Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018

Posted by: Raindammit

Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/04/2018 13:16

Discussion continues.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/04/2018 18:53

Had 1.6mm this morning to finish the wet. Although April seems was well below avg.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/04/2018 19:17

Driest April for my time in Mareeba. 6.4mm
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/04/2018 19:21

211mm for the month. Most of it in one 24hr period.
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/04/2018 20:53

loving the cooler mornings lately. it is coming into sleeping season now.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/05/2018 02:51

Now 02:54hrs and 21.6C.
A far more civilised temp than the last few evenings.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/05/2018 06:28

56mm at the beach for yesterday and overnight. Some good falls inland as well.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/05/2018 16:51

Near 1/2 inch in the ol' scale here
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/05/2018 07:11

20mm at South Mission. Keeping everything watered nicely.
Posted by: Ronfishes

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

Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Spent plenty a day on the blocksplitter as a young fella myself pogo smile

I saw a home made splitter once where the bloke hooked 2 hoses up to the hydraulics of his tractor to drive a 2 foot ram in a frame setup made up of RSJ offcuts.
One push on the lever handle and bingo, a stack of firewood in 10 minutes.


That would take the fun out of it Hickory...I hadn't realised how much I missed the whole process of cutting the logs up in the paddock ,splitting them, loading them on the ute and then stacking them up ready for the fire....

Ron ,We had a slow combustion stove when I was a teenager so I spent a bit of time on the chainsaw and splitter too...when I saw my son trying to use the splitter ..it got me thinking about how different his life is these days to what my upbringing was growing up around farms....bit sad to think how much time he wastes on social media.....I do try and teach him some basic skills but he see's it as me trying to exploit him for free labour.....ungrateful sod..lol..


Fluctuating between drizzle and sun today..looks like the pattern for the week ahead..


Thought the same as Pogo sorry Hickory haha, but yep I've seen a similar setup somewhere. I used to enjoy an hour or 2 on the splitter, or doing a load or ten of logs with the old man. We had 1 bay of our house shed dedicated to wood.
We also had a slow combustion stove Pogo, which had a hot water system heating up a tank in the roof running through the back of it - no power required. Also we did have an open fire, but it turned into a more economical pot belly with renovations and the old fireplace bricks turned into an outside bbq smile.

0.4mm last measure.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/05/2018 10:56

2mm. doesn't really do much here tho. Still drying out. Might get a decent cold spell soon ay, looks like a big southerly fetch on the cards.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/05/2018 11:03

Just a nice day.
Lovely cool breeze blowing from the east.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 09/05/2018 12:03

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
2mm. doesn't really do much here tho. Still drying out. Might get a decent cold spell soon ay, looks like a big southerly fetch on the cards.


Looking forward to a cold blast, after a fantastic wet and not too hot wet season and now a nice sharp blast of winter, love it all
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 11/05/2018 09:19

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
2mm. doesn't really do much here tho. Still drying out. Might get a decent cold spell soon ay, looks like a big southerly fetch on the cards.


Hopefully that cold spell is from GV south, RF wink
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 11/05/2018 13:22

Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
Hopefully that cold spell is from GV south, RF wink

I'll drink to that !
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 11/05/2018 16:02

Mighty humid at times, what is ahead, nothing forecast, however some with a kind of white flowering vine/plant say its sure to rain.

Wally's weather says something for 23-25th range
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/05/2018 09:59

Holy crap, we certainly could have done with a fireplace last night...it was down to 11.5c at the Innisfail aerodrome..not sure what the minimum was here..I was too busy battling 2 shivering Staffies that were trying to steal the blankets..

The Coral sea islands might be the place to overwinter...Willis island with 26c max and 24c minimum sounds very nice ATM..
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/05/2018 10:47

34 yesterday and 18 degrees this morning.
Not particularly cold yet, although nice cool evenings.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/05/2018 14:28

Ha, Scott, was cold though could get worse. How come staffies don't learn to burrow? I'll share but not 90%.

Despite the chill and dry weather many plants are actually waking up, perhaps from relief from battling alternate rain and blazing sun.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/05/2018 15:27

17c this morning, somewhat lower for tomorrow morning
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/05/2018 19:48

Need some more of that. Want some lychees this year.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/05/2018 07:29

14.5 here at Chillagoe this morning.
Coolest yet.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/05/2018 07:48

Still just under 14 here at the moment with 10 at 6.00 this morning.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/05/2018 19:23

Might see some showers on Thursday & Friday.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/05/2018 10:09

Had a few spits here today already HF...

Damn Ron...mate I can happily buy a few cases of lychees from the Tablelands and do without the cold weather..

Dormant my staffy is all suited up in her hoodie now to combat the near arctic condition..it still hasn't reached 20c here yet...has your little girl experienced sub 20c weather yet..?

Looks like stationary high is going to bring showers and wind for god knows how long...I sure hope its not going to be trend for the winter..
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/05/2018 13:20

Yep, Scott but she hasn't shivered yet. But I am, already got my woolies on after two days in a row spending 90mins nonstop waterblasting the 'orrible mold on the pavers. Nonstop because I kept expecting the machine to run out of gas so I could quit, dammit. Good machine, I guess, got brand new lately. Next the moldy, slippery black roof. The joys of high humidity.

Drastic pruned a lot of pink bauhinias to prevent so much shading of aforementioned pavers. Need to return gravel from bottom of drive to top, too, heavy rains re-organised it. Hey ho, lots of chores...
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 17/05/2018 06:56

44mm overnight. Expected showers, just not as heavy as they were.

Loving the cooler weather by the way😂😜
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/05/2018 06:54

Another 22mm from yesterday.

Rained lightly most of the day with a couple of heavy showers last night. The cool change has been nice, even pulled a sheet over myself last couple of nights.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/05/2018 07:03

We actually had a light sprinkle yesterday, a couple times. Eniugh to settle the dust for the start of the Wheelbarrow Race.
Cloudy and cool, and a cold breeze from time to time. Currently overcast and a cool 10degrees.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/05/2018 09:08

One of those hard to get out of bed mornings.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/05/2018 09:39

Had 3.4 shamillimizzles
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/05/2018 10:05

21 shamillimizzles
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/05/2018 13:13

Man I hate this sort of cool weather with drizzly, sh!tty rain.
Either rain or don't. I've seen it go right through to nearly Show Day in july before we get the day after day clear skies.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/05/2018 13:46

Originally Posted By: hickory
Man I hate this sort of cool weather with drizzly, sh!tty rain.
Either rain or don't. I've seen it go right through to nearly Show Day in july before we get the day after day clear skies.


Same out here, just without the rain. At least the daytimes are quite cool for the moment.

Almost missed winter last year. Don't think I even put the heater on once. But a merino sweater, and ugg boots, go a long way to to being comfortable when it's cold.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/05/2018 19:05

I just about got sandblasted when I went up to the beach today.
Some of the gusts would blow jesus off the cross.
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/05/2018 21:59

Originally Posted By: hickory
Man I hate this sort of cool weather with drizzly, sh!tty rain.
Either rain or don't. I've seen it go right through to nearly Show Day in july before we get the day after day clear skies.


May and June. Without doubt the worst time of year up here. Nice temperature but very strong winds and so many showers.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/05/2018 08:17

Nice and cool down here at the beach. Perfect weather for moving 12m of dirt
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/05/2018 09:56

Lovely temps today, maybe a shower or 2 in 3-4 days time
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/05/2018 11:09

Bit cool if you ask me laugh, might as well go down the SE of Aus atm, be only a few degrees cooler but beautiful days looking at the synoptic.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/05/2018 14:11

Originally Posted By: slipperyfish
Nice and cool down here at the beach. Perfect weather for moving 12m of dirt

When does the bobcat arrive ??
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/05/2018 17:53

Been pretty cool up here too. Forecast keeps saying mostly sunny but apart from yesterday it has been mostly cloudy. Had 2 hours of sunshine this morning then solid cloud. Been pretty much solid cloud since I got back from Vietnam last week.
Also currently the coolest May since I have been in Mareeba and does not look likely to warm up any before the end of the month.
Not complaining though, love the cool weather while it is here. Got a roast in the oven as we speak. grin
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/05/2018 20:24

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Been pretty cool up here too. Forecast keeps saying mostly sunny but apart from yesterday it has been mostly cloudy. Had 2 hours of sunshine this morning then solid cloud. Been pretty much solid cloud since I got back from Vietnam last week.
Also currently the coolest May since I have been in Mareeba and does not look likely to warm up any before the end of the month.
Not complaining though, love the cool weather while it is here. Got a roast in the oven as we speak. grin


Was in Tolga Tuesday and that wind with the low cloud was bloody cold. Was around 17c at 10am they reckon,
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 25/05/2018 08:20

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Was in Tolga Tuesday and that wind with the low cloud was bloody cold. Was around 17c at 10am they reckon,


Yeah gets bloody cold once you get to Tolga and beyond. Been hardly any wind at my place yet which is unusual. Touch wood it stays away a little longer.
The lack of sunshine is helping things stay green too which is nice. As soon as the sun comes back it will be brown within a week.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 25/05/2018 08:34

I don't know how anyone can use "nice" and "cool" in the same sentence...

Absolute rubbish, drizzly, miserable, windy, cold, crappy, sh!tty weather is what it is..and anyone that thinks otherwise must be absolutely nuts, totally cuckoo and stark raving bonkers..!..why live in the tropics if you like cold weather..?..

Bring on September..
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 25/05/2018 10:51

Southerners would think it's hot Scott. grin
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 25/05/2018 16:52

Originally Posted By: scott12
I don't know how anyone can use "nice" and "cool" in the same sentence...

Absolute rubbish, drizzly, miserable, windy, cold, crappy, sh!tty weather is what it is..and anyone that thinks otherwise must be absolutely nuts, totally cuckoo and stark raving bonkers..!..why live in the tropics if you like cold weather..?..

Bring on September..


It is good to have 'nice' and 'cool'. But they don't go well with drizzle shamizzle kapizzle 30 knots crappola
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 25/05/2018 21:55

Originally Posted By: scott12
I don't know how anyone can use "nice" and "cool" in the same sentence...

Absolute rubbish, drizzly, miserable, windy, cold, crappy, sh!tty weather is what it is..and anyone that thinks otherwise must be absolutely nuts, totally cuckoo and stark raving bonkers..!..why live in the tropics if you like cold weather..?..

Bring on September..


Nice and cool at the moment😂😂😜
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 25/05/2018 22:45

Haha you can keep your drizzly, miserable, windy, cold, crappy, sh!tty weather Scott. I will take the nice cool weather here. poke
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/05/2018 00:24

Getting some decent moisture tonight. Probably good really cause the lawn was dying off.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/05/2018 06:38

Originally Posted By: scott12
I don't know how anyone can use "nice" and "cool" in the same sentence...

'Nice' and 'Cool' in the same sentence is simply an oxymoron ! grin
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/05/2018 08:56

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Southerners would think it's hot Scott. grin


Well 28, if I remember correctly the members of the Nice and Cool Crew stem from Victoria,South Australia and Charters towers so even this rubbish weather is a big step up for the poor bugga's..in fact they are probably lazing around their pools today.. wink grin

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: scott12
I don't know how anyone can use "nice" and "cool" in the same sentence...

'Nice' and 'Cool' in the same sentence is simply an oxymoron ! grin


Bonkers mate, totally bonkers..!..nuff said.. crazy


So much for my plans today to set up some formwork and mix up some concrete tomorrow for some paths....and haven't been fishing in ages..we tries a fortnight ago and ended up croc spotting in the river after watching some poor other bugga get stuck trying to cross the Hull River bar and pounded by waves..
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/05/2018 10:25

Lets see how many of you lot are piping "ooh its nice and oppressive" come December laugh

3.4mm
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/05/2018 14:30

Peak heat time at 2.30pm and it's a comfortable 30.9 degrees, with a very cool breeze just short of being chilly. I always welcome the change to "cooler" weather now. But as long as I can get by with a woollen jumper and uggs for a couple weeks I'm happy.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/05/2018 17:09

Pouring down here at the beach.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/05/2018 17:36

Nippy enough to have the front door closed...
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/05/2018 08:10

68mm over the last 24hrs between 6am and 6am.

Extremely heavy this morning around 5am. I looked at the radar and there was a small dot of light blue over Dunk. Raining like it should at least be yellow. Check the Townsville 256km and the dot is bigger and darker at least. Still not depicting the rain rate.

Perhaps it is because Mission Beach sits at the extremity of the radars reach that we dont often get a completely accurate read. I dunno!
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/05/2018 09:27

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Lets see how many of you lot are piping "ooh its nice and oppressive" come December laugh


laugh
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/05/2018 10:20

Originally Posted By: slipperyfish
68mm over the last 24hrs between 6am and 6am.

Extremely heavy this morning around 5am. I looked at the radar and there was a small dot of light blue over Dunk. Raining like it should at least be yellow. Check the Townsville 256km and the dot is bigger and darker at least. Still not depicting the rain rate.

Perhaps it is because Mission Beach sits at the extremity of the radars reach that we dont often get a completely accurate read. I dunno!




Yes mate, both radars are equally poor for Mission beach area. It's such a hassle in my game leaving from G'vale! Sometimes just gotta take a punt..
Good rain BTW!

0.4mm here
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/05/2018 10:25

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Lets see how many of you lot are piping "ooh its nice and oppressive" come December laugh

3.4mm


Spent 50 years without air-con...this might be the year that changes...at least for sleeping at night..I'm getting soft in my old age.. grin

Some heavy showers here in the wee hours..

Sf, its been many a time I've been caught out by believing what I've seen (or not seen) on the radar...as both you and Ron suggest we definitely are at the limits of the Cairns and Townsville radars...though Townsville better shows weather approaching from the SE...I hope you got your pile of dirt moved before the rain..

Ron..Feel free to ask whats happening down here if you are in 2 minds about making the trip..
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/05/2018 12:50

Yes Scott, got most of it in although some washout of the remainder which I have tidied up. Rest of it finished off by this afternoon.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/05/2018 15:36

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: scott12
I don't know how anyone can use "nice" and "cool" in the same sentence...

'Nice' and 'Cool' in the same sentence is simply an oxymoron ! grin


I agree Hickory!

Crappy typical May weather. crazy

I am off to the USA next week for some sun & heat, hopefully!!
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/05/2018 16:17

Back from Noosa and Byron Bay to crappy showery weather but it is nice and cool though 😎😎😎
Did I mention Im on 11 months leave?? 🥂🍻🎊🎉
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/05/2018 18:22

Originally Posted By: Weary
Did I mention Im on 11 months leave??

I've been on leave for the last 11 months.
( Since I started on the age pension.) Great fun. grin
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 28/05/2018 07:32

15mm overnight for me
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 28/05/2018 16:15

So all the forecasts for mostly sunny have been cloudy then we have a day for possible showers and it is sunny all day crazy
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/05/2018 10:51

6mm to 9am for me
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/05/2018 07:03

Another mostly suny forecast yesterday. Sun did not come out once and we had showers and drizzle most of the day.
I wonder if there is a reason for the inaccurate forecasting as it is never this consistently wrong.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/05/2018 08:11

7mm overnight.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/05/2018 16:06

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
I wonder if there is a reason for the inaccurate forecasting ..........

Simple, .. the under worked, overpaid bludgers at the BoM don't know sh!t from clay.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 31/05/2018 03:40

Seems a very strange 19 degrees this morning :))
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 31/05/2018 09:14

13.5C this morning at sunrise.
Still only a fresh 24 now at 9.15am.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 31/05/2018 09:37

A bit nippy down here this morning too ladies..

Forecasts are predicting a chilly week ahead with the clear skies...low teens minimums forecast for us a few degrees higher for you lucky Cairns dwellers though..

Are we seeing the start of the dry season from now on..?...a quick look doesn't show any rain or even drizzle ahead for the next couple of weeks anyway..
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 31/05/2018 10:10

Originally Posted By: scott12
A bit nippy down here this morning too ladies..
Are we seeing the start of the dry season from now on..?


Definitely the dry season has set in out here.
Bl**dy windy too. Hope it doesn't keep up.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 31/05/2018 10:35

17c in G'vale. Temps going down down
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 31/05/2018 12:35

Tad over 15 degrees last night. I even had to pull a sheet over me!
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/06/2018 18:10

You are going yo need a blanket as well in the coming week SF.....Forecast is for a run of 12c nights down this way..4-5c higher in Cairns of course...already cold as crap except for between 10am and 3pm..


I made a few enquires for pot belly stoves today but $1600 was about the cheapest quote..bit of a conundrum as I'm also saving for a new boat...
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/06/2018 22:02

9c here at 10pm. Wonder if it will go below 5c.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/06/2018 00:50

Originally Posted By: scott12
I made a few enquires for pot belly stoves today but $1600 was about the cheapest quote.....

$1600.00 !! Are you serious ?? shocked
(Straight out of the foundry in China for $20 I suspect).
Posted by: cold@28

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

10.8C at 7.01am.
Sun popping over the hill just now.
(Not sure it got this cool at all last year.)
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/06/2018 07:11

Min of 5.6c. Currently 5.7c @ 7:10am.
My coldest last year was 5.3c C@28. My coldest ever in Mareeba is 2.2c in 2015. That year it went below 5c 8 times and I had frost 4 times.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/06/2018 16:23

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
My coldest ever in Mareeba is 2.2c in 2015. That year it went below 5c 8 times and I had frost 4 times.

To have a frost the grass temp has to drop below 0 C, so the air warmed up 2.2 to whatever height your WX station or thermometer is.
You wouldn't be walking around bare footed on the grass, that's for sure.I didn't get out of bed today until the sun was nearing it's zenith. Was going to sit outside in the sun but the wind was blowing hard.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/06/2018 06:05

Brrrrrrr....
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/06/2018 07:56

5.9c this morning. Reports of -4c at Wondecla and heavy frost.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/06/2018 08:50

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: scott12
I made a few enquires for pot belly stoves today but $1600 was about the cheapest quote.....

$1600.00 !! Are you serious ?? shocked
(Straight out of the foundry in China for $20 I suspect).


Yep serious Hickory...I was a bit taken aback...

I wonder what sort of patio burner/fireplace I could fashion out of a old beer keg..?
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/06/2018 08:52

Originally Posted By: dormant
Brrrrrrr....


I'll second that dormant...its colder nights here than most of coastal NSW at the moment..the staffies are not enjoying it at all...
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/06/2018 18:21

Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: scott12
I made a few enquires for pot belly stoves today but $1600 was about the cheapest quote.....

$1600.00 !! Are you serious ?? shocked
(Straight out of the foundry in China for $20 I suspect).


Yep serious Hickory...I was a bit taken aback...

I wonder what sort of patio burner/fireplace I could fashion out of a old beer keg..?


Get yourself an old split rim from a truck and an old heater base from an old tobacco farm, both made out of cast iron, all you need then is a plain old tin tray to catch any embers dropping out the bottom.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/06/2018 19:52

Originally Posted By: scott12
I wonder what sort of patio burner/fireplace I could fashion out of a old beer keg..?

Scott, I sent you a PM with some info I gathered last winter on this subject.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/06/2018 21:27

Originally Posted By: marakai
Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: scott12
I made a few enquires for pot belly stoves today but $1600 was about the cheapest quote.....

$1600.00 !! Are you serious ?? shocked
(Straight out of the foundry in China for $20 I suspect).


Yep serious Hickory...I was a bit taken aback...

I wonder what sort of patio burner/fireplace I could fashion out of a old beer keg..?


Get yourself an old split rim from a truck and an old heater base from an old tobacco farm, both made out of cast iron, all you need then is a plain old tin tray to catch any embers dropping out the bottom.


The steel tub from a front load washing machine can be pretty good too. When placed vertically the holes are in the sides and what was a solid back becomes the base. Can rest that on an old rim.

Pretty nippy out here too. Afternoons cool very quickly, nights cold,and mornings hard to get out from under the covers. I have visitors from Armidale NSW wearing shorts, tee shirts and thongs, and I have jeans, woollen jumpers and ugg boots and still feel the cold...
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 04/06/2018 01:19

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Afternoons cool very quickly, nights cold,and mornings hard to get out from under the covers.

