at the moment, seems it will apply itself to areas Babinda - North


Quite a few forecasters think something will happen around the 26th, no idea what that is based on but it may be the last chance of something significant
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 19/03/2018 18:05

Thunder has started again, earlier this afternoon and again now.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 19/03/2018 19:49

Got a millimetre in a short shower this evening.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 19/03/2018 20:34

Could be interesting... https://earth.nullschool.net/#2018/03/24/0000Z/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-223.06,-16.24,2254/loc=144.745,-16.836
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 19/03/2018 22:02

Woooo, momentary power failure.
Lost SkyMuster, but back on quickly, thank heavens.

Someone must have hit a pole? Only a tiny bit of white stuff on the radar which wouldn't affect anything.
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 20/03/2018 09:02


That is an interesting forecast Marakai, looks pretty good for the gulf, not so much us.
23mm this morning frown
That MJO is stalled out frown be late April before it comes around again, could give us an end of season show.
Don't look like much around for a few days at least. frown


CHeers
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 20/03/2018 09:58

7.2mm here. Nice pasture growing rain though the ground is still very much saturated and it takes forever to soak in.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 20/03/2018 10:00

Originally Posted By: marakai
Could be interesting... https://earth.nullschool.net/#2018/03/24/0000Z/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-223.06,-16.24,2254/loc=144.745,-16.836


The shorter the lead time to models like this the better, chance of accuracy. That is barely 4 days out, seems kind of plausible
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 20/03/2018 17:38

Pretty much all models pointing to this system.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 21/03/2018 01:04

Most models are all agreeing that a system will push into the Gulf and could become a very strong TC.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 21/03/2018 06:52

19.6mm - Gaining on your YTD HF!
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 21/03/2018 06:58

22 for me last night

Babinda must have recorded some big numbers last night, still going hard there right now
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 21/03/2018 07:00

Happy birthday RF. 🎂

A couple of light showers overnight. Probably only a couple of mm.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 21/03/2018 08:13

A birthday, happy birthday RF, a bit of rain as a present too
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 21/03/2018 08:17

Too many stars last night.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RONFISHES
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 21/03/2018 12:02

Interesting times ahead for the Gulf of Carpentaria
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 21/03/2018 15:06

Thanks all cheers A fair scattering of showers showing up.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 21/03/2018 21:27

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
19.6mm - Gaining on your YTD HF!


You are too RF...Happy Birthday mate
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 01:44

Poor old Hayden Walker needs to give the Weather Guru caper up.

Maybe he could get a job at Woolies stacking shelves, because he couldn't be more wrong on his predictions.
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Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 06:22

Nice rain this morning
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 09:02

Cheers HF. Man I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone other than an old Englishman would want to live in Malanda. Damp, depressing a$$hole of a joint.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 09:20

Agree Ron, there is nothing more depressing than that Malanda/Milla Milla mizzle
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 09:34

Happy birthday Weary!!!!

Watching this GOC low closely. Would be great if it did cross over the cape or at least come close enough for some good falls. Would be awesome if it did an Ozzy just with a little less flooding. We can dream!!
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 09:39

thanks Simmo
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 09:42

28mm overnight as measured by my 7yo
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 10:33

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Happy birthday Weary!!!!

Watching this GOC low closely. Would be great if it did cross over the cape or at least come close enough for some good falls. Would be awesome if it did an Ozzy just with a little less flooding. We can dream!!

If it does an Ozzy,but sits over the top of us, not Bundaberg.
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 11:40

Some of you may be interested in this article.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-22/australias-wettest-rain-gauge/9568176
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 12:17

Happy birthday Weary, only 2 days after Larry.

Was only 5.4mm at my place Wandjina
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 15:09

WZ forecast seems hopeless in the current situation, forecasting next to no rain, look at radar, the entire north coast is rapidly filling in with rain. Each night we get 20mm - 30mm on a near zero forecast.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 15:24

They are all as bad as each other at the moment Wandjina. Look at BOM's forecast over the weekend and we got SFA, weatherzone was closer lol. Forecasting in FNQ is obviously very difficult as nobody gets it right very often. Down south you could nearly always rely on BOM's 4/5 day forecast to be right or pretty close.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 16:54

Yeah, I think both may be lacking in local knowledge atm? I mean who would put out a flood watch 4 days in advance in FNQ with forecast rainfall totals of 20-50mm, even with saturated ground that ain't no flood trigger. Meanwhile a minor flood watch had to be issued for the Tully river this morning due to a quick 80-120mm. Anyway the battle of external work in the tropics continues on.

Meanwhile, don't think i've put any salt in the pool in the last 700mm or so, might be down a few ppm laugh
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 17:29

Northern beaches look set to get a bit of juice.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 18:04

Quick 30-40 mm out of that
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 18:10

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
They are all as bad as each other at the moment Wandjina. Look at BOM's forecast over the weekend and we got SFA, weatherzone was closer lol.

WZ seem to get the Bom forecast and put their own spin on it,- but BoM are usually a fair bit closer to what eventuates.
WZ don't alter the temps, just the amount & chance of precip.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 18:13

And 27mm at Holloways.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 18:23

Looks like Bom's pm forecasts have come into line with us getting a nice NE feed on Sunday/Monday.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 20:14

Great shower of rain earlier, 60mm.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 20:21

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
They are all as bad as each other at the moment Wandjina. Look at BOM's forecast over the weekend and we got SFA, weatherzone was closer lol.

WZ seem to get the Bom forecast and put their own spin on it,- but BoM are usually a fair bit closer to what eventuates.
WZ don't alter the temps, just the amount & chance of precip.


Yeah the way those daily precip totals change on WZ, sounds like whoever does it likes playing pin the tail on the donkey...just rubbish predictions with weather conditions like this..

Havent you had enough rain yet HF..all this mud is driving me nuts..

Hope weary and RF had a good birthday despite the crappy weather..yeah must have been interesting birthdays back in 2006..were you living up here back then Ron..?

Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 20:30

Happy Birthday Weary.
cheers
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 22/03/2018 21:10

Happy birthday RF and Weary.

Just got back from Rocky, lots of water lying around from Cardwell up. Inner tube full and abot 2 inches up the outer. Nice heavy falls coming in off the coast.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 06:18

Thanks all. Looks like birthday celebration plans will be stuffed around by a cyclone AGAIN. You must know the feeling RF grin
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 07:29

85mm overnight
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 07:41

Your birthday celebrations will fine Weary. Made a late night decision to go shopping yesterday (earlier than intended, & just on Tableland) in case there's a rush. Can guarantee Nora will go west....
(iIt happens every time I do that.)
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 07:52

21.4mm
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 08:19

No they wont C@28, she who must be obeyed booked a B&B near Tarzali.........
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 08:24

6.8mm here and welcome Nora. It would be nice if you came east.
Bom do have this in their advice:

A coastal crossing anywhere along the western Cape York Peninsula south of Weipa during Saturday or Sunday is possible.

We can hope. To be honest though I don't want too much rain. I lost a few plants to water logging and a fruit tree, a Wampi, still has not fully recovered and I think it might die if we get another 100-200mm in the next few days. I also think I will loose the remainder of the cherry tree if we get much wind. But it can rain in the dam catchment all it likes lol. Not fussy hey!!!
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 08:28

60mm down here at the beach.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 09:15

90mm overnight. Plenty more to come in the coming days.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 09:33

I wonder why an initial flood watch has not been issued for the region with the rainfall that has fallen over the last 24-48 hours and with the expected rainfall this weekend.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 09:36

Maybe they are gunshy after the last effort Simmo
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 09:54

11.5mm
A nice cool 24įC
84% humidity

Nice weather
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 10:05

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
I wonder why an initial flood watch has not been issued for the region with the rainfall that has fallen over the last 24-48 hours and with the expected rainfall this weekend.


Minor flood warning for the Tully and Murray river today Simmo after up to 120 mm up the valley last night......

I also noticed this on the flood warning........"A Flood Watch is expected to be issued later today for this next rainfall event."

The ground is totally saturated down here...sounds like its the same up your way as well..starting to see a few plants curl up their toes here too..
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 11:52

laugh @ above comments

Forgot to say this is my 20th year here Pogo.

Blooody hell HF, just when I think I'm gaining on you...
Posted by: cyclonic fun

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 12:00

Hi guys, haven't been on for a while but just wanted to let you all know i now definitely have frogs they have become quite vocal over the last few weeks.. haha i have recorded 603mm this month and 1469mm This year however unsure how accurate these are as my pesky rain gauge kept overflowing due to air lock.... grrr

Anyways bagged 130mm since yesterday morning with plenty more to come in the coming days i presume!!
Posted by: Crystal Valley

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 12:09

Month to date I have clicked over the 1000mm mark. Not a bad drop at all.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 12:45

Maybe some convergent areas will happen over the next few days, could be some spectacular rainfall numbers - or not lol.

Doubt there will be much wind, definitely looking forward to rain again, this should get that Tinaroo at 100% - be the last chance this year
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 16:00

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.
Initial Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Townsville and Cape Tribulation

Issued at 1:01 pm EST on Friday 23 March 2018

Flood Watch Number: 1

River level rises above minor flood levels are likely across the Flood Watch area over the weekend and into next week.

Areas of heavy rainfall are expected to develop over parts of the North Tropical Coast during Saturday, with further periods of heavy rainfall during Sunday and early next week.

Catchments remain wet over much of the Flood Watch area following rainfall earlier this month and the last few days.

River level rises above the minor flood level are likely, with relatively rapid responses expected due to the wet state of the catchments.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to local flooding.

A Flood Warning is in place for the Tully and Murray Rivers.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Daintree River

Mossman River

Barron River

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Johnstone River

Herbert River

Black River

Ross and Bohle Rivers

The next Flood Watch will be issued by 01:00 pm EST on Saturday 24 March 2018.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 16:23

Nice
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 17:47

It could(and I emphasize the word could) be an awesome finish to the wet season for the NTC if Nora does all the right things. Could be squat too.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 18:01

Surprise surprise itís grey and drizzling in Tarzali

But Ahh the serenity
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 18:16

Back in Bilyana this weekend, keeping a close eye on Nora..
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 18:56

I see the MJO started it's upward move yesterday too.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 18:59

Should get some nice feeder bands over the coming days I reckon.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 19:16

Originally Posted By: Weary
Surprise surprise itís grey and drizzling in Tarzali But Ahh the serenity

You hearing any Banjos yet Weary ? mad
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 23/03/2018 20:36

No hickory. Canít hear a thing over the moos,oinks and whatever the noise that goats make
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 05:11

Originally Posted By: Weary
No hickory. Canít hear a thing over the moos,oinks and whatever the noise that goats make


Oh must you mean this one ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIaFtAKnqBU

Plenty of this floating down off the hills around here, especially when the McLeod gets flooded over https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsC4kf6x_Q0

Look's like a wet week ahead for Cairns an surrounds http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/watl/rainfall/pme.jsp?ref=ftr
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 08:14


55mm Here this morning smile

So where will the convergence zone sit is the $64 question ..

Bring on a good flush out


cheers
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 08:37

Hahaha marakai.
Some other interesting goat sounds. https://youtu.be/GuSVF0YGHvk
I have a video of one of my goats in labor and it sounds like I am murdering someone.