The benefit for we retirees is simply don't get out from under the covers. grin
Wait until the sun has a decent angle of elevation.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 04/06/2018 06:48

Easy to tell the locals from the tourists yesterday arvo on the beach. Locals, long pants and jumpers, and the tourists, swimmers and T Shirts.

However the water is still nice for a swim, no longer any nets in place.

Absolutely stunning weather. I know Scott would be shaking his head right now😂, but I enjoy the cooler weather.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 04/06/2018 07:00

Ha ha.....my visitors are always up well before me!
Just on 11C and my arms are cold as I tap away on my phone grin
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 04/06/2018 07:23

Im with Dormant, Brrrrrrrrr
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 04/06/2018 07:47

A "nice and cold" 4.3c this morning poke
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 04/06/2018 12:48

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: cold@28
Afternoons cool very quickly, nights cold,and mornings hard to get out from under the covers.

The benefit for we retirees is simply don't get out from under the covers. grin
Wait until the sun has a decent angle of elevation.


You sound a bit like my staffies Hickory..and when they do finally roll out of bed they spend till midday just laying in the sun..

Got your Pm..

Few more freezing nights before the showers roll in again and warm the nights up a bit by the looks of it..
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 04/06/2018 12:51

Some good ideas there marakai,28 and hickory...trouble is marakai I don't know any old tobacco farmers..and 28 I'd kinda like something I could close up...
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/06/2018 01:25

Originally Posted By: scott12
Some good ideas there marakai,28 and hickory...trouble is marakai I don't know any old tobacco farmers..and 28 I'd kinda like something I could close up...


I live on an old Tobacco farm, and although I'd like to think I'm not that old and such as huddling in a doona until the sun reaches my feet at this time of year, I'd be the first to plead Guilty of doin such.

We do have a few old tobacco heater stands down in the bottom's of our old drying sheds though and could probably muster up a few (three or four at least) for those who feel that paying through the nose for a simple heating source that will die quite soon after purchase is a waste of time.

I'd prefer to drop them off at Biboorah or Mareeba at the cost of a warm second hand blanket for our Dog's for winter if anyone is interested in them.

We just lost a good 12 years old Blue Cattle Bitch through Tetanus of all things today, chose to put her down after two weeks of fighting infection and blood loss through excising a wound in her chest we don't know how she got.

All that aside ,one of these stands and a decent wheel rim will beat anything that you can find at Bunnings or elsewhere, you could even plonk one of those stainless washing or dryer tubs on top like C@28 reckons? and get a better result than the $200 dollar Chimenias or whatever they call them clay things from Bunnings.

None of these things are good for indoor's though, Balconies and stuff are good if you have somehting underneath to catch ashes and embers and stuff but they don't suit indoors at all, even the bunning's ones cant be used indoors.

I've bought (under pressure from the Missus two types of the bunnings ones and both are now broken artifacts)the commercial ones, and for the fourth year in a row for the State of Origin will be using the old Stand plate and tire rim, the same old one.

There really is no need to spend a fortune on those (sorry to say ) Crappy [censored] third class expensive heat sources that locally available second hand and locally available materials that will last at least a decade can provide. I have a plenty of it available here and I'm sure others have too.

Sorry Ranting again, but I hate those clay rip off things from bunnings.

Just Pm Me :), I'm not really that scary.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/06/2018 01:37

Currently less than 8 C and dropping.... I hate this weather.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/06/2018 04:29

Worst part of your post, Marakai, is your dog. All of us that keep dogs will be affected by your news - going too early from unexpected and painful to pet and ourselves illness is horrible. Was in same boat last June.
Feel for you, dear.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/06/2018 07:18

Originally Posted By: marakai
Currently less than 8 C and dropping.... I hate this weather.


Made 8.1 a few minutes ago.

I hate cold weather too. Reckon this is already a lot colder than this time last year, or maybe I just didn't get out of bed til after 9 or 10am...

Too cold even to have arms out to hold the phone. grin

So sorry about your dog marakai.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/06/2018 08:02

Sorry for the lose of your dog Marakai.

3.8c here this morning to finish off this string of very cold nights though I think single digits for tonight and possibly tomorrow night are still likely here.

Definitely a really early start to the cold nights C@28. My coldest month for night time temps has been August for the past 3 winters so not looking forward to this August. Would love these kind of day times all year though.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/06/2018 09:19

Sorry to hear Marakai..That's no good at all ...the poor little bugga..

Bit fresh this morning..
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/06/2018 11:43

August is not a nice month anywhere I reckon. September is always my favourite: in the tropics there's a return to humidity in the air, and in southern climes it's *starting* to feel a little bit warmer.

Reckon that this is our coldest year for a while, already - last year I don't think we dropped below 11 degrees around town.

I don't mind a bit of "cold" as long as it doesn't last for too long. Any as long as it doesn't get windy. grin
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/06/2018 07:43

A relatively balmy 5.9c this morning. So glad I bought a feather and down quilt this winter.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/06/2018 09:25

Nothing quite like feather and down quilts. My other two winter lifesavers are merino clothing and ugg boots.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/06/2018 21:10

Last time I head north for the winter. I am bloody colder than at home. HUMPF
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/06/2018 21:10

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Nothing quite like feather and down quilts. My other two winter lifesavers are merino clothing and ugg boots.

About 40 years ago, I had a real Eiderdown with feathers from the Eider duck. You can still get them, but I believe they are about $1000.
Takes a lot of Eider ducks to make one, and I read somewhere the greenies and do-gooders are the cause of the price hike with all their bleating.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/06/2018 03:42

Woohoo, ten degrees warmer, I feel almost human.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/06/2018 08:56

Yeah that's more like it Dormant..quite breezy this morning and a light shower in the wee hours..
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/06/2018 18:53

A fair bit of action in Tully today around midday...search parties and the chopper buzzing around on the mountain..a few people wondering why she wasn't reported missing till yesterday, despite the fact that her belongings lay around untouched for days..wondering if she could survive a week with temps down to 9-10c...wondering why she would even climb the mountain by herself..but a great result in the end..she is the longest lost Ive heard of the backpackers and locals getting lost on Mt Tyson...the next longest I know of was a girl up there for 4 days..

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-07/korean-tourist-joohee-han-found-safe-search-tully-qld/9843786
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/06/2018 19:29

By the sounds of it she is one tough lady given all shes been through
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 08/06/2018 17:41

Originally Posted By: bundybear
Last time I head north for the winter. I am bloody colder than at home. HUMPF

So the 5.5 nights in Bundy recently are better than up here ?? smirk
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 08/06/2018 17:55

Surprisingly yes. Was 0 in Ravenshoe the other day I am told. I did not pack enough winty wear. Kuranda is quite pleasant though temp wise.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 09/06/2018 03:49

The last 2 days have been bearable after the cold air finally pushed through.
I'm sure it won't be long before the next one heads up from down south.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 09/06/2018 05:57

Gee, drizzle for ironman, how sad...
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 09/06/2018 06:45

They may be better off with a bit of rain, in past years they've been worried about heat stress.
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 09/06/2018 10:17

Originally Posted By: hickory
The last 2 days have been bearable after the cold air finally pushed through.
I'm sure it won't be long before the next one heads up from down south.


Last night was lovely. Warm enough I didn't have to pretend to be a polar bear with all the rugging up. Cool enough I only needed the thin blanky to keep me more than warm enough.

I like this weather.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 09/06/2018 11:54

Not a cloud, just brilliant brilliant blue.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 09/06/2018 21:03

Raining since lunch here
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 09/06/2018 21:21

Drizzle all day in Bilyana, still falling now.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 09/06/2018 21:58

Almost 10pm and it's still 22 degrees. Cool but not cold cold.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 09/06/2018 22:18

Drizzly out here too...but forecast is to clear tomorrow and its looking set to be a cracker fishing week ahead...
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 09/06/2018 23:59

Originally Posted By: scott12
Drizzly out here too...but forecast is to clear tomorrow and its looking set to be a cracker fishing week ahead...

You planning on blowing a couple of shifts Scott ??
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 10/06/2018 07:28

19mm and still drizzling.

Fishing looks good through to about Thursday. A mate went out Tuesday last week and it was rough as guts through the shipping channel but they got onto a golden patch and cleaned up.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 10/06/2018 09:36

Its pretty slow here this time of year Hickory...works out perfect as its also a good time of year for fishing when the weather allows and it gives us a break and lets us catch up on stuff before things get hectic again come springtime..

What was your mate catching SF and were they fishing the gravel patchs around the shipping channel..?..
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 10/06/2018 09:54

Coral trout, somewhere around Farquarson Scott. Photos were impressive.

I had plans to flick some lures this morning, but the drizzle dampened my enthusiasm😢.

Clearing to sunshine now.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 11/06/2018 03:47

I suppose when a prediction is made by 5pm last night with clear skies that it was expected that clouds would arrive and keep the minimum temps to 19, right?

I'm being polite...
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 11/06/2018 23:32

Spent a week on the Coast north of the Starcke last week, the forecast was for it to drop off by 10 kn's by the middle of the week, it blew it's arse off harder than ever right about then and the water temp plummeted.
Still picked up a couple of nice Barra and Jack before that, but it all went to (Geeze I need to Squeeze one out) right about when BOM forecast the improvement in both the wind and water temp.
We had our ever trusty 55% home brew Vodka to console us and nature provided the fresh coconut juice for the Pina Colada's so not all was lost though and we struggled on through the last few days of being creek bound in the boat.

BTW have also found a REAL sandly/Midgie proof Mozzie net if anyone is interested, makes for a beautiful nights sleep in such places and you dont even have to spray $10 buck's worth of Bushman's on yourself before retiring for the night to keep the little buggers off you all night.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/06/2018 19:52

Cold month so far, avg only 15.3c for th AP, about 2c below eek
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/06/2018 20:28

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Cold month so far, avg only 15.3c for th AP, about 2c below eek


Loving it. Cool nights and over the last 10 days or so some incredible days on the water. Very un winterlike, windless days. Whales have already turned up. Will be interesting to see how long it lasts
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/06/2018 12:29

Looks like its going to turn to crap again by the weekend Brett..

Sure was good on the water this week though...we got out on Tuesday and decided to head out again yesterday...it was probably the best ever return trip from the reef last evening ...nearly the whole way in was just perfectly flat and often glassy..not even an inshore afternoon breeze to chop the water up..didn't see a single whale though..

Hope you got to enjoy the outdoors Slipperyfish...this week has been about as good as it gets weatherwise..


Hey Marakai...you need to head a bit further north to around Bathurst head/Bathurst bay..the shape of the coast helps create a bit of a lee around some of the headlands there and you can can even sneak out around the Flinders islands if you are keen..still gets blowy though..

and whats the sandfly net..?..I bought an oztrail tent because it was supposed to have finer sandfly mesh...I can testify they can still get through ..there is nothing worse when you are trying to sleep..
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/06/2018 13:08

Stunning weather Scott. Just got home from a hiking trip down to the Hull River mouth. Had a nice cuppa atop Tam Oshanter. Views were a million bucks, so blessed to live in paradise. Long walk though and Lugger Bay looked so good for a swim I just had to do it😁. Kept a good look out for the resident big lizard however.

Time to kick back and enjoy the arvo.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/06/2018 00:21

At 00:15 hrs it's still 20.6. A far more pleasant evening than the 13 crap.
It looks like Sat and Sun the cold pool of air comes through S.E Oz, then maybe two or three days later will be up our way.
Sure hope the forecast is wrong.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/06/2018 10:22

Yeah I'm dreading this coming cold snap too hickory..forecast is not so bad for you Cairns dudes but we might have some sub 10c temps down here...brrrr..

SF..there are some other nice spots around here to check out....my boy has been out and about over the last year..some of the hikes/places he has visited are Bicton Hill, Laceys Ck, Aligators nest, Nyleta Ck, Murray falls, Kirrama range road to Blencoe falls..if you are keen Mt Tyson on a clear day is supposedly great and the Thorsburn trail if you are really adventurous.....also on the dead low winter tides you can walk out to King reef.. we were planning on checking it out this past week but fishing got in the way..


https://www.kurrimine.com.au/things-to-do/walk-to-the-reef
Posted by: Dawgggg

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/06/2018 19:50

Blencoe falls for a camp is brilliant. I love the place.

Sooty Grunter galore too.

Prepare for frost on the tablelands this coming week.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/06/2018 20:26

Been to most of those Scott. Blencoe is beautiful.

Went flicking lures for an hour or so this morning just down the southern end in and around the rocks near Lovers Beach. Nice 68cm barra for my effort. Threw it back, no more room left in the Kelvinator.

Conditions have been absolutely magic.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/06/2018 00:39

Quote:
Temperatures to drop below freezing in Queensland within days
Temperatures are expected to drop this weekend in Queensland's south before dipping below freezing early next week.

The Bureau of Meteorology said cool, dry air coming from south of Tasmania was predicted to make the mercury drop in the Sunshine State and cause widespread frost.

The BoM are still backing this in, so maybe it's going to happen.
All indications on the charts are very certain of it. Flanny shirt has been on since late April, now the trackie dacks and maybe a shawl too. laugh
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/06/2018 01:06

Still a nice comparatively warm 19 degrees at 1am...
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/06/2018 08:19

This has been the coolest June so far. Average Min currently 8.3c and max 24.7c. Bugger all wind too which has been amazing. Perfect days.
Usually I get an average 2 nights in June with mins below 10c. This month 13 times so far and with more to come.

This would have to be my favourite winter in FNQ. I hope it stays like this till September. grin
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/06/2018 11:25

Haha, little chilly for sure. Sept should be bloody beautiful if things hang on like this. Getting a bit dry tho.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/06/2018 18:49

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
This would have to be my favourite winter in FNQ. I hope it stays like this till September. grin

'Favoutite ... winter' ??
The 'doctor with the couch' might be able to help you, Simmo. grin
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/06/2018 20:51

Been pretty nice out here lately, no extremes.
24 degrees on the deck, not really cold yet.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 17/06/2018 18:01

That feels set to change 28...

There is a definite chill coming down the hill this evening..

Strange though that WZ has minimum for Cairns this week at 14-15c but down here 8-9c...that's a big difference..

A fella I know in Cardwell said he measured down to 6c just one street back from the water during the last cold snap..

The winter solstice is this Thursday..its always good to get that over with..at least increasing day length is something to look forward to..
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 17/06/2018 18:30

Originally Posted By: scott12
That feels set to change 28...

I dunno, if you look at the weather maps, we are right at the cornerpoint of 3 different districts - we have no weather.....and most weather events seem to stop before they get here, no matter which direction they come from. grin
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/06/2018 12:22

Originally Posted By: scott12


A fella I know in Cardwell said he measured down to 6c just one street back from the water during the last cold snap...


We heard a few people say that it got down to 5 deg at Cardwell during that last cold period,we were down there that morning and can attest to the fact it was bloody freezing!
You could feel your ears starting to ache it was that cold.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/06/2018 19:37

Gonna be fairly fresh Wednesday - brrr
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/06/2018 19:38

She's dry tonight - 15%RH

Was somewhere near 20 this morning, already down to 20 now. Been down Mission for a couple of weeks now on and off,S Johnstone or thereabouts always seems to be coolest. Although had a day in Atherton last week, it was cold, but lucky no wind that day.

You're right about daylength Pogo, can't wait to be driving in daylight laugh
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/06/2018 19:40

Meteye has 12 tomorrow morning and 11c Wed for G'vale.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/06/2018 19:56

24 degrees, and 29% humidity.
Mornings have been around 18 degrees at sunrise.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 19/06/2018 17:12

Dammit I wish I had a bottle of nice Port on hand to fortify my belly tonight...

There is a serious chill factor coming down the hill here already.. 8c forecast for South Johnstone in the morning..

Hey YS are you heading down to Cardwell sightseeing again in the morning..you never know, you may even see some coastal frost this time.... eek

Whats worse Ron..? leaving in the dark and getting home in the dark or having to work last week while watching all the boats heading to ramp on those perfect weather days...
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 19/06/2018 17:14

Originally Posted By: cold@28
24 degrees, and 29% humidity.
Mornings have been around 18 degrees at sunrise.


This is the only time I've ever been envious of Chilligoe.. wink smile
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 19/06/2018 17:35

Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: cold@28
24 degrees, and 29% humidity.
Mornings have been around 18 degrees at sunrise.


This is the only time I've ever been envious of Chilligoe.. wink smile

Very mild here. Been close to perfect really.

Currently still 26 degrees, and the humidity made it down to 17% this afternoon, which I would rather not experience too much of.
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 07:04

8.9 deg at the airport at 7am.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 07:17

13 at the airport and 9.3 at the racecourse according to BOM ??
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 07:20

9.9 at 7.14am.
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 07:42

Weatherzone site was 8.9. Maybe the racecourse. Maybe a dodgy figure
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 08:58

6c minimum at Innisfail aerodrome..

I hope this is the end of the freezing cold rubbish this winter..

I didn't have this in mind when I knocked up my little louvre windowed, Fibro, tin and tile shack....
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 11:50

Cannot find a single speck of cloud in the brilliant blue sky.

27.4 outside, 25% humidity, and a cool breeze.
The house is still a nippy 23 inside.

My tin shack stays cool for hours, but once it warms up it takes forever to cool down. Nice in the Dry Season, not quite so pleasant when it's been 38 degrees.

There are fires multiplying in the Featherbeds to the nor-north east of Almaden. Thankfully the smoke's not blowing this way, at the moment, not so good a couple days ago.
https://sentinel.ga.gov.au/?#/
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 13:12

Nah,Scott, not going back there for round 2 was planning on being all tucked up in my cot with the blankets pulled up over my ears! grin

We had a nice roaring fire going last night, and probably again tonight.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 14:03

30.6 degrees
16% humidity
at 2.00pm
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 15:31

Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
8.9 deg at the airport at 7am.

BoM official figures saying 12.7 at airport and 8.6 at Cannon Park.
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 16:42

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
8.9 deg at the airport at 7am.

BoM official figures saying 12.7 at airport and 8.6 at Cannon Park.


Yeah. I figured I had misinterpreted the racecourse reading for the airport. Certainly felt well under 10deg this morning at the base of the hills on the south side. Almost thought about putting a jumper on. Didn't do it but It was an option
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 17:40

I saw few photo's of frost at various locations on the tablelands including Mareeba..I wonder how Simmo got on...?..he likes it "nice and cool" so I'm sure a bit of ice underfoot would be quite a treat..I bet the goats were not real happy though.. wink grin

Hey YS, do you guys have an indoor or outdoor fire...?

No jumper needed Brett...Wow..!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 18:26

Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
Almost thought about putting a jumper on. Didn't do it but It was an option

LOL.....I put a jumper on at 28degrees, but if really stretched I can hold out til about 23. Currently 24 outside, 27 inside and have a woolly jumper and uggs on. :))
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 19:10

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
Almost thought about putting a jumper on. Didn't do it but It was an option

LOL.....I put a jumper on at 28degrees, but if really stretched I can hold out til about 23. Currently 24 outside, 27 inside and have a woolly jumper and uggs on. :))


Haha. It's the blue blood running through my veins and possibly may have a bit to do with the extra insulation around my mid section.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 19:10

I took my jumper off at 11am, put one on at 4pm
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 19:18

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
I took my jumper off at 11am, put one on at 4pm


Ha ha I didn't get out of bed til then.....
Well, not this morning, but I have been known to do this occasionally when it's a bit on the nippy side.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 20:02

The missus lent me a dressing gown last night...first time I have ever worn one...I could get used to it though...
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 21:02

Originally Posted By: scott12
The missus lent me a dressing gown last night...first time I have ever worn one...I could get used to it though...


Get yourself a snuggie mate. Those things are sweet
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 21:15

Pogo tonight:

Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 21:50

Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
Originally Posted By: scott12
The missus lent me a dressing gown last night...first time I have ever worn one...I could get used to it though...


Get yourself a snuggie mate. Those things are sweet


The Snuggie gets a trashing from Gizmodo...but there are other options. grin
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2009/03/ultim..._vs_blankoat-2/
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 21:53

Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
Originally Posted By: scott12
The missus lent me a dressing gown last night...first time I have ever worn one...I could get used to it though...