Back on topic. This is the first STC in the gulf since I have been here. Do people think we will get the falls predicted? What will our weather be with a cat 4 pretty much as close as it can be to us in the gulf? Are there any cat 4s in the past that have been in a similar position to Noras forecast track?
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 10:30

32mm for me.

Letís see where this Nora lands. That will depict the rainfall for here I think. The further east and north up the cape the better for rainfall.

Then again what do I know.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 11:17

It doesn't look severe to me.

But then what do I know, either..
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 14:01

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.
Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Townsville and Cape Tribulation

Issued at 12:48 pm EST on Saturday 24 March 2018

Flood Watch Number: 2

River level rises above minor flood levels are likely across the Flood Watch area over the weekend and into next week.

Areas of heavy rainfall are expected to develop over parts of the North Tropical Coast during Saturday, with further periods of heavy rainfall during Sunday and early next week.

Catchments remain wet over much of the Flood Watch area following rainfall earlier this month and the last few days.

River level rises above the minor flood level are likely, with relatively rapid responses expected due to the wet state of the catchments.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to local flooding.

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
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 14:23

hmm wonder if I can crack my first 1000mm month for G'vale, few days of decent rain, who knows.

Just had a decent shower about 20mm.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 14:59

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
hmm wonder if I can crack my first 1000mm month for G'vale, few days of decent rain, who knows.

Just had a decent shower about 20mm.


I'm thinking you and I might both crack that 1000mm or come pretty bloody close,RF.

Seems to be taking a more easterly movement each run so we should see some great falls in the coming days
Posted by: Crystal Valley

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 15:27

Arghhhh. A wet season of old in the making⛈
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 15:54

Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
hmm wonder if I can crack my first 1000mm month for G'vale, few days of decent rain, who knows.

Just had a decent shower about 20mm.


I'm thinking you and I might both crack that 1000mm or come pretty bloody close,RF.

Seems to be taking a more easterly movement each run so we should see some great falls in the coming days


I had a metre in March the year I moved there in White Rock. Was the only time in 8 years I topped a metre.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 16:28

11mm so far today. More than BOM forecast for today already so happy with that. Resigned myself to the fact I will loose my Wampi tree so just want an awesome fall now.
Will we see an increase in forecast falls now Nora is suppose to make landfall higher up the cape?
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 16:29

Big finish to the season by the looks of it.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 16:52

8.5mm from yesterday and overnite.
Light sprinkle earlier this afternoon, but nothing to walk out to the gauge for.

Nora is looking interesting, and so is Iris.

We've had water restrictions since October, so hoping they don't take off in opposite directions taking all the moisture with them.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 16:59

Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
hmm wonder if I can crack my first 1000mm month for G'vale, few days of decent rain, who knows.

Just had a decent shower about 20mm.


I'm thinking you and I might both crack that 1000mm or come pretty bloody close,RF.

Seems to be taking a more easterly movement each run so we should see some great falls in the coming days


I had a metre in March the year I moved there in White Rock. Was the only time in 8 years I topped a metre.


My top 5 are:
Feb 15 - 718.4mm G'vale
Jan 09 - 895.6mm BPark
Feb 09 - 986mm BPark
Feb 11 - 1006.2mm BPark
March 12 - 1123.2mm BPark

So this month has knocked off 5th place.

*the only 2 wetter starts to the year were:
2011 - 2009.6mm
2012 1770.4mm - which should be beaten by end of the month.
2008 may have been wetter as only started records on 17/2 and had 1447mm by end of March.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 19:13

Raining pretty heavy here in the city, 32mm in the gauge so far.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 19:20

20mm down this way so far. No heavy rain just consistent moderate showers.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 20:58

Perhaps a useful convergence for Townsville and a ricochet for the boys on Mornington Island...
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 22:02

Yep looks like the rain for Cairns has skipped south.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 24/03/2018 23:55

26.4mm here so far.
Hopefully we should start to see a bit more rain about in the early hours.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 07:47

Disappointingly dry night.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 08:02

Lashing rain here.. expecting trees down
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 08:05

44mm overnight.

550mm for the month. Only 4 days of no recorded rain for the month.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 08:09

I know Nora was a 3, even though she struggled. Anyone else surprised (or actually not surprised) by the lack of coverage on this? Even this morning, nothing on the TV about it. I know its an area of low density population, but something tells me if this was anywhere else but the west coast of Cape York - we'd hear a lot more about it.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 08:10

Nice dormant.
Rain does not seem to be able to push past Mt Carbine Julatten, Port Douglas. Hopefully this next lot can cross the line.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 08:46

Tinaroo has crossed the 75% mark. I think that means the irrigators get their full allocation??
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 08:49

Yeah I believe that is right Weary.

Only had 1.4mm since midnight. Looks like it will start to rain again very shortly.

How wet do people think today and tomorrow will be?
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 08:55

Just put the solar night lights out in a break in the weather and emptied gauge, a bit late in the morning for me, usually do it around 6am - 120mm.
Yeah, I know, solar? today? :))
Posted by: Kowree

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 09:12

105mm overnight - 1094mm for March.

Haven't hardly seen the sun for weeks, feeling Vitamin D deprived....and melodramatic.

Was in Western Victoria for a week for my sons wedding, autumnal weather and bushfires to the south due to lightning strikes. Very low humidity as you would expect, paddocks bare and gum trees. Quite a contrast.
Posted by: Cow Bay Bob

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 09:31

Spot on 100mm here this morning brining March total to 885 mm and by the look of the I think the meter will be in the bag before the end of the month. Not so optimistic about Dormants Lights gettin' a charge though Eh !!!!!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 09:38

15mm
On and off overnight

Currently sprinkling, alternating with a cool dry wind, strong at times. Checked gauge 10 min ago and the long grass was completely dry..... weird for this time of morning. Quite unusual weather.

25.7įC and 79% humidity.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 09:54

42 odd mm. Nice blob CBB and Dormant sending this way.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 10:29

Heck, take it, RonF, the mould here is so bad I'll have to water blast the pavers all over again, usually only an annual job.

Good thing my black leather boots are from the opshop - turning white before my eyes.

Good thing is, staffy dogs don't smell when wet.

48mm since I last posted at 8am
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 10:32

Haha dormant, the back of my work truck is starting to smell like a wet dog..

Anyone know if the historical dam levels for Tinaroo are still available anywhere - used to be a nice little graph with previous years levels on it.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 10:35

On another note, this is the highest I have seen the Archer. Must be very close to the roadhouse..

http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65399/IDQ65399.527003.plt.shtml
Posted by: Crystal Valley

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 10:40

182mm to 9am. Up to 1219mm for the Month so far
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 10:52

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
On another note, this is the highest I have seen the Archer. Must be very close to the roadhouse..

http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65399/IDQ65399.527003.plt.shtml


The Cape is going to look beautiful this Winter. It's particularly special up there after good flood rains.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 11:06

Great totals guys.
Looks set in for a while now. Just need 130mm to be my wettest year in Mareeba.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 11:10

Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
On another note, this is the highest I have seen the Archer. Must be very close to the roadhouse..

http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65399/IDQ65399.527003.plt.shtml


The Cape is going to look beautiful this Winter. It's particularly special up there after good flood rains.


Yep, didn't have time to go last year, have to this year, the Archer and Wenlock have been up so many times this year.

Steady rain now.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 11:51

Had one heavy one this morning and much light rain the rest of the time, hoping that mass that seems to site between Daintree and Cairns will drift just a few km further south sometime soon
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 12:36

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
On another note, this is the highest I have seen the Archer. Must be very close to the roadhouse..

http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65399/IDQ65399.527003.plt.shtml


The Cape is going to look beautiful this Winter. It's particularly special up there after good flood rains.


Yep, didn't have time to go last year, have to this year, the Archer and Wenlock have been up so many times this year.

Steady rain now.


Depending on the movement of Nora and how much rain she dumps, the flats between Normanton and Karumba can be pretty special too, teaming with birdlife after flooding. Enjoy the trip up the Cape Ron.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 13:30

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Haha dormant, the back of my work truck is starting to smell like a wet dog..

Anyone know if the historical dam levels for Tinaroo are still available anywhere - used to be a nice little graph with previous years levels on it.


Try this RF. Not the one I am used to but it close enough for government work
http://www.ozski.com.au/form/tinaroo-dam-level-graph/
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 13:38

The road between Cairns and Port Douglas may be closed due to a landslide. The image I was sent doesn't determine clearly.
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 14:00

Very heavy rain at Northern beaches right now.
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 14:32

Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin
Very heavy rain at Northern beaches right now.


Just emptied 82mm from the nylex in the famous Kewarra Nylex Dash!
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 15:08

Just emptied out 120mm from the nylex in the famous Daintree Dash... smile
That's from 8am this morning.
Posted by: RichieM

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 15:26

Lots of surface flooding here in Manunda
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 15:27

Just emptied 150mm from the nylex (from 13:00 Fri) doing the Edge Hill Bunnings brolly stroll
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 15:28

Just went to Port Douglas as the rain started. It absolutely smashed it down. The road conditions were iffy on the way up, white-wash conditions and water-falls all along the mountain side. Got to Port, had coffee whilst the rain smashed down.

We realised that we should motor home quickly as this could cause some road closures. The Port Douglas road was terrible - white-out conditions, and every few kms small landslides taking up most of the road but small enough to drive over. Tons of enormous waterfalls by the road, tress down all over meaning motorists had to drive around the trees...

Saw one small mud-slide happen as we passed it. Quite an adventure for the mother-in-law who is visiting from Sydney.

Home now, the nylex looks like it had about 150ish mm's. Rain slowly tapering off now.

I imagine the Port D road will be closed very soon. I hope the Kuranda Range closes so I don't have to go to work tomorrow teehee!
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 15:41

Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin
Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin
Very heavy rain at Northern beaches right now.


Just emptied 82mm from the nylex in the famous Kewarra Nylex Dash!


And on the second leg of the famous Kewarra nylex dash, I emptied a further 56mm. Will there be a third leg of the dash?
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 15:55

Lolol. Weary.. sooo smoooth.

Thanks for commentary, DU, I did wonder.

Seems Foxton (Mossman) is going under or closed, though it's usually the approaches that govern driveability.

The Daintree Ferry has still got operating crews attending though I doubt much traffic can access it.
Posted by: RichieM

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 16:08

Kuranda range is shut now as well from landslips.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 16:17

Just drove to IGA, surface flooding everywhere with all the water draining off Mt Whitfield. A few cars up to their bonnets near EdgeHill school.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 16:33

How long will this convergence last?
Posted by: Rawhide

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 16:34

According to qldtraffic.qld.gov.au the highway is closed from Smithfield roundabout to Clifton Beach. McGregor Road also closed.

140mm here since 9am.
Posted by: RichieM

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 16:35

Edit: Kuranda range isn't shut yet but lengthy delays expected.
Water over the road on the Mossman flood cams.
Posted by: coralview

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 16:44

Mossman was closed at around 10.15am this morning due to Foxton. We made a dash to town for supplies and within 45min it was up into the park and over the road. Came up very quickly.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 16:49

Just saw some footage from around Newel point, absolute waterfall's coming down on the sides of the road and some nasty looking landslips cutting of nearly both lanes, the people driving ended up getting stopped by the coppa's so don't know if the road is cut or not.
Some phenomenal amounts of water coming down the creeks into the ocean there though.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 16:53

Freshwater Ck at copperlode is going vertical
http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65394/IDQ65394.031205.plt.shtml
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 16:55

Originally Posted By: marakai
Just saw some footage from around Newel point, absolute waterfall's coming down on the sides of the road and some nasty looking landslips cutting of nearly both lanes, the people driving ended up getting stopped by the coppa's so don't know if the road is cut or not.
Some phenomenal amounts of water coming down the creeks into the ocean there though.

Impressive vid wasnít it
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 16:55

Originally Posted By: RichieM
Edit: Kuranda range isn't shut yet but lengthy delays expected.
Water over the road on the Mossman flood cams.


Kuranda range is closed due to landslides
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 17:00

Originally Posted By: Weary
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Haha dormant, the back of my work truck is starting to smell like a wet dog..

Anyone know if the historical dam levels for Tinaroo are still available anywhere - used to be a nice little graph with previous years levels on it.


Try this RF. Not the one I am used to but it close enough for government work
http://www.ozski.com.au/form/tinaroo-dam-level-graph/


Thanks Weary, looks like last fill was 2012. Not sure where the BoM graph can be found if at all now.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 17:02

Sure was Weary, no way I'd be stopping while the hill is sliding down towards me.
Posted by: Mick10

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 17:06

so jealous of you guys up there, enjoy
Posted by: coralview

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 17:38

Kuranda Range re-opened to 1 lane due to landslide. Traffic delays over 30 mins expected. Next update when conditions change. Msg sent 4:35pm
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 17:38

Looks like Peets Bridge is going to go under.

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Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 17:42

Did a - the rain has stopped so I'll do a measure dash. 81mm
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 17:55

Tossed 118mm out just now, that's 238mm since 8am.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 18:12

Took the dogs out for a nice run down at the beach...came home after a few showers around lunchtime......very glad to see most of the rain staying north....so, so sick of all the mud around the yard...the staffies only venture as far as the edge of the front veranda to take a pee..
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 18:24

Port Douglas must be copping a pasting , that band of red/yellow has been sitting over the top of them for hours now. Incoming for Cairns by the look of it
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 18:29

Dare I say the bulk is going south to Townsville via Scott?
Posted by: RichieM

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 18:51

Wunderground has a weather station at Port Douglas that has recorded 380mm now since about 9am. Whether you want to believe that or not. They are still getting smashed though so could get a huge 24hr total.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 19:07

Dormant..all that rain seemed to be heading south all day according to the radar but just continually washed out north of Innisfail...so weird...where does it go..?
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 19:10

SWW

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast District.

Issued at 6:02 pm Sunday, 25 March 2018.

Weather Situation:
A trough extends from Ex Tropical Cyclone Nora to the North Tropical Coast near Port Douglas and is expected to move south this evening and into tomorrow morning. Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding is expected along coastal regions tonight and into tomorrow morning.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to continue this evening and into tomorrow morning.

6 hour totals of 100 to 200mm are likely with some locally heavier falls possible.

Currently the heviest rainfall is falling near Port Douglas and Babinda.

Black Mountain recorded 244mm in 6 hours to 3:20pm.

A Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Townsville and Cape Tribulation.

Locations which may be affected include Cairns, Port Douglas, Innisfail, Mossman, Gordonvale and Babinda.

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 Sunday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 19:13

Scott, all day I've been asking, where is it coming from when it materializes just above me, so now it's not my problem!
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 19:39

Been a solid afternoon of activity, hard to say what more is in store, but the cloud mass from Nora is expanding out this way - no idea what its worth to us.

Some decent Wet this season
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 20:11

Impressive totals with Black Mountain recording 244mm in 6 hours. This next line looks like its going to dump a lot more.

Over 150mm in the gauge so far

Updated SWW

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast District.

Issued at 6:32 pm Sunday, 25 March 2018.

Weather Situation:
A trough extends from Ex Tropical Cyclone Nora to the North Tropical Coast near Port Douglas and is expected to move south this evening and into tomorrow morning. Heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging wind gusts are expected along coastal regions tonight and into tomorrow morning.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, and damaging wind gusts are expected to continue this evening and into tomorrow morning.

Wind gusts in excess of 90km/h are possible.

6 hour totals of 100 to 200mm are likely with some locally heavier falls possible.

Currently the heviest rainfall is falling near Port Douglas and Babinda.

Black Mountain recorded 244mm in 6 hours to 3:20pm.

A Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Townsville and Cape Tribulation.

Locations which may be affected include Cairns, Port Douglas, Innisfail, Mossman, Gordonvale and Babinda.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 20:22

Sounds like its gonna get you sooner or later Pogo. Shame cause I want to head down that way tomorrow.

Got a msg earlier saying hwy closed @Hartleys creek. Was smashing down up there. Might shut the roller door tonight, although everything's damp in there anyway.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 20:35

Absolutely pelting down again at Holloways.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 20:59

Originally Posted By: RichieM
Wunderground has a weather station at Port Douglas that has recorded 380mm now since about 9am. Whether you want to believe that or not. They are still getting smashed though so could get a huge 24hr total.


I believe it - I spent a part of the day in Port and the rain was unrelenting. It just smashed for hours! Heavy rain rates - I reckon thats close to the truth.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 21:48

Dormant, it looks like you are still getting some of that magic rain materialising in the Daintree..

Geez I hope you are wrong Ron...we sure don't need that sort of crazy damaging rain..in fact we really don't need any more rain at all...guess we will see what happens overnight...
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 22:09

Found this new setup for Tinaroo if anyone is interested. Had to type it into the search bar of this "app" section or whatever the bloody hell it is.

http://www.bom.gov.au/water/dashboards/#/water-storages/sites/state?storage=Tinaroo%20Falls

*Apparently it's a 'Dashboard'
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 22:29

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Found this new setup for Tinaroo if anyone is interested. Had to type it into the search bar of this "app" section or whatever the bloody hell it is.

http://www.bom.gov.au/water/dashboards/#/water-storages/sites/state?storage=Tinaroo%20Falls

*Apparently it's a 'Dashboard'


Last report date was 28th Feb there, this one seems up to date 76.6% as of 2100.Think it will be a tad higher after tonight.
http://www.sunwater.com.au/__data/win/reports/win_storages.htm
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 22:33

Getting gusty at the beaches. Not huge, but noticeable none the less.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 22:42

Originally Posted By: marakai
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Found this new setup for Tinaroo if anyone is interested. Had to type it into the search bar of this "app" section or whatever the bloody hell it is.

http://www.bom.gov.au/water/dashboards/#/water-storages/sites/state?storage=Tinaroo%20Falls

*Apparently it's a 'Dashboard'


Last report date was 28th Feb there, this one seems up to date 76.6% as of 2100.Think it will be a tad higher after tonight.
http://www.sunwater.com.au/__data/win/reports/win_storages.htm


Cheers, I have the sunwater one, was chasing the historical levels which used to be set out as different coloured lines for each year over the 12 month period. It was much easier to compare year on year than it is now..
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 22:49

Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin
Getting gusty at the beaches. Not huge, but noticeable none the less.


Gonna get very messy around the place down there if the wind does pick up over night, tree's be going down like domino's with all that saturated ground, we just got a nice heavy downpour up here in the last hour, all the Creek's are brimming at the banks already. Bushy at Julatten is closed, Spear at Mt Molloy was about 500mm over this arvo about 4.00 Pm and Rifle will no doubt be over by now as well there, The road was closed at the Big Mitchell Creek Flats earlier today near Quaid's Dam and what with all that rain in the Rifle Catchment I don't think we will be going anywhere for the next few days as it all drains off into the Mitchel, The Mary Creek next to us will only need a little bit more to cover the Bridge here as well, it was about a meter and a half below the Bridge this arvo but as the Mitchel fill's it will back up any new infeed and there has been plenty so far tonight.
Stocked up on Feul and Grog the other day in anticipation, only real problem is Stir Crazy Kids climbing the walls and changing clothes every half hour as they cavort about in the Rain.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 22:59

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Originally Posted By: marakai
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Found this new setup for Tinaroo if anyone is interested. Had to type it into the search bar of this "app" section or whatever the bloody hell it is.

http://www.bom.gov.au/water/dashboards/#/water-storages/sites/state?storage=Tinaroo%20Falls

*Apparently it's a 'Dashboard'


Last report date was 28th Feb there, this one seems up to date 76.6% as of 2100.Think it will be a tad higher after tonight.
http://www.sunwater.com.au/__data/win/reports/win_storages.htm


Cheers, I have the sunwater one, was chasing the historical levels which used to be set out as different coloured lines for each year over the 12 month period. It was much easier to compare year on year than it is now..


Oh sorry missed that part of the convo, I found this if it is of any help http://www.ozski.com.au/form/tinaroo-dam-level-graph/ , just had a quick squiz but it may have some source material listed there.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 23:28

Give this one a try also RF https://water.bom.gov.au/waterstorage/awris/#urn:bom.gov.au:awris:common:codelist:feature:tinaroofalls

I had to add a security exception for it on Firefox but it does have some historical graphs available.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 23:34

P!$$ing down here at the moment, Satellite keeps getting knocked out by the really heavy stuff. Dormant must be working overtime with the rain machine up near Cape Trib and there doesn't seem to be any end in sight of it all for now. Think this is one event we will all remember and compare others to for years to come.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 25/03/2018 23:43

Originally Posted By: marakai
Give this one a try also RF https://water.bom.gov.au/waterstorage/awris/#urn:bom.gov.au:awris:common:codelist:feature:tinaroofalls

I had to add a security exception for it on Firefox but it does have some historical graphs available.

Might only update after the last day of the month.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 00:14

Radar looks to be showing Port Douglas/Mossman getting hammered again..going to be some amazing totals by 9am tomorrow...

Finally starting to get a bit of heavier stuff down this way about now too..
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 05:48

Guess I should have gotten up during the night and cleared the gauge, dammit. It's full so no idea what the total is. Yesterdays 238 plus whatever the gauge holds 180? is my best guess. So that comes to 418mm plus since 8am yesterday.

Needs Cow Bay Bob or Bunyip for their totals, could be more.

I was thinking about the 1996 Daintree Flood when we got 54 inches in four days and praying we'd not approach that, with the river 2kms wide instead of 300m or thereabouts.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 06:35

Dammit, Dormant didnít do the Daintree dash in darkness
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 06:47

Emptied my Nylex at 14:30 yesterday. Just emptied 160mm out then. So 160mm in 15 hours
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 07:00

Wow some amazing totals around. Looks like the bulk is head south now though BOM still have some good falls for us today and tomorrow. Happy to miss out now. About 75mm since 9am for me.