Get yourself a snuggie mate. Those things are sweet


Sounds great Brett...mate I'd wear one day and night if it made me look as young and handsome as the fella in Ron's photo...
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/06/2018 21:54

PMSL
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/06/2018 00:04

Originally Posted By: scott12
The missus lent me a dressing gown last night...first time I have ever worn one...I could get used to it though...

When you start wearing her slippers, and using her lippie and mascara might be when you need to take stock of the situation. grin
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/06/2018 04:40

Lololol. you guys.

I'm considering a snuggie, the pup has chewed holes in my plaid wool blankets, maybe way to rescue the parts. Good thing they were only a couple dollars at the opshop, good nick too, lots more in storage though.

Am so over this cold weather.
Posted by: samboz

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/06/2018 08:09

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: scott12
The missus lent me a dressing gown last night...first time I have ever worn one...I could get used to it though...

When you start wearing her slippers, and using her lippie and mascara might be when you need to take stock of the situation. grin


LOL laugh
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/06/2018 09:26

Harden up the lot of you!😂😂
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/06/2018 09:31

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: scott12
The missus lent me a dressing gown last night...first time I have ever worn one...I could get used to it though...

When you start wearing her slippers, and using her lippie and mascara might be when you need to take stock of the situation. grin


I'm afraid I'd make a pig-ugly woman mate...no amount of makeup would change that.. eek

Geez, down to 11c in Cairns last night...about time you guys got to experience some of our artic freeze.....


Dormant, lets hope we don't get another couple of months of this rubbish..your staffy might eat you out of house and home...quite literally..




Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/06/2018 09:42

You must be happy with your recent move SF...down to 1c yesterday morning at the Towers..
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/06/2018 09:59

Give it time, Scott, he'll whinge with the best of us in a few years.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/06/2018 14:25

Been up here 26 years and am yet to wear a jumper. I am convinced that my death will be from self combustion😂.

Part Polar Bear I think.
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/06/2018 16:22

Nah Scott, was the old outside bonfire, complete with roast veggies and a cup o' tea heated by the fire.

This year has been much colder than last, i wore a jumper only once last year, and this year i have had one on nearly everyday!
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/06/2018 16:45

Originally Posted By: slipperyfish
Been up here 26 years and am yet to wear a jumper. I am convinced that my death will be from self combustion😂.

Part Polar Bear I think.


I'm a bit like you. 12 years and still laugh at the born and bred NQlders.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 22/06/2018 07:06

Starting work at 8 today, I'm over being frozen at 630-7
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/06/2018 00:01

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Starting work at 8 today, I'm over being frozen at 630-7

That was me too Ron.
I called it gentleman's hours.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/06/2018 07:24

10mm down this way. Good for the grass.
Posted by: LDRcycles

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/06/2018 08:20

I'm attempting to break the record for cycling from Innisfail to Cairns tomorrow morning, looks like I'll be getting wet, but as long as there's a half decent tailwind I don't mind!

We've been in Tully since 2pm yesterday and it's been raining/drizzling almost constantly.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/06/2018 08:48

Another 10mm. Making it easy to add up😂
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/06/2018 12:39

Nothing of course out here - but a bit of weird (for this time of year) cloud around.
Last year we got 4 continuous days of the very lightest unseasonal rain, and same in the previous year. So it could happen again. I have visitors who have a rooftop tent.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/06/2018 15:12

Ok, can turn off the tap now, thanks. Plants/grass look lovely
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/06/2018 17:45

Yep I'm in full agreement Dormant.. everything has had a good water and it would be nice to see a bit of sun as the ground around here will just turn to slush .


The synoptic charts show that we are likely however to be influenced by the highs and the associated showers and Sou'Easters for the next week or 2..

I expect that this time of year but generally hope that there is 2 or 3 days break between Highs every week or 10 days but it doesn't look likely ..just totally sucky weather all round....but at least its not freezing cold I guess...
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/06/2018 18:20

Anyone know what Crowley Beach is like please, a friend is headed down that way, with a camper on the roof of his 4WD.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/06/2018 18:49

Wet
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/06/2018 19:09

Should he go to Mission Beach or Crowley Beach, he's set on Mission. smile
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/06/2018 19:19

The forcasts look like a week of drizzly weather. Cowley looks no different.

More places to grab a coffee in Mission, if that sways the argument.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/06/2018 19:22

Thanks SF, I'll let him know.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 25/06/2018 09:43

Ibhad 8.8mm in the gauge yesterday, forgot to check this morn.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 25/06/2018 21:35

It did actually try to rain, sort of, late yesterday afternoon, and produced probably the absolute best full rainbow yet.

Fires in the Featherbeds near Almaden, and closer, have dropped the occasional bit of sooty bits of what must have been grass before it burned...

Overcast since Saturday, very cool evenings.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/06/2018 06:51

Another 3.4mm, brings us up to maybe 25-30% of monthly avg.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/06/2018 08:13

Originally Posted By: scott12
I saw few photo's of frost at various locations on the tablelands including Mareeba..I wonder how Simmo got on...?..he likes it "nice and cool" so I'm sure a bit of ice underfoot would be quite a treat..I bet the goats were not real happy though.. wink grin


I was in Townsville but yeah Mareeba had frost, I recorded a low of 2.7c. A mate about 5kms away went down to -0.8c. He had a lot of frost. crazy
Funny thing is goats love this weather. They play, fight, run and just generally have fun all day. During summer all they do is lay down and only get up to eat or hide from the rain. grin
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 28/06/2018 07:03

WooHoo!! First rain recorded in 4 1/2 weeks. 0.6mm frown

I hope GFS and CMC hold true for Mareeba. Over the next 10 days GFS is 35mm and CMC 50mm. EC, who will probably be right, is saying just 4mm. frown
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/06/2018 06:22

Had some decent showers overnight with 7mm in the gauge this morning. Looks like a few showers around for the remaining of the week. Looks like Sunday may be quite wet in some places.
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/06/2018 07:18

Dormant. Very disappointed with your super powers. Thought you were going to get the tap turned off
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/06/2018 10:08

Around 6.5mm overnight - dampish now
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/06/2018 10:34

June will be the third month in a row of below average rainfall at Bilyana (3 month total is 182.5mm below average), however the huge falls in March more than make up for this.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/06/2018 14:15

That's Super Powers to you, Weary, but then I don't claim to love anything to do with pluvium. :))
Que sera, sera...I feel a song coming on..
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/06/2018 17:36

Glad you're so chirpy dormant..I'm sure you would be happy frolicking in the fields at Mareeba with Simmo's happy goats.... wink.. .every step I take at the moment feels like stepping in sloppy dog crap...I don't want to work outside and the weather is way to crap to go fishing...

I think once the last child leaves home after this year we may look at holidaying somewhere dryer at this time of year...the plants look after themselves with this weather..they don't need me at the moment..
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/06/2018 18:44

Ha, Scott, can't help it, my slavedriver is away for awhile so.. no schedule, no rules and no chores until it stops raining and I can patch the roof. You're getting a lot more drizzle than I am, not mired in mud here.

Cavorting with goats sounds fun, Diane Cilento offered me a couple long years ago but we hadn't built enough house to live in, let alone look after pets.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/06/2018 02:32

What a surprise. At 22:30h it started to shower again.
I'm sick of this crap weather. Roll on August.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/06/2018 08:20

Fingers crossed for some rain this weekend. I have not recorded more than 2mm since 28th March. Would be stoked with 10mm and ecstatic with 20-30mm
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/06/2018 13:27

Stuff the rain. We've had plenty enough to green things up,- now's the time for 4 or 5 months of wall to wall blue sky.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/06/2018 13:37

It has been really, really, struggling to rain for the last hour or so. Just occasional splatters on the roof, and accompanying change in the air. But just...not...wet...!
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/06/2018 15:24

Happy to take all yours Hickory. grin

3.2mm so far. The yellow blob to the west of Mareeba would be nice to be under!!!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/06/2018 16:45

It's sort of been "raining" all afternoon, but the gauge is still completely dry. Did this sort of thing last year and the year before at about this time, four days each time. Fingers crossed.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/07/2018 17:53

Are we the only ones getting this rubbish weather...?..been averaging around 20 mm a day of drizzle and showers for the past week or so...below average for last month but about as wet underfoot as I have ever seen it..on top of it, we have these incessant Sou-easter's... its bloody miserable..

Simmo, can I come up and cavort with your goats please..?..I'm even happy to sleep in the barn with them as long as its dry.. crazy grin

Dormant, it was a good decision to not take the bugga's ..they need super good fencing or tethers, otherwise your garden and your neighbours would be toast..!..
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/07/2018 18:07

Pretty crappy weather up here too, Scott. Only a 3mm in the gauge today and 7.8mm over the monthly average last month. Bring on the Cairns show so we can see some dry season weather!!
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/07/2018 19:55

Originally Posted By: scott12
Are we the only ones getting this rubbish weather...?..been averaging around 20 mm a day of drizzle and showers for the past week or so...below average for last month but about as wet underfoot as I have ever seen it..on top of it, we have these incessant Sou-easter's... its bloody miserable..

Simmo, can I come up and cavort with your goats please..?..I'm even happy to sleep in the barn with them as long as its dry.. crazy grin

Dormant, it was a good decision to not take the bugga's ..they need super good fencing or tethers, otherwise your garden and your neighbours would be toast..!..


Jeez mate. I am starting to wonder about you born and bred northerners. A couple of weeks ago you were whinging about the most beautiful weather you could imagine because your toes were a bit chilly. Now your toes are warm your upset again. Can't please some people grin grin
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/07/2018 20:09

Come out to Chillagoe. Perfect sunny weather, not too hot not too cold, and when it's cloudy at least it's not wet... grin grin
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/07/2018 22:26

19mm for June
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/07/2018 23:36

Brett, HF is a local but I'm not...I came up here to escape miserable cold wet winters....

Nice to hear Chilligoe has something going for it 28... smile

Looks like a nice blob on the radar up by the Daintree... its nice to share some around..
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/07/2018 23:40

The rain certainly has got a lot more fair dinkum since about 20:00h.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/07/2018 05:39

Lol, Scott, woke up and looked on radar and thought, Gee where did this blob come from? Yet another creeping south, sure hope it doesn't reverse and return as they're sometimes wont to do.

Got a little laundry hanging inside for two days as wet as ever and think maybe it should be outside getting renewed rinses or it might turn mouldy.

Bought a chunk of jap pumpkin for the seeds, washed em in sieve, left on counter to ahem, dry and they've all sprouted. Do the two of us need 50 pumpkin vines? Are they even submariners?
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/07/2018 07:07

Originally Posted By: scott12
Brett, HF is a local but I'm not...I came up here to escape miserable cold wet winters....

Nice to hear Chilligoe has something going for it 28... smile

Looks like a nice blob on the radar up by the Daintree... its nice to share some around..


Yeah but the weather we had a couple of weeks ago wasn't cold. Cool mornings for sure but gorgeous days. That's the best weather NQ can put on. I am with you now though. This s#$t SUCKS!!!!!!!! I have said it before and will say it again. Late autumn and early winter up here produce the worst weather.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/07/2018 07:44

Originally Posted By: scott12

Simmo, can I come up and cavort with your goats please..?..I'm even happy to sleep in the barn with them as long as its dry.. crazy grin


Hahaha Scott. We will have to strap a pair of horns to your head so you can establish your place in the herd. poke

6mm overnight takes me to my stoked requirments of 10mm. Does not look like we will make it to my ecstatic requirments grin
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/07/2018 08:13

35mm overnight. Maybe a little more on the way.

Some old Tully fellas I know reckon this weather is a bit early, normally around show time.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/07/2018 09:23

Whoaa, just went out in a lull to put the nightlights out in the 'sun' and threw out 95mm. Since yesterday 8am.
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/07/2018 12:21

Haha slippery , I was just telling my father that I expect this sh#t to hang around till the Cairns show...
He road up from NSW on his BMW 850GS , got here Last Tuesday arvo and it has not stopped with the drizzle since, then yesterday it set in and down it came.
Hope this clearing we are getting holds for a day or so so he can get out the driveway Wednesday with out falling off, it's a bit slippery for road tires, lol .

Yeah Scott it's funny how at this time of year small amounts of rain consistently seem to make a bigger mess than 200mm over night. Can hardly walk around up here the place is just slop..


Cheers
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/07/2018 08:56

Hi weather watchers ,

While us on the south side of Thorntons Peak only got around 80 to 90mm on Sunday night the rain was a bit heavier on the Northern side with over 120mm reported.
Local photographer Dean Jewel captured a shot of a new landslide on the Mountain.
Amazing that this did not happen in the wet but only after a good night of steady rain, will see lots of runoff this wet I would expect.



Please credit Dean Jewel if reposting.


Cheers
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/07/2018 12:01

Thanks for that, Bunyip. Nature is strange, no rhyme nor reason except rain. Just like the slips on the road to Cairns a short while ago, slips I've never seen before in over 30 years of driving that weekly.
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/07/2018 12:52

I could understand the slips on the Cairns road , I actually drove home that afternoon was one of the last cars coming north, had to 4x4 up over slips as they were coming down in the torrential rain, Port had over 600mm that day I believe, so totally expected.

I've read that Coopers Creek is flowing red , I wonder how long that will be like that. Maybe the council can put up some shade cloth to stop the run off and save the reef.


Cheers
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/07/2018 19:16

Lol, yep, just like the requirement for rockslides/slips to be trucked away instead of dropped over the edge of the highway.

And I thought it was clearing today but got in line with a strip of showers so didn't see the sun - I keep hoping.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/07/2018 22:20

Wow that is a decent bloody landslide there bunyip. Thanks for posting.maybe the wet did the damage and this rain set it off?

Anyway short trip to melbourne for me and its friggin freezing
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 04/07/2018 13:02

Well after that last lot of Rubbish, it has just tipped me over the 4mtr mark for the year.
It is nice to see the sun out again FINALLY!
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 04/07/2018 16:19

Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
Well after that last lot of Rubbish, it has just tipped me over the 4mtr mark for the year.
It is nice to see the sun out again FINALLY!



Nice YTD Yassi smile Sorry , lol
My 70 year old dad dropped his BMW 800 in our driveway this morning , at the start of his trip back south. Non stop drizzle / rain here his whole time here. It sure is nice to see the sun ....


Cheers
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 04/07/2018 19:28

We were certainly happy on this side of the hill to see some sunshine also Dean..

Nice photo Bunyip...that's a doozy of a slip..My thoughts were similar to yours Ron..I wonder if that march rain started a bit of subsidence..?


I was also waiting for an update on your dad Bunyip...poor old bugga...that's not a great way to start off a long journey...

Wow, it almost looks like we might get some fishing weather on Friday/Saturday..
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/07/2018 02:51

Originally Posted By: scott12
Wow, it almost looks like we might get some fishing weather on Friday/Saturday..

So you still have some room left in the freezer after the last trip ?? wink
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/07/2018 03:37

Interesting that Dean Jewell's photo of the Thornton Peak slide has been picked up by several news services - I hope it gives him a professional boost.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, still drizzling...

After posting the above, I belatedly googled Dean(I don't get around much) and found his website with some fine wildlife photography with commentary. I learn more about this place all the time...
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/07/2018 10:29

Originally Posted By: scott12
We were certainly happy on this side of the hill to see some sunshine also Dean..

Nice photo Bunyip...that's a doozy of a slip..


I was also waiting for an update on your dad Bunyip...poor old bugga...that's not a great way to start off a long journey...

Wow, it almost looks like we might get some fishing weather on Friday/Saturday..



He made Greenvale yesterday arvo , and is stiff and sore with a bit of bruising around his right rib's but in good spirits about it.. He is heading to Moree to soak in the thermal pools for a few days before the final leg home to the blue mountains.

Not sure about the fishing weather up here , but am hanging out to get back out ...


So nice to hang the washing out in the sun smile



Cheers
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/07/2018 17:11

Well yeah Hickory..I'm a pretty ordinary fisherman and the missus certainly loves her fish...done a couple of 6 hungry person fish dinner meals this week and a couple of lunchs as well so its surprising how fast it goes, particularly when the freezer had been bare for some time.....

Hey Bunyip ..glad he is ok..all part of the adventure...that sounds like a great road trip...he will want to avoid heading into Moree late in the evening or early morning...we have had 2 trips down that back road from Charters towers to Moree this year and around an hour north of the border around Garah it was absolute Roo carnage..at one stage we gave up counting after about 20 fresh dead roos in about the same 20 km stretch every trip past there..its a well known Roo haunt but it was just madness....early morning and evening it was like playing dodge the roo and many were very large animals..

and you know the deal..its always 5-10 knots windier up your way this time of year unfortunately ..10 knot forecast for Townsville..15 knots for Cairns.....I guess we will see..I got some Quells for the wwoofers just in case..
Posted by: Weary

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/07/2018 20:56

Scott just drove to Lightning Ridge today, one section of the road near Dirranbandi was like doing that exercise where you have to weave around the witches hats except it was dead Roos and it went for kilometres
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/07/2018 08:03

Originally Posted By: Weary
Scott just drove to Lightning Ridge today, one section of the road near Dirranbandi was like doing that exercise where you have to weave around the witches hats except it was dead Roos and it went for kilometres

Some days it's like that from here to Mutchilba, thankfully not too often.

Sadly yesterday saw the carcas as of a beautiful big wedge tailed eagle I'd seen when driving in on Thursday. He was beside his road-kill. They don't like leaving it at all.

Saw a black pig too, but that's no loss.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/07/2018 17:11

Yeah guys..I never like to see dead critters on the roads, regardless of whether they are regarded as pests...the boy thinks I'm a nutter because I just lay on the horn well in advance, whenever we see raptors eating roadkill and beeping at cassowaries when they are teaching their chicks how to get a free roadkill meal..I'm also at odds with local cassowary warriors on this as they recommend stopping on the main road to let them feed and cross....I feel this is encouraging a death sentence for them and the chicks..

Yesterday was a lovely half-day out on the water out at the bait grounds..about 10-12 knots..a bit choppy but not much swell..we got half a dozen Doggie mackeral as well as a bit of fun jigging Trevally and Mack Tuna in with them..but it was very quiet for the Spanish and spotty's..hopefully they will turn up in the next couple of weeks...though the rest of this week is a washout...

One of the wwoofers who caught a Bludger trevally, wanted to take it home to eat...said it was delicious cooked with butter,onion and garlic....normally throwbacks for most people but it seems the French are easily pleased ..I wont be defrosting Trout or Sweetlip anytime soon if that is the case.. wink grin
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 11/07/2018 01:59

Agree Scott12, Cassowary's need scaring away from roads, not encouragement to stay on them, any interaction between Cassowary's and high speed vehicles is only going to end up badly for the birds.
I also do the same with road feeding Raptors, we get a heap of road kill feeders on our 75Km round trip into school each morning out here and I lean on the horn even if it's just the Crows having a chomp on the fresh Wallaby squashed by a truck, It's not only them I care about but a decent sized Raptor can make a mess of a windscreen as well.
Weather wise, we have had a decent 30 MM Plus up here over the last week, drizzly grey sky's daytime with overnight intermittent heavy showers. Got down to 8 C overnight last night with a current 12C at the moment and dropping due to a clear sky and lack of wind right now.
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 11/07/2018 12:47

Lucky to get out Scott, I probably could of got an early couple of hours in but it was work days for the misses and she gets pissed if I go without her, lol

Yep Cassowary needs lots of horn banging on doors ect ect , to learn NOT to hang around roads.
I almost ended up in a punch up with one dickhead bus driver , after I blasted the air horns while he was letting tourist out to photograph one, He was blocking the road, idiot tourists all over the place not looking around at traffic , imagine if it was a passenger run over how his CV would read, duty of care ect ect.. Same with any that come into our yard, bang and crash stuff and tell them to stay in the forest Away from people..


As for weather , the sun is nice after the rain last week , but this wind can go away please , I've been trying to weld bull rail fencing the last few days and think I'll have to go and buy welding rods if it doesn't stop soon, as the mig is just hopeless in this much wind..Years since I welded with a stick ...