I find it interesting that this year each model has had their time to shine in regards to northern queensland area.
GFS was doing really well at the start with estimating rainfall, even outperforming BOMs forecasting. Has not done so well with lows though.
EC nailed the Townsville event and other lows in Australia but performed poorly with TC Nora. It had one good run with Nora, Tuesday 12z run as shown in Kens image in the Nora thread, apart from that one run it was way off.
CMC has done well with some of our rainfall events and was the best with Nora.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 07:00

174.4mm 21hrs.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 07:04

Originally Posted By: marakai
Give this one a try also RF https://water.bom.gov.au/waterstorage/awris/#urn:bom.gov.au:awris:common:codelist:feature:tinaroofalls

I had to add a security exception for it on Firefox but it does have some historical graphs available.


Thats the one I was thinking of! Thanks. Unfortunately looks like it stopped May 17.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 07:21

Farmer near Port Douglas has reported 520mm in less than 24 hours
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 07:26

Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin
Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin
Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin
Very heavy rain at Northern beaches right now.


Just emptied 82mm from the nylex in the famous Kewarra Nylex Dash!


And on the second leg of the famous Kewarra nylex dash, I emptied a further 56mm. Will there be a third leg of the dash?


Yes, there was a third leg at 6 am this morning. Not a nylex dash as itís stopped raining here. Nylex was full to the brim, so thatís another 120mm minimum, making total at least 258mm given the nylex was likely to have overflowed a bit.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 07:27

235mm up until 0630am. Great totals around the region with a little more to come over the next few days as the system moves west.

I am just shy of 1000mm for the month, RF.
Posted by: Rawhide

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 07:50

241mm since 9am yesterday here.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 08:08

Fantastic falls guys!
Posted by: Rawhide

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 08:21

Highway closed at Thomatis Creek. Backing up all the way to Trinity Beach. It is going to be a delightful commute to work today.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 08:21

Four millimetres..... smile
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 08:23

58mm down this way.

Started down to Townsville early this morning only to be turned back at Cardwell. Cattle creek over, and the police said that the highway may close at Gairloch as well.

Lots of rain north. Cairns for the Golden Gumboot?
Posted by: Barronriver

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 08:48

My little Nylex was full this morning!!! 400ml + since yesterday morning up here in Kuranda.
Posted by: CuNimJim

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 09:03

So last night I went past the 2017 total and we are only 150mm shy of the annual average of approx 2000mm.

What a season! 231mm for the past 24hrs and a little more than 300mm for this event.

It is wet out there!

Hopefully this pushes inland and south. While fining up at the moment (read overcast but not raining) the BOM are suggesting we may see redevelopment of heavy rainfall over the next 24hrs or so at anytime.
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 09:16

428mm here at my spot. Just beautiful smile

I had to drop a few people in Kans yesterday so was out in the worst of it, That landslip and plenty of others were the real deal. For the most part though people were driving with respect and care, only a few small cars pushing with no hope of getting through.. Was lucky and got over Foxton in a dip in heights and made it home.

Some great totals around, was so good to be home as it ramped up after dark and all the local creeks burst their banks. The Daintree has a good flow in her this morning smile


Cheers
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 09:44

222mm for Bentley P for the 24hrs to 6am, my house just wreaks of mould...we desperately need some warm dry weather for a bit!
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 09:50

Myola Alert sitting on 362mm (23.4 hours) ,Black Mountain 361mm and looks like the alert stopped reading after 15 hours. Hills Creek across the inlet on 251mm.

Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 10:16

Holy cow....Dormant and bunyip that's some amazing rainfall..

Down here we have probably cracked 300 mm in a day just once in the last decade....400mm+ is incredible......anyone know when was the last time that happened....?
Posted by: raincheck

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 10:22

230mm at Mount Sheridan smile
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 11:18

Port Douglas 593mm to 9am is crazy but not surprising with the radar showing constant heavy rain echoes streaming down the coast over Port.

Awesome event considering the 2 major models GFS and EC not reflecting the rain had for the FNQTC in there forecasts.
Posted by: Blair Trewin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 11:19

The Port Douglas daily reporting site has come in with 593. Unsurprisingly, this is a March record, although not an all-months record - Port Douglas holds the Australian record for April (800.7 on 1 April 1911).

Quite a lot of the daily reporting sites haven't come in yet (I imagine the conditions are not doing wonders for communications), so there could still be some interesting numbers to come.
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 11:22

280mm from 9am yesterday to 9 this morning here, about half of what port got by the sounds of it.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 11:25

Rain seems to be building again and coming from the NNW.
I really don't want anymore. Most of the flat land on my property has about an inch or more of water sitting on it. My back lawn has large mounds which where not there yesterday. I can drive a green garden stake straight into the ground abut 1.2m deep with one hand. It smells like a swamp, a smell I have not smelt since living in Redlynch where algae would grow in the lawn.
Posted by: Cow Bay Bob

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 11:52

Found out the Nylex only holds 275mm did not think it was worth empting when I went to bed last night but it was full to the brim this morning how much overflowed I don't know !!!!!
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 11:59

Another 85mm here for the past 24hrs, now at 1400mm for March, this is now my second wettest March since we have been here.
Only 195mm more and i will pass my wettest March total.
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 12:20

Originally Posted By: scott12
Holy cow....Dormant and bunyip that's some amazing rainfall..

Down here we have probably cracked 300 mm in a day just once in the last decade....400mm+ is incredible......anyone know when was the last time that happened....?


I don't remember the year it was but we had 17 inches in 24hrs and that is the highest that i can remember.

Other than that 325mm on the 20/03/2012
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 12:36

Anyone got some guesses on what is ahead with the low to the east?
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 12:54

Total of 237.2 in Holloways, from 09:00 sunday to 09:00 hrs today.
Beautiful and sunny for the last hour. Not sure for how much longer.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 14:38

total of 280mm for me at Kewarra...
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 17:04

Hammering down at the moment. Heaviest rain for the event so far.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 17:23

It looked like it was clearing up this morning. But we've had intermittent drizzle, all day, and the odd bit of rain for a few odd minutes here and there.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 18:29

Bloody hell Simmo...I think your goats might grow webbed feet by tomorrow..

A lot of rainfall materialising on the radar west of Cairns....good for Tinaroo....

I hope we don't get swamped tonight as well...I'm still blown away from that 593mm at Port Douglas....We have a Pommy staying with us at the moment...he cant really comprehend that Port Douglas got Londons entire Annual average rainfall in one day....its hard to put that in perspective I reckon..
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 19:17

hahaha scott. I might get a video of them tomorrow to show how they are walking on this saturated ground.

Rain is insane. Really did not want any more and have 47mm so far. No end in sight!!!
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 19:39

Just ticked over to my wettest year in Mareeba.
58mm today now
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 19:57

***secretly hoping for another day off tomorrow... but obviously don't want any damage to property ect. ***

Currently bucketing down here.

My YTD: 1603mm

March: 938mm.

Whole of 2017: 1349mm
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 20:13

You must be happy with your totals DU?

Smashing it down here in the city at the moment
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 20:31

Looking at the radar you are going to need floaties for the goats and seriously good earmuffs to block out the frogs Simmo
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 20:40

Looking pretty wild around Mareeba with all that yellow on the radar.....you surviving Simmo?
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 20:46

Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
You must be happy with your totals DU?

Smashing it down here in the city at the moment


I think your 1m is a safe bet HF laugh

I think I'll also be close to the 1m month, 2m ytd.

Wowsers Simmo, if that stuff tracks over the dam...
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 21:02

Coming down quite well in G'vale, significantly more that I expected it could manage. Amazing really
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 21:04

Hahaha the goats are definitely not happy and the frogs are going mental. Gonna be a ton of frog spawn in the pool tomorrow.

102mm since 4pm. For my personal records, wettest 9am to 9am period, wettest month 451mm and wettest annual 946mm.

Tinaroo might get to 90% by the end of this event.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 21:24

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of Peninsula, Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 8:00 pm Monday, 26 March 2018.

Weather Situation:
Ex-tropical cyclone Nora is located 150km northeast of Normanton, currently near stationary, and is expected to remain slow moving in this area until Tuesday, when it should move westward over the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. A trough connecting Ex-tropical cyclone Nora to the North Tropical Coast is causing heavy rainfall over the warning area.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, and locally damaging winds, with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h, are possible about parts of the Peninsula, Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts for the remainder of Monday and early on Tuesday.

Locations which may be affected include Port Douglas, Cairns, Townsville, Palm Island, Ingham, Ayr, Cardwell, Giru, Alva Beach, Rollingstone, Normanton, Croydon, Georgetown, Einsliegh, Karumba, Delta Downs Station, and Dunbar.

6 hour rainfall totals of 100 to 200mm over previously saturated ground are likely to develop within the warning area this evening, with some locally higher totals possible
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 21:28

The EWN sure are over-doing the warnings lately.
They're making absolutely sure they have their arse covered just in case.
Damned if they do, & damned if they don't, I suppose.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 21:32

Yeah but the warning came through on my phone after I had 100mm in 4 hours. No rain now lol
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 21:35

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Yeah but the warning came through on my phone after I had 100mm in 4 hours. No rain now lol

They arrive by email for me. Seriously thinking of canning them. as they tell you nothing that's not already blatantly obvious.
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 21:46

there be thunder in dem clouds
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 22:07

Originally Posted By: BongWater
there be thunder in dem clouds


Daaarrrr!!!
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 22:14

Fair cracks happening in the g'vale
Posted by: Rawhide

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 22:30

Radar looks heavy. Big inflows into Tinaroo and Copperlode, you would think. Might be a repeat of today's traffic gridlock on the Beaches tomorrow?
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 22:35

Coming down fairly heavy in the valley, I'd say chuck a sickie if you live on the beaches, glad I work from home smile
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 22:35

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Yeah but the warning came through on my phone after I had 100mm in 4 hours. No rain now lol

They arrive by email for me. Seriously thinking of canning them. as they tell you nothing that's not already blatantly obvious.


Hahah or like the last one that was never going to happen lol
The EWN is good for majority of people who do not follow the weather like we do.

Looks like you guys donw the hill are gonna get smashed!!!!
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 22:36

Hey BW, What are your totals in the valley MTD and YTD

Tinaroo is going vertical
http://www.sunwater.com.au/__data/win/reports/win_storages.htm
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 22:45

Kuranda, Copperlode etc getting hammered, just like you should Rawhide. Then sleep in laugh
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 22:46

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Hey BW, What are your totals in the valley MTD and YTD

Tinaroo is going vertical
http://www.sunwater.com.au/__data/win/reports/win_storages.htm


Good Question, been slack since the crappy jaycar station died , emptied the big nylex out twice since Friday morning, and probably again soon, good guess this bit has put me up close to 2000 for the year and a ton for the month i guess so far?
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 22:49

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Kuranda, Copperlode etc getting hammered, just like you should Rawhide. Then sleep in laugh

Now that's how a Local would think, Drink up light up !!
Posted by: RichieM

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:00

Hahaha. Is the radar playing up or has all the rain died down apart from around Kuranda/Smithfield? Thunder is closer here atm.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:04

About to say the same thing. Radar shows stuff all over me but it is bucketing down.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:16

If the gov't public service clowns had left the CNS Aero radar commissioned . we would have a choice of the two, as we once did.
But they listen to the bean counters instead of plain common sense, and leave us with the one.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:16

Still pissing down here..Townsville radar has gone a bit funky too..
Posted by: Crystal

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:19

Does anyone have the link to the water level of Copperlode Dam? We are getting smashed here in the valley.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:21

Originally Posted By: RichieM
Hahaha. Is the radar playing up or has all the rain died down apart from around Kuranda/Smithfield? Thunder is closer here atm.