Cheers
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/07/2018 14:51

Was warm and really nice for a few hrs around lunch today - mad wind is back again
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/07/2018 22:16

Yes was a cracker morning. Me mango tree has its first flowers coming on this year, maybe i'll get a half dozen if i'm lucky. Might have to spray with something? #fishingandgardeningthread.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/07/2018 22:57

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Yes was a cracker morning. Me mango tree has its first flowers coming on this year, maybe i'll get a half dozen if i'm lucky. Might have to spray with something? #fishingandgardeningthread.


All mine fell off last year. Got a few started this year, but not holding my breath.

My lemon tree amazed me, removed about 100 tiny lemons last year, thought I left about 5 but there ended up being about 30. Looks like another big crop again now, but will have to thin them out again somewhat as the branches still aren't strong enough.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/07/2018 07:52

Perfect weather up here at the moment and looking likely to stay that way for a little while. Bugger all wind too.

My mangoes are flowering like crazy. Might be as good as last year again. Avocado has its first fruit on, lychees flowering for the first time too and ice cream bean tree looks like it will be covered in flowers soon. Most of the trees in the orchard have been in nearly 3 years so expecting all of them to flower, hopefully!!
I think that 4 week stint of really cold nights has helped too.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/07/2018 21:41

only second season for my mango, looks like my early lychee may flower too. bit early to tell for the other variety. I agree this cold weather may have helped.
Posted by: Dawgggg

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/07/2018 10:20

Originally Posted By: scott12
Yeah guys..I never like to see dead critters on the roads, regardless of whether they are regarded as pests...the boy thinks I'm a nutter because I just lay on the horn well in advance, whenever we see raptors eating roadkill and beeping at cassowaries when they are teaching their chicks how to get a free roadkill meal..I'm also at odds with local cassowary warriors on this as they recommend stopping on the main road to let them feed and cross....I feel this is encouraging a death sentence for them and the chicks..

Yesterday was a lovely half-day out on the water out at the bait grounds..about 10-12 knots..a bit choppy but not much swell..we got half a dozen Doggie mackeral as well as a bit of fun jigging Trevally and Mack Tuna in with them..but it was very quiet for the Spanish and spotty's..hopefully they will turn up in the next couple of weeks...though the rest of this week is a washout...

One of the wwoofers who caught a Bludger trevally, wanted to take it home to eat...said it was delicious cooked with butter,onion and garlic....normally throwbacks for most people but it seems the French are easily pleased ..I wont be defrosting Trout or Sweetlip anytime soon if that is the case.. wink grin


Got a few spotties just off Magnetic Island yesterday so maybe they wont be too far away for you guys?
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/07/2018 17:30

That's nice to hear Trav..Any size to them..?...last year was pretty ordinary for the Spotties up here and the weather was also ordinary....I'm looking forward to a bit of Spottie mayhem of some double and triple Spottie hook-ups in the next few weeks.....it looks like the High Pressure Systems are losing a bit of intensity so maybe the Tradewinds will drop off a bit..?

No Spotties about today ..just the usual suspects but at least the Doggies are pretty nice straight out of the ocean .. was about 10-12 other boats where we were ..and about 10 knots again today..


And yeah Bunyip ...not so lucky to get out..the missus pretty tells me go if the weather lets me..lol..either she is sick of me or maybe she has a boyfriend on the side..lol...who knows what goes on in the mind of a menopausal woman..spending 24 hrs a day with each other can be a bit wearing at times..fishing is a good bit of alone time for us both..

A Cassowary father and its son were killed in separate accidents on the Mourilyan road last week..I just don't get whats the hurry..!..Do you get them up where you are Marakai or are you a bit to far west...?
Posted by: Dawgggg

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 17/07/2018 17:24

Just above 60cm mate, got about 3 on Sunday with a few small doggies thrown in the mix until the Hammerheads came in.

Got a 150cm Barracuda on Saturday though! That thing was not coming in the tinny haha!

Hopefully another cold snap and then some lighter winds for a while!


Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/07/2018 07:04

12mm so far. Just when I thought I was going to have to water some plants.

Unfortunately working today, but lovely day for books and coffee.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/07/2018 08:24

8mm overnight. Nice fishing Trav
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/07/2018 16:33

Originally Posted By: Dawgggg
Just above 60cm mate, got about 3 on Sunday with a few small doggies thrown in the mix until the Hammerheads came in.

Just need some beer batter and a few hand cut chips. grin
Posted by: Dawgggg

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/07/2018 21:51

+ Beers haha.

Mackeral is so good to fillet, no waste whatsoever.

Looks like Saturday might be good inshore up there as well?
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/07/2018 23:44

Originally Posted By: Dawgggg
+ Beers haha.
Mackeral is so good to fillet, no waste whatsoever.

A pro fisherman mate just uses a cane knife and a bit of 10" x 2" hardwood and lops the heads off at sea. Very little waste on Macs.

(The beer to accompany it goes without saying.)
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 19/07/2018 07:38

18mm up here this morn , after 7mm yesterday, so things are a bit damp again..

Hopefully this next cold spell will see the winds drop out and give us some of that spectacular FNQ weather.


Cheers
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/07/2018 07:43

Enchanting bit of fog this morning though I spose if you're traveling on the Tablelands it's less than enchanting...
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/07/2018 13:28

Yep the old mackies sure are easy to fillet bone and skin..easier still if you first chill them well to firm up the flesh...

The sharks sure do get annoying Trav...we were hassled by a few Bronzies and Black tips last trip..and big Bull sharks make it near impossible to land Spanish at 40 Foot Rock off Dunk Island..

Havent had beer batter for ages Hickory..I would turn into a fatso...just rolled in some crumb in one and pan fried here with a squeeze of lemon..

Its getting a bit gusty down this way today but yesterday was perfect...had the boat all hooked up the night before but the flu beat me...
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/07/2018 17:20

I'm wondering if we get a cloudless evening for the eclipse.
A fair few places in Oz look like missing out.

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Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/07/2018 20:51

Originally Posted By: hickory
I'm wondering if we get a cloudless evening for the eclipse.
A fair few places in Oz look like missing out.

Tonight in Chillagoe.
(Taken with my ailing old LG G4.)
https://drive.google.com/open?id=192B0pHTPRkzeuviWa_Qx4R_p1v0SAAwr

It will probably be completely cloudless tomorrow morning for the eclipse, and I'll have no excuse for not getting up to watch it...
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/08/2018 17:47

Current obs don't seem to be indicative of the forecast
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/08/2018 17:35

Very quiet on here...hopefully everyone is out enjoying this run of amazing weather..we could use an inch or 2 of rain but apart from that no complaints...El Nino looking ominous though..


To be getting 2-3 days a week of small boat fishing weather this time of year is also amazing..I have never seen such constant congestion at the Mission Beach ramp ever before..on a couple of occasions last week we sat on the water for up to nearly an hour waiting in line to retrieve the boat..

We watched a 15m Humpback breach more than 10 times today a couple of hundred metres away before he cruised past less than 50 metres from our boat...what a magic time of year it is..!the missus was complaining how hot and still it was out there today..obs say 28c max which is about as hot as its been this winter down here so far I'd say..
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/08/2018 17:56

Low 30s for the last week or so.

Added my second doona to the doona cover a few weeks ago, but it's been way too hot. Back to one doona since last night, and way more comfortable.

Yesterday at 2pm my car said it was 38 degrees. It was probably about 34 I guess, and my car temp not to be relied upon.

Couldn't ask for better weather really.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/08/2018 09:19

That's far too warm 28..!

Nights have been pretty nice and average at around 15-17c..

First proper bit of humidity this morning ..it feels like spring is here already..Time to start some new season propagation...
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/08/2018 11:32

The FNQ winter I am more used to is returning - warm. The cool/coldish weather was something I wasnted used to since moving here in 2014
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/08/2018 13:30

Looking back to 2010 it was warm like this in August. I'd just moved to Chillagoe and was living in an unlined shed in the middle of town. Thinking I'd have to find somewhere else, when someone turned up on my doorstep and offered me a lined airconditioned shed...

I think we had our winter for a couple weeks in early May, and for a week maybe in June? But that's usual for here.

Grey clouds to the north and west, blue with high puffy clouds to the east and south - half an hour ago. Now it's full cloud cover, with dark grey to the west. Not expecting it to produce anything. Nothing showing nearby on the radar.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 08/08/2018 18:18

Nice weather, seems a bit humid at times then just goes back to the normal. Sometimes quite warm when going to sleep but then quite fresh on the wake up
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/08/2018 14:59

Nice to see "clearing showers" forecast for Sth Johnstone tomorrow...just as well, I was really getting sick of all this rain.. confused
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/08/2018 15:04

And I've been lamenting the fact that we've had yet another sunny day. Dunno why it won't let up...
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/08/2018 16:32

meteye has Gvale forecast to hit 30c next Fri/Sat, seems quite early but at the same time it does feel like that sort of weather. Enjoying the cool mornings.

There were a few drops yesterday, but wasn't measurable.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/08/2018 17:02

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
meteye has Gvale forecast to hit 30c next Fri/Sat, seems quite early but at the same time it does feel like that sort of weather. Enjoying the cool mornings.

There were a few drops yesterday, but wasn't measurable.

Regularly in the low 30s this last couple weeks. I'm not sure I saw winter. It was even warm for the festival, unusual.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/08/2018 14:51

Yep my memories of passing through Chillagoe *this time of year, are generally of 33-35c and of course, sunny smile
Posted by: CuNimJim

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/08/2018 20:00

DP 0.3 deg CNS??!!
DP 1.3 deg in Mareeba
Is this correct?
Certainly feels cool!
Posted by: CuNimJim

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/08/2018 20:04

Down to 0.2 deg in CNS! Do we have a record for this?!
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/08/2018 20:07

My station is reading 7% Rh, apparently showers tonightlaugh
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/08/2018 23:42

Bit nippy tonight. Already down to 17.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/08/2018 07:36

Woohoo! First recorded rainfall for 6 weeks. 0.8mm poke
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/08/2018 12:02

Fantastic Simmo.

It's actually misting "rain" at the moment, not enough to get wet.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/08/2018 13:11

Originally Posted By: cold@28
It's actually misting "rain" at the moment, not enough to get wet.


Ha ha that didn't last long...
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/08/2018 13:37

Had a local lady complaining about the lack of banana jobs at the moment...she said it might pick up though with the rain a couple of days ago....I just smiled..

We had 1mm and Tully had 2mm...

Knarly old weather today...25c, overcast and gusty...
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/08/2018 12:38

Rain guage yesterday afternoon - 15mm ??

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SAYwCiWY9sdKQhqjNJrVXrLRoZxMerrz
and
https://drive.google.com/open?id=18jhyEvuTbg3brXnnqEjVG5wj_hbFErL4
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 19/08/2018 07:09

Hahaha. At least its something in the gauge C@28.

Cold this morning. 7.6c
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 19/08/2018 13:18

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Hahaha. At least its something in the gauge C@28.

Cold this morning. 7.6c


Ha ha, yes something...

Wondered why my skin was so dry and itchy.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=18YYP44CobGYqzDJRVp7peC_XeDiZOHsz

12% humidity and rain... confused
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 19/08/2018 15:43

21% humidity here. DP at 4.8c. Very warm and dry. Going to be cold tonight.

Townsville DP went down to -14.5 do 5% humidity there. They nearly got to 31c too.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 19/08/2018 16:23

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
21% humidity here. DP at 4.8c. Very warm and dry. Going to be cold tonight.

Townsville DP went down to -14.5 do 5% humidity there. They nearly got to 31c too.

That's getting low too.

9% humidity at 4.30pm
11% inside
Still 33 degrees
Not a cloud in sight
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/08/2018 11:02

Another DRY day. 11am and down to 8%.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/08/2018 20:54

3rd coldest day of the year today. maxed at 22.7c after a low of 5.1c. Already down to 12.1c which is 3c cooler than this time last night. Brrrr!!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/08/2018 22:02

It was a cold one out here too. Took a long time to "warm up".
Couldn't sit on the deck without a jacket.
18degrees now at 10pm, and got my uggies on.
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 22/08/2018 06:56

Hope this is the last blast of arctic, err antarctic weather this year...
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 22/08/2018 07:19

Another 5c morning here. Looks set to be a beaut day though. A lot warmer than yesterday.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/08/2018 07:59

Nil rain recorded at Bilyana so far for August. If none falls, it will be the first 0mm reading for any month of the year since 2001...
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/08/2018 11:00

Wow RD,very dry for sure. I'm gonna have to top up the pool for the second time this month as well.

Cairn AP received 1.4mmon the 15th and racecourse 4.4mm neither seem to be recording evaporation anymore.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/08/2018 09:08

This dry is definitely very dry. I have only recorded 28mm in 5 months.
For the same period in 2017 we received 52mm and 2016 110mm.
Fingers crossed for some good storms during the buildup.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/08/2018 16:55

Forecast 10-15 with 20s north of cairns. Arlington pretty much 20-25 all day! Glad I didn't take the day off!
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/08/2018 18:16

Yeah Ron the winds certainly picked up this morning......looks like backing off for the next weekend again though but I don't ever remember an august like this ever before..its amazing..1mm of rain and just so much boatable/fishable weather..between the wwoofers gaffing a double hook up of Spanish mackeral last Friday onto the deck of the boat with 6 of us trying to keep our toes away from the snapping jaws on a 17 ft boat..and my crazy missus hooking into spotty mackeral schools and just wrapping the line around her hand and yanking them like a crazy person.. bouncing the fish across the surface and either into the side of the boat or into the boat at head height...all very hilarious until someone like me ends up nearly losing a finger..never worked harder and had so much fun at this time of year in over 20 years here......this place never ceases to amaze me...good for us coastal dwellers but I sure hope Simmo and the inland folk get some storms before too long...28mm in 5 months..Just wow..
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/08/2018 22:07

Very dry this month, I have only recorded around 4mm. Doesn't look any better in the coming months..

Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/08/2018 23:30

Certainly the consistent coldest winter for at least a decade here this year, not so much the lows as much but the continuous cold nights. Looking forward to some warmer weather from here on and hopefully some rain to spruce things up a bit soon.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 31/08/2018 06:49

Driest August (and month) in 17 years at Bilyana, with 0mm recorded..
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 31/08/2018 07:27

Just a standard August here.

Avg low 10.3c, High 26.6c and 1.2mm over 2 days. Only thing different was the lack of wind, which I am very happy about.

30c+ temps for the next 5 days in Mareeba. Things are warming up.

Roll on the buildup and lets get some good storms. grin
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 31/08/2018 10:10

Heard a pair of storm birds in the neighbours paddock this morning.
Posted by: Cow Bay Bob

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/09/2018 09:31

Pretty Dry Winter here at Cow Bay. Only 8mm for August Gives us a Tally of 320 mm for the Three Months of Winter . The Last 5 year average for winter here is 442 mm. Year to Date Tally of 3210 mm
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/09/2018 12:23

I was hoping for a bit of humidity back in the air again, but it's still dry. Hot too 35C.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/09/2018 15:14

37.7C
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/09/2018 16:30

4.30pm and its still 36.6C
This shouldn't happen til October.
For heavens sake I've still got the doona on the bed. Time to put it away...
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/09/2018 18:28

Originally Posted By: cold@28
4.30pm and its still 36.6C
This shouldn't happen til October.
For heavens sake I've still got the doona on the bed. Time to put it away...

You need to give up living in the desert, and move to the coast.
Far nicer and nearly always a breeze to move the air around. wink
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/09/2018 19:52

I live here because I could afford it without debt. Thankfully it's a good community, and an interesting lanscape. It has a lot of pluses. But I think I must be a reincarnated south pacific islander, considering the climate I prefer.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/09/2018 00:23

Originally Posted By: cold@28
I live here because I could afford it without debt. Thankfully it's a good community, and an interesting lanscape. It has a lot of pluses. But I think I must be a reincarnated south pacific islander, considering the climate I prefer.


You do make me giggle at times C@28,
I grew up in Darwin, can't even swim in the creek's around here most of the year due to the temp of the water, get up over the knees then get a couple of lumps in my throat so to speak.
Been one of the consistent coldest winters we have had for a good 15 years or so out this way this year, day time temps have only picked up over the last three days since May or June with the old Mercury gauge hitting +30 over the last couple of days but the nights are still cold for now with just over 15 now and sub 14-13 the last I checked over the previous few nights. A week back we were down around the 5-8 mark over night.

It's going to be a great Mango and Lychee/Rambutan season this wet as a result, I'm sure you will be hitting Rusty's as it all comes into fruit C@28.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/09/2018 06:45

Originally Posted By: marakai
Originally Posted By: cold@28
I live here because I could afford it without debt. Thankfully it's a good community, and an interesting lanscape. It has a lot of pluses. But I think I must be a reincarnated south pacific islander, considering the climate I prefer.


You do make me giggle at times C@28,
I grew up in Darwin, can't even swim in the creek's around here most of the year due to the temp of the water, get up over the knees then get a couple of lumps in my throat so to speak.
Been one of the consistent coldest winters we have had for a good 15 years or so out this way this year, day time temps have only picked up over the last three days since May or June with the old Mercury gauge hitting +30 over the last couple of days but the nights are still cold for now with just over 15 now and sub 14-13 the last I checked over the previous few nights. A week back we were down around the 5-8 mark over night.

It's going to be a great Mango and Lychee/Rambutan season this wet as a result, I'm sure you will be hitting Rusty's as it all comes into fruit C@28.


LOL :))

By your name I thought so. I've spent time in Darwin on and off. I tend to go up in the WetSeason but it's been a few years now. As for swimming, too many crocs. But I remember one year it being so cold that I could only just manage 2 laps of the Casuarina pool.

This morning it's 18C which is normal. It's actually been a pretty nice Dry till the last few weeks when it's gotten really dry. We had a couple brisk days that I had to put a flanny on outside. We did have some winter nights, but can't remember exactly when. Mostly just pleasantly cool. (That means 20-25 for me).

I think the last time we had cold days was 2011. It was the last time we saw decent rain too, apres Yasi.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/09/2018 09:08

Dry and cool for sure this year

Mangoes flowered like crazy and I see people picking green mangoes near wrights Crk yesterday, or at least I think that's what they were doing
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/09/2018 14:32

Another 37.7 degrees today, with 11% humidity.
For some reason it feels way better than yesterday. Yesterday was like a locked sauna.

The mangoes flowering look wonderful west of Mareeba, although some seem to be still in shock at Arriga after their brutal hedge pruning.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/09/2018 14:34

Pluses in Chilligoe ,28..?....Hmmmmm..does that mean there is at least 2 pubs...?

Yeah way to cold at night still down here...13-14c is not good... too hot for a blanket and then cold when I kick it off...

27-28c days are just about perfect with endless good boating weather.....yesterday was as flat it can possibly get..

First march fly of the season a couple of days ago..I dread what effect this super dry weather will have when the first rain comes..I might have to invest in one of those beekeeping suits..

All the grass around El Arish has turned brown already...never seen that happen by the end of August before...
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/09/2018 15:04

Yeah, 2 pubs, neither of which I use unless there's an event of some type. grin

We do get march flies but I don't think we get them like you do Scott. I do however get swarms of tiny tiny teensy bugs & gnats. They fly around the lights. You can't read in bed as they fall into the bedding and bite during the night. I think they're my biggest pet hate.

Grass still brown of course. Even watering daily plants look wilted at the end of the day.

Still on water restrictions. Water table not replenished. No-one mentions there's 150 people living in the mining camp and helping to deplete it.

Am so so so looking forward to some rain, and a few spectacular storms hopefully. Can't be too long now.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/09/2018 18:21

Haha..yeah I'm not a pub guy either...

and, no, most people have not experienced a March fly invasion like we get here at times, particularly when they first hatch out in late September.......I have no screens on any windows either so its gets a bit crazy here..we try and avoid having wwoofers,visitors and family at this time....nothing worse than other people telling us how intolerable it is when we they can leave and we just have to battle on and deal with it...lol..