Attenuation due to the close proximity of heavy rain.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:21

Originally Posted By: Crystal
Does anyone have the link to the water level of Copperlode Dam? We are getting smashed here in the valley.


http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65394/IDQ65394.031205.plt.shtml
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:27

Woo wee, its a healthy little storm tis one!

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR194.loop.shtml#skip
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:27

I would classify that as a boom of thunder. Not a bang, definitely not a crack but a boom. Pretty impressive for march
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:27

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Originally Posted By: Crystal
Does anyone have the link to the water level of Copperlode Dam? We are getting smashed here in the valley.


http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65394/IDQ65394.031205.plt.shtml


https://webs.cairns.qld.gov.au/Filestore/water-quality/CRC_Water_Summary.pdf
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:29

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 10:27 pm Monday, 26 March 2018.
Extremely heavy rainfall over 100mm per hour occurring west of Cairns and Mission Beach.

Weather Situation:
Ex-tropical cyclone Nora is located 150km northeast of Normanton, currently near stationary, and is expected to remain slow moving in this area until Tuesday, when it should move westward over the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. A trough connecting Ex-tropical cyclone Nora to the North Tropical Coast is causing heavy rainfall over the warning area.
Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, and locally damaging winds, with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h, are possible about parts of the Peninsula, Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts for the remainder of tonight and on Tuesday.
Locations which may be affected include Port Douglas, Cairns, Townsville, Palm Island, Ingham, Ayr, Cardwell, Giru, Alva Beach, Rollingstone, Normanton, Croydon, Georgetown, Einsliegh, Karumba, Delta Downs Station, and Dunbar.
Extremely heavy rainfall is currently occurring to the west of Cairns, with falls of over 100mm per hour occurring at Copperlode Alert and Myola Alert (west of Cairns) as well as Bulgun Creek Alert (west of Mission Beach).
A Flood Watch and various flood warnings remain current for coastal catchments between Townsville and Cape Tribulation and several Gulf Rivers. Refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/ for a full list.

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ21037.shtml
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:30

91mm at the copperlode dam alert up there and the same at the Bulgun alert down here in the hour between 9pm and 10 pm...
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:31

haha you just beat me to it nimbuss... smile
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:32

Just chatting to a friend i kuranda and lightnjng struck real close. Tripped all her saftey switches.

Any one want to do a dash hehehe
🤣😂🤗😈
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:32

So far for this event I have emptied 84 and 231mm. If this keeps up tonight then this will be a corker finish to the wet.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:34

Dam its ferocious here at Kewarra, the rain rate is insane... plenty of thunder too.

With all that rain up on the tablelands, me thinks the roads will be shut again in the morning...
Posted by: nimbuss1

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:36

Its belting down here, might have to open the gate to let the cats and dogs out!
Posted by: Rawhide

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 26/03/2018 23:40

Standard Emergency Warning Signal being deployed with the latest severe weather warning...
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 00:00

Flood heights are well exceeding yesterday in Barron, Copperlode/freshwater
Posted by: gawain

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 00:01

Just talking to friend in Kuranda not given to exaggeration who estimated a rain rate of 125mm in one hour from the storm passing through. Said hadn't seen the likes of it since 2005/06 wet.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 00:15

Just check some of these out

http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ60291.html

shocked
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 00:16

Quote:
Locations which may be affected include Port Douglas, Cairns, Townsville, Palm Island, Ingham, Ayr, Cardwell, Giru, Alva Beach, Rollingstone, Normanton, Croydon, Georgetown, Einsliegh, Karumba, Delta Downs Station, and Dunbar.

Might as well say,- 'Half of Nth Qld'.
Posted by: Crystal

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 00:30

Redlynch Valley road and bridge under water. Intake Road treacherous. Copperlode Dam 2.21m over spillway. freshwater Creek broken .
Posted by: Kowree

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 02:47

Funny how you awaken at a random hour in the middle of the night and think...better check the gauge...and its brimming - 160mm so far.
Looking at radar, thinking hopefully...we are now getting through it, thank goodness. It was dry enough here yesterday arvo to mow parts of the lawn and was thinking...goody, I can mow the rest tomorrow, the rain has just about petered out...how wrong can one be.
I have never seen the creek so high next to the house, I really would hate too much more rain.
I imagine the rain gods don't listen to us at all!
Posted by: Mick10

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 03:37

Been several swift water rescues in the Brimsmead and Crystal Cascade areas earlier tonight. reports 60-80 people were trapped by rising flood waters.
Posted by: Kowree

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 03:53

I cannot even begin to fathom the huge amounts Cairns and Pt Douglas have had - feeling for them.
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 05:45

Major Flood Warning for the Barron River
Issued at 3:55 am EST on Tuesday 27 March 2018
Flood Warning Number: 6
Major flood levels are expected along the Barron River at Kamerunga Bridge, with moderate flood levels at Cairns Airport during Tuesday morning.
River levels along the Barron River are significantly higher than the levels recorded at the beginning of March.
Rainfall totals up to 360 mm were recorded in the lower parts of the catchment around Barron Falls in the 24 hours to 9:00 am Monday. Further rainfall of 120-240 mm has been recorded in the upper and middle parts of the catchment since 9:00 am Monday, with the majority falling within a few hours during Monday evening.
Barron River to Tinaroo Dam:
River levels remain high along the Barron River upstream of Tinaroo Dam.
Barron River downstream of Tinaroo Dam to Barron Falls:
Major flood levels are easing at Mareeba, but are rising downstream between Bilwon and Myola. Major flood levels are easing on the Clohesy River. Minor flood levels are easing on Flaggy Creek.
Barron River downstream of Barron Falls:
Major flooding is expected along the Barron River downstream of Barron Falls.
River level observations at Kamerunga Bridge are unavailable. Based on upstream river levels, moderate flood levels (above 6.50 m) are expected to be rising at Kamerunga Bridge. The Barron River at Kamerunga Bridge is expected to exceed the major flood level (8.00 m) early Tuesday morning. This level is above the peak recorded in March 2008 (7.94 m). The record flood level at Kamerunga Bridge was recorded in March 1977 (9.80 m).
The Barron River at Cairns Airport is currently at 2.63 metres and rising. The river level is expected to exceed the moderate flood level (3.00 m) Tuesday morning. The river level last exceeded the moderate flood level in March 2008, when a peak of 3.08 metres was recorded.
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 05:46

Major Flood Warning for the Mulgrave and Russell Rivers
Issued at 1:49 am EST on Tuesday 27 March 2018
Flood Warning Number: 9
Major flooding is occurring on the Mulgrave River at Peets Bridge and is expected at Gordonvale.
Since 9:00 am Monday rainfall totals up to 100-200 mm have been recorded in the Mulgrave and Russell River catchments, with isolated totals above 300 mm. Most of the recorded rainfall has been observed in the last 6 hours.
Mulgrave River:
Major flooding is occurring along the Mulgrave River at Peets Bridge and is expected at Gordonvale.
The Mulgrave River at Peets Bridge is currently at 8.70 metres and rising. River levels at Peets Bridge are likely to remain above the major flood level (8.00 m) early Tuesday morning.
The Mulgrave River at Gordonvale is currently at 13.90 metres and rising. River levels at Gordonvale are expected to exceed the major flood level (14.00 m) in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Russell River:
River levels are rising along the Russell River, with minor to moderate flood levels being observed. Clyde Rd river levels remain around 1.00 metre above the Clyde Rd Bridge.
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 05:54

Bulgun Creek Alert 444mm since 9am eek

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/north.shtml
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 06:01

Yep the Bulgun is our closest gauge....don't know what we got here though..I emptied the guage out earlier but now the gauge runneth over...I think I need a bigger gauge..

Hopefully the worst will be past by daylight..
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 06:03

Still pouring in Mission, has been all night.

I imagine Scott and Yasi will have some impressive totals.

The alert says we have had around 100mm. Quick torch on the gauge here at home from the back door would suggest it is significantly more. Will check at 7am as per usual.

Day off for me today by the looks, canít go south, canít go north. Book and coffee, tough life.
Posted by: Hailin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 06:04

Man, you guys up north have been absolutely hammered over the last few days. Hope things are easing this morning for you all.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 06:19

Roads are going to be mad this morning. As per RACQ, Cook highway closed, so people going into town will have to go via Western Arterial. Also, the Kuranda Range is open to one lane but I hear its a huge mess. The Kennedy Highway towards Mareeba is closed at three different areas. Getting to work at Lotus Glen today may be a pipe-dream. Even my second goal of working from Cairns office seems unlikely for a few hours.

in the US, they have snow days...well this is our FLOOD day!!!!
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 06:23

Well, that was amazing last night, talk about HEAVY HEAVY rain, lighting and thunder. 50mm in the guage for me.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 06:30

Gvale - where I am went another 90mm since about 10:00pm last night

Incredible, however I think that has cleared it for now, the cloud mass seems to be going, gone south
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 06:38

The rain is slowing up..radar is clearing...just another day ahead..

I went for walk during the heavy rain and although the main creek is well flooded and we wont be crossing any time soon.., my extensive flood mitigation work a few years back has all worked a treat...levee's all held and no damage ...drainage all doing its thing....once the rain stops the surface water will be gone in no time..pretty good considering I live on a creek flat and have one creek just 4-5 meres from my front verandah....

Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 07:27

101.6mm Here, defo was a surprising amount of lightning and thunder.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 07:31

126.6mm here and my house now has river frontage. The Barron is a monster and all this water has to come downstream. Imagine if Tinaroo was spilling over too. Scary stuff.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 07:32

Originally Posted By: Hailin
Bulgun Creek Alert 444mm since 9am eek

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/north.shtml


now at 489mm
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 07:34

Finally got out to check. Almost to the top of the outer tube. 227mm. Biggest single day tally since I have been here.

Starting to abate now as it heads south. Will be interesting to see if it moves back north later on
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 08:14

Plenty wet this season lol
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 08:17

Fair amount of flooding in the Tully area. Mission is cut off currently and a lot of land slips in and around the area. Still lightly raining here.

I imagine a lot of people having a day off today
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 08:21

Some of us along the NTC might be in for some more wet weather over the Easter long weekend if Ex TC Iris moves NW towards the QLD coast.



Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 08:43

Yep more to come HF,
the water was up to the top step at the shop in the estate Simmo,
Hope every one is happy with the passing showers we have had smile
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 08:47

Bloody hell HF...I hope that's an April fools day joke ..no need at all for another swamping..
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 09:14

EC and GFS starting to align in regards to this. A few runs back they were poles apart. Both now bringing it in around Cairns to TíVille.

Early days though, if we have learnt anything from this event it is that Mother Nature will do as she wishes and no amount of super computer forcast models can truly predict what she will do next.

Did I say I was bored already🤪
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 09:17

Check flooded roads here
http://floodwatersafety.initiatives.qld....content=Burst+1

Better mention 20mm here
Still overcast faintest sprinkling
Seems to be lifting

24 degrees
84% humidity
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 09:50

Barron was about 1.5m higher than this overnight. Is probably 12m-15m above the normal height

Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 09:55

Thanks Simmo,great pic.
Have you got the same shot on a normal day?
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 10:01

Nice 1 Simmo, imagine the falls this morning!
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 10:05

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Thanks Simmo,great pic.
Have you got the same shot on a normal day?


I am going to get one when the river goes down for comparison.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 10:25

1050 mm at Bilyana MTD, which is the wettest on record.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 10:32

So who was grumbling about the end to a boring Wet Season...?
(I think reverse psychology works.)
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 10:56

The only thing that can make a great season even greater is MORE RAIN.

More please, seems to be on the cards too
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 11:08

Wow.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10159953033830411&id=384391795410
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 11:15

This is how much it has receded already. Still about ~7m above normal height. The red line in the second pic is the peak height



Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 11:22

Thanks Simmo. that's a great comparison. Especially with the dog in the dip, helps to see the height.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 11:28

No worries. When it is at normal level you can not see it from there.
I think it will be down to about 1m above normal height by Thursday if we do not get any more rain. I will take another photo then
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 11:41

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
No worries. When it is at normal level you can not see it from there.
I think it will be down to about 1m above normal height by Thursday if we do not get any more rain. I will take another photo then


Looking forward to seeing the normal smile
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 11:51

Wonít be normal if the models pushing a cat 1 Crossing north of Cardwell are right🤓
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 12:38

WOW Simmo!!

Will be interesting to see how the coming week unfolds, really want to get to Bilyana for Easter...
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 12:41

Is there anyone who wants more rain?
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 12:45

Hey HF, you see my mtd? wink
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 12:51

Your dog looks like he is having fun Simmo...more than you could say for the goats I suppose..

heaps of water around Tully today..about a 5km stretch of highway right through Tully was under water with the water getting up near the Golden Gumboot in the town itself..

Bulgun Ck alert had 499mm overnight..this is the headwaters of the creek that runs through Tully..

a bit of video showing the southern approach to Tully...

https://www.facebook.com/ABCnorthqld/vid...0sshM6E&fref=nf
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 13:07

Originally Posted By: dormant
Is there anyone who wants more rain?


Indeed, yes please. I am working in water sampling at the moment, more rain more sampling, no rain nothing we can achieve

So, MORE rain please

smile
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 13:45

Now this rain
Extremely heavy rainfall rates were recorded on Monday evening about the North Tropical Coast district at about 10:30pm. Peak values were as follows:
Bulgun Creek Alert (north of Tully): 129mm in 60 minutes.
Copperlode Alert (southwest of Cairns): 110mm in 60 minutes.
Bolton Road Alert (west of Cairns): 95mm in 60 minutes.
Myola Alert (northwest of Cairns): 108mm in 60 minutes.
Emerald Crest Alert (east of Mareeba): 136mm in 3 hours.
Flaggy Creek Alert (northwest of Cairns): 99mm in 60 minutes.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 14:46

Stuck in Holloways. Bottlo doing a roaring trade too.
My only gripe is paying Liquorland rip off price instead of Uncle Dan's far more reasonable price.
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 15:36

Cairns go cart

https://www.facebook.com/karthirelasertagescaperooms/videos/1886596624685190/

EDIT: Just found it attached to this news article.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-27/flooded-roads-pastures-north-of-cairns/9592586
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 15:54



Fantastic shot of the delta. Haven't seen this since 2000.
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 15:59

Yeah it's an awesome photo . Iconic Cairns.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 16:07

Just looking back over the Tully Sugar Mill records..

Tully with 1500 odd mm so far is having the wettest month since Jan 1981 (2003mm)...

I wonder how often Cairns has exceeded 1000 mm for a month..

and still waiting for YS to post up his overnight total I would expect that would be a couple of hundred mm more than Tully..
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 16:14

Just a quick phone job of some of last nights lightning:

Posted by: Blair Trewin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 16:14

Cairns last reached 1000mm for a month in 2004, although with a very near miss in February 2011 - 999.2. (They would have made it had it been a leap year - 0.8 fell on 1 March).

They had 821mm up until 9am yesterday; looks like there were some issues with yesterday's data (not sure if these can be resolved or not) but the nearby alert gauge suggests maybe 30-40 since then. Hard to see them getting to 1000 from there.
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 16:16

Can't say exactly Scott, i emptied 150mm out yesterday afternoon and this morning the gauge was full.So i would have to estimate similar to Bulgan's recording as we normally get a pretty similar reading.

It is the highest that i have ever seen the creeks, they went over bridges that have not been under since i have been here.
So it would have to put the MTD at the 1800+mm mark.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 16:20

Cairns had 1287mm Feb 2000 - the standing record as is that year with 3148.8mm
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 16:25

Originally Posted By: Blair Trewin
Cairns last reached 1000mm for a month in 2004, although with a very near miss in February 2011 - 999.2. (They would have made it had it been a leap year - 0.8 fell on 1 March).

They had 821mm up until 9am yesterday; looks like there were some issues with yesterday's data (not sure if these can be resolved or not) but the nearby alert gauge suggests maybe 30-40 since then. Hard to see them getting to 1000 from there.


Although Cairns Racecource is at 958mm..
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 16:31

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Cairns had 1287mm Feb 2000 - the standing record as is that year with 3148.8mm


1999 Was our first year on our current property...that year and 2000, El Arish Post office recorded 6300 odd mm and 5900 odd mm...nice to see Cairns was wet as well..
Posted by: Blair Trewin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 16:59

Still think South Johnstone's January 1981 effort of 2414mm in 11 days will take some beating.

Highest month-to-dates at real-time Bureau sites as of 9am today were in the 1500s.
Posted by: Rawhide

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 17:04

Will there be a repeat tomorrow morning of flooding on the Barron delta? Asking for a mate.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 17:26

Originally Posted By: Blair Trewin
Still think South Johnstone's January 1981 effort of 2414mm in 11 days will take some beating.



Blair..is that 11 wet days over the whole month or in one 11 day period..?...either way its utter madness..
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 18:25

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Cancellation Severe Weather Warning

For people in Peninsula, Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, North West, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Channel Country, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:21 pm Tuesday, 27 March 2018.
Showers and storms are continuing about the northeast tropical coast, however the Severe Weather Warning is no longer required.

Weather Situation:
Ex-tropical cyclone Nora is located near the southeastern Gulf of Carpentaria coast and has begun to move westwards. It is forecast to move back into the southern Gulf early tomorrow morning and move across the southern Gulf during Wednesday. A trough that connects ex-tropical cyclone Nora to the North Tropical Coast is expected to remain slow moving until Wednesday evening, before weakening as it moves north.

Widespread heavy rainfall is no longer expected, however localised heavy thunderstorm activity may redevelop later this evening. The situation will be carefully monitored and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will be issued if required.

Flood Warnings are current for coastal catchments between Townsville and Daintree and several Gulf Rivers. Refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/ for a full list.
Extremely heavy rainfall rates were recorded on Monday evening about the North Tropical Coast district at about 10:30pm. Peak values were as follows:

Bulgun Creek Alert (north of Tully): 129mm in 60 minutes.
Copperlode Alert (southwest of Cairns): 110mm in 60 minutes.
Bolton Road Alert (west of Cairns): 95mm in 60 minutes.
Myola Alert (northwest of Cairns): 108mm in 60 minutes.
Emerald Crest Alert (east of Mareeba): 136mm in 3 hours.
Flaggy Creek Alert (northwest of Cairns): 99mm in 60 minutes.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

No further warnings will be issued for this event.
Posted by: Crystal Valley

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 20:03

Would have to be the first time I have hoped for more rain at Woopen Creek, just need a further 15mm for March to give us 1500mm for the Month. Do not ask me why!
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 21:57

Coolest March so far by 2.1c. That has been lovely!!!
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 22:01

Originally Posted By: Crystal Valley
Would have to be the first time I have hoped for more rain at Woopen Creek, just need a further 15mm for March to give us 1500mm for the Month. Do not ask me why!


I think you will make it.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 27/03/2018 22:05

Originally Posted By: dormant
Is there anyone who wants more rain?

Yes, us at Chillagoe. On water restrictions since October last year. The run of bad wets out here has depleted the water table. (I won't mention anything about the mine.)
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 02:21

Maybe upgrade the Bores that are the Town's water supply then, Last I heard only one of them was running properly. Water supply is nearly always a failure to plan rather than any other circumstance. Chillagoe until not too long ago was drinking water contaminated by Arsenic which wasn't a result of mining if I recall correctly ? Cairns itself has had no new water supply added since Copperlode back in the 1970's and what has the population and international visitor numbers done since then ?
Not having a go at you at all C@28, it's just one of my pet bugs where we in this part of the planet have to suffer continual limitations on the usage of water, when for at least a part of the year the stuff falls from the sky in comparatively quite large amounts on an annual basis and yet in this day and age we have large population centers like Cains and Townsville continually emplace water restrictions on ratepayers due to a lack of foresight on City Planners and Councils. The same ones that are all to willing to welcome larger populations and industry arrive, yet continually fail to address the impact that such growth has upon infrastructure such as Water supply and Roads. Anyone living on the Northern Beaches of Cairns over the last 20 years know's what I am on about there with the daily congestion around Smithfeild and Caravonica roundabouts every morning and arvo.
What do they do about water supply while the population doubles ? Pass laws that all new housing needs to have a water tank, charge Farmers for the water that falls on their land that runs into a dam.
Sorry for the rant, I better go before I get really worked up...
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 06:30

A measly 20mm this morning.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 06:36

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
A measly 20mm this morning.


That's absolutely terrible RF, drought conditions ............ smile
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 08:00

55mm overnight. Still lightly raining.

Solid falls around Tully and Bulgun again last night.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 08:35

6.4mm here which takes me to 241.4mm for the event. Only 22.2mm needed to hit 1000mm YTD crazy

EDIT: Would be awesome to get another 17.4mm to crack 500mm MTD
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 09:10

Originally Posted By: marakai
Maybe upgrade the Bores that are the Town's water supply then, Last I heard only one of them was running properly. Water supply is nearly always a failure to plan rather than any other circumstance. Chillagoe until not too long ago was drinking water contaminated by Arsenic which wasn't a result of mining if I recall correctly ? Cairns itself has had no new water supply added since Copperlode back in the 1970's and what has the population and international visitor numbers done since then ?
Not having a go at you at all C@28, it's just one of my pet bugs where we in this part of the planet have to suffer continual limitations on the usage of water, when for at least a part of the year the stuff falls from the sky in comparatively quite large amounts on an annual basis and yet in this day and age we have large population centers like Cains and Townsville continually emplace water restrictions on ratepayers due to a lack of foresight on City Planners and Councils. The same ones that are all to willing to welcome larger populations and industry arrive, yet continually fail to address the impact that such growth has upon infrastructure such as Water supply and Roads. Anyone living on the Northern Beaches of Cairns over the last 20 years know's what I am on about there with the daily congestion around Smithfeild and Caravonica roundabouts every morning and arvo.
What do they do about water supply while the population doubles ? Pass laws that all new housing needs to have a water tank, charge Farmers for the water that falls on their land that runs into a dam.
Sorry for the rant, I better go before I get really worked up...