Just ask Yasi-shack...sometimes you can be lubed up with whatever repellent you use(we use Dettol/baby oil mixture)and still they don't settle on your body but there are so many and they are so frantic that they are crashing into your mouth,eyes,bumping into your body and all over really...literally swarms of them...I have watched as people's hands,arms,legs and whole body are basically in constant motion trying to stop the attack..and that honestly is no exaggeration at all...that's mainly during the first hatchout periods which also co-inside with the school holidays..every year we are also on Hinchnbrook island during part of that period and so we then have to deal with the marchies and the Midges which are even worse I reckon...

We certainly have no problems getting rid of unwanted visitors during this period...I have a little black staffie so she is just totally miserable during this time..

So what the deal with the mining out there 28..Is it a good thing or bad or a bit of both...?
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/09/2018 19:44

Don't think I've ever experienced march flies that bad anywhere Scott. The worst was being attacked on a short walk in the Blue Mountains in the 1970s, we had to run back to the car.

Out here it's smart to be covered when out in the yard, but otherwise not a major problem. Thank heaven.

The mine. Company called Auctus owns it now, part of Newcrest. Silver lead zinc and gold I think. It's given work to some of the locals, but a number of people drive in/drive out, enough to warrant a camp.

Don't know whether it's good or bad. The previous company went bust leaving big debt to the small businesses in Chillagoe and Mount Garnet. I don't have much faith in mining, and occasionally wonder if this is just a tax dodge or something. The mining boom is over as far as I can see. #oldandcynical
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/09/2018 10:06

Yeah, the marchies arrive pretty well on cue every year.Usually after the 22nd you have your first hatch out then by the second week of the school holidays it is full on.

But for the last 2-3 years they have not been so bad here, the kids normally go out on a mission on the last week of the school holidays with fly swats and they squash every single one of the blighters that they see. So it may have helped to reduce the numbers, the week after that the seem to drop right off again.

Ah well, looks like the dry is finally here, and the winter has left, guess it is time to start complaining?
Geez it's hot, geez it is dry now...we could sure use some rain! grin
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/09/2018 18:02

Well my weather station is saying that rain is on the way, but the wife says no.
Wonder who will be right? laugh
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/09/2018 18:39

Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
Well my weather station is saying that rain is on the way, but the wife says no.
Wonder who will be right? laugh


I can have humidity of 4% yet my Oregon weather station will always tell me it's raining, now.
Posted by: ozone doug

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/09/2018 09:01

The weather icons are only a rough idea and need to be set at the correct hpa to even get close to what is happening .More of a gimmick but is fair if set right. try setting it to sunny on a clear day and see how it goes. I had an elderly friend that took 2 weather stations back to Jaycar because the icons were out lol .Then he told me and i set it up properly the hpa and calculation for correction for wind speed at the height it is mounted hes happy now lol.He didn't read the instructions and thought it was plug and play .Cold @ 28 ha ha 4% not gonna rain lol.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/09/2018 10:14

The weather station is 20+ years old. A few years ago I finally realised I could set the altitude, but it doesn't make any difference. There's nothing else that can be set.

I just ignore it now, but it really does seem farcical to see rain when the humidity is extremely low like now and not a cloud in the sky, anywhere, for days or weeks.

The clock has slowed down and can't be used any longer. Think it's time to get another one....but I just spent all my money on a new phone.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/09/2018 11:14

Maybe a shower Tues next week, something to settle the dust for at least 24hrs. Brown season in full swing now in Gvale
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/09/2018 11:29

Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
Well my weather station is saying that rain is on the way, but the wife says no.
Wonder who will be right? laugh



I guess it depends on your definition of rain really...been a few spits over here..not really rain though is it..?..It would be nice is your missus was wrong though..

Ys, can send your tribe over here once they have swatted all the Marchie's at your place..?..I shoulda had more kids..lol
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/09/2018 15:13

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
Well my weather station is saying that rain is on the way, but the wife says no.
Wonder who will be right? laugh


I can have humidity of 4% yet my Oregon weather station will always tell me it's raining, now.


Well the weather station won! evillaugh
We had a very brief shower mid morning, about 100 drops in total (and yes i counted them all! wink ) but it was still "rain".

Ha, Scott, sorry they are too busy swatting all of mine, maybe get your boy to get out over the hols and do it? might help him build up those muscles? wink
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/09/2018 16:42

Hey Simmo, is there a fire or anything SSW of Mareeba or NW of Atherton. You will see a blob on radar there.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/09/2018 18:53

Only fires showing on Sentinel are out around Mount Mulligan.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/09/2018 00:40

Originally Posted By: cold@28
The weather station is 20+ years old. A few years ago I finally realised I could set the altitude, but it doesn't make any difference. There's nothing else that can be set.

I just ignore it now, but it really does seem farcical to see rain when the humidity is extremely low like now and not a cloud in the sky, anywhere, for days or weeks.

The clock has slowed down and can't be used any longer. Think it's time to get another one....but I just spent all my money on a new phone.


LOL , then download a weather app for it. My samsung has one that is constantly telling me all about the weather, only it is all about the weather in California for some reason, and I don't have Mobile coverage here at home either so go figure ?
But a lot of the newer ones are able to measure temp and humidity, pressure etc, despite a lack of being able to make phone calls mine can still tell me what time I left home and how long I drove for and to where each day ???
Marchies and Wasp's are already on the move out here as well, none of them little green eyed buggers yet but I'm geussing they wont be far off.
Also had the longest run of Black Cockatoo's in the area we have ever seen this dry, masses of them have been cavorting about the creek lines for a couple of months now smashing the green Eucalypt seed pods as they come on, thinking it might of been the decent rain we got last wet as well, but some of the old time 50 plus years locals can't remember ever seeing such a large population of them like we've had this year, maybe it's the coolness of the winter we've had that's kept them hanging around who knows but it is a Joy to see and hear in any case.

Hoping for some decent crackle and bang to emerge over the horizon soon and to see a little rain as the paddocks are starting to get a little crispy under the thongs at the moment. I can wait another month though as we have a BCFD trip planned for the first week of October up the cape a bit (Boating Crabbing, Fishing, Drinking) but not necessarily in that order.

The only stock we are feeding at the moment is Horses, six of the bastards due to poor choices and the indulgence of children and SWMBO, much to my regret. Trying to make a 26 year old horse look like it is not a walking corpse is a time and $$$ intensive exercise at this time of year.... but what are ya going to do ?

First thing to do is to lock up the horse feed when you discover that the five dogs you have are looking a bit pudgy and have really nice shiny coats because they took a reeeaal liking to the quite expensive HORSE food you have been buying each week and who have been treating the feed shed like a McDonald's whenever they felt like it, MMmm soy protein, gumnuts, Rice bran pellets, cool pellets Num, Num, Num. It also explained the previous proliferation/explosion of K9 landmines all over the place as well.

Must have some real goodness in it though as we just had a Blue Cattle mum pop out 11 healthy little pup's today.

PS Any one looking for a pure bred Cattle dog ?
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/09/2018 00:52

Lol, Marakai, love your stories and droll way of telling them. And so different a life from down here at the coast.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/09/2018 06:51

Been blessed with some fantastic weather. Tourist season down here is still pumping and businesses have said it has been the best season in years.

The days are getting warmer and the sun is getting a real bite to it, wont be long before the odd storm rolls over the inland areas.

Have a new family of Pluvers move into my front garden, harrassing my every move, hoping that those little chicks survive the road test. Busy little things they are.

Anyway, off fishing this weekend. Enjoy the weather everyone.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/09/2018 10:18

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Hey Simmo, is there a fire or anything SSW of Mareeba or NW of Atherton. You will see a blob on radar there.


There was nothing that I could see around the place. Though one of my neighbours has decided to start a bonfire today and it is windy already and blanketing some of my other neighbours in smoke. Luckily I am just on the edge of the smoke

EDIT: Forgot to add this weather is sh!t. I hate September and October in Mareeba. Boring weather just sunny, windy, hot, dry and dusty. Yuk!
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 08/09/2018 07:21

Looking like some pretty windy weather on the coast next week.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 10/09/2018 08:05

Sooo dry. Getting close to 6 months with only 28mm. Not looking forward to the wind this week either.

Looking ahead I feel this could be my first 0.0mm month in Mareeba. Unless we get one of the stray small cells that randomly pop up when nothing is forecast. I think that's how I got my 1mm last month.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 10/09/2018 21:03

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Sooo dry. Getting close to 6 months with only 28mm. Not looking forward to the wind this week either.

Looking ahead I feel this could be my first 0.0mm month in Mareeba. Unless we get one of the stray small cells that randomly pop up when nothing is forecast. I think that's how I got my 1mm last month.


Know the feeling M8, hate the bloody wind at this time of the year. We did have some nice fat cloud cover over the range this arvo though that looked like it wanted to drop a bit and have seen a few termite hills starting to build a little so fingers crossed for a drop or two soon.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 11/09/2018 11:05

Originally Posted By: marakai

seen a few termite hills starting to build a little so fingers crossed for a drop or two soon.


The ol' termite hill sign. grin
I think I have said it before that I have noticed they do go crazy building about 1-2 weeks before the MT arrives. They didn't build anything before the rains we had in October last year though.
My first 2 wets in Mareeba they started building their nests up in Mid December and the MT arrive late December. I thought it was just a coincidence. Last year they did not build until the first week of January and the MT did not arrive till mid January. I will be watching them closely this year.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 11/09/2018 19:30

We got the slightest whiff of rain just on dawn this morning, a whole 3 minutes of Angel action but a half decent shower over the other side of the range in Julatten dropping the kids off this morning. First we've seen in ages even on that side of the hill. I reckon there's something to those termite hills, those new patches of mud always arrive just before some decent rain.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/09/2018 08:32

4.5mm out at the beach yesterday.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/09/2018 15:54

Wind, wind and more wind is all the story is
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/09/2018 15:54

When do they commission Mt Emerald wind farm?
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/09/2018 17:37

Has anyone else had their Torres Pigeons return ??
I've had two of the usual three pairs return this week.
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/09/2018 19:06

Originally Posted By: hickory
Has anyone else had their Torres Pigeons return ??
I've had two of the usual three pairs return this week.


Plenty on Green Island already
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/09/2018 20:18

Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
Originally Posted By: hickory
Has anyone else had their Torres Pigeons return ??
I've had two of the usual three pairs return this week.


Plenty on Green Island already


Mates ones down the road turned up this week.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/09/2018 20:19

Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
When do they commission Mt Emerald wind farm?


Some have started, think supposed to be fully commissioned end Oct.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/09/2018 20:36

Quite a few were turning over today.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/09/2018 18:21

Our Pigeons haven't turned up yet...though the march flies have started the last couple of days...just a couple of light showers have started the hatch out, so its a slow burn at the moment...we might need an inch or 2 of rain to see them in full force though....I cant wait to get down to Hinchinbrook island during the school holidays to see the Pigeons,march flies and midges in all there glory...it never disappoints this time of year..

Simmo, 6 months with just 28mm..I wonder if that's about the driest non-outback reading in the entire country..?..thats Atacama like dryness..!


Speaking of wind farm's I saw this article...


http://www.hydrogenfuelnews.com/the-bigg...tional/8535900/


I'm no expert but I'm still not sold on solar and wind in its current incarnation...with wind energy costing between 2-3 times the cost of coal to produce depending whether its on land or sea...and these home solar systems costing around 5 times the cost .

I just cant reconcile how we can think its Ok to push for such a robust mining sector that is happy to accommodate and subsidise any company that proposes to pull our coal from the earth and sell it overseas (and promises the allure of all those jobs) but because of our blind adherence to the "Paris targets" we cant use it ourselves to produce an abundance of cheap energy..


It seems to all come down to politics...5 different Prime Ministers in the last 5 or 6 years..there is something clearly wrong with our Political system and the direction we are headed..


Sorry for this politic rant but,damn,this weather is just so boring....I cant wait for the first storms to arrive..
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/09/2018 19:09

Originally Posted By: scott12
Sorry for this politic rant but,damn,this weather is just so boring....I cant wait for the first storms to arrive..

You think your weather is boring? I can't even take a photo of a decent sunrise, or sunset - it's cloudless day after cloudless day.

As for politics, in this time of unrelatable weather, probably the less I say the better. Was going to ramble on with a few thoughts about getting rid of party politics and just voting in a single individual with no political ties, but think I'd better not. grin
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/09/2018 08:05

Originally Posted By: scott12


Simmo, 6 months with just 28mm..I wonder if that's about the driest non-outback reading in the entire country..?..thats Atacama like dryness..!


Hahaha I hope it never gets that extreme. Just did a quick google and Nothern Atacama holds the record for longest period with no rain, 172 months or over 14 years. Bugger that hahaha!!
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/09/2018 14:39

Pretty warm today with 33c. Bloody windy at the moment though.

A friend is in Essendon this weekend and she messaged at 1:30 yesterday afternoon and it was 8c there. Was 5c by 4:30pm. Brrrr!!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/09/2018 14:57

Just on 36.0 degrees, and 11% humidity (lack thereof) at 2.55pm.
Windy here too, not a nice wind either, although it does settle down for a while.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/09/2018 20:29

Warmest day of the season so far ..around 30-31c...

Yeah 28 ,unfortunately with our current political system all the bickering and jostling within partys and pandering to minorities to make up numbers stops any real change happening..you may be right we need to look at changing the current system..

Simmo I have seen articles where shadecloth like mesh is used to catch fog to harvest water in the Atacama...14 years without rain..I guess you have to come up with something to survive...

Just out of interest ...here's a couple of old photo's of photo's from me backpacking about 25 years ago......before the days of mobile phones and the internet and GPS etc...Lesson to all...Best not to take a back road, goat track through the Atacama desert.....No Racq there..and nightime temps down to about -10c...was not much fun trying to survive the nights...never been so cold..


https://i.imgur.com/axkyqwi.jpg


Laguna Verde...where the guys are standing is at 14000ft altitude...all that water in one of the driest places on the planet and its so so cold at around -50c but stays in a liquid state due the the massively salty composition...... amazingly beautiful place with snow on the peak at the start of the altiplano about an hour out of San Pedro de Atacama near the Chilean/Bolivian Border...not a good swimming hole though...


https://i.imgur.com/0tadWoG.jpg
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/09/2018 20:50

Thanks for sharing. Amazing shots.
Those were the days weren't they, when we just took off and didn't worry about anything.
End 1972 drove Sydney to Cairns with a friend in his ratty old 1960s holden station wagon, that started boiling every 60 minutes or so.
We drove back south thru the dirt tracks between Sarina and Marlborough, without a map and no preparation.
I honestly have no idea how we managed it when I think of it now.
Bottomed out at one point and had a leaky exhaust as well.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/09/2018 21:47

Awesome photos Scott, thanks for sharing. It is amazing the harsh environments that exist on this planet.
I did not know of the Atacama or Laguna Verde so has been very interesting reading about them.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/09/2018 23:13

Whoa ! 2048 x 1536 pixel images.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 17/09/2018 09:29

Yeah dunno what I did there Hickory...they are just photo's of old paper photo's which have incurred some cyclone damage..

It looks like the tradewinds are set to pick up for the start of the school holidays...but still no rain on the horizon..pretty nippy last night...


That sounded like a cool adventure 28..back in the days before all the concrete buildings and urban sprawl came to Cairns...

Simmo..Whats also amazing is that in these incredibly harsh environments you can sometimes find people and animals that have adapted to be able to survive there...I cant figure out how or why but they are there..!..where we stayed at remote outposts overnight with local families known by the guide they had no water for bathing and very little grows there so no wood for a fire other than a small cooking fire...talk about hardship....give me the jungle or beach anyday..
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 17/09/2018 11:12

Is that you with the shade on Scott?
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 17/09/2018 13:16

You saying I'm a fat old bastard now Dean..?
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 17/09/2018 15:04

The smoke from the bush fire near Quaids Dam is showing up on radar.

Looks like it has burnt a decent area.

Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/09/2018 11:19

Originally Posted By: scott12
You saying I'm a fat old bastard now Dean..?


Um, well yeah evillaugh

Well i know you are not Asian, one has his back turned so it's a %50%50 shot! and i don't think you ever had black hair.
Strange what 25 years will do to a person.
Now i will just sneak back under my rock for a little while longer. grin
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 19/09/2018 07:30

Mate you are just jealous of my long blonde locks.... grin

Go and look at a photo of yourself 25 years ago, Dean, and then take a look in the mirror....I'll even buy you a beer to cry in.. poke

Marchies were starting to get a bit fierce yesterday...we were all getting a bit grumpy and annoyed...no doubt more will hatch out today..
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 19/09/2018 13:35

Originally Posted By: scott12
Mate you are just jealous of my long blonde locks.... grin

Go and look at a photo of yourself 25 years ago, Dean, and then take a look in the mirror....I'll even buy you a beer to cry in.. poke

Marchies were starting to get a bit fierce yesterday...we were all getting a bit grumpy and annoyed...no doubt more will hatch out today..


Sorry, can't do that, i have broken too many mirrors over the years just by looking into them, so no longer can afford to buy them!
Anyway i can no longer see my face anymore as it is covered in too much hair. whistle

Nice little drop of rain this morning, can already see the brown patches of grass turning green.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/09/2018 07:36

6mm yesterday. Save watering the little patch of grass I own for another few days. The days are warming quickly and the sun has some real bite in it. Has been some great hiking and biking weather.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 22/09/2018 01:07

Originally Posted By: scott12
Mate you are just jealous of my long blonde locks.... grin

Go and look at a photo of yourself 25 years ago, Dean, and then take a look in the mirror....I'll even buy you a beer to cry in.. poke

Marchies were starting to get a bit fierce yesterday...we were all getting a bit grumpy and annoyed...no doubt more will hatch out today..


Quite jealous of your travels there Scott12, never even had a passport myself but have seen nearly every nook and cranny of Aus itself. And still have a lot more to explore, but I doubt I will ever see it all.
If I ever did have the urge to leave Aus. I'd be heading off to the pre Inca areas of South America. So many mystery's so little time.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 22/09/2018 19:34

Originally Posted By: marakai
Originally Posted By: scott12
Mate you are just jealous of my long blonde locks.... grin

Go and look at a photo of yourself 25 years ago, Dean, and then take a look in the mirror....I'll even buy you a beer to cry in.. poke

Marchies were starting to get a bit fierce yesterday...we were all getting a bit grumpy and annoyed...no doubt more will hatch out today..


Quite jealous of your travels there Scott12, never even had a passport myself but have seen nearly every nook and cranny of Aus itself. And still have a lot more to explore, but I doubt I will ever see it all.
If I ever did have the urge to leave Aus. I'd be heading off to the pre Inca areas of South America. So many mystery's so little time.





Yeah mate, although I had backpacked around Se Asia and a bit of Europe till I got bored ,it was a childhood dream to want to follow the Amazon from the Andes down into the middle of the jungle..

I thought it wouldn't be too hard to get a flight to Los Angeles and hoof it overland from there ..I was mistaken as it ended up taking me the best part of a year to get through Mexico and Central America but at least I did get to see all the Mayan ruins of Teotihuacan, Tikal, Copan, Palenque and other more obscure sites thanks to hooking up with a chick that was studying Archaeology..I wondr how many people know that the biggest pyramid in the world is actually in Mexico and not in Egypt...?

It was a bit dodgy to get into from Panama around the Darien Gap through Columbia as it was around the time of Pablo's death and checkpoints armed with men with assault rifles were everywhere..Ecudor was the same ..but in Peru we got to visit the pre inca sites around Trujillo and chiclaya ..Damned if I know how they existed in such arid conditions...strange also that some of the upper social classes used to strap a board to their childrens forehead to change the shape of the skull.

But the highlight of that year was taking supply boats down the amazon sometimes into villages that hadn't before seen a white dude with blonde hair before...rather weird to have young and old women coming up giggling and wanting to touch and play with my hair...we travelled around 1500 kms in one period where we only saw one other white person who was on missionary service...

I still love the Inca stuff though and a trip to Matchu pitchu was spectacular and mind blowing to think that someone actually proposed to build a city on the top of a mega steep mountaintop like that........



Photo link: https://i.imgur.com/XIPil4t.jpg
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 22/09/2018 19:40

Sorry it looks like I stuffed up attaching the photo again...what am I doing wrong..?
Posted by: Homer

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 22/09/2018 19:46

Scott, you look a bit like Rick Wakeman. Same era too!!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 22/09/2018 20:16

Originally Posted By: scott12
Sorry it looks like I stuffed up attaching the photo again...what am I doing wrong..?


You need to resize the pics, or choose a different link option,depending where it's hosted.
I still haven't figured out how to put a photo here yet, but that's usually the problem.

The picture is so big on a 13 inch laptop I just cannot view it, gone off the page, and the thread is off the page til we get to the next page.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/09/2018 07:32

0.6mm overnight. Will settle the dust for about 0.6 hours.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/09/2018 15:43

Light rain most of the day here in the city, 8mm overnight
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/09/2018 19:04

Originally Posted By: Homer
Scott, you look a bit like Rick Wakeman. Same era too!!


You are adding a few years to me there Homer... grin
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/09/2018 19:06

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: scott12
Sorry it looks like I stuffed up attaching the photo again...what am I doing wrong..?


You need to resize the pics, or choose a different link option,depending where it's hosted.
I still haven't figured out how to put a photo here yet, but that's usually the problem.

The picture is so big on a 13 inch laptop I just cannot view it, gone off the page, and the thread is off the page til we get to the next page.



Sorry about that 28...I'm hopeless at this stuff..
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/09/2018 19:10

Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
Light rain most of the day here in the city, 8mm overnight


Very envious of you there HF...the showers are all missing us here...just a horrible dry wind all day...
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/09/2018 19:22

Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: scott12
Sorry it looks like I stuffed up attaching the photo again...what am I doing wrong..?


You need to resize the pics, or choose a different link option,depending where it's hosted.
I still haven't figured out how to put a photo here yet, but that's usually the problem.

The picture is so big on a 13 inch laptop I just cannot view it, gone off the page, and the thread is off the page til we get to the next page.


Sorry about that 28...I'm hopeless at this stuff..

So am I. Hopeless, that is.
I just put my pics onto Google Drive and post a link.

I think Ronfishes knows what he's doing.

Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
Light rain most of the day here in the city, 8mm overnight


Very envious of you there HF...the showers are all missing us here...just a horrible dry wind all day...

Yeah, me too. Looking at the scattered rain around the coast, and none of it inland. of course.

Chillagoe August 2010
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1w9giG5qMKy7qIXe1oHcnCyPnYV60-WgD
Chillagoe August 2018
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ymKocPmSoq-mrIBRF2wb82admtTl9wyL
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/09/2018 20:45

Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
Light rain most of the day here in the city, 8mm overnight


Very envious of you there HF...the showers are all missing us here...just a horrible dry wind all day...


We have had some decent showers pass through tonight as well, I am now sitting at 12mm. Should settle the dust and give the grass a green tinge for a few days
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/09/2018 20:49

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Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/09/2018 20:52

Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: marakai
Originally Posted By: scott12
Mate you are just jealous of my long blonde locks.... grin

Go and look at a photo of yourself 25 years ago, Dean, and then take a look in the mirror....I'll even buy you a beer to cry in.. poke

Marchies were starting to get a bit fierce yesterday...we were all getting a bit grumpy and annoyed...no doubt more will hatch out today..


Quite jealous of your travels there Scott12, never even had a passport myself but have seen nearly every nook and cranny of Aus itself. And still have a lot more to explore, but I doubt I will ever see it all.
If I ever did have the urge to leave Aus. I'd be heading off to the pre Inca areas of South America. So many mystery's so little time.





Yeah mate, although I had backpacked around Se Asia and a bit of Europe till I got bored ,it was a childhood dream to want to follow the Amazon from the Andes down into the middle of the jungle..

I thought it wouldn't be too hard to get a flight to Los Angeles and hoof it overland from there ..I was mistaken as it ended up taking me the best part of a year to get through Mexico and Central America but at least I did get to see all the Mayan ruins of Teotihuacan, Tikal, Copan, Palenque and other more obscure sites thanks to hooking up with a chick that was studying Archaeology..I wondr how many people know that the biggest pyramid in the world is actually in Mexico and not in Egypt...?

It was a bit dodgy to get into from Panama around the Darien Gap through Columbia as it was around the time of Pablo's death and checkpoints armed with men with assault rifles were everywhere..Ecudor was the same ..but in Peru we got to visit the pre inca sites around Trujillo and chiclaya ..Damned if I know how they existed in such arid conditions...strange also that some of the upper social classes used to strap a board to their childrens forehead to change the shape of the skull.

But the highlight of that year was taking supply boats down the amazon sometimes into villages that hadn't before seen a white dude with blonde hair before...rather weird to have young and old women coming up giggling and wanting to touch and play with my hair...we travelled around 1500 kms in one period where we only saw one other white person who was on missionary service...

I still love the Inca stuff though and a trip to Matchu pitchu was spectacular and mind blowing to think that someone actually proposed to build a city on the top of a mega steep mountaintop like that........


Gosh that was painfull for a bit there

Jeeze Mate, you look like a cee eye aye operative there lol . Must have been a hell of an adventure. That Cholula Pyramid is huge, such a shame the Spanish planted a church on top of it though. I'm fascinated by the very early megalithic stone work found at places in South America such as the polygonal bloc walls that are found at Cusco and Sacsayhuaman. How were they built??? They are clearly far older than the Inca work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9J_ivMwTxc

Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/09/2018 21:26

Having internet trouble Marakai??
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/09/2018 21:31

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Having internet trouble Marakai??


Not at the Moment C@28 smile just couldn't bear that extra wide version WZ pages any longer is all.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/09/2018 23:13

Originally Posted By: marakai
Originally Posted By: cold@28
Having internet trouble Marakai??


Not at the Moment C@28 smile just couldn't bear that extra wide version WZ pages any longer is all.


Thank you, I am so glad you did that. It was tough on a 13 inch screen.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/09/2018 02:01

Lol M8, Scott messed that whole page up there with the pic huh ? Interesting as hell though for me at least.
Just wanted to skip the wide screen version is all so skipped to the next page with multiple Smile posts to get to the next page.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/09/2018 02:13

Yay it's actually trying to ran here right know, had a heap up on the mountains earlier today but there is actual rain here right now. smile
Posted by: dormant

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/09/2018 04:46

Marakai, in a more modern and small way that reminds me of the stones facing the Smithfield Bunnings, holding up the bank of the roundabout. At the time I wondered if they were pinned in any way, or mortared. I missed the time it was being built so it could be a concrete retaining wall behind it which would mean they're entirely decorative, but even so, they've not shifted at all. Ermm now I've contributed to OT, sorry all.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/09/2018 08:21

0.4mm overnight. Would be nice if an actual proper shower made it. Pretty much completely blue skies now apart from on the horizon towards the coast round to Atherton
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/09/2018 09:03

Originally Posted By: marakai
Originally Posted By: cold@28
Having internet trouble Marakai??


Not at the Moment C@28 smile just couldn't bear that extra wide version WZ pages any longer is all.


Fixed. wink
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/09/2018 09:13

Yeah thanks for putting that page out of its misery Marakai.. grin and thanks RD...its a bugga of a forum to post photos on for a doofus like me..

I see a trip to Cuzco in your future Marakai...much of the newer Spanish built Municipal buildings and churchs were built from stone pirated from the nearby ruins....the good old Spanish doing what they did best....plundering the works of the ancients..in that case though they left only the larger stones that were to difficult to move and work with...

The city itself is a real conglomeration of stonework built through different periods over the last 1000 years ..sometimes in the same building where newer stuff is built on the foundations of old..

When you really look and think about some of those ancient ruins its mild-blowing to try and understand the craftmanship and patience that went into shaping and fitting it all together so intricately...


Tikal and Copan in Central America might be around twice the age of the ruins around Cuzco though...at least when they were first settled/started....and some of the sculptures and carvings in those places are even more amazing...the buildings/pyramids seem to be much more symmetrical and "proper" to my linear thinking mind.... and who cant be impressed by ritual human sacrifice and soccer like games for the masses where the losers might also have been put to death...


Anyway weather report for today is windy and warm with a high probability of march flies...



Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/09/2018 14:35

4.5mm overnight - Gordonvale
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/09/2018 10:03

Bloody wind and no end in sight. frown
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/09/2018 11:29

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Bloody wind and no end in sight. frown

Not too bad in the daytime, strangely, but getting strong winds at night which is unusual.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/09/2018 17:54

I saw my first mozzie last night in about 3 months.
It's been so good without the little mongrels too. I suppose that bit of rain last Sat & Sun was enough to kick start a few of them.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/09/2018 20:36

Bloody wind is worse. There is dust on everything. I have nano sandhills on the non-antistat screen protector on my new phone. frown
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/09/2018 00:45

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Bloody wind and no end in sight. frown


know the feeling Mate. Real P.i.t.a with the day after day endless gusting blow.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/09/2018 07:49

Originally Posted By: marakai
Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Bloody wind and no end in sight. frown


know the feeling Mate. Real P.i.t.a with the day after day endless gusting blow.


It is horrible. I would say this is up there with the longest spell of really windy weather, even for this time of year. The next 3 days look absolutely terrible.
Yesterday I got up early to try and get some watering done before the wind kicked in and managed less that 20 mins. It was blowing a gale by 7am. It usually does not start till at least 9:30 with most days ~11am.

Forecasting is for lightening winds Thursday onwards. YAY!!!! Can handle gusty afternoons.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/09/2018 14:48

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Originally Posted By: marakai
Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Bloody wind and no end in sight. frown


know the feeling Mate. Real P.i.t.a with the day after day endless gusting blow.


It is horrible. I would say this is up there with the longest spell of really windy weather, even for this time of year. The next 3 days look absolutely terrible.
Yesterday I got up early to try and get some watering done before the wind kicked in and managed less that 20 mins. It was blowing a gale by 7am. It usually does not start till at least 9:30 with most days ~11am.

Forecasting is for lightening winds Thursday onwards. YAY!!!! Can handle gusty afternoons.


At last, peace & quiet & relaxation -- I finally gave in and shut all the doors and windows on that side of the house. Blowing a gale here too, and a bit tired of grit in the eyes at this time of day.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/09/2018 15:27

I'm glad I'm not the only one getting sick of this crappy start to Spring...things are certainly getting a bit crispy around the area..hope those forecasts are right with the wind backing off later in the week..

It must be shocking up the Northern tablelands after such a positive start to the year..

The Cassowary coast went on Level 2 water restrictions at the beginning of the month.... streamflows are as low as I've seen them this time of year before...

Bring on the storms...hopefully soon..!

Strange you should mention that about the grit 28...rarely happens here but today my eyes are definitely feeling dry and gritty ..!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 30/09/2018 19:38

[quote=scott12Strange you should mention that about the grit 28...rarely happens here but today my eyes are definitely feeling dry and gritty ..![/quote]
At least it's not insects yet. grin
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/10/2018 06:07

It is already windy. Grrrrr!!!!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/10/2018 06:56

It was actually a quiet night. Doesn't seem to be windy yet.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/10/2018 08:06

Here comes the wind just now. First gusts.
Sigh...
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/10/2018 08:17

Yeah not much sustained wind. Just gusty then calm at the moment.
Nights are dead calm still C@28. Wind usually dies sometime between 5pm and 7pm.

I think the real wind is just starting as I type.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/10/2018 08:58

Smack on average for September day time temps. Was the coldest for overnight temps though from my records.

First pic below is an average day wind wise and the second is currently. You can see how much earlier the wind is starting up, especially at the end of the second graph where you can see the wind started at ~7:30am, and how constant it is throughout the day compared to normal. Any wind gusts under 10km/h is practically nothing, 10-20km/h is annoying, 20+km/h is horrible. Wind speed over 10km/h is horrible.

Speeds would be higher if I had my anemometer in a better position and at the correct 10m height. Where I have it the wind would be dampened a bit now the trees in the orchard have grown.

Today will probably be the worst day of the lot with gusts over 20km/h before 6am. At least it is giving us something weather wise to talk about hahaha.



Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/10/2018 09:08

Third driest September since 2001 at Bilyana, 10mm vs the average of 80mm.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/10/2018 11:28

Dry. 7.8mm over 2 days for the month. Proper crap winds atm. Heading to Mareeba from tomorrow arv so hope that wind pisses off soon.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/10/2018 11:34

At least the wind is bearable this morning. Hope it doesn't get as bad as yesterdays, as the day wears on.

Edit: a few minutes later.....seems to be picking up towards being unpleasant. frown
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/10/2018 14:17

I can't stand this wind... its awful. Dust and dirt flying everywhere... doors slamming... FML...
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/10/2018 07:27

0.4mm last night. Would be nice to get an October like last years 95mm.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/10/2018 11:44

2.5 overnight - and wind blows endlessly with cool and comfortable (but not normal) weather prevailing.

No buildup, there'll be no storms the way things are shaping up currently. Early Oct normally get the odd heavy storm some years

Ridiculous wind yesterday and its really giving it a solid go again today.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 02/10/2018 19:55

I hope that is not the case Wandy. We really do not get many storms in Mareeba during the buildup anyway. January to March we get lots of storms. Average probably 1 direct hit per month for November and December with maybe a few mm from remnants 2 more times per month. Last October was unusual.

I had more storms in my first January in Mareeba than 3 years in Cairns. I know it is a little different for you out in GV.

From Memory the tablelands does not fire up really till November.

EDIT: forgot to add that last year, Thursday 19th October, there was a huge storm, from the tablelands through to the coast, that went for hours. Loads of flights were delayed from Cairn AP including my flight from Brisbane to Cairns. Remember it well as it was the biggest storm Cairns had seen in 6 years and I missed it lol.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/10/2018 06:44

Must have been a big one Simmo, I have 160mm penciled in for Oct 19 last yr.

6mm or so last 2 days.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/10/2018 10:08

I wish i had a BoMs 20% chance of winning lotto
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/10/2018 11:05

We have had a nice showery morning..

The wind looks like dropping for an extended period tomorrow..I guess that means warm and dry days ahead...

It will be a bit disappointing if we don't get any storms though..
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/10/2018 15:12

A frog or two croaked momentarily last night. Heard him/them on two other nights in the last week.
Dunno what that means.....if anything.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/10/2018 15:41

4mm overnight

Did hear frog a couple of days ago, wondered whatever could have triggered it, will see hopefully.

That's good news wind is going to drop, no doubt days will be hotter, but maybe the chance to wind up some precip from storms in a week or so
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/10/2018 16:37

Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
4mm overnight

Did hear frog a couple of days ago, wondered whatever could have triggered it, will see hopefully.

That's good news wind is going to drop, no doubt days will be hotter, but maybe the chance to wind up some precip from storms in a week or so



Still quite gusty around the middle of the day, but a relatively cool afternoon, and almost chilly now. lol.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/10/2018 19:14

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Must have been a big one Simmo, I have 160mm penciled in for Oct 19 last yr.

6mm or so last 2 days.


From what I got told it started at around 11pm Wednesday night and went right through till about 8/9am Thursday. Still can't believe I missed that one.

0.2mm from a little light rain at 5pm. Wind died right off this arvo too. Looking forward to lighter winds for a little while. The higher humidity today was nice too after such dry winds.

That is the thing up here though, all the weather comes in spells of 1-2 weeks. Which is nice when it is nice weather but when it is weather like we just had it is horrible. Down south you generally get all your weather types in 1 week and sometimes several in 1 day hahaha.

Have started hearing frogs croaking too. October is usually when they start here. In November they are deafening.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/10/2018 20:44

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
EDIT: forgot to add that last year, Thursday 19th October, there was a huge storm, from the tablelands through to the coast, that went for hours. Loads of flights were delayed from Cairn AP including my flight from Brisbane to Cairns. Remember it well as it was the biggest storm Cairns had seen in 6 years and I missed it lol.

That much have been on Wed 18th Simmo, as I've got 152.8mm recorded as of 09:00 hrs on the 19th. Unless it happened in the wee small hours of the 19th.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 03/10/2018 20:57

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Must have been a big one Simmo, I have 160mm penciled in for Oct 19 last yr.

6mm or so last 2 days.


From what I got told it started at around 11pm Wednesday night and went right through till about 8/9am Thursday. Still can't believe I missed that one.


Ahh, yes, from poor memory it was caused from a fairly uncommon (in this latitude),upper level cold pool. It was either this one or one a bit later that killed several cows on the tablelands.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 04/10/2018 05:44

Originally Posted By: hickory

That much have been on Wed 18th Simmo, as I've got 152.8mm recorded as of 09:00 hrs on the 19th. Unless it happened in the wee small hours of the 19th.


Think you missed my previous post. It started at 11pm on Wednesday and finished around 8/9am Thursday. Cairns Airport was closed till it was over.

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes

Ahh, yes, from poor memory it was caused from a fairly uncommon (in this latitude),upper level cold pool. It was either this one or one a bit later that killed several cows on the tablelands.


That's the one RF. Forgot about those poor cows.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 04/10/2018 18:45

Today was just lovely.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 04/10/2018 19:27

Today was just..... DRY
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/10/2018 08:30

Cranking weather just in time for the first reef closure haha.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/10/2018 19:48

Oh it was lovely and warm today. No wind and a slight look of convection building in the skies in the arvos.

Question, unweather related... does anyone have a link to the smithfield bypass plans? I am keen to see where it will be going... i have seen a few prelim maps but hoping for something more specific!

*** all good I found a link ***
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/10/2018 20:06

A few clouds around this afternoon, and momentarily the very faintest whiff of moisture.

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Question, unweather related... does anyone have a link to the smithfield bypass plans? I am keen to see where it will be going... i have seen a few prelim maps but hoping for something more specific!

Couple PDFs at this site.

I think I better not read while you discuss this. TMR keeps promising to seal the remaining 15km of gravel road between Almaden and Chillagoe.
This time it was supposed to commence in September.....but true to form they've delayed it YET AGAIN, with the excuse they need to change the alignment, yet again, or that there's not enough water for the works.
No work started, and no official notifications re why not.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/10/2018 21:33

Link didn't work Cold@28?
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 05/10/2018 21:52

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Link didn't work Cold@28?

The link I forgot to post...
https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/SmithfieldBypassProject
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/10/2018 09:57

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Link didn't work Cold@28?

The link I forgot to post...
https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/SmithfieldBypassProject


Thanksm yes I looked at that but the maps are dodgy AF! I can't seem to find a proper clear image. But, an overpass at McGregor Road sounds like a big job - bring it on. The northern beaches road infrastructure is simply appauling the population (current) and expected rate of growth.

Anyways, warm overnight here and some high cloud - I feel like the arvo will pick up in warmth smile

I will dread these words...but I am looking forward to the summer smile
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/10/2018 11:05

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
I will dread these words...but I am looking forward to the summer smile

So am I. Hoping for some decent rain this time.
The creek has now dried up again at the causeway, although you can still see a trickle at the Bogey Hole and the Weir.

No decent rain here since Yasi, never enough to replenish water table sufficiently. frown
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 06/10/2018 20:41

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Cranking weather just in time for the first reef closure haha.



Yeah Ron after most of the school holidays was crap windy weather...a cruel twist of fate...lol

We just got in this evening after a few days down on Hinchinbrook Island..it was beautiful..just magnificent weather with a bit of a Northerly seabreeze kicking up in the afternoon and a weird little squall on Thursday night.........some poor bugga sunk his boat at Macushla on Wednesday night right where we swamped ours a couple of years back...

and this evening the rescue chopper and water police are looking for a fella that supposedly fell off the Cardwell jetty and never came up..?