Always appreciate a good rant marakai.:D Add regional and remote communications and internet to that....

As far as I understand, one of the 2 bores was switched off because of the water table being low (or depleted). Need to double check. And the second bore is an addition in the last 4 or 5 years. Almaden doesn't have town water at all due to the high content of arsenic there.

Agree re compulsory water tanks. I have 10,000L rain water but regulations say it all goes down the toilet and washing machine....don't start me on that.

I've seen the north side problems and extremely grateful I'm driving the opposite direction!

Dare I say it here, I reckon we need a separate northern state or two.

Edit: Oops....how could I forget to mention the 11mm rain we got yesterday afternoon. Bright sunny day today.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 09:35

156mm at Bilyana to 8:30am.

The road just South of our turnoff is cut, as the creek behind our property has gone over the bridge at the highway.. looking more likely I won't get there for Easter.

Just passed 1200mm for the month, that's triple the March average and beats the old March record by 320 mm.
Posted by: Blair Trewin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 09:45

Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: Blair Trewin
Still think South Johnstone's January 1981 effort of 2414mm in 11 days will take some beating.



Blair..is that 11 wet days over the whole month or in one 11 day period..?...either way its utter madness..


One 11-day period. 100+ on 10 of the 11 days, and 80-odd on the other one.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 10:55

River down to about 2m higher than the norm. Second pic I have zoomed in the the trees because you can see the water mark on the trucks



Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 11:00

Originally Posted By: Raindammit
156mm at Bilyana to 8:30am.

The road just South of our turnoff is cut, as the creek behind our property has gone over the bridge at the highway.. looking more likely I won't get there for Easter.

Just passed 1200mm for the month, that's triple the March average and beats the old March record by 320 mm.


I wonder how many days before the Bruce Highway is open in its entirety?
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 11:03

Originally Posted By: Blair Trewin
Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: Blair Trewin
Still think South Johnstone's January 1981 effort of 2414mm in 11 days will take some beating.



Blair..is that 11 wet days over the whole month or in one 11 day period..?...either way its utter madness..


One 11-day period. 100+ on 10 of the 11 days, and 80-odd on the other one.


Holy crap...and no mobile phones or internet to figure out what the hell was going on...

So would that be due to a stalled monsoon trough to the north..?...there were no coral sea cyclone that month..
Posted by: ol mate

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 11:04

Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
Originally Posted By: Raindammit
156mm at Bilyana to 8:30am.

The road just South of our turnoff is cut, as the creek behind our property has gone over the bridge at the highway.. looking more likely I won't get there for Easter.

Just passed 1200mm for the month, that's triple the March average and beats the old March record by 320 mm.


I wonder how many days before the Bruce Highway is open in its entirety?


it'll be a while. Cattle Ck sth of Ingham has come up again overnight and now the Herbert is on the way up. This certainly will put a dampener on peoples easter travel plans.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 11:31

Originally Posted By: ol mate
Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
Originally Posted By: Raindammit
156mm at Bilyana to 8:30am.

The road just South of our turnoff is cut, as the creek behind our property has gone over the bridge at the highway.. looking more likely I won't get there for Easter.

Just passed 1200mm for the month, that's triple the March average and beats the old March record by 320 mm.


I wonder how many days before the Bruce Highway is open in its entirety?


it'll be a while. Cattle Ck sth of Ingham has come up again overnight and now the Herbert is on the way up. This certainly will put a dampener on peoples easter travel plans.


You think 2-3 days before passable?
Posted by: Smallfry

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 11:35

I've had three separate people ask me at work if I think they will right to drive from Townsville to Cairns on Friday. They are all new to the area so haven't experienced the flooding events before.
I've told them to check road conditions tomororow, but that I'm assuming no one will be going anywhere on Friday with the Bruce currently cut north and south of Ingham and around Tully. Plus they risk getting up there and then not getting back home after Easter with the forecasted rain to come.
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 11:58

Another 108mm for the past 24hrs only 12mm to go to crack 2mtrs for the month.
Posted by: Kowree

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 12:39

Partner staying down south at Glenden area, due home today but roads impassable and even by some wacky stroke of luck they miraculously dried out, he probably wouldn't get back.

I betcha the bnb guests will have to cancel too - Cairns and Airley.

MTD 1459mm, hopefully we get just 1mm more for the month to reach 1460mm. Just for the neatness value!
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 12:42

Nice difference Simmo. You are quite a way above the Cairns March avg as well.

Got a small job done on S Mission rd but had to go via East Feluga road. There was a very heavy shower between S Johnstone and Innisfail not long ago.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 13:49

Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
Another 108mm for the past 24hrs only 12mm to go to crack 2mtrs for the month.


Wow ... that the height of a very tall man....whereas Cairns has only received a midget-sized month of rain.. smile

I guess you don't have to make excuses as to why you haven't slashed the paddocks in a while..
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 14:59

Thanks for the extra pics Simmo.
Great to see the difference, as I watch from a distance.

If I get one more millimetre that will make it up the the massive grand total of 235mm .....lol
(the height of a dog, maybe)

Posted by: Crystal

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 15:00

And my man needs to drive from Cairns to Bundaberg. Looks he will not get there for sometime now.
Posted by: ol mate

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 15:19

Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
Originally Posted By: ol mate
Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
Originally Posted By: Raindammit
156mm at Bilyana to 8:30am.

The road just South of our turnoff is cut, as the creek behind our property has gone over the bridge at the highway.. looking more likely I won't get there for Easter.

Just passed 1200mm for the month, that's triple the March average and beats the old March record by 320 mm.


I wonder how many days before the Bruce Highway is open in its entirety?


it'll be a while. Cattle Ck sth of Ingham has come up again overnight and now the Herbert is on the way up. This certainly will put a dampener on peoples easter travel plans.


You think 2-3 days before passable?


Tomorrow arvo at the earliest. Safest bet is inland route.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 15:24

Heard the inland road had been flooded near Greenvale.
Posted by: Blair Trewin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 16:15

Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: Blair Trewin
Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: Blair Trewin
Still think South Johnstone's January 1981 effort of 2414mm in 11 days will take some beating.



Blair..is that 11 wet days over the whole month or in one 11 day period..?...either way its utter madness..


One 11-day period. 100+ on 10 of the 11 days, and 80-odd on the other one.


Holy crap...and no mobile phones or internet to figure out what the hell was going on...

So would that be due to a stalled monsoon trough to the north..?...there were no coral sea cyclone that month..


Yes, stalled monsoon trough basically. Big block in the Tasman too (Melbourne's equal-longest run of 35+ days was also in this period).
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 20:00

Thanks Blair..thats all very interesting...

I saw this on BOM 1981 flood report.....

"Floods commenced in the Tully River and adjacent streams on 7th , this flooding extending to the Herbert River by 11th. Whilst major flooding on these streams was confined to their lower reaches , the smaller nearby rivers like the Russell and Mulgrave caused severe local flooding , but the flooding around Innisfail from the North and South Johnstone rivers was slightly less severe. These floods emphasise the fact that the heaviest rainfalls in this particular region were confined to the coastline. "
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 20:05

So my neighbours 2 doors over got into a bit of barney last night...son beat the father to death...


www.cairnspost.com.au/news/crime-court/t...99fda0c217a5209[/url]
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 20:14

Monsoon madness!

I heard about this ealier today. Very sad all round.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 20:28

So what do you all make o the rain event this weekend? Think it will happen?

Also, someone at work mentioned how it was a good thing that Tinaroo was not full - otherwise the flooding would have been worse. Is there truth to this?
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 20:34

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
So what do you all make o the rain event this weekend? Think it will happen?

Thanks for asking. I was a bit afraid to. lol.
Have friends here who need to drive down to Giru for 2 or 3 days, some time in the not too distant future. They were supposed to go yesterday.

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Also, someone at work mentioned how it was a good thing that Tinaroo was not full - otherwise the flooding would have been worse. Is there truth to this?

From memory I think this was part of the problems with the Brisbane floods. The dam was full, so some said they should have released more water earlier.
Posted by: Unsettled

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 21:05

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: drivenunder
So what do you all make o the rain event this weekend? Think it will happen?

Thanks for asking. I was a bit afraid to. lol.
Have friends here who need to drive down to Giru for 2 or 3 days, some time in the not too distant future. They were supposed to go yesterday.

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Also, someone at work mentioned how it was a good thing that Tinaroo was not full - otherwise the flooding would have been worse. Is there truth to this?

From memory I think this was part of the problems with the Brisbane floods. The dam was full, so some said they should have released more water earlier.




There's some good info about ex-TC Iris in the QLD Tropical Cyclone Season thread.

As for the dam, very much so. Put it this way: in three days it went from ~75% to ~85%...imagine 10% of the capacity of Lake Tinaroo being added over and above what we just saw. People are talking about how '77 & '79 were bigger, we don't see it like it was when I was a boy, etc etc...I wonder just how big it could have been if it had already filled from the other week's efforts.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 21:12

Just looking at the Cool Moon Caravan Park.
CoolMoon

Must have been the narrow section between the main road and the creek. Wonder how much the road created a damming effect.

Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 22:27

Cool Waters.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 22:35

Originally Posted By: hickory
Cool Waters.

That'd be right...! Too late to edit. And I made the mistake TWICE. grin
Thanks.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 28/03/2018 22:59

Haha,- had me thinking, 'when did they change the name ?'

Clickbait. crazy
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 00:01

Originally Posted By: hickory
Haha,- had me thinking, 'when did they change the name ?'

Clickbait. crazy


Kool Moon Motel is at Ravenshoe.
There's a Koolmoon Street(?) in Smithfield.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 02:35

Yep,- a Mount Koolmoon Street.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 07:13

31mm overnight. No rain since 9pm.

Looks like I might be agonisingly short of the coveted 1000mm of rain for the month😢.

Nobody seems to know what ex Iris has in store as yet, but driving around the region this past week anything more than a stiff breeze could cause some reasonable damage.

Well a couple of dry days to clean the yard up and get ready for Easter Bunny😁
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 07:20

17.6mm, could be a couple of nice days. Only 23mm short of the wettest month I have recorded since '08.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 07:50

I really enjoy events of good, pouring rain, and I also enjoy wall to wall sunshine.
It would be great if we could have 26 weeks of each alternating for the whole year. crazy
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 08:00

Here's an interesting article about the life of weather observers out on Willis Island.

Willis Island Weather
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 08:10

Ho hum....bright sunny day.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 09:27

another 60mm last night...but we might actually see some sunshine today..

Bulgun creek at about 1100mm for the week..

Interesting article there Hickory..I bet the fishing would be awesome...I also read that the Sacred Kingfisher is sometimes seen on Willis island..although its a migratory bird its weird to think of them flying nearly 500 kms off the coast..but I guess they fly back and forth from New Guinea..
Posted by: ol mate

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 12:24

Ingham's no longer an island - highway north & south open!
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 13:10

Originally Posted By: scott12
So my neighbours 2 doors over got into a bit of barney last night...son beat the father to death...


www.cairnspost.com.au/news/crime-court/t...99fda0c217a5209[/url]



Yeah, heard that on the news last night, do you know who it was?
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 13:49

Sent you a Pm Dean..
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 15:31

BOM going early

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.