We saw 3 or 4 crocs last night while fishing in Missionary bay and one the night before was hanging around us for about an hour and came up to within 10 meters of the boat
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/10/2018 07:36

Update on Cardwell..the dopey guy who was being searched for by the Rescue chopper,the Police, Fire and Rescue, SES, Coastguard and local volunteers was found sitting at home chilling out.. grin


It seems the emergency services pull the trigger a bit quickly at times......a local fella last weekend broke down in his tinny near the mouth of a creek south of Tully and sent a message via facebook for a mate to tow him back to the ramp....imagine his surprise to see the Rescue chopper land next to him on the beach after being sent down from Cairns..
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 07/10/2018 12:44

At least the weather switch got flicked over a couple of days ago, DP's gone from like 16, to 20. Meteye has G'vale cranking to 37 on Thursday.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 08/10/2018 03:25

Temp is 23.2 at 02:00hrs.
That's more like it. Shouldn't be too far off from seeing storms building on the Tablelands in the arvo.
But, as usual, 1 in 10 will make it past the 'escarpment storm shield', and get to the coast.

Also, starting to see ants looking to come inside. A bit earlier than most years.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 08/10/2018 07:12

Think you are being a little optimistic with your 1 in 10 there hickory. 😋

Definitely nice to have some higher DP's RF. Has gone from single figures to around 18c here. No more dry lips yay.

Stints of below 30c days are now a thing of the past until the rain arrives.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 08/10/2018 08:05

Ants from just outside the front fence are travelling a bit over 30 metres to get to the water in the birdbath in the back yard. Haven't seen them before. The earth must be very very dry.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 08/10/2018 14:14



BOM Outlook
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 08/10/2018 19:52

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Ants from just outside the front fence are travelling a bit over 30 metres to get to the water in the birdbath in the back yard.

I've never had them looking to get inside at this time of year. It's usually late Nov, not long before the wet weather starts.

When Crawly Cruncher was still available, a few squirts and they never tried again for about 12 months. Someone said that some ingredient in it upset the bloody Greenies, so they moaned and bitched to have it removed. Maybe there is another product that will do the same job.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 08/10/2018 20:37

Not the Greenies, it was making young children sick that were exposed to it. Here is a link

https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2016/08/household-pesticides-pose-exposure-risk-small-children

Would be nice to get a little sprinkle over the weekend. Not holding my breath though.

Lets hope the good start to the storm season they are having or about to have down south is a good sign of things to come for us.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 08/10/2018 21:23

I get a termite inspection every six months. They usually do a small spray around each footing. Reckon this keeps most things away
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 08/10/2018 23:25

Originally Posted By: hickory
Someone said that some ingredient in it upset the bloody Greenies.


No, the ingredient that caused geckos to suffocate when sprayed (organophosphate diazinon) had ill effect on humans, that's why it was banned. Greenies do not determine which products are sold. Young children in particular got quite ill from it here in Qld but the effects impacted adults also. It's a shame because it was awesome on geckos. It had nothing to do with the greenies but I hear they are responsible for water running the opposite way down sinks in the northern hemisphere and the sun rising in the east.

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ


Would be nice to get a little sprinkle over the weekend. Not holding my breath though.



Good luck Simmo, I hear it is very dry up there at the moment. Our forecast looks pretty good for the coming few days but I'll believe it when I see it as it has been very dry down here too this year.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 09/10/2018 02:25

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Not the Greenies, it was making young children sick that were exposed to it. Here is a link

https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2016/08/household-pesticides-pose-exposure-risk-small-children

I read that article Simmo, and for young kids still crawling as well as toddlers, cockroach baits would seem to be the most likely thing they would put in their mouth.
But,- "Ms English said cockroach bait casings reduced poison exposure."
And Crawly Cruncher, and all the others, are sprayed nowhere near children. The are used at 'points of entry', as in where the ants find a crack or crevice. And any parent who left these spray where toddlers could grab them needs a swift kick up the ring.

Crawly Cruncher worked, and worked very well. Bowled gecko's over with ease, and people were advised by repairmen to spray it around their split system aircons, washing machines and garage door controllers, as some printed circuit boards fried by gecko intrusion was costing people upward of $800. Desktop PC's were another item fried all too often to.
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 09/10/2018 12:35

It is like a flick has been switched, and it has gone back to "summer"
yesterday was the first day that i have had my shirt off pretty well all day. And all of the "summer bugs" have started to chorus again.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 09/10/2018 18:18

Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
It is like a flick has been switched, and it has gone back to "summer"
yesterday was the first day that i have had my shirt off pretty well all day. And all of the "summer bugs" have started to chorus again.


Ah weird, I still feel like its relatively cool still... but I can really feel the change - its lovely!

My gut tells me we are in for a great wet season - no science - just ma bellie!!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 09/10/2018 18:29

The aches & pains people out here are getting their aches and pains, so that sounds hopeful.

37degrees according to the car, so I guess it must've been around that. Wondering why I was perspiring.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 09/10/2018 19:22

Does indeed DU. Up here I think the switch that was flicked was labelled "Skip October weather and go straight to November weather"
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 10/10/2018 15:57

Mosquitos are getting a go on around G'vale
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 10/10/2018 16:43

Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
Mosquitos are getting a go on around G'vale

Thankfully not here yet, but the tiny biting gnats are arriving slowly.
Posted by: batty

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 10/10/2018 18:56

U get rid of the gecko's and u will always have insect problems. Let nature do what its intended to. A bit of gecko leavings is no where near as harmful as chemicals u have to pay for.
Yes... they do prey on roaches. So do huntsman's..
There is a different balance in each situation. Ignorance is the only weak link..
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 10/10/2018 19:49

I wouldn't want to part with my geckos, even when they do set off the smoke alarm occasionally. Didn't know they ate cockroaches, they definitely have to stay.

The ants will too, all the way from across the road, down to the bottom of the back yard. Unfortunately they seem to love the damp patch around my herb garden, their trail is right where I stand when I water. frown They've been drinking at the birdbath.

Have started by building them their own little ant-bath near the front fence, and they are actually using it. Have to expand it somewhat so everyone can drink.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aphcW8b8-_oHRkjd9iGWOLBoebRClBGE

Can anyone identify them from this low light pic?
https://drive.google.com/open?id=15UW7q2PpxlLhvSL9QUn7n-O0Jd1TqTtX
Red and black, move like greenants, but not greenants, although they nip like they do, and almost as aggressive.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 11/10/2018 00:03

Looks like meat ants C@28. I have loads of them down near the river. They are good for cane toad control. They kill them and are not affected by the toxins. Their colouring can vary a little but have a look at this wiki article. Some good pics further down.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meat_ant

34c here tomorrow and possible thunderstorms on Saturday. The disappointment begins right on que.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 11/10/2018 00:51

Thanks Simmo
I thought they must be meat ants, but I'm not that great on ID. Great to hear they're bad news for cane toads, I have a few around that come out at dark.
Thanks for the link too, a bit of reading there.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 11/10/2018 20:25

Lets hope we don't see a Hurricane Micheal style TC come ashore near us this season. Some pretty full on damaged footage starting to appear online now. Did anyone see the footage of the Storm Chaser Brett Adair getting caught up in that storm surge, bloody lucky to be alive!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/10/2018 01:14

So dry now. Evening humidity usually increases to between 30 & 50%. Tonight it is still a low 18%.

Have you got a link to that HF please. I couldn't find that specific one...or was it only on FB?
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/10/2018 07:51

Originally Posted By: cold@28
So dry now. Evening humidity usually increases to between 30 & 50%. Tonight it is still a low 18%.

Have you got a link to that HF please. I couldn't find that specific one...or was it only on FB?


I saw it on my FB feed as I like a lot USA storm chasers. Look on the OCC FB page as I know they shared the post. There is another one doing the rounds with a storm chaser in the eye wall, pretty eerie...
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

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

Some pretty crazy storms down south yesterday. Some great totals around too. So jealous.

Tomorrow looks good for a storm. Good steering too
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/10/2018 09:13

Thanks HF.

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Some pretty crazy storms down south yesterday. Some great totals around too. So jealous.

Yeah, me too Simmo.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/10/2018 15:05

I thought we might have been a bit of a chance of a drop or 2 the way the radar was looking last night.....are we going to get a storm on the lowlands or just the tablelands.....?

Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/10/2018 17:50

I see the DP got over 20 last night and again this arvo.
Starting to feel more like mid Nov, than Oct.
Posted by: Brett Guy

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/10/2018 17:59

Pool temp jumped 3 deg this week.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/10/2018 18:13

Originally Posted By: scott12
I thought we might have been a bit of a chance of a drop or 2 the way the radar was looking last night.....are we going to get a storm on the lowlands or just the tablelands.....?

Looking to the east, big puffy clouds, maybe kept up by a layer of smoke.
Posted by: @_Yasified_shak

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/10/2018 18:52

Looks to be building in a few spots on the radar, who knows we might just see a few flashes in Dem Dar hills later on?
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/10/2018 19:04

Yeah guys...radar is firing up around Charters Towers..and a little around Ravenshoe....so at least there is something starting to happen..it will our turn sooner or later..
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 12/10/2018 23:24

OMG - it's actually raining...!!!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 00:04

Originally Posted By: cold@28
OMG - it's actually raining...!!!

Really, it was. A few drops even fell into the gauge. I don't know whether you could call it a quarter mil or not, probably not. But it was real rain :)) :))
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 00:35

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: cold@28
OMG - it's actually raining...!!!

Really, it was. A few drops even fell into the gauge. I don't know whether you could call it a quarter mil or not, probably not. But it was real rain :)) :))


Oh my goodness, there's more... An hour later. Just faint sprinkles, bottom of a storm to the north this time. The first lot was the tip of a storm to the south. Both come across from the west.

Just had a loud crack to the north, lovely rumble, music to my ears.

Getting heavier as I type, frogs started croaking, they'll be happy.

Still lots of nice rumbles happening.

Edit: I could say, it's a fairly reasonable storm. smile
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 01:28

Two hours later, stars above and lightning on 3 sides.
Power went of just now, and came straight back on.

Such excitement... smile

Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 04:23

It's flogging down here at Holloways at the moment.
Rain smells so good after so long.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 06:49

Great storm last night. Not heaps of rain in it but loads of flash and bangs.
Things looking good for today with models all increasing rainfall over the next 48 hours. Looks likely Mareeba will get 10-20mm. Hopefully more if we get a direct hit by a good cell.

Look at Tewantin on the sunshine coast. Around 250mm over the last 4 days.
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 07:10

Nice little drop of 18mm from a sneaky storm that crept over the hills last night. Some nice lightning and a welcome bit of noise.

Speaking to some of the old cane farmers in the area and they have been saying it is as dry as they have seen in some time.

Anyway nice to not have to water this weekend.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 09:22

You sure you didn't have the sprinkler too close to the gauge SF...?... poke


Stuff all here..barely wet the ground...sprinklers still definitely still on this weekend...
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 09:29

Still only a few drops in the gauge, after both storms.

The meat ants are now building some mounds. Right where I stand to water my herb patch... I hope they don't overrun it like they've done with about 4 of my chilli pots.
Posted by: Barronriver

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 09:45

11ml in the rain gauge this morning and I didn't hear a thing last night. zzzzzzzzzz
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 09:58

Woke up at 3am, some nice lightning, thunder quite load at times and steady rain. About 15mm from all that!

I did a skydive yesterday at Mission Beach - it was incredible. First time, scary as hell but landed on the beach! How incredible - blue skies, blue water. Wow.

My question is, what temp was it at 15000ft? It was cold!!!!! I know there is a ratio where the temp falls one degree for every x hundred metres in altitude. How do I work out a rough temp of yesterday at Mission at 15000 feet.

If you haven't, you must! I am still buzzing!
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 14:00

Had 1.6mm
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 14:01

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ21033.shtml
Posted by: FNQ Bunyip

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 14:41

G'Day weather watches,

Good to see the start of our storm season smile could see a few flashes off the coast this morning before daylight and made me look at the radar and log in here to see who got it.

Cells on the southern tablelands going off this arvo, can they push north again ?
Not holding my breath to get anything down here just yet but it would be bloody nice.


Cheers
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 15:32

Originally Posted By: batty
U get rid of the gecko's and u will always have insect problems. Let nature do what its intended to. A bit of gecko leavings is no where near as harmful as chemicals u have to pay for.
Yes... they do prey on roaches. So do huntsman's..
There is a different balance in each situation. Ignorance is the only weak link..


Ain't no amount of geckos gonna impact insect poulations in FNQ smile Asian house geckos do, on the other hand, compete aggressively against native geckos for food and territory, so, kill em all I say!
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 15:39

Howdy all, bit of humidity and it's time to awake from the dry season slumber.
I can hear some rumbles, I think we might get something half good... fingers crossed
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 16:07

Some nice cells about. The area between Mareeba and Walkamin is getting smashed. Wonder if it will fall in the AP gauge.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 16:12

Looks like incoming for me. That cell the popped up over paddys green in the last 2 frames
Posted by: slipperyfish

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 16:33

Originally Posted By: scott12
You sure you didn't have the sprinkler too close to the gauge SF...?... poke


Stuff all here..barely wet the ground...sprinklers still definitely still on this weekend...


😂 my neighbor might be playing a trick on me🤔

No it poured down for a good half hour, washed a new garden bed away I was working on. When I got to the gauge it showed over 20mm, then I saw two little frogs at the bottom of the inner tube. Anyway poured into the outer tube and fished them out, still dont know how they get in there?

Nice rumbles to the south, but nudda in the the way of rain yet.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 16:35

Looks like goldsborough copping it too
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 16:49

Let the season begin, RF....
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 16:50

Woohhhoo!
Hows it goin Simmo?
Posted by: Mr Dolphin

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 17:00

Stupidly didnt have my gauge out last night as I thought we were weeks off any rain. Wrong. Have just set it up, sorry but that normally reflects a pointless exercise. See how we go. Certainly plenty of red on the radar south and south west of here.

Is there a reading for Kewarra Beach for last night? I saw DUs report of 15mm, but I reckon it could have been more.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 17:11

All bloody missing me. 0.2mm frown
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 17:30

Jeez. Scored 5mm here, suns back out now.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 17:32

Mind you, 5mm is my highest recording since 2nd July
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 18:02

It's almost like we've skipped Oct altogether, and just gone straight from Sept weather to late Nov weather.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 18:51

Originally Posted By: slipperyfish
Originally Posted By: scott12
You sure you didn't have the sprinkler too close to the gauge SF...?... poke


Stuff all here..barely wet the ground...sprinklers still definitely still on this weekend...


😂 my neighbor might be playing a trick on me🤔

No it poured down for a good half hour, washed a new garden bed away I was working on. When I got to the gauge it showed over 20mm, then I saw two little frogs at the bottom of the inner tube. Anyway poured into the outer tube and fished them out, still dont know how they get in there?

Nice rumbles to the south, but nudda in the the way of rain yet.


You could talk to YS..he also has frog infestation issues in his rain gauge...lol...its strange that they actually go in there..

We had 13mm of light rain today but it cleared off after lunch.....we missed the stormage that hit further north

Is that it now or will there be more of this weather in the coming days...?
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 18:52

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Mind you, 5mm is my highest recording since 2nd July


Pretty amazing isn't it Ron...we had over 4m in the first 6 months and bugga all since..
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 13/10/2018 23:11

Teensy little bit of rain.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/10/2018 10:21

Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Mind you, 5mm is my highest recording since 2nd July


Pretty amazing isn't it Ron...we had over 4m in the first 6 months and bugga all since..


Yeah, not surprised that quite a few farmers reckon it was the driest they've seen.

last chance for rain/storm today?...and the radar is out
Posted by: Willraja

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/10/2018 13:25

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Woke up at 3am, some nice lightning, thunder quite load at times and steady rain. About 15mm from all that!

I did a skydive yesterday at Mission Beach - it was incredible. First time, scary as hell but landed on the beach! How incredible - blue skies, blue water. Wow.

My question is, what temp was it at 15000ft? It was cold!!!!! I know there is a ratio where the temp falls one degree for every x hundred metres in altitude. How do I work out a rough temp of yesterday at Mission at 15000 feet.

If you haven't, you must! I am still buzzing!


Its about 5c/km so you would have been around 23c cooler than surface temp. Humidity levels, cloud cover, instability all affect the standard lapse rate but thats a reasonable rough guide. All said it would have been less than 10c, certainly chilly more so with that bit of a breeze.
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/10/2018 14:45

Originally Posted By: Willraja
Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Woke up at 3am, some nice lightning, thunder quite load at times and steady rain. About 15mm from all that!

I did a skydive yesterday at Mission Beach - it was incredible. First time, scary as hell but landed on the beach! How incredible - blue skies, blue water. Wow.

My question is, what temp was it at 15000ft? It was cold!!!!! I know there is a ratio where the temp falls one degree for every x hundred metres in altitude. How do I work out a rough temp of yesterday at Mission at 15000 feet.

If you haven't, you must! I am still buzzing!


Its about 5c/km so you would have been around 23c cooler than surface temp. Humidity levels, cloud cover, instability all affect the standard lapse rate but thats a reasonable rough guide. All said it would have been less than 10c, certainly chilly more so with that bit of a breeze.


Thanks for that answer, it was very chilly - much cooler than I was expecting!! Still, an incredible experience!!
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/10/2018 16:51

Got bigger kahunas than me.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/10/2018 17:49

Pretty cloudy here, the light has gone yellow.
Of course radar not working, hasn't worked all day. Must be connected to Telstra 3G lol - our 3G died at midnight, and won't be fixed til 10am tomorrow.

Almost 1mm from the teensy bit of rain last night.

Pleasant day, but still reached 37degrees, and currently 35.5. Humidity 25%, but feels more humid and more comfortable than that. Might be time to buy a new weather station. lol.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/10/2018 18:13

Been getting pre-storm blustery winds.
And it looks like it's absolutely dumping to the east, that would be right over the Featherbed Ranges. Moving across to north and west.

Just heard a lovely roll of thunder.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Epj5hH7_pmCa1w-E_9qg97oO3LyzuYnw
Feels like it might be coming this way. Wind stronger. A lot cooler.
Maybe that's just wishful thinking.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1m_ar7-meed5E2adEil0N7BpFw0qzhBGh
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/10/2018 19:12

The radar has gone from being fixed by 5pm, or 9 hours, to 33 hours now, tomorrow at 5pm. frown Just when there's something to look at.

I think we just got about a millimetre, might go check it now that it's stopped.

Edit: yes, you could probably call it *just* a millimetre.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 14/10/2018 19:33

Glad you are getting a little bit anyway 28...

I think I'll continue to enjoy life at ground level DU..I have no wish to jump out of a perfectly good plane ...no doubt a real rush the first time though I'd imagine....

Wow the humidity has gone a bit mental today..sweating just sitting here...cant wait to get into a bit of concreting tomorrow..it will hopefully put a small dent in my muffintop...
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/10/2018 01:47

Originally Posted By: cold@28
The radar has gone from being fixed by 5pm, or 9 hours, to 33 hours now, tomorrow at 5pm. frown Just when there's something to look at.

It's still got me puzzled why they de-commissioned the CNS Aero radar.
So good as a backup, and it could 'see' toward the south of CNS better than the Saddle Mtn installation. My only guess is that it was a cost cutting exercise.

Heaps more small flying ants and little biting gnats since the RH & DP jumped up a few days ago too.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/10/2018 09:14

Yeah Hickory, crappy radar situation to shut one down....

I was just about to walk outside and start up the concrete mixer and a shower came through...

Now I don't know whether to wait a while and see if it clears or take the day off and have a few beers..its a real conundrum..!

Few mossies started here since the rain the other day..
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/10/2018 11:42

Originally Posted By: hickory
[quote=cold@28]Heaps more small flying ants and little biting gnats since the RH & DP jumped up a few days ago too.

No no no no no. I hate them more than mosquitoes, I think. I can't read in bed when they're around, they head to the light, then fall into my bed and then bite. Thank goodness they haven't arrived here yet.
Posted by: Hurricane force

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/10/2018 17:35

Finally, the radar is back up!
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/10/2018 21:01

Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
Finally, the radar is back up!


Yippee.....and nothing for it to pick up for the rest of the week... wink
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/10/2018 22:19

Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
Finally, the radar is back up!

At least something is working again.

We've had no 3G service here at all for TWO whole days. Spent that trying to resolve via twitter and Chat culminating in a 90 minute Chat this afternoon with to 5 different people, and no result. TWO DAYS is unreasonable, and out here it's life-threatening when both our ambulance drivers only have mobile.

Got 1.0mm from yesterday evening's shower. I guess it was fairly widespread because the morning was absolutely gorgeous.

No more rain yet though. frown
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/10/2018 22:51

I've worked out what that interference is on the radar!


It's the wind farm!

Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/10/2018 22:54

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
I've worked out what that interference is on the radar!


It's the wind farm!


Thank you for the smile RF -- I really need it after my 2 days of Telstra dramas.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 15/10/2018 23:04

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
I've worked out what that interference is on the radar!


It's the wind farm!



or maybe from all the Tinfoil hats at the Cardwell UFO Festival on the weekend..?.Was it fun Ron...? wink
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/10/2018 10:32

Hahaha RF

Fingers crossed for some storms today.

Some gauges down around sunshine coast have had their wettest October on record. Most of these records only go back 20-25 years. 417.4mm MTD for Tewantin. Wowza!!
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/10/2018 18:13

Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
I've worked out what that interference is on the radar!


It's the wind farm!



or maybe from all the Tinfoil hats at the Cardwell UFO Festival on the weekend..?.Was it fun Ron...? wink


😂 heard a fruitloop on the radio the other day talking about out the smaller 4ft, the medium humansized, and the larger 12ft yowies. Bloody hell all these yowies can hide pretty well.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/10/2018 18:19

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
... heard a fruitloop on the radio the other day talking about out the smaller 4ft, the medium humansized, and the larger 12ft yowies. Bloody hell all these yowies can hide pretty well.

Seems like there's some good drugs getting around, Ron. grin
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/10/2018 18:43

Rex Gilroy the cryptid researcher, funnily enough there is evidence of a Pygmy Aboriginal group in the Tablelands past an they stll can't explain the existence of Homo floresiensis on Timor nor how they got there without a boat.
Check out Birranbindin myths of the Aboriginals or Hairy Man.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/10/2018 19:10

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
I've worked out what that interference is on the radar!


It's the wind farm!



or maybe from all the Tinfoil hats at the Cardwell UFO Festival on the weekend..?.Was it fun Ron...? wink


😂 heard a fruitloop on the radio the other day talking about out the smaller 4ft, the medium humansized, and the larger 12ft yowies. Bloody hell all these yowies can hide pretty well.


Yeah well you should live near Tully...Some of the locals are enough to convince me that Aliens do indeed already walk amongst us.. crazy


Tully is world famous to the fruit loops as the home of the original crop circles or "saucer nests" as they were called..

Tully crop circles

The hills behind Tully and some other areas of Nth Qld are also, apparently, home to pygmie tribes or perhaps the smaller 4ft version of the "Yowie"..?

Wild Pygmies..







Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/10/2018 19:13

Originally Posted By: marakai
Rex Gilroy the cryptid researcher, funnily enough there is evidence of a Pygmy Aboriginal group in the Tablelands past an they stll can't explain the existence of Homo floresiensis on Timor nor how they got there without a boat.
Check out Birranbindin myths of the Aboriginals or Hairy Man.


Haha Marakai...I was just googling some of those things before seeing your post...
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/10/2018 19:22

And did anyone else see this.....it must have been like an apocalyptic war zone for all those poor critters... http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/hail-...th-wales/528636
Posted by: bundybear

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/10/2018 21:36

Originally Posted By: scott12
And did anyone else see this.....it must have been like an apocalyptic war zone for all those poor critters... http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/hail-...th-wales/528636


Not surprised. I had one of my horses caught in a hail storm once. Took 6 weeks before I could saddle it again due to the bruises the poor thing took from it.

Hail would have caused injury to a lot of them, hits to the head can kill. Then there would be those who lost their minds and ran till they could run no more.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 16/10/2018 22:03

We got no rain out of that enormous blob of rain around 5 o'clock. At least not worth looking in the gauge.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/10/2018 09:03

At the risk of jinxing it I have a good feeling for some storms today. Steering is good. Chances are they will be north and south of me as usual.
Also a fairly good October start to the storm season on the tablelands with Mareeba AP and, from reports, Biboohra already above the monthly average. Hopefully it is a good sign for the wet season to come.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/10/2018 15:09

Yes feels a little stormy up here today Simmo, can see that blob on the radar from over here at Amaroo.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/10/2018 19:08

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Yes feels a little stormy up here today Simmo, can see that blob on the radar from over here at Amaroo.


You are just down the road from me RF. I am 4km down Emerald End Rd.

Thought we were in for a chance around 1pm but no joy. Maybe some inland storms tonight can make it. frown
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/10/2018 21:15

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Yes feels a little stormy up here today Simmo, can see that blob on the radar from over here at Amaroo.


You are just down the road from me RF. I am 4km down Emerald End Rd.

Thought we were in for a chance around 1pm but no joy. Maybe some inland storms tonight can make it. frown


Had the same out here Simmo, big build up with a few rumbles then it all floated away again. Can see it smell it hear it but it's just off over the way a bit for now.
Frustrating as hell.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 18/10/2018 23:54

There's this funny noise on the roof.....
Must be that teeny weeny little bit of whatever that I can only *just* see on the radar. :-/

Edit: it's still sort of sprinkling lightly and getting lighter, but whatever it was was enough for the VAST TV to lose signal.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 19/10/2018 01:46

Looks pretty wild over Dimbulah right now.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hroODIJjbzMlBo6iqj3xKo7-vdQ3Zqj9/view?usp=drivesdk
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 19/10/2018 07:39

Well at least I got to see and hear plenty of lightning and thunder from that storm last night. As usual for this time of year i was just on the edge and received 0.6mm. 😭
Disappointment continues.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 19/10/2018 12:32

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Well at least I got to see and hear plenty of lightning and thunder from that storm last night. As usual for this time of year i was just on the edge and received 0.6mm. 😭
Disappointment continues.


Disappointment. That strange noise on the roof increased til I could identify it as "rain", but it lasted all of 30 seconds.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 19/10/2018 21:51

Got a whole 1.5 mm from the edge of that system last night. Best fall for ages out here.
Posted by: MareebaWeather

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/10/2018 08:34

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
I've worked out what that interference is on the radar!


It's the wind farm!



Yeah, at first i thought it was a bushfire, but the lat and long suggests the wind farm is the problem.
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/10/2018 09:57

Originally Posted By: MareebaWeather
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
I've worked out what that interference is on the radar!


It's the wind farm!



Yeah, at first i thought it was a bushfire, but the lat and long suggests the wind farm is the problem.


Might be late to the party , you talking about the bit about 10k NW of Atherton?
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/10/2018 18:19

Damn I thought that was just a joke or something, any ieas about what s causing the effect ?
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/10/2018 18:53

Originally Posted By: marakai
Damn I thought that was just a joke or something, any ieas about what s causing the effect ?

Raining blood and guts from the birds and bats flying into them?
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 20/10/2018 20:09

Wonder if that's why the Radar needs tuning at the moment?
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/10/2018 13:58

Originally Posted By: marakai
Wonder if that's why the Radar needs tuning at the moment?

That blob looks permanent doesn't it?
Can only be the wind farm if it is.
How do we find out?
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/10/2018 16:54

Originally Posted By: cold@28
That blob looks permanent doesn't it?
Can only be the wind farm if it is.
How do we find out?

Stop the wind whilst watching the radar. mad
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/10/2018 19:37

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: cold@28
That blob looks permanent doesn't it?
Can only be the wind farm if it is.
How do we find out?

Stop the wind whilst watching the radar. mad


It's weird... I thought the radar picked up vapour at height, but maybe I am wrong?
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/10/2018 21:01

Was a warm one today with 33.9c. This is already my hottest October here by 1c. The average will be even higher by months end, more like Novembers average.
November should be a scorcher!!!
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/10/2018 21:12

It was a pleasantly warm 38degrees here at least today, and about 22% humidity.

Just checking my weather station's memory and there's a 39.2 degrees, which was quite possibly today, but at least some time in the last week since I changed the batteries.

Trip to Cairns shopping for a couple days next week - lots of airconditioned shops. grin grin
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 21/10/2018 21:15

Gotta be some sort of electro magnetic field around the place with all them turbines twisting away. How that interacts with the radar though would need a more edjumacated mind than mine though.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/10/2018 07:12

Rain cricket and frog noises, showers on radar to the south, forecast - bone dry.
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/10/2018 18:33

Originally Posted By: marakai
Gotta be some sort of electro magnetic field around the place with all them turbines twisting away. How that interacts with the radar though would need a more edjumacated mind than mine though.

I was thinking it could be the vortices generated by the aerofoil design of the turbine blades condensing the moisture on humid days.

With the right combination of temperature, and humidity, moisture in the cores of these vortices condense and become visible, but It's never that humid up there at Mt Emerald.
And I've only ever seen it on aircraft wings. So I'm stumped too.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/10/2018 22:27

Warm again today, but forgot to look at the temperature, at least more than 36.

Late afternoon blustery and cool from the surrounding storms, but none came close frown
Posted by: BongWater

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 23/10/2018 23:01

Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: marakai
Gotta be some sort of electro magnetic field around the place with all them turbines twisting away. How that interacts with the radar though would need a more edjumacated mind than mine though.

I was thinking it could be the vortices generated by the aerofoil design of the turbine blades condensing the moisture on humid days.

With the right combination of temperature, and humidity, moisture in the cores of these vortices condense and become visible, but It's never that humid up there at Mt Emerald.
And I've only ever seen it on aircraft wings. So I'm stumped too.


google will help you , search for wind turbine clutter .
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/10/2018 14:43

Reflection on the doppler? The highest towers at Mount Emerald are 117mt blades on 90 meter towers.

https://www.weather.gov/mkx/windfarm
Posted by: hickory

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 24/10/2018 19:04

Originally Posted By: marakai
Reflection on the doppler? The highest towers at Mount Emerald are 117mt blades on 90 meter towers.

Very likely Marakai.

I rang the Met Office at CNS Aero yesterday arvo and spoke to a lady who said an update would be added to the Radar Details info,- (where it also describes the limitations of the radar to the SSE looking over Mt B.K. and Mt B.F. etc).
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 25/10/2018 11:12

Wowza, it is very windy today. Has been a relatively calm October, especially following that really crappy September.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 25/10/2018 11:59

Some heat in the days, mornings still seem cooler than expected for this time of year. Rain seems far off
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 25/10/2018 20:30

Night time temps are a hair above average out here but day temps are way above average. If we get this string of 35c days it will be my hottest October by nearly 2c and around 2.5c above my October average.
I think we will see some good storms during November.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/10/2018 00:02

That's warm Simmo, Cairns AP is running only 0.3c max and 0.4c min above mean. Seems as good as it gets these days.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/10/2018 08:11

Yeah the heat is definitely a month early. I think it is due to the lack of October winds this year which are usually similar to Septembers but not quite as strong.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/10/2018 08:23

0.4 above max and 0.8 above min temps down this way this month....felt hotter, though and not quite as bad as Birdsville yesterday with 44.7c...

The humidity has picked up here and where I have watered the grass its growing like crazy...
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/10/2018 09:54

Yes that's crazy ay Pogo, new record. And similar again today they say.

Just walked past a mango looked like a nai-doc, had nearly ripe and some pea sized mangos just finishing the second flowering.
Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/10/2018 15:26

Up to about 44c again at Birdsville today Ron


It could be a nasty summer for the reef again..
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/10/2018 19:48

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Yeah the heat is definitely a month early. I think it is due to the lack of October winds this year which are usually similar to Septembers but not quite as strong.


We've had them all out here this afternoon.

38 degrees at 2.30pm and 18%
Humidity dropped to 11% at 4.30pm.

I really could do without the wind, horrible horrible horrible.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/10/2018 21:49

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Yeah the heat is definitely a month early. I think it is due to the lack of October winds this year which are usually similar to Septembers but not quite as strong.


We've had them all out here this afternoon.

38 degrees at 2.30pm and 18%
Humidity dropped to 11% at 4.30pm.

I really could do without the wind, horrible horrible horrible.


Same out here C@28, 36-38-9 all this week through the day though it has been cooler for far longer this year than what are used to. The nights have cooled off again this week though and we're back up to a doona again the last few nights as the moisture receded.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/10/2018 22:39

Originally Posted By: marakai
Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Yeah the heat is definitely a month early. I think it is due to the lack of October winds this year which are usually similar to Septembers but not quite as strong.


We've had them all out here this afternoon.

38 degrees at 2.30pm and 18%
Humidity dropped to 11% at 4.30pm.

I really could do without the wind, horrible horrible horrible.


Same out here C@28, 36-38-9 all this week through the day though it has been cooler for far longer this year than what are used to. The nights have cooled off again this week though and we're back up to a doona again the last few nights as the moisture receded.


I took the doona off for a night or two a week or so ago, for a night, then put it back on. Then a few days ago I put 2 blankets on, then added a throw... Nights are not that cool any more but still need comfort cover. grin
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 26/10/2018 23:28

Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: marakai
Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Yeah the heat is definitely a month early. I think it is due to the lack of October winds this year which are usually similar to Septembers but not quite as strong.


We've had them all out here this afternoon.

38 degrees at 2.30pm and 18%
Humidity dropped to 11% at 4.30pm.

I really could do without the wind, horrible horrible horrible.


Same out here C@28, 36-38-9 all this week through the day though it has been cooler for far longer this year than what are used to. The nights have cooled off again this week though and we're back up to a doona again the last few nights as the moisture receded.


I took the doona off for a night or two a week or so ago, for a night, then put it back on. Then a few days ago I put 2 blankets on, then added a throw... Nights are not that cool any more but still need comfort cover. grin


LOL @ C@28, don't know about you but I need a fan to sleep at night as well, still air just freaks me out and I can never get to sleep without some air movement in the room. Might be a tropical Aus thing but all my kid's are the same as well.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/10/2018 08:17

Have to admit, marakai, that I turn the fan on fast grin
Posted by: drivenunder

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/10/2018 10:59

Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Just walked past a mango looked like a nai-doc, had nearly ripe and some pea sized mangos just finishing the second flowering.


Is there some thinking around this? Early ripe mangoes = good / bad / early / late wet season or something? I know its not science, but any thoughts around this?
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/10/2018 13:49

Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Just walked past a mango looked like a nai-doc, had nearly ripe and some pea sized mangos just finishing the second flowering.


Is there some thinking around this? Early ripe mangoes = good / bad / early / late wet season or something? I know its not science, but any thoughts around this?


I have a very young bowen, 4 years old I think. First fruit that has remained on the tree - 10. Three days away and came back to find 2 on the ground. 6 seeds, and 2 on the tree.

The 2 on the ground were almost ripe, and undamaged. I'm about to eat one this afternoon. :))

Chillagoe is always ahead of Dimbulah. So whatever it is, they are still in sync....or their usual out of sync.
Posted by: Pacman

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/10/2018 14:24

A coastal mango grower from Mossman at Rusties market was saying the Mango season isn't too good this year on his property as it has been very windy and most of the trees on his farm pushed there energy into growing leaves rather than flowers due to all the rain earlier this Year in Jan-April. He went on to say that if we had a mild wet this year we would see a good flush next year if its doesn't rain during the flowering period- winter 2019.

Be interesting to hearing from the tablelands how well there mangoes are going?

There have been some good mangoes at the market especially the exotics like Keo Savoy and the Rabaul long mango from the PNG woman. Bowen mangoes have been ok too but not very sweet- most are from Darwin.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/10/2018 15:04

Warm out here. Another half hour to the hottest part of the day, and 4 or 5 hours to the driest part of the day.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j0eyldvgKVpfdaXUnPfYRdGRsqXQkriy/view?usp=drivesdk
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/10/2018 15:43

35c around Midday here
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/10/2018 16:21

Those Darwin Mango's are pretty [censored] to tell the truth, hope mine arn't that bad. Got a net over the 15-20 on my 2 yr old tree. My early lychees ar all but gone, need a bigger net.

Geez you got a cyclone out there @28 - 951HPa shocked
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 27/10/2018 16:52

Originally Posted By: Pacman
Be interesting to hearing from the tablelands how well there mangoes are going?


Not a mango grower but I have 2 trees, different varieties. Not sure what varieties they are. Both trees are laden with fruit. Not quite as much on one as last year, dropped a lot during this hot October.
More on the other one than last year. This tree is shaded in the afternoon by some large gum tree so that is probably why it has not dropped as many.

Max of 35.6c today. DP fluctuating between 4c and 8c. Lips are feeling dry again.
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 28/10/2018 11:10

12.6c this morning. Woke up cold and had to put a jumper on.
Already hot out there and temp climbing at 4.5c/hr. Would not be surprised if we get to 37/38 today. Maybe even hotter if the breeze is a little later than normal.

EDIT: Just notice the MAP DP has taken a plunge and is now at -4.2c. Still at 11.3c here.

Posted by: scott12

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 28/10/2018 15:36

Bloody nippy this morning on the coast as well, Simmo

Very strange bit of weather down here today...wind is currently 24 knots at Lucinda gusting to 26 from a northerly direction.....however Cairns and Townsville are currently around 10 knots....missus got back from the beach and said she was glad we didn't go to the reef today....I'm not a fan anymore of 20 knots plus seas...


Does that indicate we have a little localised front moving through my area...?


We might try and get out Tuesday if it doesn't get over 10 knots...
Posted by: Simmo FNQ

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 28/10/2018 16:12

Maxed 37.4c here today. Bloody hot. At least it is not humid so the heat is bearable. DP is hovering around 6c so humidity is around 15%.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 28/10/2018 16:54

Maxed 40.2C at 2pm today.
Humidity still dropping, currently 10%.

Mercy dash to the vet at midnight. Still 30 here, got to Mareeba in 15. No appropriate clothing....
Sadly my friend's dog was too sick to be saved. frown
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 28/10/2018 17:01

Yeah man, she's drier than a nuns nasty. Bout 35 again today, humidity lower than a federal politician.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 28/10/2018 20:24

42 top here today with an overnight low of just under 14. Mighty big swing in temperature.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 28/10/2018 20:41

Originally Posted By: marakai
42 top here today with an overnight low of just under 14. Mighty big swing in temperature.

You beat me marakai. I'm glad I wasn't there.
Posted by: marakai

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 28/10/2018 22:40

Spent most of the hottest part of the day wallowing in the creek quaffing Pina coladas, one has to learn how to deal with these harsh environments right? smile
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/10/2018 06:57

Originally Posted By: marakai
Spent most of the hottest part of the day wallowing in the creek quaffing Pina coladas, one has to learn how to deal with these harsh environments right? smile


We got no water in our creek at Chillagoe 😭😭

It is dry again, for the second time.
Last time about 2 or 3 years ago was the first time it had dried up in about 60 years.
Posted by: ColdFront

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/10/2018 07:49

I don't know how you manage it out there c@28. I'll never forget my visit out there in Summer. It was like a blast furnace with that hot north wind blowing. I reckon I've discovered the best climate in Qld now although will likely be back in the wet tropics in a few years, but nearer the coast when we build again on our block.
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/10/2018 08:15

Ha ha CF. Sometimes I don't know either. Just do extended siesta... I don't have an aversion to perspiration, that could help.
Posted by: Ronfishes

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/10/2018 12:11

Data for Coen AP looks out of whack, max of 39.9c at like 10:58am, while 11am obs say 34.7c
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/10/2018 16:18

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OxX0k6_cSkknuVx6F4Y9otB4W6Rxlf2_

Warmest day in 8.5 years here, that I've been aware of.
42.2 degreesC at 2.50pm.

Heat usually peaks at 2.30pm. Humidity peaks at the end of the day.

Everything is parched.

Even the meat ants take a long siesta in the middle of the day.
Posted by: WANDJINA G'vale

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/10/2018 18:15

What is humidity, while hot I found the day comfortable due to the absolute lack of humidity
Posted by: cold@28

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 29/10/2018 18:55

Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
What is humidity, while hot I found the day comfortable due to the absolute lack of humidity


For over 42 degrees it wasn't too bad...

It makes 36 degrees look positively cold.
Posted by: Raindammit

Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 - 01/11/2018 09:20

12mm for October at Bilyana, 3rd driest on record.