Initial Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Cairns and Burnett Heads
Issued at 2:10 pm EST on Thursday 29 March 2018

Flood Watch Number: 1

River level rises and areas of flooding may develop in the Flood Watch area from Monday.

A tropical low currently in the Coral Sea is likely to approach the coast over the weekend.

Areas of heavy rainfall may develop within the Flood Watch area from late Sunday through to Tuesday. The location of the heaviest rainfall remains uncertain and is dependent on the movement of the low. Further updates will be provided over the weekend as more information becomes available.

Any significant rainfall may cause river level rises above the minor flood level from Monday and may also lead to local flooding.

Catchments that have received recent rainfall are expected to respond quickly.

Catchments which may be affected include:

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
Mackenzie and Fitzroy Rivers and Shoalwater and Water Park Creeks
Calliope River
Boyne River
Baffle Creek
Kolan River

Warnings are currently in place for the Tully, Murray and Herbert catchments from rainfall earlier this week. These catchments are again at risk of further flooding next week.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 16:22

There's a LOT of uncertainty regarding the movement of this Low, I don't blame them.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 20:20

No mention of the Barron River...
Posted by: Flowin

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 29/03/2018 20:46

Originally Posted By: Weary
BOM going early

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.

Initial Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Cairns and Burnett Heads
Issued at 2:10 pm EST on Thursday 29 March 2018

Flood Watch Number: 1



Agree and this is good advice as long as we all understand a flood watch is an early indication something may happen, and flood warning advice is something is expected to happen, or is happening. Also that any river or creek not listed in a Watch advice is not that it won't happen, because flash flooding or big rain in a short period of time is much more difficult for forecasters.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 03:55

The breeze is a bit cool now. Down to 19.9į here and may get lower.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 08:24

Woke up to, of all strange things.....fog!
Can see the moisture against the sunshine. Walk into it and not get wet. Couldn't feel it either. Black as anything to the west.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dFanK4kCRNrwSH-BtVs0HJYODm7dAIxp/view?usp=drivesdk
https://drive.google.com/file/d/145BRbr3TO6TfNsrR6XfrU0l5t4A8BXBs/view?usp=drivesdk

Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 09:58

Finally a chance to clean the slime and algae out of my Nylexís grin
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 14:04

Bloody hell....the Cassowary coast council has provided 7 sand and sandbag locations for residents down this way.....

Should we be expecting an apocalypse..?...
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 14:19

I noticed that GFS has now come more into line with Access. Well at least for now. If they hold true, and thatís a big if, could be another substantial amount of water again for the region.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 14:52

Interesting, Scott. I just looked and Douglas Shire has three, Port Douglas, Mossman and Wonga Beach, none appear to be needed over the Daintree River. Must be a compliment to residents' methods of building and channeling water smile
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 19:20

Now I have had 2 land slides. This was normal yesterday. Can't put a dog in there for perspective because they sink up to bellies just on the edge of it so would imagine it would be bye bye woofers if they went out to the middle.
The pic does not do it justice. It is about 8m high. The grasses at the top are over 6ft tall. This would be about a quarter of my dry season river paddock gone.

Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 19:58

Wow Simmo, that's not good.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 20:45

Wow Simmo, looks pretty sandy is it?

Had a small one here too, either on the 9th or 10th; I think. Total of 445mm for those 2 days but not sure exactly when it let go as I've been knocked around with a dose of atypical pneumonia this month.



Finally cleaned it up a bit on Wednesday, 22 barrow loads, lucky the large rocks were easy to break up as so bloody waterlogged and heavy..

Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 21:16

Wow RF. Good job tidying it up so quick after being crook. At least I don't have to tidy mine up as it all slid down into the river. Would have been thousands of wheel barrow loads laugh
I have a loam to sandy loam by the house. Have not dug down too much by the river but looked to be sandy loam there too. I will have a better look once it is safe to walk on. I am hoping what is left will be good enough to sow some pasture. Water is just pouring out of the ground there still and in a number of other spots along the bank so probably pretty high chance of another slip.
Really do not want any more rain now!!!
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 21:24

Yeah just a few plants missing in there now lol. Maybe you could stick some sort of fruit tree or something in there to help stabilise too?

Take the wet while you can though. I will be dry up there soon enough.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 21:26

Jeesus Simmo that looks messy M8, is it river bank? Might want to chuck some Lomandria in on those areas or something to hold it together a bit more. Is that spring water in the pic or just drainage off the slip?
Sweet potato might give you a quick ground cover to keep the soil from washing off as well. That erosion can be a bugger once it gets started.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 21:56

Originally Posted By: marakai
Jeesus Simmo that looks messy M8, is it river bank? Might want to chuck some Lomandria in on those areas or something to hold it together a bit more. Is that spring water in the pic or just drainage off the slip?
Sweet potato might give you a quick ground cover to keep the soil from washing off as well. That erosion can be a bugger once it gets started.


Lomandra is great for creek bank slips. Used to be a volunteer with landcare down south. Plants heaps of lomandra on the slopes and on the top of banks like yours. When it slips they go down with it, hold the soil together, keep growing and help to stabilise what has slipped.

As an example, here is some rehabilitation work on the Coomera River. Images 3 and 6 show the vegetation. The reedy plants are the lomandra.
http://www.bushcare.com.au/charlies-crossing/

You're probably not in TREAT's area, but it might be worth contacting them about what to plant.
http://www.treat.net.au/
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 21:57

The water in the pic is coming out the ground at the bottom of the 8m drop. Yeah it is a river bank and was under water for 24 hours the other day
There were a couple of small trees there too. They are gone!! There was a thick covering of guinea grass, so thick that the goats didn't like to push through it and stayed on the edge eating lol, which is a deep rooted grass and good at stabilising river banks.
I think this started down deep. Where the other slide happened there are a few very big trees and the ground has still slipped.
I had no erosion issues at all here either. Though I may now!! Will look at planting sweet potato when it is safe to walk on
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 22:01

Thanks for those links C@28
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 22:26

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Thanks for those links C@28

Do you think the slip will get any worse, take away more land?
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 22:35

I really hope not but the way the water is flowing out of the ground has me worried. Where the other slip is there is a dense line of trees right on the waters edge so not much has gone into the river. There are massive deep cracks in the ground though that I was worried one of my dogs was going to fall in to.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 22:47

I would definitely be getting some advice from a revegetation group Simmo. Some of them are pretty good at fixing river banks.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 30/03/2018 23:10

Yeah I will get someone round to take a look. Will wait till you can walk on the ground with out sinking lol.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 09:03

I just have everything crossed that GFS does not happen and I am sure everyone down stream of Tinaroo would be thinking the same!!!

Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 09:51

Where do you find this windytv link?
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 09:54

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Where do you find this windytv link?

it's an app. Google Playstore, but iOS would have it.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 10:03

I don't like the look of that at all Simmo..
After a nice sunny day yesterday the heavy cloud is moving in quickly..

I wonder if there is any sand left at the Council sandbagging stations..?
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 10:14

Link below DU if you are on a PC. Bottom left is how many days. Top right are the layers you can choose. Bottom right you can change model between EC and GFS

https://www.windy.com/?gfs,rainAccu,-17.693,145.969,11
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 10:33

Originally Posted By: scott12

I wonder if there is any sand left at the Council sandbagging stations..?


You'd think if you were gonna need em down there you'd probably have them already laugh

Finished March with 1096.4mm second highest month on my records since Feb 08. Also 445mm was my 2nd highest 2 day total just behind March 4th-5th 2008 of 449mm.

Won't need those totals to fill Tinaroo, reckon 50mm would do it lol.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 11:53

Have a look at the latest GFS Ron..if that comes off sandbags will be of little use anyway..

The boy is supposed to have his 17th birthday party on Wednesday...might have to launch the boat to ferry people in..
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 12:03

Yeah nah sorry, can't handle GFS rainfal forecasts. Nice 30-35kts at Willis Is now.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 12:16

Low is already further north than expected for this time. EC has moved its rainfall further north to Mackay, Access has been steadfast for our area for days now, and GFS now more aligned to Access. Interesting next 24hrs.

I hope EC finally gets a run right. Never thought I would be wishing rain away!🤪

I fell 22mm short of 1000 for the month.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 13:47

Ive just had a study and not seeing that kind of rainfall for this area, what did I miss? Thinking we will be lucky to see much rain at all
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 17:29

Wow, BOM seriously ramping up our rain forecast in the afternoon forecast



Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 18:15

Yeah Simmo...I guess that means they are feeling more certain that this low will sit near our coast for a few days.......if it does we could well see numbers far exceeding those forecasts....with fully saturated ground and river flows still high it may get very interesting next week.....and then we may possibly get a bit of a blow with it...wouldn't that be fun..!
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 18:55

You just beat me this month RF. Finished the month with 1075mm, 659.5 above average.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 19:21

No additions to mine.
234mm for March, unless we get a downpour before midnight... ha ha.

The ants are building multiple nests, most in the shape of mini-volcanoes. Haven't seen this much activity since end 2015 I think it was. Hopefully it means rain, the mock orange got it wrong last time they bloomed. grin
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 20:40

Originally Posted By: cold@28
No additions to mine.
234mm for March, unless we get a downpour before midnight... ha ha.

Monthly March rain was totalled at 09:00hrs this morning.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 20:48

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: cold@28
No additions to mine.
234mm for March, unless we get a downpour before midnight... ha ha.

Monthly March rain was totalled at 09:00hrs this morning.

Oh, okay, it's still the same anyway.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 21:55

Originally Posted By: cold@28
No additions to mine.
234mm for March, unless we get a downpour before midnight... ha ha.

The ants are building multiple nests, most in the shape of mini-volcanoes. Haven't seen this much activity since end 2015 I think it was. Hopefully it means rain, the mock orange got it wrong last time they bloomed. grin


You may get some before midnight yet .........
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 22:16

You just have to love the GFS model...last run had Tully in the bullseye with 1299mm to the latest run having Tully in the 25mm band...
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 22:34

Hahah Scott, yeah I do not look at the 6z or 18z runs. Though this one is more in line with EC.

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Yeah nah sorry, can't handle GFS rainfal forecasts. Nice 30-35kts at Willis Is now.


GFS was leading the pack at the beginning of the year in re to rainfall forecasts for our area. For about 5 weeks they out performed the other models mostly. Once the lows showed up GFS started performing poorly. They are generally not good with forecasting lows pass the 3 day point
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 22:38

Originally Posted By: scott12
You just have to love the GFS model

Can you provide a link please, I've searched but can't find my way.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 22:51

http://stormcast.com.au/raincast.html?ops=gfs:2018033106:0:192:nqld:nul#sc
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 22:55

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
They are generally not good with forecasting lows pass the 3 day point


Aint that the truth.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 31/03/2018 23:10


Thank you. smile
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 01/04/2018 03:18

Captured these about 10 minutes ago and joined them up.
Which mob of clowns will be the closest ?

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Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2018 - 01/04/2018 06:11

And bom seriously cut back falls this morning. All models taking it south now. I for one am glad of this.